Issue #124  |  October 26,  2018  |   View online
Top of the News:

* #MABshow Update: Exhibit Hall is Already Filling Up!
* FCC Seeks Comments on Reimbursable Repacking   Expenses for LPTV, TV Translators, and FM Radio
* Charlie LeDuff Joins WFDF
* Michigan Radio News: 1A Partnership and New   Podcast Series
* MAPB Visits International Emergency Manager   Conference to Pitch Datacasting
* WION Advertisers Invest in Student Leaders
* Panel of iHeart Media Industry Gurus will Headline   Conference Keynote

All this and more below

Great Lakes Media Show
The Exhibit Hall is Already Filling Up!

Lectrosonics, Rohde & Schwarz, Bonneville Distribution, LiveU, T-Mobile, Enbridge and more will all be at
the 2019 Media Show ... Will You?  

Don't miss out on meeting with these fantastic exhibitors and many more. This is going to the best #MABshow yet!!

The 2019 floor plan is now posted. 
Secure your Exhibit Booth TODAY! 

Registration is NOW open!
Learn more at

FCC Seeks Comments on Reimbursable Repacking Expenses for LPTV, TV Translators, and FM Radio
By: David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

On October 22, the FCC released a Public Notice asking for comments on a "Catalog of Expenses" that would be reimbursed to licensees of LPTV and TV translator stations, as well as FM broadcasters, who are impacted by the repacking of the TV spectrum following the TV incentive auction.  Read More

State/Legislative Updates

Opposition Campaign to Redistricting Measures Finally Takes to the Airwaves
With over two weeks left before the November general election, opponents of the redistricting Proposal 18-2 put out the first radio ad in opposition to the measure. Read More

Federal/Regulatory Updates

C-Band Filing Window Extended
The FCC has announced that it is extending the C-Band earth station filing window by two weeks to October 31 because the "large influx of earth station applications filed near the deadline" is causing "intermittent difficulties" that have prevented some stations from filing. Read More

Charlie LeDuff Joins WFDF
Longtime Detroit media personality Charlie LeDuff has joined WFDF-AM (Detroit) with a new hour-long weekly program on the station titled " No BS News Hour." His first guest was Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.  Read More

Larry Elliott Retires After 39 Years at WJRT
On October 19, after 39 years at WJRT-TV (Flint), News Anchor Larry Elliott signed off for the final time and entered a new chapter of life in retirement.  Larry started his career in Alpena at WATZ Radio and WBKB-TV before moving south to WJRT in 1979 Read More

Michigan's 'Chrysler Guy' Kevin Yon, voice actor, dies at 67
WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) reported that Rockford-Michigan based voice over artist Kevin Yon passed away in his sleep this past Sunday morning.  Read More

Michigan Radio News: 1A Partnership and New Podcast Series
Michigan Radio will begin bringing more stories from across Michigan to the national audience of the daily weekday public radio program 1A through 1A Across America, a two-year collaborative effort.  Read More

MAPB Visits International Emergency Manager Conference to Pitch Datacasting
On October 22, 23 and 24, the MAPB attended the International Association of Emergency Managers Conference in Grand Rapids to talk to emergency managers about the advantages of datacasting to supplement a program called "FirstNet," which is currently being rolled out nationwide by AT&T.  Read More

A Cut Above: 'Wicked Awesome' Idea Puts Beasley Media Stations in Hair Studio 
A hair salon in Birmingham has made a two-year commitment with Beasley Media Group and has built a first-class radio studio inside its building. Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men built the facility in the building that houses its corporate headquarters, a salon and adjacent.  Read More

WION Advertisers Invest in Student Leaders
On October 12 at the Ionia Bulldog Homecoming game, WION Radio (Ionia) once again teamed-up with the "Link Crew" of Ionia High School to broadcast from their fundraising tailgate.  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

Go Blue! Go Green! Go MAB! 
It's a Hall of Fame Reunion! 

Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame members Robbie Timmons (retired) from WXYZ-TV, Jim Brandstatter from Michigan Radio Network and Wendy Hart & Will Tieman from Spartan Sports Network meet up during the Michigan-Michigan State football game on October 20.

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Mike Murri
Mike Murri began his broadcasting career as an account executive at WJBK-TV. He was hired by WXYZ as an account executive in 1982 and was promoted to local sales manager in 1996, director of sales in 2001, and station manager in 2012. Read More

Snack & Learn
with the MAB
MAB staff members had a fantastic time snacking and learning with the wonderful team at WILX-TV this past week! 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.
Welcome to the MAB!
New Associate Member: 
Dale Keipert |
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: 
Tips On Selling To High 'D' Personalities

Course Description: When you're selling to someone, especially with decision-making power, you need to understand their value set, and their value set varies by personality type. In this course, we talk about how you can sell to a High D Click here to log in and watch this course... 

Support: For questions, support or additional information please contact our amazing support team by email at or by phone at (888) 944-9377.

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


The MAB Foundation helped to connect some of our amazing MAB member stations with their future all-star talent this past Wednesday during the Media Career Fair at Western Michigan University. Our final Fall 2018 Media Career Fair will take place November 16 at Lansing Community College's West Campus as part of #BCBC18. Reserve your stations booth today. 

Panel of iHeart Media Industry Gurus will Headline Conference Keynote
This year, BCBC is excited to offer participants an engaging Keynote Session led by a panel of leading industry experts from iHeart Media. This top-notch team will share from their experiences in the industry and discuss how the many departments behind the scenes at a station all work together to produce compelling stories, content, events, music and more. Read More

Help Impact Students Lives through 
MAB Foundation Scholarships!
The MAB Foundation Station Scholarship Program is designed to allow individual member stations an opportunity to support one qualified college student interested in broadcasting as a career through an educational scholarship.  Read More

10 Tactics Diary Markets Can Steal From PPM Markets
By: Gary Berkowitz
Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting

There are many lessons diary markets can learn from PPM markets, which measure actual listening versus perceived (diary) listening. With that in mind, please consider these key points that, if implemented properly, could be the key to higher ratings this fall.  Read More

How to Use RSS Feeds to Keep Up on Radio Industry News
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies t

I am a big fan of using RSS feeds to pull news from all of your favorite websites into a single place where it's easy to skim. 

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In This Issue
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)


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WRSR-FM (Flint)
Posted: October 24, 2018

Digital Sales Manager
WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids)
Posted: October 23, 2018

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