Issue #95 February 22,  2018 |  View online
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Registration Discounts Expire Tomorrow,
  Last Day to Register Online is February 28
* Starting Small on Media Regulation Modernization -   Rule Requiring Hard Copy of FCC Rules Repealed
Longtime Detroit media personality Cliff Russell dies   at 61

* WYTZ Raises Big Money for St. Jude
* Student Awards, Scholarships Will be Presented   March 7 as part of the #MABshow
WKAR Takes Home National Awards

All this and more below

February 22:  Extended Registration Discount Ends, Great Lakes Media Show ( Click Here to Register Now )

February 28: Last Day to Register for the Great Lakes Media Show Online (Click Here to Register Now)

March 1: FCC Online Public File Deadline for Radio

Registration Discounts Expire Tomorrow,
Last Day to Register Online is February 28
The Exhibit Hall is sold out! Hotels are filling up! Hundreds are already signed up to attend! Don't miss out!  The 2018 Great Lakes Media Show is 11 days away and time is running out to take advantage of online registration and 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 extended Early-Bird deadline. 

Connect the Dots with Seth Resler at the #MABshow
Jacob's Media's Seth Resler is coming to the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show show you how to connect all of your station's digital tools Read More

Matt Burgoyne Will Bring 'Magical' Perspective to #MABshow 
Rumple Co-founder and "Defender of Simplicity" Matt Burgoyne will bring his "magical" touch to the  2018 Great Lakes Media Show.   Read More

Starting Small on Media Regulation Modernization - Rule Requiring Hard Copy of FCC Rules Repealed
By: David Oxenford, 
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP,

One of the first proposals in Chairman Pai's initiative for the modernization of media regulation was to repeal an FCC rule that many did not even know was a rule Read More

State Capitol_150 State/Legislative Update

University Free Speech Amendment Clears House Committee
Last week, Michigan House Oversight Committee voted out a constitutional amendment that would give the Legislature the power to overrule university and community college regulations on "protection of free speech, expression and assembly rights."

Federal/Congressional Update

Radio Industry Pushes for
FM Chips Activation'
NAB's SmartBrief is reporting radio industry leaders and government agencies are putting the pressure on Apple to activate FM chips in its IPhones to provide critical information to the consumers during emergencies.  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.  

Longtime Detroit media personality Cliff Russell dies at 61
Detroit radio host and community activist Cliff Russell has died at the age of 61 Russell had worked in the Detroit media for more than 35 years in several roles including news reporter, anchor, talk-show host, columnist, political analyst and more.  Read More

WZZM-TV Women Share the Criticism They Get About Their Looks
This week, Tegna's WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) is focusing on a key issue affecting women and young girls in America -- body image. This series is called "Seeing You."   
Read More

Sinclair to Move WWMT-TV and WXMI-TV to Trust
The proposed combination of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media has taken another step. On February 21, applications were filed with the FCC indicating the divestiture of up to 23 broadcast television properties by Sinclair Read More

St. Clair Community College Files to Transfer WSGR-FM
As reported by the MAB last December, WSGR-FM, St. Clair County Community College's student radio station for 43 years, will become a part of the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) Read More

WYTZ Raises Big Money for St. Jude
On February 15 and 16, Midwest Family Broadcasting's WYTZ-FM (Benton Harbor) held its 12th annual 97.5 Y Country "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Country Cares Radiothon ."   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

Lytle The Bannister Effect
By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer

I was talking with a sales manager last week and I mentioned "The Bannister Effect." When that was met by silence, I backtracked and asked him if he know what "The Bannister Effect" is Read More

The Robinson Report -
The Black Mirror
By:  Kevin Robinson
Robinson Media

The Black Mirror is a dark series - found on Netflix - which explores the danger of techno-paranoia and all things "computer" ...  Spring 1989.
Read More

Your Radio Station Staff Should Have These Images
on Hand
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

With the rise of the worldwide web, even audio mediums like ours have an increasing need for a strong visual presence. Chances are, multiple staff members at your radio station, from your Promotions Director to your Web Designer to your Salespeople, will need station images from time to time. 

Student Awards, Scholarships Will be Presented March 7 as part of the #MABshow
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 $28,500 in 2018 scholarships as well as students who have produced award-winning high school and college radio and television during the Awards Luncheon at the Great Lakes Media Show on March 7 at the Lansing Center.  Click here to see this year's scholarship winners from across Michigan. And find the award-winning high school and college stations here

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. Space is limited. 

WKAR Takes Home National Awards
WKAR Public Media from Michigan State University received  two awards at the 2018 National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA) Conference on January 23 in Washington, DC .   Read More

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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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