Issue #100 April 5,  2018 |  View online
Top of the News:

*Statewide Tornado Drill Next Week
*Register Now to Attend: Meet with State Lawmakers on   May 15
*MAB is Collecting Nominations for 2018 Hall of   Fame/Lifetime Achievement Awards
*Heritage Broadcasting Will Host Opioid Epidemic   Forum on April 18
*'Snack and Learns' Bring the MAB to You
*MSU Professors Win Top Awards for Film About Latino   Lynchings

All this and more below
April 10: Quarterly Issues/Program List Due

April 10: Quarterly Transition Progress Reports Due

April 10: Certification of Children's Commercial Time Limitations Due

April 10: FCC Form 398 Children's Programming Report Due

April 10: Class A Television Continuing Eligibility Certification Due

Statewide Tornado Drill Next Week
Gov. Rick Snyder has declared the week of April 8 through 14 Michigan's Severe Weather Awareness Week. Broadcasters and Emergency Management partners statewide are encouraging Michiganders to conduct a statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 11. Read More

Register Now to Attend: Meet with State Lawmakers on May 15
The MAB Board of Directors and  President/CEO Karole L. White invite you  to attend a broadcast industry  State Capitol Advocacy Day on May 15.  MAB members are invited to meet with their local lawmakers and leaders who chair committees of influence to the broadcast industry .  
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State/Legislative Update

Snyder_150 Court Upholds Snyder's Schedule for Special Election to Replace Conyers
Gov. Rick Snyder's special election schedule to replace former U. S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. was upheld by a U.S. District Court judge .  Read More

Whitmer Names Committee to Find Running Mate
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of a committee to help select a likely running mate.  Read More

Federal/Congressional Update

FCC: March 23 was Effective Date for Public File Access to TV Shared Services Agreement
According to a Broadcast Law Blog entry, the FCC released a  Public Notice announcing that the rules requiring the inclusion in the online public file of TV station "shared services agreements" became effective on March 23 .  Read More

DOJ to Review ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees
According to the report in Inside Radio, the Justice Department has announced that it will review the consent decrees with ASCAP and BMI to determine if they are still relevant in today's media marketplace.  Read More

MAB is Collecting Nominations for 2018
Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Awards
Nominations are now being taken for the 2018 Michigan Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards. This year's honorees will be recognized at the Advocacy Conference & Awards Banquet on August 13 and 14 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Nominations are due by April 27, 2018.  Click here to learn more.  

MAB Foundation Seeks Summer Raffle Prizes
Be a winner by donating your prize for the MAB Foundation's Summer Raffle! Every year at the Summer Advocacy Conference, the MAB Foundation hosts an exciting raffle drawing for MAB members and their families.  Read More    

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Heritage Broadcasting Will Host Opioid Epidemic Forum on April 18
Heritage Broadcasting's WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) and Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Care Network of Michigan have teamed up to shed some light on opioid issues in Northern Michigan .   Read More

Original 'Voice of the Huskies' Bob Olson Passed Away 
Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Famer, and the original "Voice of the Huskies," Bob Olson passed awa on March 3. He was 87.  Read More

Scott Moore: Living the Dream, Celebrating 1,000 play-by-play calls for the Spartan Sports Network
By: Russ White, MSU Today

MSU alumnus Scott Moore is the voice of Michigan State University hockey and baseball for the Spartan Sports Network (SSN). This past hockey season, Moore called his 1,000th game for SSN Read More

OTyler Appointed Music Director at WDVD 
Cumulus Media's WDRQ -FM (Detroit) Assistant Program Director/Music Director Jessica Tyler has added Music Director responsibilities for sister station WDVD-FM Read More

'Broadcasting Hope' Campaign Seeks to Reach Broadcasters in Acute Need 
Broadcasting Hope, a new industry-wide campaign from the Broadcasters Foundation of America, aims to reach broadcasters across the country with trade ads, social media and more Read More

'Snack and Learns' Bring the MAB to You
The MAB is spending its Spring on the road with its members. "Snack and Learns" offer great opportunities for station employees to discover the many benefits of MAB membership. We look forward to upcoming visits with the talented teams at iHeart Detroit, Entercom, WLAJ and Townsquare Media Lansing. Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB today to schedule a "Snack and Learn" with the MAB!


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MAB Third Thursday Webinars Announced
Mark your calendars to spend "Third Thursdays with the MAB" each month throughout 2018. Webinars are free to MAB members. Questions? Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB or

April 19, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
with David Oxenford

May 17, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
with Paige Nienaber

Sales Motivators
By: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC

This week, I thought it might be fun to share some of the sales motivators I've used over the years. I hope you enjoy them and find some inspiration from reading them Read More

'Content' or 'Companionship'
By:  Gary Berkowitz,
Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting

OK, I'm going to say it. "Companionship" is more important than "Content." Sure content is the buzzword these days but it takes a special something to be considered a "companion."   Read More

Why Your Station Should Switch to a Secure Website
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

In the wake of recent revelations about the way Facebook data has been used, the general public is expressing increased concern over data privacy. This concern will impact radio stations Read More

Oakland University's WXOU Celebrates its 52nd Birthday Bash
The student employees at Oakland University's student-run radio station, 88.3 FM WXOU, celebrated the station's its 52nd annual Birthday Bash on April 4. Read More
More Media Career Fairs are set for the Fall
Discover your station's next all-star. Find your dream job. It can all happen the MAB Foundation's Media Career Fairs. Our next round of fairs is set for the fall. Click here to learn more and reserve your station's booth now.

Celebrate the MAB's 70th Anniversary with a gift to the Future of Broadcast Excellence
The MAB Foundation invites MAB members to make a gift of $7 per month (or one-time $84 donation) to celebrate MAB's 70th anniversary. The "Seven for 70" donations will contribute to the continuation of the educational programs that have benefited Michigan broadcasters over the years.
Learn more, view our benefactor Honor Roll and make your gift at

MSU Professors Win Top Awards for Film About Latino Lynchings
MSU Professors of Practice John J. Valadez and Carleen Ling-an Hsu will receive two top honors for their WKAR/PBS film  The Head of Joaquin Murrieta from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) at its annual conference in Las Vegas Read More  
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In This Issue

April 11 | 1 p.m. 
Statewide Tornado Drill

April 19 | 1- 2 p.m.
Webinar: "Advertising Issues for Social and Digital Media" with David Oxenford.

May 15 
MAB State Capitol Advocacy Day, Lansing

May 17 | 1 - 2 p.m.
Webinar: "Being Able to Change your Plan" with Paige Nienaber.


Mark your calendar now for the 2018 Advocacy Conference and Awards Banquet! Join us August 13-14 at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel as we kickoff the MAB's 70th anniversary celebration. 
Click here to register for the conference and reserve your room at the Grand Hotel. 


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The MAB Foundation invites you to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the MAB by supporting the future of broadcast excellence.  Click here to set up your $7 per month gift for one year or make a one-time gift of $84.   


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