Issue #153 |  June 7, 2019   |   View online
Top of the News:

* Jackson Radio Works' Bruce & Sue Goldsen Will be   Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
* Grand Rapid's Janet Mason, Detroit's Bill Proctor,   Lansing's Tim Staudt to Enter the Michigan   Broadcasting Hall of Fame
* NAB's Steven Newberry is Coming to #MABsummer
* EAS Test Reporting System Open For 2019 Filings;   July 3 Deadline For Form One
* Political Broadcasting Issues to Consider Now for the   2020 Election Campaign
* WWJ Afternoon Anchor Greg Bowman To Retire on   July 12
* Michigan Radio Welcomes StoryCorps MobileBooth to   Flint

All this and more below

Jackson Radio Works' Bruce & Sue Goldsen Will be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Bruce and Sue Goldsen, owners of Jackson Radio Works will have been names as the MAB's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. They will be honored during the #MABsummer Awards Banquet on August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.  Read More

Grand Rapid's Janet Mason, Detroit's Bill Proctor, Lansing's Tim Staudt to Enter the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Longtime Michigan broadcasting professionals Janet Mason, Bill Proctor and Tim Staudt will be welcomed as the 2019 inductees into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame. They will be honored during the #MABsummer Awards Banquet on August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.  Read More

NAB's Steven Newberry is Coming to #MABsummer
Steven Newberry serves America's broadcasters as Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs and Strategic Planning for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).  He will be among he distinguished guest speakers on hand for the MAB's Advocacy Conference & Annual  Business Meeting on August 5-6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.  Read More

Book Your Room Before it's Too Late: MAB Room Block Expires July 8
The MAB has secured a block of JW Marriott rooms at special rates for #MABsummer participants. But the rooms and these exclusive rates won't last forever. The JW Marriott is already filling up fast for the conference dates and the MAB' s special rates expire July 8. Don't hesitate. Book your stay today. Learn more here.

EAS Test Reporting System Open For 2019 Filings; July 3 Deadline For Form One
With the next national EAS test announced for August 7 at 2:20 p.m. Eastern (with a backup date of August 21), the FCC has opened up the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) for stations to enter their information.  Read More

ABIP 11 Is Your Station Overdue for an Inspection? Limited Spots Still Available  for 2019 ABIPs
Do you think the FCC no longer does routine inspections? Guess again.  With both radio and television public files online, it makes it easier than ever for the FCC to inspect.  You need to be certain your public file contains everything it should. A physical ABIP inspection checks technical as well as public file requirements, and more Read More

The MAB Political Action Committee (PAC) invites you to experience Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on August 5. This special fundraising event will feature a private tour of the brewery, dinner and, of course, brews direct from Founders taps! All proceeds benefit the MABPAC. Admission is $200 per person or $350 per couple. According to Michigan Campaign Finance Act no corporate donations are allowed under the law. Only personal payment is accepted. Register to Attend

Political Broadcasting Issues to Consider Now for the 2020 Election Campaign
By: David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP 

The 2020 presidential elections already loom large, with one of the over 20 Democratic candidates for the Presidential nomination seemingly appearing on whatever TV talk show you tune into on your TV set. With the first debate among these candidates scheduled for late June, it seems like we have a real election already underway.   Read More

State/Legislative Updates

Michigan GOP Sues Over Petition Drive Rules
A lawsuit filed June 5 by the Michigan Republican Party to force implementation of new petition drive rules Michigan's Republican-led House and Senate took a fight over tough new petition drive rules, despite the law's invalidation by Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel.   Read More

Federal/Regulatory Updates

NAB's Gordon Smith: Let STELAR Expire
NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith testified on Tuesday morning  at House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing entitled, "STELAR Review: Protecting Consumers in an Evolving Media Marketplace."  Read More

FCC Now Accepting ATSC 3.0 Applications
On May 28, the Federal Communications Commission formally began accepting applications from television stations for ATSC 3.0 operations.   Read More

WWJ Afternoon Anchor Greg Bowman To Retire on July 12 
Entercom's WWJ-AM (Detroit) has announced that it's award-winning Hall of Fame afternoon anchor Greg Bowman is retiring.  His last broadcast will be July 12.
Bowman has been delivering the news for  WWJ Newsradio 950 listeners for the past 29 years Read More

Ken Kolbe Returns to WGVU
Ken Kolbe has returned to WGVU Public Media to serve as General Manger. He previously served as General Manager for WCMU for nearly five years. Ken has been a professional broadcaster for over 40 years, including more than 20 years in public media.   Read More

Bill Black to Program WJLB/WMXD; Kristina Williamson Joins WKQI
iHeartMedia has announced that Bill Black has been named Director of Urban Programming for its Detroit stations, including WJLB-FM and WMXD-FM and Kristina Williamson will host nights for WKQI-FM.  Read More

Melissa Smith Moves to WWTV/WWUP
WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) has announced that Melissas Smith has joined the station as the new co-anchor of "the four" with Michelle Dunaway.  Read More

Brian Thomas Joins Townsquare Grand Rapids as OM
Townsquare Media/Grand Rapids has announced the addition of veteran programmer Brian Thomas as its new Operations Manager.  He'll also oversee the company's 17 Classic Hits stations.   Read More

WLNS Anchor Sheri Jones Receives Community Excellence Award
WLNS-TV (Lansing) anchor Sheri Jones has been honored with the first ever Community Excellence Award from the Lansing Police Department for her Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame career and dedication to crime fighting with Crime Stoppers of Mid Michigan.  Read More

Michigan Radio Welcomes StoryCorps MobileBooth to Flint
This August, Michigan Radio will welcome StoryCorps' renowned Airstream-trailer-turned-recording-booth to Flint, Michigan to collect the stories of local residents. StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Flint as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour.  Read More

Cadillac's NewsNet Launches In New York, Los Angeles; Adds 23 Affiliates in 5 Months
After 5 months on-air, America's newest 24/7 news channel now reaches the top 3 TV markets in the country, and is continuing to expand its reach nationwide.  NewsNet, based in Cadillac, Michigan, launched January 1 as a subchannel on 18 TV stations across the country Read More

WLEN Holds 6th Annual PSA Contest
Lenawee Broadcasting's WLEN-FM (Adrian) has announced winners in its 6th Annual PSA Contest.  With the theme of "How do you envision a world of kindness that would: reduce suicide, reduce drug use or reduce bullying," students in classes, groups and organizations all across Lenawee County were challenged to create public service announcements in audio or video around this theme.  Read More

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'Snack and Learn' With Your MAB 
Do you know about all the services and programs through the MAB?  If not, the MAB would love to come "Snack and Learn" with you and your team! ! Invite us to your office and get informed about all the services offered by the MAB. We'll bring the snacks! Schedule your station's 2019 "Snack and Learn" with the MAB! Contact Jackie:


June 20, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
 with Jeff Welton, Nautel

In this webinar, Jeff Welton uses excerpts from his 'Tips N Tricks' column in the Nautel Waves newsletter to provide useful thoughts and ideas to keep your facilities fully functional and secure. With almost 30 years of field experience, hundreds of sites visited in dozens of countries, Jeff has a wide range of experience that should help you to maximize the potential of your broadcast facility, without breaking .  Click here to Register

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OTT training covers principles behind Over the Top (OTT) including video, television and other services provided over the internet. Learn how OTT platform can deliver on the promise of next-generation TV: anytime, anyplace, anywhere. And...learn how OTT services can generate revenue from video on demand (VOD), catch-up TV and interactive applications.  Click here to Register

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3 Media Career Fairs Announced  for Fall 
The MAB Foundation has announced three Media Career Fairs set to take place across the state this fall. Discover your station's next star on September 17 at Oakland County Michigan Works! in Pontiac, October 23 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids and November 8 at Lansing Community College's West Campus in Lansing.  Learn More

Radio DJs, What's Your Pre- and Post-Interview Digital Routine?
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

Radio stations have always asked guests who come in to the studio to do things before or after an interview. If a singer dropped by, you might ask them to autograph a few albums for giveaways, take photos with the staff, record an artist ID, or sign the station's wall of celebrities.  Read More

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