Issue #123  |  October 19,  2018  |   View online
Top of the News:

* #MABshow Alert: Beer & Bull Will Have New Flavor at   LBC
* FCC Keeps National EAS (NPT) Form 2 Reporting   Open Until November 19
* FCC Extends C-Band Registration Deadline 
* Michigan Gubernatorial Race Ranks 6th In TV   Spending
* Sports Reporter/Anchor James Starks Joins WZZM 
* WOMC Raises $114K for Beaumont Hospital
* MAB Partners with MSU for the Future of Media Sales
* Last Call to Book Your Station's Career Fair Booth at   BCBC '18

All this and more below

Great Lakes Media Show
#MABshow Alert:
Beer & Bull 
Will Have New Flavor at LBC

We are excited to announce that Beer & Bull 2019 will be hosted at the Lansing Brewing Company! Don't miss this fantastic evening of NETWORKING, FUN, and LIVE MUSIC on day one of the 2019 #MABshow!

Registration is NOW open!
Learn more at

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! 

FCC Keeps National EAS (NPT) Form 2 Reporting Open Until November 19
The FCC has notified state broadcast associations that it is keeping the filing window open for Form 2 until November 19.  Form 2 was required to be submitted  by midnight on the day of the test, October 3.  Greg Cooke, Deputy Chief, Policy & Licensing Division, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC said it was due to reports that many EAS participants had difficulty logging in.  Read More

FCC Extends C-Band Registration Deadline to October 31
On October 17, the FCC, at the last minute, extended the deadline for those who wish to register their C-Band satellite receive dishes.  Read More
 Music Modernization Act Becomes Law - Mechanical Rights To Become Easier Just As Performance Rights May Become More Difficult
By: David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Last week, after passage by both chambers of Congress and signature by the President, the ''Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act'' became law. The law underwent a few changes on its journey to approva. 
Read More

Michigan Gubernatorial Race Ranks 6th In TV Spending
Michigan's governor race has generated $18 million in broadcast television spending, according to Advertising Analytics.   Read More

Candidates Debate on Local Radio
At least two local Michigan radio stations have had candidates in the upcoming November election in their studio for debates.  Read More 

Federal/Regulatory Updates

NAB Lobbies Against STELAR
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) circulated a policy paper on Capitol Hill advocating for not renewing the STELAR law (Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act) when it expires at the end of 2019. Read More

Sports Reporter/Anchor James Starks Joins WZZM Mornings
WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that James Starks will join the ensemble cast of 13 On Your Side Mornings; beginning Monday, November 5.  Read More

Detroit Morning Icon Mike Clark Passes at 63
The MAB is sad to report the passing of longtime WRIF-FM (Detroit) morning co-host Mike Clark.  He died at his home in Bloomfield Township.The cause of death was not noted in a post published this past Tuesday, October 16, on Clark's official Facebook page Read More

WJRT-TV Celebrates 60 Years
On October 12, WJRT-TV (Flint) celebrated 60 years of service to the Flint, Saginaw and Bay City market. The station signed on in 1958, after a prolonged fight between four applicants for the channel.  The Goodwill Stations, then owners of WJR-AM (Detroit) was the winning applicant.   Read More

Jacobs Media's Techsurvey 2019 Launches in January
Jacobs Media has announced that registration is open for radio stations to participate in Techsurvey 2019.   Read More

WOMC Raises $114K for Beaumont Hospital
On September 27, Entercom's WOMC-FM aired a 13-hour radiothon to benefit Beaumont Children's Hospital. The broadcast took place from the South Tower Concourse of the hospital and was anchored by personalities Stephen Clark, JoAnne Purtan, Jim Johnson and Beau Daniels.  Read More

WCSX to Officially Unveil Bob Seger Boulevard
Beasley Media Group's WCSX-FM (Detroit) and the City of Allen Park will officially unveil Bob Seger Boulevard at 6:00 p.m. on Friday October 19, 2018.   Read More

WEMU to Hold New Donor Welcome Reception
On November 14, Eastern Michigan University's WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti) will  hold a reception for new donors to the station.   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

Show Us Your Best Work from 2018 and Win!
The 2018 Broadcast Excellence Awards online entry system will open on November 9. Rules and additional information can be found  here

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

MAB Partners with MSU for the Future of Media Sales
MAB members had the great opportunity to mentor student members of MSU's Global Sales Leadership Society (GSLS) on Wednesday evening as part of the organizations partnership with the university. Read More

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Kathy Stinehour 
Kathy Stinehour is an experienced broadcast executive with more than 25 years of senior management experience in media and radio broadcasting. Read More

Snack & Learn with the MAB
Be on the lookout for the MAB snacking and learning with WILX-TV and Alpha Media in the next few weeks! 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.

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

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

New P1 Learning Training Courses: 
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A Message from the MAB Foundation Chair:
The MAB Foundation is dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing the broadcast industry for the good of all Michigan citizens, through education, research, public service, historical preservation, information dissemination and a commitment to diversity in all aspects of the broadcast industry. Read More

BCBC Will Help Participants Get Creative
Discover how brainstorming and creativity are pivotal to components for engaging content at BCBC's "Creativity in Media" breakout sessions: "Storytelling with Photography" with 9&10 News' William Bly and "The Ultimate Creative Brainstory" wit WREW-FM's Jay Kruz. Learn more about these amazing session and more at

Last Call to Book Your Station's Career Fair Booth at BCBC '18
The BCBC Media Career Fair is almost full! Make sure to register your station as soon as possible to ensure your spot at this popular event! Registration is $290 and includes a conference registration for two attendees. We'll send you a letter that confirms your participation in the fair for your EEO file . Reserve your station's booth now.

Apple is Cracking Down on Podcasts: How to Avoid Getting Pulled From iTunes
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies t

In recent weeks, there have been increasing reports of podcasters waking up to find that Apple has removed their shows from iTunes/ Apple Podcasts. Given that Apple Podcasts is far and away the biggest podcast directory, and that many other "podcatchers" (podcast listening apps) pull their data from iTunes, it goes without saying that you don't want to lose your spot in Apple's directory.  Read More

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

October 31
C-Band Registration Deadline

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

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


Marketing Assistant
Heritage Broadcasting (Cadillac)
Posted: October 17, 2018

Content Producer
WNEM-TV (Saginaw)
Posted: October 17, 2018

Junior Account Executive - Sales Coordinator
Townsquare Media
(Grand Rapids)
Posted: October 16, 2018

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