Issue #161 |  August 16, 2019   |   View online
Top of the News:

* Mixed Results on Recent National EAS Test
* Moving Closer to TV Translator, LPTV and FM   Reimbursement for TV-Band Repacking Costs
* WILX Honors Sportscaster Tim Staudt
* WXYZ Honored with NABJ 'Salute to Excellence'   Award
* IVaccinate Kicks off Immunization Campaign
* Mentor the Future Generation of Broadcast and Media   Leaders at BCBC '19
* The MAB Foundation is hosting a JOB FAIR! Let us help you fulfill your hiring needs!

All this and more below

Mixed Results on Recent National EAS Test
Last week's National Periodic Test (NPT) of the Emergency Alert System drew mixed results from around the country.  This was the first test that completely relied on the daisy-chain approach and not IPAWS/Internet delivery of the test.  Barry Mishkind's BDR Newsletter reported:  Read More

Mark You Calendars!
SBE Ennes Workshop
November 8, 2019
Lansing Community College
Registration opens in September!

Sessions will include:

"Spurs - Your Fault or Not?"
Sean Edwards, Shively Labs
"Practical Cybersecurity for the Broadcast Station"
Wayne Pecena
"Here Comes Ethernet AVB!"
Ron Tellas, Belden
"Case Histories in Lightning Protection and Grounding"
Jeff Welton, Nautel
"Workbench Tips"
John Bisset, Telos Alliance

Moving Closer to TV Translator, LPTV and FM Reimbursement for TV-Band Repacking Costs
By: David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP 

Months ago, the FCC approved reimbursing TV translators, LPTV stations, FM stations, and FM translators that incurred costs as a result of the repacking of TV stations into less spectrum following the TV incentive auction.  Read More

State/Legislative Update

Whitmer Says She and GOP Leaders Want to Avoid Shutdown
MLive reports Governor Gretchen Whitmer told reporters on Monday that she and Republican legislative leaders are "desperate" to avoid a government shutdown, and she may propose a stopgap budget measure as long as there are "good-faith" negotiations about spending more to fix the roads.  Read More

Leonard Gets U.S. attorney Nomination
The Detroit News reports that President Donald Trump has nominated former Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of Michigan. The announcement was made August 14. Read More

WILX Honors Sportscaster Tim Staudt
Following his induction last week to the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame, WILX-TV (Lansing) sportscaster Tim Staudt was honored again with a one-hour television special titled "Decades with the Dean," hosted by news anchor David Andrews. The program aired August 15.  Read More

WXYZ Honored with NABJ 'Salute to Excellence' Award
WXYZ-TV (Detroit) was honored with a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists at the NABJ's annual convention and career fair in Florida on August 10.  Read More

WOOD-TV Celebrates 70 Years!
On August 15, 1949, the station now known as WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) signed on.  Originally WLAV-TV and operating on channel 7, the station was the only one in Grand Rapids, carrying programming from NBC, CBS, ABC and the DuMont network.  Read More

Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Detroit Lions Extend Partnership
Blarney Stone Broadcasting and the Detroit Lions Radio Network have announced a partnership that will bring NFL football to the Traverse City region on WLDR-FM (101.9) for the next two seasons.  Read More

WFQX-TV Transmitter Restored
Cadillac Telecasting Company's WFQX-TV (Cadillac) reports that they've returned to over-the-air opearation following the August 2018 fire at the shared WWTV-TV transmitter site in Tustin.  Read More

IVaccinate Kicks off Immunization Campaign
Statistics indicate that 58 percent of Michigan toddlers are not up to date on their vaccinations and only 37.7 percent of Michigan teens ages 13 to 17 are up to date on their vaccinations. The MAB Board of Directors authorized IVaccinate as their statewide Community Service Campaign for 2018-19 earlier this year. Thank you for your help in promoting childhood vaccinations. Read More

WMGC 'The Bounce' Helps Teachers Get Ready For School
Beasley Media Group's WMGC-FM (Detroit/105.1 The Bounce) has teamed up with Michigan Educational Credit Union to present the Teachers Supply Drive.  Read More

Member Sightings ... 
The MAB's 70th Anniversary commemorative glass from #MABsummer was recently spotted on social media with the hashtag # thispartyneverstops .

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Shannone Dunlap
As a career media marketing professional, I have become a student of consumer behaviors with a thirst for understanding the moment to moment movements of our listeners and populations to maximize the audiences of our radio stations and digital assets to bring the greatest return on investment for our advertising partners. Read More

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Mentor the Future Generation of Broadcast and Media Leaders at BCBC '19
As BCBC'19 is just around the corner. We're hard at work planning educational sessions for the upcoming Broadcast Career Builder Conference (BCBC) on November 8. WE WANT YOU to get involved with the future generation of broadcasters by serving as Speed Networkers! If interested, contact Sarah

The MAB Foundation is hosting a JOB FAIR!
Let us help you fulfill your hiring needs!     

Tuesday, September 17 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Oakland County Michigan Works! Pontiac
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How To See If Other Radio Stations In Your Market Are Running Facebook Ads
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

Ever wonder if your competitors are running Facebook ads? You can find out by using the Facebook Ad Library that the social network launched a few months ago. Facebook launched the Ad Library to help make its political ads more transparent, but you can also use it for competitor research.   Read More

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September 19
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October 23
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November 8
SBE Ennes Workshop 

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