Issue #109 June 22,  2018 |  View online
Top of the News:

* Have You Heard About #MABsummer's All-Star   Lineup?
* The Midwest Next-Gen TV Summit is Next Week!
* What Do Broadcasters and Media Companies Need to   Know About the GDPR?
* FCC Announces Experimental NextGen TV License for   WKAR at MSU
* Goldsen Elected NAB Radio Board Second Vice   Chairman
* MAB Members Help OK2SAY Save Lives

All this and more below

Have You Heard About 
#MABsummer's  All-Star Lineup?

Pai, Dingell, Newberry, Lanzano, Oxenford and Patrick are coming to the MAB Summer Conference August 13 and 14 at the Grand Hotel. Are you?

See our full schedule and register today at
Become a #MABsummer Sponsor!Learn More

The Midwest Next-Gen TV Summit
is Next Week!
The MAB is partnering with the Ohio Association of Broadcasters for the " 2018 Midwest Next-Gen TV Summit  ATSC 3.0" for General Managers & Engineers on June 27 and 28, 2018 at the C olumbus Marriott Northwest in Columbuso Ohio. FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly will be addressing the conference.  Register here to attend.

What Do Broadcasters and Media Companies Need to Know About the GDPR?
By: E milie de Lozier, Aaron Burstein and Joshua Bercu,
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

By now, you have probably heard that the European Union (EU) has a new data protection law on the books, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - but what are the new rules, and how might they apply to broadcasters? Below we address these and other commonly asked questions about the GDPR.  Read More

MABPAC will Host Annual Fundraiser inside the Cupola at Historic Grand Hotel
The MAB Political Action Committee (PAC) invites you to experience "A View from the Top" during a private reception on August 13 on Mackinac Island. This fundraising event will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Cupola Bar in the historic Grand Hotel.  Read More

State/Legislative Updates

Redistricting Petition Certified by the Board of Canvassers
Supporters of the Voters Not Politicians (VNP) redistricting proposal landed a victory after their petition was certified by the Board of State Canvassers on June 20.  Read More

Whitmer Airs First TV Ads 
According to a report in MIRS, the "Build a Better Michigan" committee launched an ad across the state featuring Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer.  Read More

DC-Capitol_100 Federal/Regulatory Updates

FCC Rejects LPFM Objections against Pending FM Translator Applications
According to the Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC's Media Bureau released a decision letter rejecting an objection filed by three groups advocating on behalf of LPFM stations against almost 1000 FM translator applications.  Read More 

NAB Files Comments with the FCC on C Band
According to the Radio World report, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering whether C Band spectrum should potentially be opened up for sharing with wireless operators.  Read More 

FCC Announces Experimental NextGen TV License for WKAR at MSU
On June 20, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly announced the granting of a special license allowing MSU and WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) to launch an experimental Next Generation TV broadcasting station.   Read More

Goldsen Elected NAB Radio Board Second Vice Chairman
At the National Association of Broadcasters' Board of Directors meeting, held June 12-13, the NAB Executive Committee elections took place and Michigan's own Bruce Goldsen, President of Jackson Radio Works, was elected Radio Board Second vice chairman.   Read More

Buchanan to lead as General Manager
Rachel Buchanan has been named General Manager of, (WSAE-FM/WJKN-FM) Spring Arbor University's proprietary radio station.   Read More

CMU's Dr. Jerry Henderson:
Nov. 19, 1938 - June 16, 2018

The MAB is sad to report that Dr. Jerry Henderson, 79, of Bay City, Mich., passed away on the afternoon of Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Brian's House Hospice.   Read More

Michigan Stations Celebrate Emmy® Award Wins!
At ceremonies held June 16 in Detroit, television stations across Michigan were receipients at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan 40th Annual Regional EMMY® Awards .   Read More

Blarney Stone Broadcasting To Bring Lick The Plate To Northern Michigan Radio!
Northern Michigan's Blarney Stone Broadcasting has announced a joint marketing and distribution agreement with and Traverse Magazine that brings Lick the Plate to Blarney Stone .   Read More

Ribbon Cutting for New Station in Mt. Pleasant
On June 7, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Mt. Pleasant to officially mark the launch of a new WMMI-AM and its new companion FM translator.   Read More

MAB Members Help OK2SAY Save Lives
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has released the OK2SAY student safety program's 2017 Annual Report.

WLEN Raises Over $2,000 for Lenawee American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Over 100 pies were donated from local businesses and celebrities and were auctioned off at the 19th annual 103.9 WLEN-FM (Adrian) Pie Auction. $2,572 was raised for the Lenawee American Cancer Society Relay For Life.  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


July 19, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
with DHHS

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Help to Mentor the Future with BCBC's Speed Networking
We're hard at work planning educational sessions for the upcoming Broadcast Career Builder Conference (BCBC) on November 16. BCBC is one of Michigan's only broadcast and media conferences that is strictly focused on educating students and giving them a direct path to success in the media industry. We need YOU to get involved in this conference. Read More

Mark Your Calendars with these Fall Media Career Fair Dates
The MAB Foundation will host several career fairs this fall to connect YOU with new employees. Participating in multiple career fairs may help boost your EEO file-we can help you do this!    Reserve Your Booth Today. 

How Commercial Radio Broadcasters Can Learn More About Public Radio
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

The spheres of commercial radio and public radio are, for the most part, completely isolated from one another. Broadcasters don't pay much attention to what their counterparts on the other side are doing. But as we move towards a world where on-demand audio is enabled by podcasts and voice commands, commercial radio broadcasters can learn a lot from public radio broadcasters.  Read More

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June 27-28
ATSC 3.0 Summit, Columbus, Ohio

July 12
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July 19 | 1 - 2pm
Webinar: Health Coverage for News Directors with DHHS

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 now posted here.


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