Issue #63 -  June 14, 2017 | View online
Top of the News:

* Upcoming FCC deadlines
* CMU's Orlik to retire
* Ann MacDonald passes
* Service for Tom Scanlan Announced
* Dick Taylor on help wanted ads for salespeople
* New manager at MAB Foundation

All this and more below
July 1: Captioning Deadline.  Television stations must be captioning clips of live or near-live TV programming used on their websites or mobile apps. This applies to all Full Power or Class A TV stations.

July 10:  Issues/Programs List for Q2-2017 due in Public Inspection File. 

July 10:  Children's Television Reports Due.  Records showing compliance with commercial limits on Children's Television Programming during Q2-2017 must be included in station's public inspection files.  Also, Children's Television Programming Reports for Q2-2017 must be filed with the FCC and included in the stations' public inspection files.

July 10:  Class A Television Station Documentation Due.  Documentation of Class A Television continuing eligibility should be included in stations' public inspection files on this date. 
Register Now! MAB Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting + Awards! 

The speaker lineup is set.  The Hall of Fame Inductees and the Lifetime Achievement Award winner have been announced.  It's time you registered for the annual M AB Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, to be held at beautiful Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, August 22-23.  Read more here...

State of Michigan Legislative Update 

Senate Committee Approves First Round of Opiate Bills

The MAB wants to know what your station is doing to help end Opiate abuse. Please share with the MAB about the PSAs you are airing, programs, news coverage, town hall meetings, special reports and events. Send footage and photo's of the event. Tell us the outcome. We want to feature your activities in MAB News Briefs and the MAB will be putting together a special report on Michigan Broadcasters Fight Opiate Abuse.   Read more here...
Federal/Congressional Update

FCC Releases Instructions for Window for AM Stations to File for FM

According to Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC released the Public Notice setting out instructions for the upcoming window for Class C and D AM stations to file for new FM translators. The window will be open for the submission of applications from July 26 to August 2.   Read more here...

FCC Deadline Reminder for Repacked TV Stations

According to Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC issued a Public Notice to remind stations that are being repacked as to some of the deadlines in this repacking process.   Read more here...
Have Fun and Keep Our Voice Strong in Lansing!
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...

CMU's Orlik To Retire August 15

After 48 years at Central Michigan University, Dr. Peter Orlik will retire August 15.  Dr. Orlik was the Director of the School of Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts from 1969 to 1979 and returned to the position in 1996. Read more here...

Michigan Emmy Winners Announced

At ceremonies held Saturday Night (June 10) in Detroit, 15 Michigan television stations took home awards in the 3 9th Annual National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Michigan Chapter Emmy® Awards.  Read more here...

Ann MacDonald Passes

The MAB has learned that Ann MacDonald, the wife of former MAB President Ken MacDonald, Sr. and matriarch of MacDonald and MacDonald-Garber Broadcasting passed away June 12.  Read more here...

Memorial Service Announced for Former MAB President Tom Scanlan

A memorial service has been arranged for former MAB Board President Tom Scanlan. Scanlan passed away June 1 in Tucson, Arizona at age 76. Read more here...

jacapps Wins 2017 Michigan Economic Bright Spot Award

Bingham Farms-based jācapps has been selected by Corp! Magazine as one of Michigan's Economic Bright Spots of 2017. The mobile strategy and application development company was honored June 8 at a luncheon held at the International Banquet Center in Detroit.  Read more here...

Heather Parks Joins WXYT

CBS Radio Detroit's 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) has announced announced that Heather Park has joined the "Jamie and Stoney Show" as co-host.  Read more here...

Mojo In The Morning Expands to Toledo

Detroit-based morning show "Mojo In The Morning" has expanded its footprint once again and will begin airing on iHeartMedia's WVKS-FM (Toledo, OH), effective June 19.
Read more here...
New P1 Learning Training Course: Customer Service: Service Quality Indicators

Course Description: Customers like to buy from people they like. How do you get people to like you? Well, you must be honest and reliable. You must offer fair and competitive pricing, and you must be competent and friendly.

However, there's more to it than being well liked when it comes to satisfied customers. In this course, we'll look at the FedEx Corporation and their approach to customer satisfaction. Through their creation of Service Quality Indicators (SQIs), FedEx has the ability to discover what their customers value the most. We'll discuss how to apply their system to your customers.  Click here to log in and watch this course...

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Radio Help Wanted Ads for Salespeople
By: Dick Taylor, CRMC/CDMC
Dick Taylor Blog

I manage the "Radio/TV/Digital Sales Help Wanted" bulletin board at my university. I've been doing it for the past 7 years. I'm sometimes sad to post the help wanted ads sent to me because of how they characterize the position they seek to fill.  Read more here...

The Robinson Report: Brand - or - Bland
By: Kevin Robinson
Robinson Media

"There's a trend in marketing today to make brands 'fully integrated' and 'seamless.' In other words, to eliminate all incongruity and surprise. Shallow blands are fully integrated and seamless. To be deep and attractive, a brand must have incongruent characteristics that make it interesting.  Just like a person." - Roy H. Williams   Read more here...
Google Alerts: A Handy Tool Every Radio Broadcaster Should Know About
By: Seth Resler,
Jacobs Media Strategies

We all know that we can go to and search the web for information on a particular topic. But did you know that you can tell Google to constantly do a background search of the web and let you know whenever it finds a new webpage about that topic? You can - using a feature called Google Alerts.  Read more here...
Jacquelen Timm Appointed Manager of MAB Foundation

Jacquelen Timm has been appointed MAB Foundation Manager and Development Director. She joined MAB on June 13. 
Read more here...

Golf For Future Broadcasters

Make plans to join us up north at the MAB Foundation Golf Fundraiser, which supports our young broadcasters. Playing 18 holes of golf with your industry colleagues is the perfect end to your time away at the MAB Advocacy Conference.   Read more here...

Pete Bowers Retires

The MAB Foundation has learned that longtime broadcaster and educator Pete Bowers has retired from Bloomfield Hills High School.  In 1976, Pete Bowers started the radio broadcasting program in Bloomfield Hills Schools. He has been the general manager of WBFH and the teacher of the electronic media courses for over 40 years.
Read more here...
WCMU Plans 50th Anniversary Open House

Central Michigan University's WCMU will have an open house on Saturday, June 24.  The open house gives the station a chance to thank listeners and viewers for 50 years of support.  Read more here...
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