Issue #114 | August 3,  2018 |  View online
General Managers and Traffic Managers should have received their new NCSA Public Education Program Agreements for 2018-2019. Please fill them out and return them to the MAB. The NCSA Program is what keeps the MAB dues so incredibly low and keeps the MAB strong and serving your station, and our state. Over 79% of the MAB annual budget comes from the Grant that we receive due to your support of NCSA. These agreements will cover 18 months rather than 12 months, from August 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019. Return signed copies to MAB, 820 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.  You may also FAX them to 517-484-5810 or email If you have any questions, contact Sara at 517-999-9323.
Top of the News:

* A Presentation on Legal Issues for Podcasters - Who   Owns What?
* Barrett Tryon Joins WILX-TV
* Michigan Radio receives two Catholic Press   Association Gabriel Awards
* WDET-FM Joins Partnership to turn Detroiters Into   'Documenters'
* Help to Mentor the Future Generation of Broadcast and   Media at BCBC '18

All this and more below
It's Time for #MABSummer

MAB Summer Advocacy Conference 
& Annual Business Meeting
August 13-14, 2018
The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

On-site Registration is available. 
See the Full Schedule at
We hope to see you there!

State/Legislative Updates

$2.3 million of Public Funding Used for Gubernatorial Primaries 
According to a report in Gongwer, four gubernatorial candidates who qualify for public funding toward their gubernatorial primary have received $2.34 million so far as reported by the Department of State (DOS).  Read More

DC-Capitol_100 Federal/Regulatory Updates

FCC Opens Rulemaking to Get Repack Funding for Radio
According to a report in Inside Radio, the upcoming spectrum repack could cost the radio industry millions of dollars in expenses. To address the issue, the FCC proposed a set of rules that would determine how the repack funds set aside by Congress to offset the costs will be spent   Read More

A Presentation on Legal Issues for Podcasters - Who Owns What?
By:  David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

On July 25, I spoke at Podcast Movement 2018 - a large conference of podcasters held in Philadelphia. My presentation, Legal Issues In Podcasting - What Broadcasters Need to Know, was part of the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters Track.  Read More

Barrett Tryon Joins WILX-TV
WILX-TV (Lansing) announced that Barrett Tryon has joined the station's news team as an anchor and reporter in July 2018. Tryon was most recently the morning anchor for a group of four NBC affiliates in western Montana.   Read More

David Bailey to Leave WZZM-TV for Real Estate
WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) Investigative Reporter, David Bailey, has announced that he is leaving the station to start his own real estate business.   Read More

Michigan Radio receives two Catholic Press Association Gabriel Awards
Michigan Radio has been recognized by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada with two Gabriel Awards. Created in 1965, the Gabriel Awards recognize outstanding artistic achievement which entertains and enriches with "a true vision of humanity." Read More

WDET-FM Joins Partnership to turn Detroiters Into 'Documenters'
Next week, public radio station WDET-FM (Detroit) launches a partnership with City Bureau and Citizen Detroit that will help turn residents into reporters.  Read More

WXYZ-TV to Present Exclusive Dream Cruise Coverage
E. W. Scripps Company's WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast exclusive coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise (presented by Ford), on Saturday, August 18, from 7 - 9 p.m. Aside from over-the-air coverage, the program will also stream live on the station's website, mobile app and Facebook page.  Read More

WWTV/WWUP-TV Holds 2nd Annual Family Field Day
On August 2, Heritage Broadcasting's WWTV/WWUP (Cadillac) held its second annual Family Fun Day outside its studios. The event featured sword swallowing, balloon animals, potato sack races, hopscotch and more!  Anchors Michelle Dunaway and Charlie Tinker took part in the activities too, throwing Frisbees and racing in potato sacks.  Read More

WJMN-TV Hosts Golf Scramble for Client Appreciation
On August 2, Nexstar Broadcasting's WJMN-TV (Marquette) held the first Local 3 Golf Scramble at the Marquette Golf Club Read More

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

August - No Webinar
See you at the Summer Conference
on August 13-14!

September 20, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Updating Website TOS Agreements
with David Oxenford

October 18, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Leadership Lessons for
Broadcast Managers
with Chris Lytle

November 15, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
License Renewal
with David Oxenford

Learn More

New P1 Learning Training Courses: 
Broadcast Media in a Digital World: Part 1

Course Description: You hear people questioning broadcast media's relevance in a digital world. Broadcasting's future is bright. We are the keepers of the message. In this series we look at the marriage of Broadcasting and Digital.  Click here to log in and watch this course... 

Support: For questions, support or additional information please contact our amazing support team by email at or by phone at (888) 944-9377.

Don't miss out on your opportunity for free, online training as an MAB member!   Sign your staff up today!

Help to Mentor the Future Generation of Broadcast and Media
BCBC'18 is just around the corner. We're hard at work planning educational sessions for the upcoming Broadcast Career Builder Conference (BCBC) on November 16. Read More
Where to Use Technology-Based Redirects on Your Radio Station's Website
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies t

When listeners come to your radio station's website, you want to steer them toward specific goals, such as signing up for an email list or streaming the station. Often, the most effective way to steer them towards a goal is by removing less important options.  Read More

We can't wait to see you!
We will be starting snack and learns back up again after the 2018 Summer Conference.  Email Jacquelen Timm if you would like to schedule a Snack and Learn with the MAB.
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In This Issue
August 13-14 
Summer Conference on Mackinac Island

August 27
Deadline for stations to update EAS information with FCC in ERTS.

The 2019 #MABshow 
will be March 5-6 at
the Lansing Center.

Speakers are already being booked! More information coming soon!

Book your 2019 Exhibit Booth TODAY!
The Great Lakes Media Show '19 Floor Plan is
available.  Email here for more information

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