Issue #117 | August 31,  2018 |  View online
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Top of the News:

* Breaking: WWTV Transmitter Building Catches Fire
* September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters
* Midwest Communications Appoints NewMarket   Managers for Lansing, Kalamazoo
* Help Mentor the Future Generation of Broadcast and   Media

All this and more below

WWTV-WWUP Breaking: WWTV Transmitter Building Catches Fire
Heritage Broadcasting's WWTV (Cadillac) was off-air today due to a fire that broke out late Thursday night (August 30) at the station's transmitter site in Tustin. At press time, fire crews were still on scene and there was no known cause for the blaze.   Read More

September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters
By:  David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

While September is one of those months with neither EEO reports nor Quarterly Issues Programs or Children's Television Reports, that does not mean that there are no regulatory matters of importance to broadcasters. Quite the contrary - as there are many deadlines to which broadcasters should be paying attention.  Read More

State/Legislative Updates

Appeal Filed on Minimum Wage Ballot Proposal
Last week, the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of placing the petition to raise the state's minimum wage on the November ballot.
Read More 

DC-Capitol_100 Federal/Regulatory Updates

Senate Passes Measure to Require Disclosure of Drug Prices in TV Ads
According to a report from The Hill, the Senate passed a measure to provide funding to require drug advertisements to disclose the price of the drug.  Read More

Midwest Communications Appoints New Market Managers for Lansing, Kalamazoo
Midwest Communications (MWC) has announced the arrival of new VP/Market Managers for two of company's Michigan clusters.   Read More

WKHM-FM Welcomes New Morning Show Co-Host
Jackson Radio Work's WKHM-FM  has announced a new addition to the "K Crew": Jenny Lewis of Jackson.  She joins Scott Clow on-air from 6 -10 a.m. weekday mornings on K-105.3.   Read More

WWTV/WWUP's Michelle Dunaway To Bike from Cadillac to Grand Rapids for Benefit
WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) News Anchor Michelle Dunaway is once again raising money for the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan, this time biking from Cadillac to Grand Rapids .   Read More

WGVU_200 WGVU Presents 'Cool Teacher Contest'
WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) is once again holding its "Cool Teacher Contest" for the 2018-19 academic year.  The station has hosted the contest for more than 20 years .   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

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

October 18, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
with Chris Lytle

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

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Help 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
Find Your Future Talent at this Fall's Career Fairs
The MAB Foundation will host three Media Career Fairs this Fall. Find your station's next all-star talent October 10 at Ferris State University, October 24 at Western Michigan University and November 16 the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference at Lansing Community College's West Campus.   Reserve your station's booth now.
Where is Your Radio Station's Website Traffic Coming From?
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies t

Radio programmers should regularly
review their website stats to gauge their performance. I encourage broadcasters to do this as part of a weekly web meeting. One of the most important source of stats to review is your Google Analytics data. 
Read More

Programming Advice from Warren Buffett
By: Gary Berkowitz
Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting

I recently read an interview with "The Oracle of Omaha," arguably one of the savviest investors of all time, Warren Buffett. While reading through his interview, it occurred to me that many of his points could easily be applied to radio.  Read More

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In This Issue
September 20 | 1-2 pm
Webinar: "Podcasting Legal Issues for Broadcasters" with David Oxenford ( Register)

September 20 | 2:18 pm
Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System

October 10 | 12-3pm
MABF Media Career Fair at Ferris State University
(Register Your Station)

October 18 | 1-2 pm
Webinar: Leadership Lessons for Broadcast Managers with Chris Lytle ( Register)

October 24 | 12-3 pm
MABF Media Career Fair at Western Michigan University  (Register Your Station)

November 15 | 1-2 pm
Webinar: "License Renewal" with David Oxenford ( Register)

November 16
BCBC '18 at Lansing Community College - West Campus ( Learn More)

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