Issue #68 -  July 26 , 2017 | View online
Top of the News:

* Sen. Stabenow to Receive MAB Lifetime of   Distinguished Public Service Award
* Congresswoman Dingell will be Special Guest at   Awards Banquet
* FCC Releases New EAS Handbook

All this and more below
Sen. Stabenow to Receive MAB Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award
Sen. Debbie Stabenow will be honored with the MAB's "Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award" during the August 22  MAB Awards Banquet at Crystal Mountain Resort.  Read more here...

Congresswoman Dingell will be Special Guest at Awards Banquet
Each summer, the MAB's Advocacy Conference allows its members an important opportunity to hear from and network with broadcast industry peers as well as legislative experts and leaders.  That is why the MAB is excited to announce that Congresswoman Debbie Dingell will be a special guest at this year's MAB Awards Banquet on August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort.   Read more here...

Crystal Mountain Extends Room Discounts
Uh oh! You didn't book your room before last Friday's discount deadline? Don't worry ... we've got you covered. Read more here...

FCC Releases New EAS Handbook
The FCC has released a revised EAS Operating Handbook.
A copy of the Handbook must be located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations when an operator is required to be on duty and be immediately available to staff responsible for administering EAS tests.  Read more here...
Federal/Congressional Update

Pai: $1.75 Billion is Not Enough for Spectrum Repack
According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testified in front of the Senate Commerce Committee that the agency does not think that the $1.75 billion Congress set-aside for the post-incentive auction repack will be sufficient.  Read more here...

NABlogo_150 NAB: Microsoft White Space Proposal Harms LPTVs, Translators
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) filed comments with the FCC stating that a Microsoft proposal, that the company be granted access to 18 MHz of TV spectrum for unlicensed use, should be denied.  Read more here...

Join Us for the MABPAC Fundraiser!
The MAB Political Action Committee (MABPAC) would like to invite you to our annual Summer Fundraiser at the beautiful Crystal Mountain Resort. The event will feature a reception at the Mountain Top along with private Clipper Chairlift Rides with the breathtaking views of the surrounding area.  Read more here... 

WKHM Raises Thousands for Area Charities
K-105.3 (WKHM-FM) and NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM (WKHM-AM) (Jackson) hosted their annual Live Radio Charity Auction on July 20 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. A total of 31 area businesses and organizations participated by donating items for listeners to place bids on by calling in to the radio station. Read more here...
Detroit Air Personality Bob Bauer Passes
Former WLLZ-FM, WABX-FM and WCSX-FM radio personality Bob Bauer passed away July 21 at his home in Pinckney.  He was 63 years old. Read more here...
Dave & Chuck The Freak Expand to Boston
Beasley Media Group, Inc., has announced that the company's Detroit-based WRIF-FM Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show will now be simulcast on the company's WBOS-FM (ALT 92.9) in Boston, effective July 24. Read more here...
Blarney Stone Broadcasting Announces New Line Up on WQON
Following the retirement of Dave "Big Dog" Sherbert, from WQON-FM (Grayling), Blarney Stone Broadcasting has announced a new on-air line-up for the station. Read more here...
FCC Watch: WHST (Tawas City) Sold to Carroll Enterprises
Here's the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings:   Read more here...
New P1 Learning Training Course:Taking Control of Your Career: 02. Knowing Yourself

Course Description: There could be a lot of reasons why you aren't moving forward in your job. It could be there's no position at your company for you to move to. Perhaps your boss doesn't think you're ready. Part of taking control of your career involves knowing yourself. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Where can you improve? How do you do that? In this course, we'll take a look at three categories of workers: unskilled, skilled, and overused skill. If you fall into the unskilled category in certain areas, how do you move to the skilled area, and how do you stay there? That's what this program is all about Click here to log in and watch this course...

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Traffic Tidbits
Your MAB has asked traffic departments from all across Michigan to offer some memories, tips, tricks, and traffic stories for your enjoyment. Here are a few thoughts from other Michigan traffic employees in the radio and television business.  Names will remain confidential to protect the innocent: Read more here...
How to Have Millennials Show Up to Work on Time
By: Ryan Jenkins
Next Generation Speaker / Columnist

How often are workers late to work? Is the  9-to-5 schedule obsolete? Are employers becoming more lenient with  worker tardinessRead more here...
Station Information Packets, Old School Marketing Techniques That Still Work and Show Your PD Some Love!
By: Gary Berkowitz
Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting

Some new tips for programming and management: Fill out your Nielsen SIP (Station Information Packet). They may say you don't have to, but I say do it.   Read more here...

Career Fairs are right around the corner! 
  • Wednesday, October 18 - Western Michigan University (12 - 4 p.m.)
  • Thursday, October 19 - Central Michigan University (12 - 3 p.m.)
  • Thursday, October 26 - Specs Howard School of Media Arts (4 - 7 p.m.)
  • Friday, November 10 - BCBC '17: LCC West Campus (11:30 a.m -1 p.m.)
Click here to learn more and reserve your booth!
Thank You
"I want to sincerely thank you for your generosity. I was honored and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your Peter Orlik Scholarship. Who knows where the next year might lead, but thanks to you, my financial burden will be lightened, and I can focus on my education. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals as you have helped me."
- Theron Logan,  2017 Peter Orlik Scholarship Recipien t
Michigan Radio Revisits Detroit's Long, Hot Summer of Rebellion
Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM) has gone to social media, specifically Twitter, to mark the events of the 1967 Detroit uprising. Read more here...

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