Issue #85  December 7,  2017 | View online
Top of the News:

What's Next? Media Show Keynote Discussion Will   Turn Eyes Toward Future

* December FCC Meeting Important for Broadcasters
WTZI Launches in
Tawas City

WCUP, WGLI, WLUC Team Up for Canathon

New P1 Learning Training Course: 
Anti-Harassment for Everyone

* Quizbusters Finale Tapes This Friday

All this and more below
What's Next? Media Show Keynote Discussion Will Turn Eyes Toward Future
How will broadcasters adapt in the age of debated net neutrality, voice-based technologies, NextGenTV, autonomous cars, and the Digital Dashboard? Where are the best places for broadcasters to deploy financial and human resources in the years to come? Read More. 
Learn more at


Show Us Your Best Work from 2017!

Entries Are Now Being Taken for  the
MAB's Annual BEA Honors

Learn more about this year's award opportunities at

Michigan Broadcasters Will Judge 
Illinois Excellence Awards
T his year Michigan Broadcasters are serving as judges for the Illinois Broadcasting Excellence Awards and the MAB is looking need individuals to volunteer. If interested, contact Crysta Manthei at  517-484-7444  or 

David Oxenford Second Window for 
AM Stations to Seek New 
FM Translators to Open January 25-31
By: David Oxenford,
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP,

On December 4, the FCC released the Public Notice setting out the instructions for the final window for AM stations to get exclusive access to FM translator stations.   Read More

December FCC Meeting Important for Broadcasters
According to the Broadcast Law blog, the FCC released an agenda for the agency's December meeting. One of the main items of interest to the broadcasters is the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  Read More

According to a report from Inside Radio, broadcasters will have to pay higher royalty fees for streaming in the next year.  Read More

WTZI Launches in 
Tawas City
Carroll Broadcasting announced its newest FM addition to an already impressive lineup of stations broadcasting from the shores of Lake Huron in beautiful Tawas City WTZM 106.1 FM "The Point" is the new call sign and moniker for the recent 25,000 Watt acquisition Read More

Jessica Tyler Joins WDRQ-FM
Jessica Tyler has joined Cumulus Media's WDRQ-FM (Detroit) as Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Midday Air Talent.  Tyler was most recently at WQNU-FM in Louisville Read More

WXYZ-TV's Stephen Clark Announces Rretirement
WXYZ-TV (Detroit) anchor Stephen Clark has announced that he will retire at the end of February. Clark has been a 7 Action News anchor and multi-platform journalist for 16 years Read More

WBKB News Team Hosts Alpena Holiday Parade
Viewers in Northern Lower Michigan  tuned into WBKB-TV (Alpena) for live and local holiday cheer on Thanksgiving weekend. WBKB News Team members hosted the Thunder Bay Broadcasting station's first-ever live coverage of Alpena's Holiday Parade Read More

WCUP, WGLI, WLUC Team Up for Canathon
Eagle Radio's WCUP-FM and WGLI-FM (L'Anse/Hancock) partnered with WLUC-TV (Marquette) in the Western UP for the station's annual Canathon fundraiser Read More

WDVD Raises Over $95K in 'Cares For Kids' Radiothon
Cumulus Media's WDVD-FM (Detroit) held its 11th annual 'WDVD Cares for Kids' Radiothon last Friday (12/1) at Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak, raising more than $95,000 for sick and injured kids in Southeastern Michigan Read More

WKHM raises over $10,000 for local Toys for Tots
Jackson Radio Work's WKHM-FM (K-105.3) and WKHM-AM (NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM) hosted their annual joint toy drive to benefit the local  chapter of Toys for Tots from 6 to 10 a.m. on Friday, December 1 Read More


New P1 Learning Training Course: 
Anti-Harassment for Everyone

Course Description: Sexual Harassment is illegal. We're all against it. But, nothing good happens about this topic unless it is openly discussed and everyone takes a stand. The U.S. Supreme Court has 'strongly suggested' that every employer in America take action. This class is the way we begin the discussion with each and every employee of our organization. Watch, learn and take a stand.  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!

MAB Will Offer Educational Opportunities Each Month in 2018
Mark your calendars to spend "Third Thursdays with the MAB" each month throughout 2018. We will take a break for the Great Lakes Media Show in March and our annual Summer Conference in August, where we look forward to seeing you in person for wonderful and informative live speakers and workshops. Webinars are free to MAB members. Questions? Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB. Click here to learn more about the 2018 webinar line up. 

Bad Ads vs. Good Ads
By: Duane Alverson, President
MacDonald Broadcasting Company
(Saginaw & Lansing)

What's the most important ingredient to the success of your advertising recipe?
Is it the platform you choose (i.e., television, radio, newspaper, billboards, print media, direct mail, digital or social media)? Or is it the amount of money you invest?   Read More

10 Programming Predictions for the Next 25 Years
By: Gary Berkowitz
Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting

Are you ready to change our industry?
Are you a decision maker? Do you have the courage to take these predictions and make them happen? I'm looking to partner with "Lets make it happen" owners and managers who are ready to make 2018 the year that radio history is made!   Read More

How to Add Calls to Action to Your Radio Station's YouTube Videos
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

As mobile phones become an increasingly important channel to engage fans, YouTube has been making changes to help content creators. This involves both phasing out old features and introducing new ones.   Read More

Student Award Entry Deadline is Less Than 2 Weeks Away
Did you do something great in broadcasting in 2017? Don't miss your chance to be recognized for your efforts.  Entries are being accepted for the annual Michigan Student Broadcast Awards competition through December 19. Winners will be recognized during the Great Lakes Media Show at the Lansing Center in March. Learn more at  

Scholarships are Available  for Michigan High School Seniors, Apply by January 12
The MAB Foundation has approved an ongoing scholarship for Michigan High School seniors. Students who have been accepted at a MABF-approved Michigan college, university or trade school and plan to pursue a career in a broadcast-related field may enter!  Click here  to learn more or contact  Jacquelen Timm at 517-484-7444 or .

Join Us for Our Spring 2018 Media Career Fairs
Dates are set for the MAB Foundations Spring 2018 Media Career Fairs. Join us February 1 at Specs Howard School of Media Arts, March 7 at the Lansing Center or March 21 at Northern Michigan University. Click here to learn more or reserve a booth. 

Quizbusters Finale Tapes This Friday
WKAR Public Media has announced that the final series installment of the long-running "Quizbusters" game show will be recorded this Friday, December 8, before a live studio audience at WKAR Studio A in East Lansing
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