Issue #145 |  April 5, 2019   |   View online
Top of the News:

* Nominations for 2019 Lifetime Achievement, Hall of   Fame Awards Due by April 25
* Attention U.P. Stations: Wisconsin Will Conduct Two   Live Tornado Code Tests on April 11
* Bruce Goldsen Re-elected to NAB Radio Board
* WMOM-FM Signs Off Following Car Accident
* Is Your Station Overdue for an Inspection? Book Your   2019 ABIP Today.
* MABF Partners with Wayne State University for   Successful Media Career Fair on April 4

All this and more below
Nominations for 2019 Lifetime Achievement, Hall of Fame Awards
Due by April 25
It's time to make your nominations for the MAB's annual Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame inductees. The 2019 award ceremony will take place following the MAB Advocacy Conference on August 6 in Grand Rapids. Nomination Forms can be found here.

Nominations Now Open for the 2019 MAPB Public Media Impact Awards
There will be up to two awards given - one Professional (all professionals including volunteers working in public broadcasting) and one Donor (individuals or foundations). The recipients will be recognized following the 2019 MAB Advocacy Conference on August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. Learn More

Attention U.P. Stations: Wisconsin Will Conduct Two Live Tornado Code Tests on April 11
The MAB has learned that Wisconsin Broadcasters will be conducting live tornado code EAS tests this coming Thursday. Stations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, especially those near the Wisconsin border, should be prepared for any listener inquiries.  Also, stations that may monitor Wisconsin-based stations for EAS purposes should take notice.  Read More

MAB's Annual Capitol Day Will Connect Broadcasters and Lawmakers on May 14
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters invites its members to be a part of its annual State Capitol Advocacy Day on May 14, 2019. This is a great opportunity to  engage state lawmakers to showcase television and radio stations' commitment and investment in their local communities. Register Here
State/Legislative Update

Senate Majority Leader Opposes House Version of FOIA/LORA
State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R- 16) voiced opposition to the bill package that expands FOIA to the Legislature and the Governor's office as passed the House of Representatives.  Read More

Michigan Supreme Court Changes Rules on Attorney Advertising

In a new rule adopted by the Supreme Court, attorney advertising must include the name and contact information of at least one lawyer "responsible for the content of the advertisement."  Read More

Federal/Regulatory Update

FCC Order Addresses TV White Spaces
On March 20, the FCC released an order addressing rule changes for TV white spaces devices. Read More

FCC Waives Quarterly Repack Reports for Certain TV Stations
In a  Public Notice released last week, the FCC waived quarterly Transition Progress Report requirements for stations in Phases 3, 5, and 8 of the post-auction repack process.

Bruce Goldsen Re-elected to NAB Radio Board
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced on March 29 that Bruce Goldsen, President and Co-Owner of Jackson Radio Works, had been re-elected to another term on the NAB Radio Board, representing Michigan Broadcasters. The new two-year terms of the elected board members will begin in June of this year.  Read More

Amanda Sewell to lead Classical IPR
Interlochen Public Radio is proud to announce that Amanda Sewell will step into the role of Music Director, leading the growth and development of Interlochen Center for the Arts' unique music service, Classical IPR.  Read More

TV Personality and Legend Ron 'The Ghoul' Sweed Died on April 1 
Ron Sweed, a TV personality known to 70s Detroit television viewers as "the Ghoul," passed away April 1 at age 70.  Although taped in Cleveland at a sister Kaiser Broadcasting station,  Sweed's late-night horror show "The Ghoul Show" had a major following in Detroit, airing on WKBD-TV, Channel 50 Read More

Blarney Stone Broadcasting Partners With Sinclair for Weather
Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Sinclair Broadcasting have partnered to provide weather updates on WLDR-FM/WARD-AM, WQON-FM/WQAN-FM and WBNZ-FM/WGRY-FM in Northern Michigan Read More

WMOM-FM Signs Off Following Car Accident
This past Monday, WMOM-FM (Pentwater-Ludington) went silent when Bay View Broadcasting took the station off the air.  In a statement released by the station, owner Patrick Lopeman suffered serious injuries in a car accident last month, which made him re-evaluate his activities in managing the business.  Read More

Former Bonneville, Hubbard President Bruce Reese Dies
Although his companies had no stations in Michigan, the MAB is passing along the news that former Bonneville and Hubbard President Bruce Reese has passed away. Reese joined Bonneville International as general counsel in 1984 and served as president from 1996-2010.  Read More

Is Your Station Overdue for an Inspection? Book Your 2019 ABIP Today.
Do you think the FCC no longer does routine inspections? Guess again. The MAB has openings in our Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) for the 2019 inspection season. Learn More

Attention Members!  
Did you know that we offer the following services at no charge to you?  Find out more by clicking on the services below:  (Members only-must use password to access)

'Snack and Learn' With the MAB
The MAB would love to come "snack and learn" with you! Invite us to your office and get informed about all the services offered by the MAB. We'll bring the snacks! Schedule your station's 2019 "Snack and Learn" with the MAB! Contact Jackie at

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April 18, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
with Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Nearly every broadcaster has a website, an app, or both - and these outlets serve as key channels for reaching listeners and viewers.  Apps and websites also bring together a wide range of activities and information, including payments, promotions, and licensed content.  Online advertising, personalization and other data-driven activities are also part of the picture and implicate consumer privacy issues.

Terms of service and privacy policies are critical to governing your relationships with your users and business partners.  This webinar will cover legal considerations and best practices for these essential documents - and provide a look at the consequences of getting them wrong.

Course Description:  Perhaps the most important rule in networking is to be a giver, not a taker. A large part of creating a group is giving back to the community. Whether it's through the professional network you've created, an industry group, or the community you live in, hopefully you will feel compelled to help others in your journey. In this course, we'll go over the many different ways to do that. Click here to log in and watch this course.
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Don't miss out on your opportunity for free, online training as an MAB member! Sign your staff up today! 
MABF Partners with Wayne State University for Successful Media Career Fair on April 4
More than 100 hopeful students and professionals turned out to Wayne State University's Student Center on Thursday for the MAB Foundation's Media Career Fair seeking their next big break. The MABF hosts several Career Fairs throughout the year at universities and broadcasting events across the state.  

Step into the World of Virtual Reality ... Career Fair Edition
The MAB Foundation is excited to host an upcoming media career fair event that is completely online!  You can sort through candidates and set up meetings without having to leave your comfortable office. Learn More

Meet your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Kristin Burns
Kristin Burns is a Partner Success Consultant for Futuri Media, working closely with radio partners across the country, providing strategy and insights that grow audience engagement.  Read More

Four Questions to Ask Before Your Radio Station's Next Digital Campaign
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

Your radio station will probably execute a digital campaign of some sort in the coming months. Perhaps you'll run Facebook ads to promote a station event, create an email campaign to drive membership donations, or launch a new podcast. No matter what the particular campaign is, ask your staff these questions before it begins:  Read More

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In This Issue
April 18, 2019
Webinar: "Updating Website TOS Agreements" presented by  Wilkinson Baker Knauer LLP (Learn More)

May 14, 2019
MAB State Capitol Advocacy Day, Lansing (Register Here)

May 16, 2019
Webinar: "You are Doing It Wrong" Programming with Kevin Robinson.  (Learn More)

May 21, 2019
Key Code Media's Post NAB Show Event, Detroit (Register Here)

August 5-6, 2019
Advocacy Conference, Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet, Grand Rapids
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