Issue #112 July 20,  2018 |  View online
Top of the News:
  • #MABsummer Advocacy Conference & Annual Meeting!
  • FCC Votes to Reform KidVid Rules
  • FCCApplication Fees Going Up
  • iHeart Names New Detroit, Philly Presidents
  • WHTC (Holland) to Celebrate Years July 31
  • Dick Taylor:  Now That's Selling
All this and more below

2018 Summer Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting

August 13-14, 2018
The Grand Hotel-Mackinac Island

See full schedule and REGISTER today at:

We hope to see you there!
Official Announcement of the Annual Business Meeting of MAB

This is the official notice of the Annual Business Meeting of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

The General Assembly of the members will be held:

Date:  August 14, 2018
Time: 10:00am
Place: The Grand Pavillion Room at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI.

There is no charge for MAB members to attend this meeting.  The agenda will be published in next week's MAB News Briefs.
FCC Announces Emergency Alerting Webinar for July 25
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have announced an upcoming webinar on the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts.   Read More
State/Legislative Updates

"Promote the Vote" Supporters Turn in Petition
Over 430,000 petition signatures were submitted to the Department of State last week to place a constitutional amendment that would allow for same day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting for all voters to go on the November ballot.  Read More

Federal/Regulatory Updates

FCC Votes to Reform KidVid Rules
The FCC is proposing to eliminate the requirements that mandatory children's educational and informational programming be at least a half-hour long and regularly scheduled, that it must air on a TV stations primary channel and that TV stations must file quarterly children's TV reports, instead proposing annual filings as sufficient.   Read More 

FCC Application Fees Going Up
On July 10, the FCC released an Order announcing its adjustments to its application fees for commercial broadcasters and other licensees. The fee schedule reflects a 3.7% cost of living increase in the processing fees that are paid when broadcasters file an application with the FCC.   Read More 

Oxenford_100 ATSC 3.0, Next Gen TV, Inches Closer to Reality with FCC Simulcasting Rules Becoming Effective
By: David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

This week, the approval of the Office of Management and Budget of FCC rules imposing new paperwork burdens relating to simulcasting of a TV station's primary signal on a host station when it converts to the new ATSC 3.0 next generation TV transmission system was announced in the Federal Register.  Read More

iHeart Names New Detroit, Philly Presidents
iHeartMedia has announced that Paul Corvino is the new Region President for iHeartMedia Detroit, succeeding Nick Gnau, who is transferring to the Region President post for iHeartMedia Philadelphia.  Read More

Tom Cook Steps Down As Townsquare/Grand Rapids OM
After 7 years, Townsquare Media/Grand Rapids Operations Manager Tom Cook has announced his resignation.  Cook, who is headed for a soon-to-be announced opportunity said, "This is a great gig, and Grand Rapids is a great city.  The person who lands this gig will love the company, and living in Grand Rapids."  Read More

Beasley Begins Simulcast of Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show on WRXK-FM in Southwest Florida
Beasley Media Group, LLC., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced that the company's Detroit-based WRIF-FM Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show is now be simulcast weekday morning from 6AM-10:30AM on WRXK-FM/96 k-rock in Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida.  The simulcast began July 16.  Read More

Former WDIV Anchor Mort Crim Featured in 'Detroiters' Episode
Legendary WDIV-TV (Detroit) anchor Mort Crim is appearing in a new episode of Comedy Central's Detroiters.  Crim plays the role of a furniture pitchman on television.   Read More

WHTC (Holland) To Celebrate 70 Years
July 31
On July 31, 1948, the Holland-Zeeland area welcomed its first permanent radio station as 1450 WHTC took to the air at 6 p.m.  On July 31, 2018, the station will celebrate 70 years of service with a special live broadcast beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Read More
Mark your calendars to spend "Third Thursdays with the MAB" each month throughout 2018. Webinars are free to MAB members. Questions? Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB or

August - No Webinar
See you at the Summer Conference
on August 13-14!

September 20, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Updating Website TOS Agreements
with David Oxenford

October 18, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Leadership Lessons for Broadcast Managers
with Chris Lytle

November 15, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
License Renewal
with David Oxenford

Learn More

What webinar topics would you like in 2019?  
 Email your ideas to 

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Now That's Selling
By: Dick Taylor, CRMC/CDMC

Here are three short stories for you to ponder.  Read More

3 Tips for Radio Broadcasters Using Facebook Ads
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

Radio stations like running Facebook ads because they are inexpensive and can target specific audiences. If your station only has $1,000 to spend on marketing and wants to reach men between the ages of 25 and 54 in a particular Milwaukee suburb, Facebook ads are a very effective way to do so.   Read More

We will be starting snack and learns back up again after the 2018 Summer Conference.  We can't wait to see you!  

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In This Issue
August 13-14 
Summer Conference on Mackinac Island

August 27
Deadline for stations to update EAS information with FCC in ERTS.

The 2019 #MABshow 
will be March 5-6 at
the Lansing Center.

Speakers are already being booked! More information coming soon!

Book your 2019 Exhibit Booth TODAY!
The Great Lakes Media Show '19 Floor Plan is
available.  Email here for more information

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