Issue #90 January 18  2018 |  View online
Top of the News:

Martyn Horspool Will Break Down ATSC 3.0 at the   #MABshow

* NWS Detroit Office Begins Winter Squall Warnings
* Michigan State of the State Broadcast Feed & On-Site   Information (January 23)
Julie Zoumbaris Named VP/GM at WNEM-TV

Free Jacobs Media Webinar on January 25
* Find New and Fresh Talent at our 2018 Career Fairs
* Michael Walenta Celebrates 30 Years at WGVU Public   Media  

All this and more below
Martyn Horspool Will Break Down ATSC 3.0 at the #MABshow
Drawing on four decades of international broadcast engineering experience, Martyn Horspool will break down ATSC 3.0 at the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show Read More

Lights, Cameras and Drones Action: Be Amazed at the #MABshow Innovation Stage
Drones will take flight and more during the Great Lakes Media Show Exhibit Hall's Innovation Breaks . Be sure to stop by the Innovation Stage to see action-packed live displays from Michigan Drone Pros and other state-of-the-art exhibitors. Click here to see the full 2018 Great Lakes Media Show schedule. 

NWS Detroit Office Begins Winter Squall Warnings
The National Weather Service's Detroit office has begun issuing Snow Squall Warnings when necessary Read More

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

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State/Legislative Update

Gov. Snyder Announces Special Election Dates to Fill 68th State House District
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced special election dates to fill the 68th District state House of Representatives seat vacated by new Lansing Mayor Andy Schor Read More

Michigan Supreme Court Considers Attorney Advertising Rule Changes
According to a report in Gongwer, the Michigan Supreme Court is considering changes to court rules on attorney advertising to require that the name of an attorney providing the services be identified in the ad. Read More

Federal/Congressional Update

FCC Chairman Looks to Eliminate Paper Filing Requirements
According to a report in InsideRadio, Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai has scheduled a vote this month on scaling back paper filing requirements for broadcasters.  Read More

FCC Announces New Email Address to Contact Enforcement Bureau
On January 9, the FCC Enforcement Bureau announced, that in order to streamline the operation of the Enforcement Bureau's Field Offices, the Bureau's Office of the Field Director has established a new email address. Read More

Julie Zoumbaris Named VP/GM at WNEM-TV
Meredith Corporation has announced that Julie Zoumbaris has been named Vice President and General Manager of WNEM TV (Saginaw), effective Monday, January 22.   Read 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 Coference & 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.  

WPHM Revamps Lineup
Caleb Gordon, News and Program Director of Radio First's WPHM-AM (Port Huron), has announced a new lineup for the talk radio station Read More

Interlochen Sells East Jordan Station
On January 8, Interlochen Center for the Arts filed an application to sell WICV-FM (East Jordan) to Northern Christian Radio for $150,000 Read More

Free Jacobs Media Webinar on January 25
Fred Jacobs, Paul Jacobs, Seth Resler and Bob Kernen of Jacobs Media Strategies have returned from CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and are offering a free webinar for radio titled "The 10 Things We Learned At CES (That Impact Radio)." 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. 

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The Robinson Report - Perception
By: Kevin Robinson
Robinson Media

Elwood, IndianaA small town filled with solid Americana Values tucked in the belly of The Hoosier State.  Also, home to the headquarters of  The Red Gold brand Read More

2018 Update on Super Bowl Advertising and Promotions
By: Mitchell Stabbe, 
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

For many years, we have posted guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly allude to the Super Bowl without a license from the NFL.  Read More

5 Browser Extensions to Boost Your Productivity
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

I spend hours on my web browser each day. In fact, without a browser, I would be unable to do my job. Over the years, I've incorporated a number of browser extensions (Mozilla calls them "Add-Ons") into my daily routine.   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 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.

Walenta_100 Michael Walenta Celebrates 30 Years at WGVU Public Media
On January 11, Michael Walenta, WGVU (Grand Rapids) General Manager, celebrated 30 years of leading the station.  Read More

Michigan Radio Welcomes NPR's 1A to Ann Arbor
Michigan Radio and the Wallace House will welcome NPR's daily talk show, 1A, to Ann Arbor for a live broadcast and a special event featuring host Joshua Johnson this February.    Read More
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