Issue #89 January 11  2018 | View online
Top of the News:

*  BEA Entry Deadline is TOMORROW at NOON
* 'Next Generation Speaker' Ryan Jenkins Will Bring the   Future of Sales and Leadership Into Focus
* Michigan State of the State Broadcast Feed & On-Site   Information (January 23)
WSYM's Kip Bohne Retires

Webinar: "FCC's Biennial Ownership Reports" with   David Oxenford (January 18)
* Scholarships are Available for Michigan High School   Seniors, Apply by January 12
* Michigan Radio Brings "Snap Judgement" to   Kalamazoo 

All this and more below

You Have L ess Than  24 Hours 
to Enter to Win 
One  of  These ... 

BEA Entry Deadline is TOMORROW,
JANUARY 12, 2018 at NOON. 

Submit your best work from 2017!

Learn more about this year's award opportunities at

'Next Generation Speaker' Ryan Jenkins Will Bring the Future of Sales and Leadership Into Focus
Internationally recognized "Next Generation Speaker" and author of The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-To Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work Ryan Jenkins will help to bring the future into focus when he leads three breakout sessions during the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show Read More
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Michigan State of the State Broadcast Feed & On-Site Information
On January 23, 2018 at 7 p.m., Governor Rick Snyder will deliver his final State of the State address to Michigan citizens. In response to a survey of our TV members, the MAB will once again up-link the State of the State address live via satellite for all stations to use Read More

DOJ's Memo Turns up Heat on Marijuana Prosecutions  - How are Advertisers Affected?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a  memo directing federal prosecutors to enforce all the laws related to marijuana activities, in states where marijuana is legal for either medical or recreational use Read More

WSYM's Kip Bohne Retires
After 35 years, Kip Bohne, WSYM-TV (Lansing), retired from the station on December 31, 2017. Bohne started at the station before it signed on the air, helping to build WFSL in 1982 and was appointed Promotion Manager in 1983 Read More

WDIV Partners with Nextdoor in Southeastern Michigan
On January 10, WDIV-TV (Detroit) announced a partnership with Nextdoor, a free and private social network for neighborhoods. WDIV will be using Nextdoor to enhance conversations around local news in communities across the area Read More

Broadcast Museum Celebrates First Anniversary
A Detroit museum dedicated to the achievements of the nation's first black-owned television station will hold its anniversary on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Read More


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. 

January  18, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
"FCC's Biennial Ownership Reports" 
with David Oxenford

New P1 Learning Training Course: 
To Email or Not To Email?

Course Description: We often default to email because we can get it anywhere. It's on our desktop, laptop, phones, tablets, and watches! It's become our "go to" for communication, but email isn't always the best way to communicate. There's still value in meeting face-to-face or talking over the phone, and there's still risk in communicating without the help of nonverbal cues and voice tone. In this program, we'll discuss the different things that you need to consider before drafting an email.  Click here to log in and watch this course...

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
By:  Dick Taylor, CRMC/CDMC

For 13 years I was the general manager of WFPG AM/FM in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The stations were successful. I was active in Rotary, the local chambers of commerce and community social programs in addition to running the radio stations .   Read More

20 Digital New Year's Resolutions for Your Radio Station
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

It's that time of year when we set goals for ourselves and our radio stations. What will your 2018 digital strategy resolutions be? If you need some inspiration, here are some ideas:   Read More

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 .

Apply Today for the 'Friends of Bill Burton' Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to support and encourage future broadcast professionals. This scholarship will promote both classroom study and professional internship/extra-curricular experiences and will allow other candidates, not awarded through their school, to be considered. Click here to learn more or contact Jacquelen Timm at 517-484-7444 or

Find New and Fresh Talent at our 2018 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. 

Help kick off 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.

Michigan Radio Brings "Snap Judgement" to Kalamazoo
Michigan Radio (WUOM/WFUM/WVGR-FM) will welcome the hit public radio storytelling show Snap Judgment to Kalamazoo for a live show on  Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM   Read More

WKAR Presents PBS Kids Day January 27
WKAR Public Media is once again presenting PBS Kids Day this year, Saturday, January 27 at the WKAR studios in East Lansing.    Read More
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