State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) Chairman Gary Blievernicht (WKAR-TV/East Lansing) has announced that the National Weather Service (NWS) will be testing/evaluating Snow Squall Warnings this coming winter. Read more here...
Post-Incentive Auction Window Opens for Modifications by Repacked TV Stations that Can't Build on Their Assigned Channel
According to a report by Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC announced the first of the post-auction filing windows for TV stations that have to move from their current channels as a result of the post-spectrum auction repacking. Read more here...
Radio to Pay 60 Percent Less In Royalties to SESAC
According to an Inside Radio report, the radio industry will pay less in royalties to SESAC under an agreement reached in an independent binding arbitration with the for-profit performance rights organization.Read more here...
Join Us for the MABPAC Fundraiser!
The MAB Political Action Committee (MABPAC) would like to invite you to our annual Summer Fundraiser at the beautiful Crystal Mountain Resort. The event will feature a reception at the Mountain Top along with private Clipper Chairlift Rides with the breathtaking views of the surrounding area.
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IN THE NEWS
NAB Recognition: WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant)
Latitude Media's WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) provided critical coverage as eight inches of rain flooded its listening area from June 23 to 25, causing more than $100 million in damage. Read more here...
WPHM'S Gilmer Retires
Bill Gilmer, veteran broadcaster and News Director of Radio First's WPHM-AM (Port Huron) has retired. His last day on the job was Friday, August 4. Read more here...
Brian Abel Joins WXYZ
WXYZ-TV (Detroit) announced that Brian Abel has joined the station as a reporter for "7 Action News This Morning." Read more here...
GMR Extends Interim Music Licenses
On August 8, The Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) announced that music licensing firm Global Music Rights (GMR) has extended its interim licensing extension through March 31, 2018. Read more here...
Course Description: Email can be a powerful marketing tool for radio stations, but many don't have the manpower to take full advantage of it. In this webinar, Seth Resler will show you how to automate your email campaigns to save your staff time. You'll learn: How to create an automated campaign to email out new website content, how to create an automated campaign to recycle older email content and how to increase registrations for your email database. Click here to register.
New P1 Learning Training Course: Negotiating: 01. Introduction to Negotiating
Course Description:Do you hate to negotiate? Many of us do, because we associate negotiation with conflict. But negotiating doesn't necessarily mean that you'll have to combat and overcome. Rather, it can be about neutralizing conflict and resolving problems. This series explores the topic with a fresh, and freeing, perspective.Click here to log in and watch this course...
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By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer
Let me tell you a story because that's what I do.
Some of you will remember when I used to tour with Radio Sales $101. It was a one-day seminar for new radio advertising salespeople that cost $101. Clever, huh?Read more here...
How to Cure Millennials of Career Impatience
By: Ryan Jenkins
Next Generation Speaker / Inc.com Columnist
Millennials expect promotions and pay raises to come early and often. Here's how leaders can channel this desire to their benefit.
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Are your 'Personalities' difference makers for your station?
By: Gary Berkowitz
Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting
Some new tips for programming and management:
There's a lot of noise out there in radio-land these days. Digital. Internet advertising.Read more here...
SOCIAL MEDIA & WEB
Social Media Is for Traffic Spurts; Google Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies
When I talk to radio stations about ways to increase incoming traffic to their website content, they inevitably focus on social media. While social media is an important channel for driving people to your website, it's only one of the channels available.
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Eastern Michigan University's WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti) has announced that beginning August 6, the station will begin airing an extra hour of NPR's Morning Edition with David Fair anchoring the additional hour of coverage from 9 to 10 a.m. with a focus on an expansion of local content. Read more here...
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