Issue #113 July 27,  2018 |  View online
Top of the News:

* Today is the Last Day to Register Online for   #MABsummer
* It's Official - September 20 is the Next National EAS   Test
* Midwest Next-Gen TV Summit Presentations Now   Available Online
* Moving FCC EEO Enforcement from the Media to the   Enforcement Bureau - What Does It Mean?
* Nathan Graham in as New PD for WDZH-FM
* Detroit Journalism Cooperative Goes Digital with   Gubernatorial Interviews

All this and more below

16 Days Until #MABSummer
More than 170 are going to be there. Are you?

MAB Summer Advocacy Conference 
& Annual Business Meeting
August 13-14, 2018
The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

Today is the last day to REGISTER 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: 10:00 a.m.
Place: The Grand Pavilion Room at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Mich.

There is no charge for MAB members to attend this meeting.
It's Official - September 20 is the Next National EAS Test
As previously speculated, Thursday, September 20 at 2:20 p.m. Eastern will be the date and time for the next National EAS Test. This year's test will also include testing of WEA, the Wireless Emergency Alert System - so in addition to hearing (or conducting) a broadcast Emergency Alert System text, you'll likely also receive one on your smartphone.   Read More
Midwest Next-Gen TV Summit Presentations Now Available Online
Presentations and panel discussions, including with videos of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly's remarks and Dr. Richard Chernock and the NAB's Skip Pizzi's overview session, are now available online at

State/Legislative Updates

Elections Bureau Recommends Approval of Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Time Proposals
The Department of State Bureau of Elections concluded that both the One Fair Wage proposal to increase the minimum wage and the MI Time to Care proposal to require employers to provide paid sick time had collected enough signatures to be passed to the Legislature.  Read More

DC-Capitol_100 Federal/Regulatory Updates

READI Act Introduced to Improve EAS
According to a report in , new legislation would require state emergency communications committees to update their emergency alert systems plan periodica lly.  Read More
Congress Considers 21-Day Requirement for FCC Proposals
The proposed FCC Transparency Act (H.R. 6422) would require the Commission to publish the texts of any proposed actions on its website at least 21-days ahead of a vote.  Read More 

Moving FCC EEO Enforcement from the Media to the Enforcement Bureau
- What Does It Mean?

By: David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

On July 24, The FCC adopted an order moving broadcast EEO enforcement from the FCC's Media Bureau to its Enforcement Bureau. The change will be effective later, after certain procedural approvals are obtained and after notice is published in the Federal Register.  Read More

Nathan Graham in as New PD for WDZH-FM
Nathan Graham has been named Program Director for Entercom's WDZH-FM (Detroit). Graham was previously APD and Music Director for 103.7 KISS FM (WXSS-FM) in Milwaukee.  Read More

Detroit Journalism Cooperative Goes Digital with Gubernatorial Interviews
Hour-long interviews with six of the seven major party candidates for Michigan governor turned into dozens of on-air reports, YouTube video playlists and digital posts for the audiences of the multimedia Detroit Journalism Cooperative.  Read More

WPHM Goes Hyper-Local for Boat Races and Festival
Liggett Communication's News-Talk-Sports WPHM-AM 1380 (Port Huron) once again provided start to finish coverage of the 94th annual Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. The annual sailboat race starts in Port Huron and ends at Mackinac Island and is organized by Detroit's Bayview Yacht Club.  Read More

WDIV-TV To Host Congressional Debate
WDIV-TV/ClickOnDetroit and the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization will host a debate with candidates for U.S. House of Representatives for the 13th congressional district at 8 p.m. on August 2.  Read More

WCZY-FM Holds 'Hometown Showdown'
On July 23, WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) held its 10th Annual "Hometown Showdown" at the Isabella County Fairgrounds.  Eleven contestants competed for two $500 cash prizes in the talent contest.  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

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Thank You, Jennifer!
Jennifer Williams, Immediate Past Chair of the MAB Foundation and Director of Interactive Marketing at Beasley Media Group (Detroit), will be coming off the MABF Board of Directors in August. THANK YOU, Jennifer, for your dedication and support to the Foundation! We greatly appreciate all you have done! 

Using Interviews to Create Content for Your Radio Station's Blog
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

At the heart of any successful online strategy is content. But most radio stations find themselves with staffs that don't have an abundance of time to blog. Fortunately, there are a few shortcuts for generating quality blog content.  Read More

We can't wait to see you!
We will be starting snack and learns back up again after the 2018 Summer Conference.  Email Jacquelen Timm if you would like to schedule a Snack and Learn with the MAB.
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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!

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The Great Lakes Media Show '19 Floor Plan is
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