Issue #136  |  February 1, 2019   |   View online
Top of the News:

* #MABshow Session Highlight: "T-Mobile Presents      Wireless Mics"
* Michigan State of the State Address Rescheduled for        February 12
* Update on Updating the Public Inspection File Post-          Shutdown
* Cumulus Media Promotes Steve Finateri to Detroit             VP/Market Manager
* Steven Karl Meuché: 1944-2019
* REGISTER NOW for the Media Show Career Fair!
* Programming:  To My General Manager: A few things I      Would Like To Tell You...

All this and more below


March 5-6, 2019
Lansing Center
Downtown Lansing

Learn more and REGISTER at: 
#MABshow Session Highlight

On the Innovation Stage: T-Mobile Presents Wireless Mics
March 6 - 11:30 a.m.

Katie Miller's session will highlight T-Mobile's 600 MHz deployments and how it impacts the use of wireless microphones in the 600 MHz bands. The session is one of many great breakouts that will be apart of the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show on March 5 and 6 at the Lansing Center.  Read More


Broadcast Excellence Award Winners will be announced and posted on our website next week!

Station of the Year winners will be awarded at the #MABshow on March 6!

More information about the show:

We want to hear from you!!  

Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey about the Broadcast Excellence Awards!   Your feedback will help us make the Awards even better! 

Sage Releases ENDEC Firmware Upgrade
RadioWorld reports that EAS equipment maker Sage Alerting Systems has announced a firmware upgrade for its ENDEC Model 3644.  The upgrade, #89-32, adds Blue Alert functionality. Blue Alerts are warnings about police that may be in trouble or are issuing a related emergency message. They are currently voluntary. Read More

Michigan State of the State Address Rescheduled for February 12
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has moved the date of her first State of the State Address to February 12. Whitmer was scheduled to deliver the speech on Tuesday, February 5. But US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced she would invite President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union address on the same day.   Read More

Federal/Regulatory Update

Update on Updating the Public Inspection File Post-Shutdown
By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

On January 30, we published an article talking about an FCC public notice extending all filing deadlines that fell between January 8 and February 7 (except those dealing with auctions and other activities of the FCC unaffected by the government shutdown) to February 8.   Read More

State/Legislative Update

Senator Introduces Lobby Ban Bill for Former Lawmakers
Senator Jim Runestad (R-15) introduced Senate Bill 57, which bars former members of the Legislature from registering as lobbyists for two years after leaving office and, for former committee chairs, the cooling-off period would be three years.  Read More

Meet Your Local Lawmakers at the 2019 MAB Legislative Reception a the  #MABshow
Michigan broadcasters are invited to attend the MAB Annual Legislative Reception on Wednesday, March 6 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center during the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show. With the high turnover after the recent election, MAB Legislative Reception is a wonderful opportunity to meet your legislators.  Read More

Cumulus Media Promotes Steve Finateri to Detroit VP/Market Manager
Cumulus Media announced January 30 that it has promoted veteran Detroit broadcaster Steve Finateri to Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Detroit and its group of four radio stations.   Read More

Steven Karl Meuché: 1944-2019
The MAB has learned that former WKAR Director of Broadcasting Steven Meuché, passed away January 23 at age 74. He received both a B.A. and M.A. in telecommunications from Michigan State University. He spent his career, beginning in 1965, at MSU, where he eventually became the general manager of WKAR radio stations and director of Broadcasting Services.  Read More

Midwest Family Launches 95.7 The Lake in Benton Harbor
Midwest Family Broadcasting has launched Classic Rock "95.7 The Lake" on the HD2 channel of WQLQ-FM as well as translator W239CJ (Benton Harbor).  Read More

WKCQ's Kevin Profitt Set To Retire In March
Longtime MacDonald Broadcasting/WKCQ-FM (Saginaw) air personality Ken Profitt has announced his retirement, effective Friday, March 22.  Profitt spent 38 years with the company as an on-air host and, in recent years, served as Assistant Program Director.   Read More

WXYZ Names Bill Ford Jr. Newsmaker of the Year
WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has named Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford Jr., the Channel 7 Newsmaker of the Year.  Read More

WXYT Hosts Receive Accolades In Nationwide Poll
In a new nationwide pole of Fifty-one radio executives from thirty cities and thirteen companies conducted by Barrett Sports Media (BSM), WXYT-FM (Detroit) morning personalities Jamie and Stoney w/Heather and afternoon personality Mike Valenti were voted #16 and #2 for their respective time periods.  Read More

WDIV Steps Up To Help Fed Workers On Shutdown
During the recent government shutdown, federal workers in Michigan who were out of work were able to turn to WDIV-TV (Detroit) consumer reporter Hank Winchester ("Help Me Hank"), who provided news coverage that offers insight and resources for workers trying to stay afloat without getting a paycheck.  Read More

MAB, AMA Will Mix in Royal Oak
Don't miss out on the fun!
The MAB and American Marketing Association to host first networking mixer!
No Charge for MAB members!

For more information and to register for the event, click here
REGISTER NOW for the Media Show Career Fair!
Time is running out to register for the Career Fair at the Great Lakes Media Show! Register now to reserve your booth.
Participation will help to boost your EEO file and you'll meet several students and young professionals that are
passionate about broadcast and media.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Great Lakes Media Show @ the Lansing Center, Lansing
1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. 
Stations:  Register Here

The MAB Foundation is also offering 2 more opportunities this spring to connect with new talent:

Thursday, April 4, 2019
NEW!! Wayne State University @ the Student Center, Detroit 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In partnership with the Wayne State Journalism Institute for Media Diversity
Stations:  Register Here

Week of May 6-10
NEW!! Online Virtual Career Fair
Michigan broadcasting stations and job listings will be highlighted for one week on You will receive
applications from candidates via email along with the full registration list of all participating candidates.  
Stations:  Register Here

The MAB Foundation is Proud to Announce another Scholarship Opportunity for College Students!
Check out the link below to find out more information about the new scholarship offered by the Scripps Howard
Foundation & WXYZ-TV Detroit.

The MAB Foundation must receive all applications by 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019.  Read More

Mark your calendars to spend "Third Thursdays with the MAB" each month throughout 2019. Webinars are free to MAB members. Questions? Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB or

February 21, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
with Esther Thorson (MSU)

Learn how Local News Professionals Can Help People Cope with "Fake News"

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Berko_100 To My General Manager: A few things I Would Like To Tell You...
By: Gary Berkowitz
Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting

Dear General Manager,  There are a few things that have been on my mind. Please allow me this letter to tell you... Read More  

How to Send Your Fans Only the Most Relevant Mobile App Push Notifications
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

Last week, I suggested five instances in which radio stations might want to send a push notification to listeners who have downloaded their mobile app. I issued a warning, however: if you send more than one push notification per week, you nearly quadruple the chances that listeners will stop using your app.   Read More

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