Issue #186 |  March 6, 2020   |   View online
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MAB and MAB Foundation Honor Broadcast Excellence Awards 'Station of the Year' Recipients

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and MAB Foundation (MABF) are proud to announce the recipients of 2019 Broadcast Excellence Awards (BEA) Station of the Year honorees. The awards were presented during the annual Broadcast Excellence Awards Program, held as part of the Great Lakes Media Show on March 4 at the Lansing Center. Read More
Coral Howe, Frank Maynard Honored
w ith MAB's 2020 Carl E. Lee Broadcast 
Engineering Excellence Award!

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its most prestigious engineering award during the Great Lakes Media Show on March 4 at the Lansing Center. The Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award was presented to Upper Peninsula Radio Engineer Coral Howe and Frank Maynard, Supervisor of Technical Operations for WKBD-TV and WWJ-TV in Detroit. Read More

MAPB Board of Directors Elects Officers, Michigan Radio's Steve Schram as President

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) elected its 2020-2021 Officers of the Board of Directors during a board meeting held on Tuesday, March 3 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Media Show at the Lansing Center.
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Michigan: April 1 Pre-Filing Announcements Reminder
By: David Oxenford,
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Licensees of full-power AM and FM stations and FM translators in Michigan will be filing their license renewal applications with the FCC by June 1, 2020. Starting on April 1, 2020 these stations must run the first of four required pre-filing announcements, announcing to the public that they will be filing their license renewal application. Read More

Legal Sports Betting Expected To Go Live on Wednesday
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) announced Friday (3/6) that Detroit's three casinos will likely be allowed to offer sports gambling beginning at 1 p.m.Wednesday, March 11.  The Board is anticipated to give final approval on Tuesday after presentations by the three Detroit commercial casinos at its public meeting at Cadillac Place in Detroit. Read More

ABIP 11Reserve Your 2020 ABIP Inspection Now
Scheduling has begun for the 2020 Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP). The MAB conducts these alternative inspections regionally from April to October.  Learn More

MAB Foundation Announces 2020 High School & College 'Station of the Year' Awards

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 Student Station/Program of the Year Awards. This year's 584 Student Broadcast Award entries were judged by professional broadcasters across Michigan and presented across 40 categories. Read More

MAB Foundation Awards $27,500 in Scholarships 
to Michigan Student Broadcasters
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 Scholarship Program. Recipients were identified by the faculty representatives from each school, or by the sponsoring station, and ratified by the MAB Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships were presented during the Great Lakes Media Show on March 4 at the Lansing Center. The MAB Foundation awarded $27,500 in scholarships this year. Read More

Looking for Sales Professionals?

The MAB Foundation Board of Directors approved a new partnership with Central Michigan University's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts for the Fall 2020 semester.
The partnership will focus on developing mentoring relationships between students with an Electronic Media Sales Minor and industry professionals. 
Contact Rachel Krause for more information.

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In this 7-part series, LBS President Gary Moore discusses the unique position and advantage you have over other digital agencies and sellers in your market!

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April 16, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
"Political Refresher"
with David Oxenford, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP
2020 is bound to be a very active year for political broadcasting. Who do you have to sell advertising time to? How much can you charge? What paperwork do you need to retain? Who is watching what you do, and what issues are likely to arise in the coming election? These issues and more will be addressed in a live webinar!

How Building an Online Directory Can Help Your Radio Station's Database
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

In addition to publishing compelling content, a great way to get people to come back to your website over and over is to provide some useful functionality. One way to do this is to add a directory. For example, when I need to find contact information for a person in the radio industry, I often head over to All Access' industry directory. Read More
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