Issue #67 -  July 19 , 2017 | View online
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* Advocacy Conference Early-Rate Deadlines   Approaching
* FEMA Appoints New IPAWS Subcommittee

All this and more below
Advocacy Conference Early-Rate Deadlines Approaching
Don't miss the speakers at this year's Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, August 22-23 at Crystal Mountain Resort.  Register today to take advantage of discounted room rates at Crystal Mountain (through this Friday, July 21) as well as early-bird conference rates (through July 31).  Read more here...

FEMA Appoints New IPAWS Subcommittee
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the names of 31 individuals who will serve on a new IPAWS subcommittee to offer guidance on best standards and operating procedures for the nation's emergency alert system. Read more here...

FEMA Sets Date for Next National EAS Test
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has scheduled the 2017 National EAS Test (NPT) for Wednesday, September 27 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. Read more here...

State of Michigan Legislative Update 

Police Body Camera Bill Signed by Snyder
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed HB 4427 into law (now Public Act 85 of 2017), which exempts public release of footage from police body cameras if the footage was taken in a person's private residence.   Read more here...
Federal/Congressional Update

FCC Releases Tutorial on FM Translator Auction Window for AM Stations
By: David Oxenford, 
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

On July 13, The FCC released an online tutorial for the upcoming windows for filing for FM translators for AM stations.  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...

Three Michigan Broadcasters Finalists for 2017 Marconi Awards
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the finalists for the 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced September 7 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show and held during the 2017 Radio Show in Austin. Read more here...
Blarney Stone Names New Voice of Grayling Vikings Football and Basketball
Blarney Stone Broadcasting (Grayling) has named Chad Patterson the new voice of Grayling Vikings football and basketball.Read more here...
WXYZ to Air Film on Detroit Riot Anniversary
WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast the television premiere of the film, "12th and Clairmount," 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23, the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riot/rebellion. The Detroit Free Press film was produced in collaboration with WXYZ and Bridge Magazine, and explores the racial and economic tensions that led to the most violent uprising in Detroit's history. Read more here...
FCC Watch: More Translator Modifications
Here's the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings:   Read more here...
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The Debrief: Five Questions to Ask at the End of Your Meeting
By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer

Sarah and I are in Bermuda with her brother, Bob, and his wife, Kathy.
On Tuesday morning we get up, get on our motor scooters and go to breakfast. Then we journey to Hamilton to shop. We eat lunch together. By 2:30 p.m., we're playing golf at the St. George Club.   Read more here...

People Attract People
By:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC
Dick Taylor Blog

One of my favorite activities each Memorial Day Weekend is to listen to WABC Rewound streamed over Rewound Radio. What makes this weekend so special is that people from all over the world are listening to the stream at the same time. It's a coming together of people of all ages to celebrate one of the greatest radio stations America ever produced.  Read more here...
The Robinson Report:  The Road and The Race
By: Kevin Robinson
Robinson Media

In Appleton, Wisconsin a long haul driver loads his Peterbilt with summer sweet corn for a cross-country run. Needs to arrive before the harvest turns.  Read more here...
7 Digital Mistakes Radio Stations Make That Can Hurt Event Ticket Sales
By: Seth Resler,
Jacobs Media Strategies

Summer concert season is now in full swing and many radio stations around the country have been hard at work booking their own festivals. These events can be a significant source of non-traditional revenue for radio stations. Yet many radio stations will make digital mistakes that prevent them from selling more tickets and making more money. Here are some of those common mistakes and tips on how your radio station can avoid them:  Read more here...
Golf for the Future of Broadcast Excellence
Are you attending the MAB Advocacy Conference in August? Are you looking for a great incentive for your employees? Do you like to win? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, the MAB Foundation's Golf Fundraiser is for YOU!.  Read more here...

MAPB will honor John Sheffler, William H. Smith with Public Media Impact Awards
The MAPB has announced its 2017 Public Media Impact Award recipients. CMU Public Radio's John Sheffler will be honored for his nearly 40 years of professional service and leadership and Detroit philanthropist William H. Smith will be recognized for his generous contributions to Detroit Public Television. Read more here...

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