Issue #66 -  July 13 , 2017 | View online
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* Register Today for the Advocacy Conference!
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* Part-Time Legislature Petition Language Starting Over

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Register Today for the Advocacy Conference!  Discounted Rates Expire Soon
There is still time to take advantage of discounted  registration opportunities at this summer's Advocacy Conference at Crystal Mountain Resort.  But time is running out.  Act now to reserve your overnight stay August 22 and 23. Crystal Mountain Resort's discounted group rate expires Friday, July 21.  Read more here...

State of Michigan Legislative Update 

Part-Time Legislature Petition Language Starting Over
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is starting over his effort to make Michigan's Legislature part-time with newly drafted petition language.   Read more here...
Federal/Congressional Update

NAB Files Comments to End Main Studio Rule
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recently filed comments in support of the FCC's proposal to eliminate the agency's main studio rule. The organization asserts that the rule is outdated and unnecessary.  Read more here...

FCC Steps Up Enforcement Against Pirate Radio
According to a report by Inside Radio , Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai confirmed that combatting pirate radio is a "major priority" for the agency.   Read more here...
MABPAC Fundraiser Helps All Broadcasters
The MAB Political Action Committee (MABPAC) would like to invite you to their annual Summer Fundraiser. The event will feature a reception at the Mountain Top along with private chair lift rides at Crystal Mountain Resort with the breathtaking views of the surrounding area.  Read more here...

Beloved Detroit journalist Bob Pisor Dies After Battle With Cancer
Long-time Detroit journalist Bob Pisor passed away on July 7 at his 80-acre farm in Leland Township after a months-long fight with kidney cancer. Read more here...

WOOD Radio's John Bry Retires
After 40 years, John Bry signed off the WOOD Radio (Grand Rapids) airwaves and into retirement  on July 7. Read more here ...

Scripps Names Adam Symson CEO to Succeed Rich Boehne
Adam Symson will become President and CEO of E.W. Scripps on Aug. 8 the company has announced, taking over for longtime CEO Rich Boehne, who will continue as Chairman .   Read more here...

WCSX Launches 'Big Jim's House'
Beasley Classic Rock WCSX-FM (Detroit) has announced the creation of "BIG JIM'S HOUSE" in mornings, featuring Erin Vermeulen, who recently joined Big Jim O'Brien as part of the station's morning team.  Read more here...

WMGC-FM Gets Foolish 
Beasley Media Group classic hip hop "105.1 The Bounce" WMGC-FM (Detroit) has added comedian Foolish  to its morning show, alongside Bigg and Shay Shay. "Bigg and Foolish in the Morning" kicked off July 5.   Read more here...

Marcie Brogan to retire, sell Brogan & Partners to agency's president, Ellyn Davidson

Crain's Detroit Business has reported that Marcie Brogan, the founder of Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing Agency, is retiring and selling the  company to its president,  Ellyn Davidson, who has been with the Birmingham-based advertising agency for 23 years.  Read more here...

Herman, Wertlieb Become Co-Vice Chairs of the Broadcasters Foundation of America
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has voted two of its Board members as Co-Vice Chairs, Scott Herman, Chief Operating Officer of CBS RADIO, and Jordan Wertlieb, President of Hearst Television. The elections took place during the Broadcasters Foundation's Board of Directors June meeting in New York City.  Read more here...

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Stop Making These Top 10 Marketing Mistakes
By: Duane Alverson 
President, MacDonald Broadcasting Company (Saginaw & Lansing)

If you're like most business leaders, you're likely struggling to navigate the myriad of marketing channels available to advertisers these days. With so many options out there, and with attention spans so fragmented and disjointed, how are business owners to know how and where to best spend their precious marketing dollars-especially with limited budgets?  Read more here...

How to Attract Millennials With a Compelling Recruitment Video
By: Ryan Jenkins
Next Generation Speaker / Columnist

Finding talent for your organization is an ongoing process. It's even more ongoing  today as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials change jobs in record numbers.  Read more here...
How to Back Up Your Radio Station's Soundcloud Files
By: Seth Resler,
Jacobs Media Strategies

Last week, laid off 40% of its workforce - 173 of its 420 employees. Despite having over 175 million users in 2014 (the last year the company released numbers for), the audio hosting website has struggled to find a profitable business model.  Read more here...
Coming Soon: Fall Career Fairs!
Attention Stations and Companies: Fall is right around the corner!  Secure your booth TODAY at one of the MAB Foundation's Fall 2017 Career & Networking Fairs. Meet with students and young professionals from across the state!   Read more here...

Help Fund the Future of Broadcast Excellence! 
Do you love to GOLF?  Come out and have FUN while supporting the MAB Foundation and the future of broadcast excellence.  Read more here...
WKAR's 'QuizBusters' Announces Final Season
The long-running high school game show "QuizBusters"  will begin its final season this fall,  WKAR-TV (East Lansing) announced on July 5.  The award-winning original series first aired on Michigan State University's public television station in 1989. Read more here...

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