Issue #92 February 1,  2018 |  View online
Top of the News:

Discover the Ins & Outs, Ups & Downs of Drones at   the #MABshow

* Broadcasters Earn Praise in Congress
Olympic Gold Medalist Meryl Davis joins WDIV's   Winter Games Coverage

* IVaccinate Focuses On The Flu
Join the 'SEVEN for 70' Honor Roll and help celebrate   the MAB's 70th Anniversary! 
Michigan Radio Podcast Gives Voice to Detroit's   MorningSide

All this and more below

February 7: Carl E. Lee Engineering Award Nominations Due ( Click here for the Nomination Form)

February 16:  Early-Bird Registration Discount Ends, Great Lakes Media Show ( Click Here to Register Now )

Discover the Ins & Outs, Ups & Downs of Drones at the #MABshow
The sky is the limit when it comes to boosting your broadcast capabilities. 
Brian Town, CEO of Michigan Creative and Bob Kirk, Partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, will present two sessions dealing with drones and more.   Read More

Counting Down to the #MABshow:
Registration Discounts Expire February 16
The 2018 Great Lakes Media Show is 32 days away and time is running out to take advantage of early-bird registration discounts. The Great Lakes Media Show, formerly know as the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo (GLBC) will take place March 6 and 7 at the Lansing Center.  Click here to register now.

Broadcasters Earn Praise in Congress
At the first of what could be several congressional hearings into the Emergency Alert System, lawmakers in Washington on January 25 received much attention to how good a job broadcasters do during a crisis Read More

What Issues Should Broadcasters be Considering When Taking Advantage of New Rules Abolishing Main Studio and Staffing Requirements?
By: David Oxenford, 
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP,

The FCC last week published a Small Business Compliance Guide for companies looking to take advantage of the FCC's elimination of the main studio rules and the studio staffing requirements associated with those rules
Read More

State/Legislative Update

Snyder Will Ask for Increased Road Funding in the FY 19
According to a report in MIRS, Governor Rick Snyder would like to set aside $325 million in General Fund for road funding in the upcoming Fiscal Year (FY) 19 budget proposal that will be unveiled on February 7 Read More

DC-Capitol_100 Federal/Congressional Update

Music Modernization Act Introduced
According to a report in Inside Radio, U.S. Senate introduced legislation titled 'Music Modernization Act' as a compromise over music rights Read More

Carl E. Lee Engineering Awards Nominations Due February 7
Nominations are being taken for the 2018 Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards. Candidates must have been an employee, officer, or owner of any company, subsidiary or division whose primary business is broadcasting, or is directly in support of radio or television stations in Michigan. The nomination deadline is February 7. The awards will be presented at the Great Lakes Media Show on March 7.  Click here to learn more.  

MAB is Collecting Nominations for 2018
Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Awards
Nominations are now being taken for the 2018 Michigan Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards. This year's honorees will be recognized at the Advocacy Conference & Awards Banquet on August 13 and 14 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Nominations are due by April 27, 2018.  Click here to learn more.  

Olympic Gold Medalist Meryl Davis joins WDIV's Winter Games Coverage
WDIV-TV (Detroit) has announced that Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis has joined the station for coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang .   Read More

WNEM-TV Says Goodbye to Al Blinke
On a January 19 newscast, the staff of WNEM-TV (Saginaw) said goodbye to 13-year station veteran, Vice President and General Manager Al Blinke .   Read More

Doug Podell Joins WDRQ-FM
Longtime Detroit radio personality Doug "The Doc" Podell has joined the staff of Cumulus Media's WDRQ-FM (Detroit).  He will be on air Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 7 p.m.  Read More

WXYZ-TV Names Newsmaker of the Year
WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has named Gerard "Gerry" Anderson, Chairman and CEO of DTE Energy, the 2017 Newsmaker of the Year. Anderson has been applauded for his company's civic contributions, including the state-of-the-art Beacon Park.  Read More

On January 18, Ave Maria Communications filed an application to transfer the license of WHHQ-AM (Bridgeport) to Northern States Broadcasting Corporation for $175,000. 

NATAS Announces 2018 Silver/Gold Circle Nominees
The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the nominees for its 2018 Silver and Gold Circle awards.
Read More

WMGC-FM Launches Weight Loss/Healthy Living Challenge
Beasley Media Group's WMGC-FM (Detroit) has announced the launch of  The Bounce's 105K lb. Weight Loss & Healthy Living.  Read More

null IVaccinate Focuses On
The Flu
By: Karole L. White
President/CEO, MAB

The two-year partnership between MAB and IVaccinate has a new emphasis this year as we turn our attention to the flu season. This is the particularly dangerous flu season.  Read More

MAB Offers Educational Opportunities Each Month in 2018
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. 

February 15, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
"Building Relationships Your
Competitors Can't Steal" 
with Chris Lytle

New P1 Learning Training Courses: 
Three Final Email Tips

Course Description:  For the month of January we've put together short (1-2 minute) video courses focused on Email Etiquette. To get the most out of these courses, we'll be recommending you watch two to three courses per week .   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!

Put Your Money Where Your Mouths Are
By: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC

Last week, I wrote about the power of the human voice. Each of us who decided to make radio a career was influenced by the voices we heard coming through our radio speaker.   Read More

Write Digital Instructions to Help With Radio Station Staff Turnover
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

I tell people that you're not really in the radio industry until you've been fired at least once.   Read More

Find New and Fresh Talent at our 2018 Career Fairs
Dates are set for the MAB Foundations Spring 2018 Media Career Fairs. Join us March 7 at the Lansing Center or March 21 at Northern Michigan University. Click here to learn more or reserve a booth. 

Join the 'SEVEN for 70' Honor Roll and help celebrate the MAB's 70th Anniversary!  
The MAB Foundation is asking MAB members to donate $7 per month to help celebrate.  These donations will contribute to the continuation of the educational programs that have benefited Michigan broadcasters over the years. Thank you to our current Honor Roll members: Albert Blinke, Kristin Burns, Bruce & Sue Goldsen, Bill Keith, Fred Jacobs, Paul Jacobs, Pam Manor, Christopher Meller, Dr. Peter Orlik, Stephen Schram, Denise Weston and Jennifer Williams. Learn more and make your gift

2018 Student Award Winners Announced
Winners of the MAB Foundation's 2018 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards have been announced at The college and high school students will be honored along with 2018 scholarship winners during the Great Lakes Media Show on March 7.  Click here to see the list of this year's winning entries.  

Michigan Radio Podcast Gives Voice to Detroit's MorningSide
Michigan Radio is launching a local project to give voice to residents of Detroit's MorningSide neighborhood, as part of the station's continued participation in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative Read More

WKAR Holds Celebration for WKAR Family and PBS KIDS 24/7
On January 27, nearly 800 children, parents and families visited the WKAR studios in East Lansing to celebrate the first birthday of WKAR Family and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel with "PBS KIDS Day at WKAR!"   Read More

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In This Issue

February 15 | 
1- 2 p.m.
Webinar: "Building Relationships Your Competitors Can't Steal" with Chris Lytle. 

March 6 & 7
at the Lansing Center

April 19 | 1- 2 p.m.
Webinar"Advertising Issues for Social and Digital Media" with David Oxenford. 


Mark your calendar now for the 2018 Advocacy Conference and Awards Banquet! Join us August 13-14 at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel as we kickoff the MAB's 70th anniversary celebration. 
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