Issue #76  September 28 , 2017 | View online
Top of the News:

* Mark Your Calendars: Online Awards Entry Window   Opens on November 10
* GLBC is now the Great Lakes Media Show
* MAB Meets with Lawmakers During Congressional   Recess
Jamie Sherrod Joins WNEM-TV

All this and more below
September 30: Retransmission Consent Deadline
October 10: Repacking Transition Progress Report Due
October 10: Issues/Programs List for Q3-2017 Due in                               Public Inspection File
October 10: Children's Television Reports Due
October 10: Class A Television Station Documentation Due

Mark Your Calendars: Online Awards Entry Window  Opens November 10


GLBC is now the Great Lakes Media Show!
The GLBC Committee with the support of the MAB Board of Directors has changed the name of the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference to the Great Lakes Media Show to better reflect the diverse selection of multi-media sessions that will be presented. Plan now to attend Michigan's signature broadcasting industry event on March 6 and 7, 2018 at the Lansing Center. Mark your calenders now and look for more information at  

Attention: Equipment and Software Suppliers, Consultants and Manufacturers 
Plan now to be share your wonderful products and services with Michigan's broadcast industry leaders at the Great Lakes Media Show on March 6 and 7 at the Lansing Center. Exhibit booths are now open. We are excited to offer a new exhibit area and lower prices in 2018. Click here to learn more and reserve you space today.  

What to Do With the On-Air Employee Who Becomes a Candidate for Elective Office?
By: David Oxenford, 
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP,
It seems like about this time as we begin to near the end of the year that broadcasters contemplate their future. And it seems like that brings many to contemplate moving from behind the microphone to being in front of it - by running for public office.   Read more here...

State/Legistlative Update

Snyder_150 Snyder Signs Super PAC Legislation
According to a report in Gongwer, legislation authorizing a candidate for state office to raise funds for Super PACs that can then spend those funds to help elect that candidate was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.   Read more here...

Federal/Congressional Update

Repacking Transition Progress Report Due October 10
The FCC issued a Public Notice on September 19 notifying all TV stations that are moving channels post-spectrum auction, including those moving from UHF to VHF channels, that they must file their first quarterly Transition Progress Report no later than October 10, 2017. Read more here...

MAB Meets with Lawmakers During Congressional Recess
Last week, the MAB held a series of congressional meetings across the state. We want to thank all of our members who joined us for these important meetings - we appreciate your time and your grassroots advocacy on behalf of the MAB and our industry!   Read more here...

Jamie Sherrod Joins WNEM-TV
Jamie Sherrod Joins WNEM-TV. Originally from the Detroit area, Sherrod began her career at WBKB-TV in Alpena, where she served in multiple roles from shooting, producing, reporting and anchoring Read more here...

Ken Evans Joins WHTS-FM
Former WSNX-FM (Grand Rapids)  morning host Ken Evans has joined Cumulus Media's WHTS-FM (Grand Rapids)  as Morning Show co-host.  Evans joins current co-host Rachael Gray.  Read more here...

Gary Fries Passes
Following a battle with cancer, former RAB CEO Gary Fries passed away September 22 at the age of 76.  Read more here...

Webinar: The Changing Face of the FCC's EEO Rule in 2017 (October 18)

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, in association with the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association and participating state broadcasters associations (including the MAB), presents "The Changing Face of the FCC's EEO Rule in 2017," a webinar designed for radio and television broadcasters.

Course Description: While the FCC's paperwork-intensive EEO Rule hasn't changed in more than a decade, the FCC's interpretation of what it requires continues to evolve. In this webinar, Pillsbury's Lauren Lynch Flick, part of the Pillsbury legal team that successfully challenged the two prior iterations of the FCC's EEO Rule on constitutional grounds, provides an overview of the current EEO Rule, including the increased flexibility broadcasters have recently been given in meeting their EEO obligations, the FCC's latest EEO enforcement actions and the prospects for streamlining the EEO Rule's paperwork burdens in a deregulatory FCC.

Wednesday, October, 18, 2017
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. ET

MAB Member cost: FREE!!!

Click here to register now.

Webinar: P1 Learning's MAB Fall Enrollment: Time Management with Speed (October 31)

Ah ... Fall in Michigan, a time for crisp football weekends, cozy fires and pumpkin spice drinks at outrageous prices. At P1 Learning we would like to introduce a new addition to your Autumn festivities! Introducing ...  Fall Enrollment.    It's time to pack away the sand toys and get down to the business of doing more business.The MAB and P1 Learning invite you to join us for a FREE for all MAB Members Fall Enrollment webinar focused on the topic of time management.

Course Description: In this 30-minute webinar, P1 Learning CEO, Speed Marriott, will provide you with a three tiered system for making the most of your time. We are all granted the same 24/7 week, but it's what you do with your time that counts.In addition to registering for this webinar, we'll also update your information for the MAB's free online on-demand training campus from P1 Learning. So congrats, you'll be accomplishing two tasks at once!

Tuesday, October, 31, 2017
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET

MAB Member cost: FREE!!!

Click here to register now.

P1 Learning Training Course: 
Negotiating: 08. Reaching Agreement

Course Description: As the saying goes, "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." The whole point of negotiating is to get to the agreement. So, this course surveys the scenarios where you might get stuck, and then provides tools for breakthrough.   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 Shopping Spree
By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer

I'm on the road doing my one day seminar Radio Sales $101. Our brochure advertises a 180-day money back guarantee. Still, I'm surprised when three of the participants leave at noon and ask for their refund .   Read more here...

Does Your Music Play As It Is Scheduled? 
By: Gary Berkowitz
Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting

Just this week, while talking with a PD we discovered that the log he was preparing was not actually playing as scheduled.  Read more here...
Review These 8 Digital Places Where Listeners Interact With Your Station
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

Twelve years ago, when I was a radio station program director, my staff would huddle once a week for our "Music Meeting," where we would decide what songs to add to, move up in or drop from rotation.   Read more here...

It's time to find your next ALL-STAR!

Register today for the 2017 Career Fairs! 

Become a MAB Foundation event sponsor. 
Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB.  

Registration is now open for this year's
Broadcasting Career Builder Conference!

Become a BCBC '17 event sponsor. 
Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB.  

Oakland University's WXOU Highlighted in Press
WXOU-FM, the student-run radio station at Oakland University, was recently highlighted in an article published in the Oakland Press.  Read more here...

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October 18: Webinar: The Changing Face of the FCC's EEO Rule in 2017 . (1 p.m.)

October 18: Career & Networking Fair,  Western Michigan University

October 19: Career & Networking Fair,  Central Michigan University

October 26: Career & Networking Fair,  Specs Howard School of Media Arts

October 31:  Webinar: P1 Learning: MAB Fall Enrollment  (10 a.m.)
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November 10: Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC '17),  Lansing Community College - West Campus


Mark your calendar now for the 2018 Advocacy Conference and Awards Banquet! Join us August 13-14 at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel as we kickoff the MAB's 70th anniversary celebration. 

Thanks for the Support of Our Associate Members!

Adrian College/WVAC-FM  

Bell Media Inc.

Hillsdale College/WRFH-LP

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

Michael Murphy

Robert Ridder Broadcasting Consultants

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