Issue #110 June 29,  2018 |  View online
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Additionally, the MAB News Briefs will not be published during the holiday week, returning the week of July 9. 
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Top of the News:

* Mark T. Brush, Paul J. Ryan to be Honored with MAPB   Awards
* More than 145 are coming to #MABSummer. Are you?
* MABPAC will Host Annual Fundraiser inside the   Cupola at Historic Grand Hotel
* Ed "Uncle Buck" Buchanan: 1949-2018
* Emily Fox Named Local Morning Edition Host at   WKAR-FM
* Michigan Stations Win at PRNDI Awards

All this and more below

Mark T. Brush, Paul J. Ryan to be Honored with MAPB Awards
The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) is pleased to announce its 2018 Public Media Impact Awards. Mark T. Brush and Paul J. Ryan will be honored August 14 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island during the annual MAB Summer Conference.  Read More
More than 145 are coming to #MABSummer. Are you?

Register now to have a Grand Summer with the MAB August 13 and 14 on Mackinac Island

See our full schedule and exciting speakers 
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

Appeals Court Rules FOIA Denial Triggers Lawsuit Clock
The Court of Appeals, in a per curiam decision in Progress Michigan V. Attorney General has ruled the Freedom of Information Act allows denials to be challenged in the Court of Claims, but the action must be filed within 180 days of a final determination.   Read More

El-Sayed Begins Broadcasting Ads 
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed has started broadcasting a 30-second ad in the Detroit and Flint markets.  Read More

DC-Capitol_100 Federal/Regulatory Updates

NAB Applauds MMA's Passage from Senate Judiciary
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Music Modernization Act (MMA)  by unanimous voice vote on June 28.  Read More  

FCC to Consider Children's TV Rules Changes
The FCC released a fact sheet on its proposed NPRM to revise the Children's Television rules.  The changes, if adopted, would reduce the burden on TV stations.   Read More 

Ed "Uncle Buck" Buchanan:  1949-2018
Cumulus Media has announced that West Michigan radio legend and longtime on-air host of Grand Rapids' heritage Classic Rock station WLAV-FM, Ed Buchanan, passed way this past Thursday.  Read More

Emily Fox Named Local Morning Edition Host at WKAR-FM
Emily Fox will join WKAR-FM (East Lansing) as the Capital Region host and local producer for NPR's Morning Edition.   Read More

WCSX Signs Contract Extension with Jim O'Brien
Beasley Media Group has announced that Big Jim O'Brien has signed a new multi-year deal to continue hosting Big Jim's House mornings on 94.7 WCSX-FM (Detroit).   Read More

Lauren Crocker Signs Extension at WDVD-FM
Cumulus Media's WDVD-FM (Detroit) has signed Lauren Crocker to a multi-year extension as co-host of The Blaine Fowler Morning Show, a position she has held since 2015.   Read More

WLUN Adds FSD's Matt Shepard
WLUN-FM (Midland) (ESPN 100.9) has announced that it has added Michigan Media Network syndicated Shep, Shower 'N' Shave hosted by Matt Shepard. The program will begin airing weekdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 2.   Read More

Michigan Stations Win at PRNDI Awards
At the 2018 PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) Conference Awards Banquet, held June 23 in Washington, three Michigan public radio broadcasters were honored, winning multiple awards for their work.   Read More

Mitten News Acquires WYPV-FM
In an application filed with the FCC on June 15, Michigan Broadcasters, LLC has agreed to transfer the license of its WYPV-FM (Mackinaw City) to John Yob's Mitten News LLC.   Read More

Sanilac Broadcasting Celebrates 50 Years
On Saturday, June 23, Sanilac Broadcasting (Sandusky) celebrated 50 years of service with a community open house for listeners and advertisers to come by and say hello and get a tour. Sanilac Broadcasting Company was founded in 1968 by George Benko and Robert Benko.   Read More

WCEN Introduces 'The Moose New Country Ale'
Alpha Media's WCEN-FM (Saginaw)  has teamed up with Mountain Town Brewing Company to introduce The Moose New Country Ale to be available at area establishments in the coming weeks.   Read More

Snack and Learn with the MAB
We will resume our MAB "Snack and Learn" tour after the 2018 Summer Conference in August. Email Jacquelen Timm about this great opportunity to connect with the MAB and schedule our visit to your station.

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. 

Repeat Customers Are Key to Profitability
By: Dick Taylor, CRMC/CDMC

The radio advertising business is all about repeat customers. Radio's power is its ability to deliver both reach (the number of people who will hear your advertisement) as well as frequency (the number of times a listener will hear the same advertisement). Radio, for all of my life has been the medium for delivering the best frequency for an advertiser, but in today's world, it now is also the best for delivering reach too.  Read More

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