Issue #64 -  June 22, 2017 | View online
Top of the News:

* Linda Lee to Receive MAB Legacy Award
* Andrea Isom Joins WXYZ/WMYD-TV
* Mathew Treadwell Appointed MAB Marketing &
  Communications Manager

All this and more below
June 30:  Deadline for radio stations to move from AMC-8 to AMC-18 (see article 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 station's public inspection files.

July 10:  Class A Television Station Documentation Due.  Documentation of Class A Television continuing eligibility should be included in station's public inspection files on this date. 
Linda Lee To Receive MAB Legacy Award

Linda Lee (Young) of WYCD-FM (Detroit) and nationally recognized radio personality, will receive the first MAB Legacy Award, posthumously, at the Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, August 22, during the Chairman's Banquet at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. Read more here...

Celebrate With Fellow Broadcasters

You will not want to miss one of the highlights of the 
Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards, held at the President's Banquet on Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. You will get to network with fellow broadcasters and honor five Michigan broadcasters.  Read more here...

Reminder:  AMC-8 Cutoff is June 30

Radio stations airing programming from any of the major network suppliers only have until June 30 to shift their satellite dishes from AMC-8 to the new AMC-18 satellite, at 105 degrees West Longitude.   Read more here...

SiriusXM Seeks EAS Waiver

On June 5, SiriusXM Radio filed a petition with the FCC asking for a temporary waiver with regard to how the company complies with Emergency Alert System requirements on some of its programming channels. Read more here...
State of Michigan Legislative Update 

Medical Marijuana Advertising Ban Introduced

Lawmakers in both the House and the Senate introduced legislation to ban billboard advertising for medical marijuana. Senator Rick Jones (R-24) and Representative Andy Schor (D-68) said in a press release that the legislation is in line with similar bans on tobacco billboard advertising.  Read more here...

Part-Time Legislature Petition Cleared by the Bureau of Elections

After initial uncertainty over possible defects in the petition language for the part-time legislature proposal, the Bureau of Elections is now satisfied that Lt. Governor Brian Calley's part-time legislature petition meets the "technical requirements" in state law.  Read more here...
Federal/Congressional Update

Court Rejects Request to Stay UHF Discount

According to a report in TVNewsCheck, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the emergency stay motion filed by public interest groups that sought to prevent the FCC from implementing its decision to reinstate the so-called UHF discount that the groups claim will "make it easier for the nation's largest television ownership groups to acquire additional stations and crowd out diverse and local voices."    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...

Andrea Isom Joins WXYZ/WMYD-TV

Reporter Andrea Isom has joined WXYZ-TV and WMYD-TV (Detroit) as a reporter and 7 Action News Investigator. Recently, Isom was an on-air correspondent and video production producer on the nationally syndicated show "Crime Watch Daily." She traveled the country telling in-depth, high-profile stories about truth, crime and justice. Read more here...

Erin Vermeulen Joins WCSX Morning Show

Beasley Media Group has announced that Erin Vermeulen will be joining Big Jim O'Brien as the newest member of the WCSX-FM (Detroit) morning team.  She will begin her new position on July 10.  Read more here...

Alex Jokich Rejoins WWTV-WWUP

After nearly five years as a reporter at WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo), Alex Jokich has rejoined WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) as Morning News Anchor.  She will anchor the 4:30 -9:00 a.m. news segments where she was previously a reporter.  Read more here...

WBCT Birthday Bash Turns 25

This past weekend (June 17-18) iHeartMedia's WBCT-FM/B-93 (Grand Rapids) held its 25th annual Birthday Bash country music concert at US-131 Motorsports Park near Martin, Michigan.  The two-day music concert is considered one of the biggest draws for country music fans in the Midwest.  Read more here...

Caroline Beasley Elected As NAB Joint Board Chair

Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, has been unanimously elected as NAB Joint Board Chair by the NAB Joint Board of Directors. Beasley takes over from Dave Lougee, president and CEO of TEGNA Media, whose term expired.  Read more here...

Mathew Treadwell Appointed MAB Marketing & Communications Manager

Mathew Treadwell joined the MAB team as Marketing & Communications Manager on June 19. In his position, Mathew will help to coordinate the marketing and communication efforts of the MAB, MABF, MABPAC and MAPB staffs and best share news of programs, opportunities and successes among organizational members.  Read more here...

Jacobs Media: A Startling Discovery About Autonomous Cars

Predicted driver behavior In driverless cars might Surprise you.  Read more here...
Michigan Nexstar Employees Give Back with "Day of Giving"

On June 16, The Nexstar-owned television stations in Michigan, WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids), WLNS-TV (Lansing) and WJMN-TV (Marquette) joined 168 other Nexstar stations nationwide for the company's annual "Founder's Day of Caring," where company employees donate a half-day to a local non-profit or community agency.   Read more here...

WLEN Celebrity Pie Auction Benefits Cancer Society

On June 7, Lenawee Broadcasing's WLEN-FM (Adrian) held its 18th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Celebrity Pie Auction. 106 pies donated by station personnel, area businesses and local celebrities were auctioned off. Read more here...
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The Real Job of (Sales) Management is Getting Into Their Heads
By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer

I do not have a degree in psychiatry. But as a sales manager, I often felt like I needed one. You too?  Maybe all you really need is the willingness to listen to your salespeople.   Read more here...

5 Website Stats Every Radio Program Director Should Track
By: Seth Resler,
Jacobs Media Strategies

Once a week, radio programmers and the appropriate staff members should take some time to review their website statistics. Just as stations that play new music sit down to review charts, sales and call-out research before adding records and changing rotations, stations should get together and review online data before scheduling the creation of new blogposts, videos, or podcasts.   Read more here...
Stay an Extra Day in Paradise

You're coming to MAB's Annual Advocacy Conference and Meeting, plus the awards banquet anyway (right?), so why not "Stay an Extra Day in Paradise" and sign-up for the MAB Foundation's Golf Fundraiser, which supports individuals seeking a career in broadcasting? 
Read more here...
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