Issue #156 |  June 28, 2019   |   View online
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* This year's #MABsummer will be both GRAND and    DELICIOUS ...
* Michigan Radio Supporter Thomas Jones, Retired WEMU   Music Director Linda Yohn Honored With Public Media   Impact Awards
* FEMA, FCC to Host July 9 Meeting on Nationwide EAS   Test
* FCC Releases Draft Order on Changes to Children's   Television Rules - Action Expected July 10
* NAB Files More Comments Regarding FCC Regulatory Fee   Increase
* WJBK Names Greg Easterly New VP/GM; Mike Renda   Retires
* iHeart Promotes Cheron Sanders in Detroit
* 'Stateside' Host Cynthia Canty Announces Retirement
* WBCK/WBXX Raise Nearly $78K for Haven Of Rest

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Michigan Radio Supporter Thomas Jones, Retired WEMU Music Director Linda Yohn  Honored With Public Media Impact Awards
The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) is pleased to announce its 2019 Public Media Impact Awards. Thomas Jones and Linda Yohn will be honored August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids as part of the MAB's annual Summer Conference.   Read More

The MAB Political Action Committee (PAC) invites you to experience Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on August 5. This special fundraising event will feature a private tour of the brewery, dinner and, of course, brews direct from Founders taps! All proceeds benefit the MABPAC. Admission is $200 per person or $350 per couple. According to Michigan Campaign Finance Act no corporate donations are allowed under the law. Only personal payment is accepted. Register to Attend

FEMA, FCC to Host July 9 Meeting on Nationwide EAS Test
As you may know, FEMA has scheduled a nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test for Wednesday, August 7, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. To prepare for that test, the FCC and FEMA will host a meeting for EAS stakeholders (including EAS participants, EAS equipment vendors, and public safety organizations) to discuss topics such as goals, technical elements, and expectations for the upcoming test.   Read More

FCC EAS Webinar for Low Power Broadcasters Announced
The FCC has announced that it will present a free webinar on July 11 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. EDT for low power broadcasters.  The webinar will include an overview of the EAS and instructions on how to register and file in the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS).   Read More

FCC Releases Draft Order on Changes to Children's Television Rules - Action Expected July 10
By: David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP 

In anticipation of its July 10 open meeting, the FCC last week released its draft Order making changes to its rules requiring television stations to broadcast specific amounts of educational and informational programming directed to children.  Read More

NAB Files More Comments Regarding FCC Regulatory Fee Increase
Opposing the Federal Communications Commission plans to hike regulatory fees for broadcasters, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has filed additional comments with the agency .   Read More

WJBK Names Greg Easterly New VP/GM; Mike Renda Retires
Fox Television Stations has announced that Greg Easterly has joined the company as Vice-President and General Manager of WJBK-TV in Detroit. Easterly replaces the retiring Mike Renda.   Read More

iHeart Promotes Cheron Sanders in Detroit
iHeartMedia/Detroit has promoted Cheron Sanders to Program Director of WMXD-FM.  She will report to Bill Black, Director of Urban Programming for iHeartMedia Detroit's  WJLB-FM and WMXD.   Read More

'Stateside' Host Cynthia Canty Announces Retirement
After a radio and TV career that has spanned more than four decades, Cynthia Canty has announced her retirement. The host of Michigan Radio's Stateside talk show will leave her news desk at the end of this year.   Read More

Former WBUP/WBKP-TV Chief Engineer Gerry Heyn Passes
The MAB has learned that former Lake Superior Community Broadcasting Corporation (WBUP/WBKP-TV) Chief Engineer Gerald H. (Gerry) Heyn passed away May 29 at age 83.   Read More

Paul Edwards Show Returns to the Air on WMUZ
Crawford Broadcasting's WMUZ-AM (Detroit) has announced that the Paul Edwards Show has returned to the air.  The show resumed June 17 and is a one-hour daily program airing at 1 p.m.  Read More

WBCK/WBXX Raise Nearly $78K for Haven Of Rest
On June 21 and 22, Townsquare Media's WBCK-FM/WBXX-FM (Battle Creek) held their 13th Roofsit event to fund Haven Of Rest's Inasmuch House for the Homeless.  Read More

WDET to Celebrate 70 Years with Summer Street Party
Wayne State University's WDET-FM (Detroit) will be celebrating its 70th Birthday on July 10 with a summer street party in conjunction with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The history of the station dates back to 1949, when it began broadcasting under the ownership of the United Automobile Workers.  Read More

9 & 10 News to Host 'Cycles & Cider' Fall Bike Ride
WWTV/WWUP 9&10 News (Cadillac) has announced its plans to host an inaugural "Cycles & Cider" on October 5 to benefit the Cadillac community through charities and projects.  Read More

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July 18, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
presented by Larry Wilkins,
Alabama Broadcasters Association

FCC Rule 73.1870 outlines the requirements of the Station's Chief Operator. It indicates that "the licensee of each AM, FM, TV or Class A TV broadcast station must designate a person to serve as the station's chief operator." In this presentation we will cover the following items: What is a "Chief Operator", Chief Operator agreements, Responsibilities of the Chief Operator, Overview of the "Station Log" and Sample Station Log.  Click here to Register

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3 Media Career Fairs Announced  for Fall 
The MAB Foundation has announced three Media Career Fairs set to take place across the state this fall. Discover your station's next star on September 17 at Oakland County Michigan Works! in Pontiac, October 23 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids and November 8 at Lansing Community College's West Campus in Lansing.  Learn More

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Kiss Millennial Turnover Goodbye with This
By: Ryan Jenkins
Next Generation Speaker

Improve this at your organization and unlock better recruitment, employee engagement, market position, and more. One of the most comprehensive - if not the most comprehensive - strategies to improve Millennial (and Generation Z) recruitment, engagement, and retention is with improved learning and development. Read More

How to Create Animated Videos from Your Radio Station's Blogposts with the Ripl App
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

One of my favorite ways to share website content on social media is to create short animated videos using the Ripl mobile app. Ripl makes it easy to turn a link to a blogpost into a short, compelling video that looks great in Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds. Best of all, it's quick and easy to do from your phone. Whenever I'm standing in line at a coffee shop or sitting at an airport gate, I'll whip out my phone and create a quick Ripl, like this one:    Read More

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In This Issue
July 3, 2019
ETRS Form One Deadline

June 10, 2019
Deadline for Quarterly Issues/Programs List to Public File

July 18, 2019
Webinar: "Chief Operator Rules" (Learn More) 

August 7, 2019 | 2:20 p.m.
National EAS Test

August 5-6, 2019
Advocacy Conference, Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet, Grand Rapids
(Learn More)

August 15, 2019
Webinar: "Transmitters Aren't Supposed to Be Exciting...But Saving Money Is!" (Learn More) 

August 15, 2019
Webinar: "License Renewal" (Learn More) 

September 17, 2019
MABF Job Fair at Oakland County Michigan Works!
(Register Your Station)

October 23, 2019
MABF Media Career Fair at Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center
(Register Your Station)

November 8, 2019
SBE Ennes Workshop 

November 8, 2019
MABF Media Career Fair at Lansing Community College - West Campus (Register Your Station


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