Issue #94 February 15,  2018 |  View online
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Neilsen's Abcarian will Help You 'Elevate the POWER' of Your Station at the #MABshow
* With the March 1 Deadline Looming, What Should   Radio Stations Be Doing to Prepare Their Online   Public File?
2017 BEA Winning Stations Announced
Detroit Radio Pauses for 'Art Van' Elslander
WWJ's Winter Survival Radiothon For THAW Raises   $1.4 Million

2018 MABF Scholarship Winners Announced

All this and more below

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

March 1: FCC Online Public File Deadline for Radio

Registration Discounts Expire Friday
The 2018 Great Lakes Media Show is 18 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 before tomorrow's Early-Bird deadline. 

Neilsen's Abcarian will Help You 'Elevate the POWER' of Your Station at the #MABshow
Nielsen's Vice President for Product Leadership Kelly Abcarian  joins the line up of presenters at the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show to help stations across Michigan "Elevate the POWER of Broadcast AND Digital and reach the largest most effective audience leveraging real truthful measurement."   Read More

'Be a Human Reporter'
with Joe Little
There is a historical thought that reporters need to remove themselves from a story and be desensitized to everything. Joe Little disagrees and he will tell you why at the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show Read More

With the March 1 Deadline Looming, What Should Radio Stations Be Doing to Prepare Their Online Public File?
By: David Oxenford, 
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP,

Many radio stations need to be considering the FCC requirement that their public inspection file be made available online in a system hosted by the FCC Read More

State Capitol_150 State/Legislative Update

State Canvassers Consider Ballot Proposal To Boost Renewable Energy Standards
by 2030

Michigan's utilities would have to generate at least 30 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030 under a voter-initiated act that could appear on the November ballot Read More

Federal/Congressional Update

NAB Will Honor Texas Congressman Green With 'Broadcast Champion Award'
Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) will be the inaugural recipient of the NAB Broadcast Champion Award. The award recognizes a member of Congress who demonstrates exemplary leadership and commitment to strengthening the future of radio and television, recognizing broadcasters' vital role in our local communities Read More

2017 BEA Winning Stations Announced
Stations that have won 2017 Broadcast Excellence Awards have been announced at  Click here to learn more. Winners will be recognized and 2017 Stations of the Year will be announced on March 7 at a special award ceremony following the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show. Click here to reserve tickets and register for the #MABshow. 
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.  

Detroit Radio Pauses for
'Art Van' Elslander
Detroit Radio Advertising Group member stations paused for a moment of silence at 9 a.m. on February 14 to honor and remember a great friend .   Read More

WMJZ-FM Gaylord Sold!
On February 13, 2018, an application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission to assign the license of WMJZ-FM (Gaylord) from Darby Advertising, Inc. to 45 North Media, Inc.  Read More

WWJ's Winter Survival Radiothon For THAW Raises $1.4 Million
Entercom's WWJ-AM (Detroit) raised more than $1.4 million in their 15th annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund .   Read More


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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. 

April 19, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
"Advertising Issues for 
Social  and Digital Media" 
with David Oxenford

My First Sale
By: Dick Taylor, CRMC/CDMC

I began my broadcasting career as a disc jockey when I entered the 10th grade in high school. Broadcasting would pay for my college undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Read More

How to Repurpose Audio as Video to Promote Your Radio Station on Social Media
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

As radio broadcasters, we create audio content day in and day out. Unfortunately, audio doesn't go viral on social media. If we want our audio content to spread, it's best to turn it into video before posting it to social networks. Fortunately, there are a host of tools to help us do that.  Read More

2018 Scholarship Winners Announced
The MAB Foundation is proud to support the future of broadcast excellence through its scholarships and educational programs. The MABF will recognized the recipients of more than $26,500 in 2018 scholarships during the Awards Luncheon at the Great Lakes Media Show on March 7 at the Lansing Center.  Click here to see this year's list of winners from across Michigan. 

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 Rolls members: Albert Blinke, Kristin Burns, Rob David, Bruce & Sue Goldsen, Wendy Hart, 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

WCMU Presents Pinkalicious Kids and Culture Day
This Saturday, February 17, WCMU Public Media will host "Pinkalicious Kids and Culture Day" from 10 a.m. to Noon on the campus of Central Michigan University .   Read More

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


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