Issue #122  |  October 12,  2018  |   View online
Top of the News:

* The Countdown Has Begun! #MABshow Registration   is Now Open!
* C-Band Satellite Registration Deadline Next Week
* FCC Proposes Lessened Interference Protections for   Class A "Clear Channel" AM Stations
* President Signs MMA Into Law
* Dave LewAllen Named Evening Anchor At WXYZ
* 24/7 NewsNet Sets Launch Date, Seeks Affiliates
* We're Looking For Judges
* Career Fairs: There Two More Opportunities Ahead to   Find Your Next All-Star Talent

All this and more below

Great Lakes Media Show

The Countdown Has Begun!
#MABshow Registration is Now Open!

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A ttention All Broadcast Media
Suppliers and Service Providers: 
Reserve your space now for the #MABshow19!

This is your premier opportunity to meet potential clients AND showcase all of your NEW products and services.

The 2019 floor plan is now posted and a limisted number of booths are still available. 
Secure your Exhibit Booth TODAY! 

C-Band Satellite Registration Deadline Next Week
A reminder to broadcasters that next Wednesday, June 17 is the deadline to register C-Band satellite dishes.The FCC is exploring allowing additional users into this spectrum, and has warned that only registered users of the spectrum will be entitled to any protections against any new users who may be authorized.  Read More
FCC Proposes Lessened Interference Protections for Class A "Clear Channel" AM Stations
By: David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Late last week, the FCC issued a "Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" in its AM Revitalization Proceeding. The FCC has been taking steps over the last several years to attempt to restore AM radio to health.  Read More

WWMT To Host 6th District Debate
Sinclair Broadcast Group's WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) has announced that it will host an in-studio debate between candidates Matt Longjohn and incumbent Fred Upton, the candidates for Michigan's 6th Congressional District.  Read More 

DC-Capitol_100 Federal/Regulatory Updates

President Signs MMA Into Law
On October 11, President Trump signed the Orrin G. Hatch - Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law, putting into effect the first reform of music copyright law in decades.  Read More

Michigan's Democrats Call to 'End Citizens United'
Seven of Michigan's Democratic congressional candidates are among the 107 candidates nationally who signed a letter led by the group End Citizens United urging Congress to take up elections reform as a first priority in the 2019-2020 session. Read More

FCC Releases Draft Order to Eliminate Broadcasters' Obligations to File Contracts
According to the Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC released it s draft order proposing to eliminate the requirement that broadcasters file certain contracts relating to ownership and control with the Commission. Read More

Dave LewAllen Named Evening Anchor At WXYZ
Dave LewAllen has been named nightly anchor at E.W. Scripps' WXYZ/WMYD-TV in Detroit. LewAllen has already been working in the position as interim replacement for Stephen Clark, who retired from the station in February.   Read More

jācapps Hires Anne Clark as Vice President of Sales
To support its ongoing growth initiatives, leading application developer jācapps has hired Anne Clark as its Vice President of Sales. Anne has more than 15 years of experience in sales management working for multiple high-tech companies around the U.S. Read More 

Former WJBK Anchor Joe Glover Dies at 79
Dr. Joseph Lawrence Glover, 79, died at home in Mobile, Ala., the morning of October 5th from complications associated with metastatic lung cancer. The popular and award winning reporter and lead anchor worked at WJBK-TV in the 1980s and closed every broadcast with: "That's all the news that fits."  Read More 

Jim Nantz To Serve As Grand Marshal for 92nd America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit
On September 27, The Parade Company announced that three-time Emmy Award winner and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year recipient Jim Nantz will serve as Grand Marshal for the 92nd America's Thanksgiving Parade® in Detroit presented by Art Van.  Read More 

24/7 NewsNet Sets Launch Date, Seeks Affiliates
NewsNet, a new 24/7 news channel focused on headlines rather than talk and opinion, has set its launch date for January 1, 2019 . Read More  

WGVU Presents 'Food, Wine & All That Jazz'
On October 26, WGVU Public Media will present its annual "Food, Wine & All That Jazz" fundraiser at Grand Rapids Public Museum from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.  Read More 

McDonald's Returns To Radio Advertising Prominence
InsideRadio reports that McDonald's has returned to its radio advertising dominance after falling out of the top 10 national advertisers back in June. Read More 

We're Looking For Judges
If you would like to help judge for the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards or Colorado's Broadcast Awards, contact Crysta Manthei at

What is Your Best Work from 2018?
The 2018 Broadcast Excellence Awards online entry system will open on November 9. Start preparing your entries now. Rules and additional information can be found at

Entry System is Now Open for the 2019 Student Awards
The online entry system is now open for Michigan's broadcast students to participate in the MAB Foundation's annual awards program. Learn more at

Snack & Learn with the MAB
Have you heard about our new "Snack and Learn" Program? The MAB visits and informs your station of the services offered by the MAB ... and helps you stay up to date of all things going on in the industry. We would love to see you!  Email Jacquelen Timm to schedule your station's Snack & Learn.

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Mac Edwards
With more than 40 years of professional experience in radio, Mac "Edwards" McTindal is Vice President/Market Manager for  Beasley Media Group (Detroit), a company he has served for 30 years, 18 as General Manager or Market Manager. 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

October 18, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
with Chris Lytle

November 15, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
with David Oxenford

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Don't miss out on your opportunity for free, online training as an MAB member!   Sign your staff up today!


The MAB's Rachel Krause (left) and Jacquelen Timm (right) catch up with 2018 MAB Foundation Scholarship recipient Jesse Fidler (center) during the MABF's Media Career Fair hosted at Ferris State University on October 10. 
Career Fairs: Two More Opportunities Ahead to Find Your Next All-Star Talent
Following this week's Media Career Fair at Ferris State University, the MAB Foundation still has two more opportunities for your station to find its next all-star employee this fall. Booths are still available on  October 24 at Western Michigan University and November 16 the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference at Lansing Community College's West Campus. Reserve your station's booth now.

Get On Track for Your Broadcasting Career at BCBC '18
You need to do the work now to ensure you have a job or internship next summer!  Sessions in the Professional Development Track at BCBC will give you crucial tips on what to do now to ensure your future success. Here's what's being offered for professional development: Read More

Four Questions to Ask About Your Website (and the Answers You Want to Hear)
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies t

In radio, we conduct all sorts of research: call-out research, library tests, perceptual studies, etc. Yet too few of us regularly test our websites to see how listeners are interacting with them.  Read More

It Was Always a 'Good Day!'
By: Dick Taylor

When I started in professional radio, 51 years ago this week, there was a gentleman broadcasting that captivated my attention. His name was Paul H. Aurandt. The radio audience knew him better by his middle name: Harvey; Paul Harvey.  Read More

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In This Issue
October 18 | 1-2 pm
Webinar: Leadership Lessons for Broadcast Managers with Chris Lytle ( Register)

October 24 | 12-3 pm
MABF Media Career Fair at Western Michigan University  (Register Your Station)

November 15 | 1-2 pm
Webinar: "License Renewal" with David Oxenford ( Register)

November 16
BCBC '18 at Lansing Community College - West Campus ( Learn More)


News Producer
WNEM-TV (Saginaw)
Posted: October 9, 2018

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WWTV/WWIP-TV (Cadillac)
Posted: October 5, 2018

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