Issue #132 - Special Great Lakes Media Show Preview Edition  |  January 4, 2019   |   View online
Top of the News:

* BEA Entry Deadline is Only One Week Away:
  January 11 is Next Friday
* 51 Michigan Stations Air Gubernatorial Broadcast
* FCC Suspends Operations Due to Government   Shutdown
* Jacquelen Timm Promoted to Executive Director for   Programs and Member Engagement

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New in 2019: Visit the Exhibit Hall, Win $10,000!
One lucky participant could walk away from the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show $10,000 richer!  All you have do is be the first person to guess the correct 5-digit code to open up the bank vault located on the Exhibit Hall floor Read More

New in 2019: 'Beer & Bull' Adds a Band, Moves to LBC
The favorite Tuesday evening Great Lakes Media Show networking event, "Beer & Bull," will feature live music at a new location in 2019.  Read More

'60 Minutes' Lara Logan Headlines 2019 #MABshow as Keynote Speaker
The MAB is excited to welcome  CBS "60 Minutes" Correspondent Lara Logan as the keynote presenter for the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show.  Read More

Big Names Offer Big Sales and Promotions Insights at the #MABshow
Get sold on this exciting line-up of sales and promotions all-stars who will be on hand at the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show Read More

97.1 The Ticket Team Will Talk Sports Radio 
If your goal is to score a touchdown in broadcasting, this is your chance to learn the ins-and-outs of a sports talk radio station from a team of major league professionals!   Read More

'30 Under 30' Michigan Native Jay Kruz Will Host BEAs at #MABshow
Named one of Radio's Rising Stars by Radio Ink Magazine and one of broadcasting's "30 Under 30" in America by Edison Media, Jay Kruz is the Program Director and Afternoon Host at Mix 94.9 in Cincinnati. But on March 6, he will return to his home state of Michigan to host the 2018 Broadcast Excellence Awards, the grand finale of the Great Lakes Media Show. Read More

BEA Entry Deadline is Only One Week Away: January 11 is
Next Friday
The deadline to enter the 2018 Broadcast Excellence Awards is only a week away! Don't get left out in the cold waiting until the last minute to submit your best work.   The Entry Deadline for the BEAs is January 11 at 12:00 p.m. Awards will be presented at the Great Lakes Media Show on March 6. For more information, including entry details, visit

Nominations are Open for the 2019 
Carl E. Lee Engineering Excellence Award 
  Broadcast engineers work diligently to ensure the integrity of our airwaves. For those who have exercised their skills and innovations for the advancement of technology, this is our opportunity to say "you're outstanding." The Carl E. Lee Award is presented annually at the Great Lakes Media Show. Click here to learn more and make your nomination.

You're Invited to Meet Your Local Lawmakers at the #MABshow
Michigan broadcasters are invited to attend the MAB Annual Legislative Reception on Wednesday, March 6 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center during the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show. With the high turnover after the recent election, MAB legislative reception is a wonderful opportunity to meet your legislators.  Read More

51 Michigan Stations Air Gubernatorial Broadcast
The MAB and MAPB is proud to announce that 27 Michigan Television Stations and 24 Michigan Radio Stations aired our broadcast of the 2019 Gubernatorial Broadcast on New Year's Day as Governor Gretchen Whitmer took the oath of office.  Read More

FCC Suspends Operations Due to Government Shutdown
Due to the government shutdown, the FCC suspended operations on Thursday, January 3.  This means that the agency's electronic filling and database will be unavailable until the government is running again.  Read More

Vinny D Named New Afternoon Drive Personality at WMGC
Beasley Media Group has announced Vinny D has been named as the new afternoon drive personality at 105.1 The BOUNCE (WMGC-FM) in the Motor City.  Read More

Kenzee Blake Joins WYTZ
Mid-West Family Broadcasting country station WYTZ-FM (St. Joseph/Benton Harbor) welcomes Kenzee Blake to the station. Blake will join the station's "Matt Malone Morning Show" as well as host middays on the station.  Read More

2019 Silver, Gold Circle Award Inductees Announced
The Michigan Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences  has announced the inductees for its 2019 Silver Circle Awards.  Read More

Jacquelen Timm Promoted to Executive Director for Programs and Member Engagement 
MAB Chairman Gary Baxter, and President/CEO  Karole L. White are pleased to announce Jacquelen Timm has been promoted to Executive Director for Programs and Member Engagement for the MAB and all of its entities. She remains the lead contact for MAB and MABF Boards of Directors. Read More

The MAB turns 70 in 2019, Who's Celebrating With Us?  
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is celebrating its 70th year in 2019 and we want to celebrate with you! The MAB is proud to have been serving Michigan broadcasting stations for 70 years and counting. Is your station also celebrating its 70th year of being on air? Email or call 517-484-7444 and let us know that its your 70th anniversary too!

Career Fairs Announced for Spring 2019
The MAB Foundation is pleased to offer three media career fair opportunities for Spring 2019. Registration for all fairs is now open, consider participating in all three media career fairs to boost your EEO file and meet new candidates from a diverse group of talented job seekers! Career Fairs will be hosted March 6 at the Great Lakes Media Show in Lansing and April 4 at Wayne State University. NEW THIS YEAR: A Virtual Career will be hosted the week of May 6. Learn More

Apply by January 18 for MABF Scholarships
The MAB Foundation and Michigan Broadcasters offer financial support for college tuition! Several competitive scholarships are available for college and high school students enrolled in broadcasting-related programs. Check out the links below to find out more information about each scholarship offered:

Mark your calendars to spend "Third Thursdays with the MAB" each month throughout 2019. Webinars are free to MAB members. Questions? Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB or

January 17, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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In This Issue
January 11, 2019 | Noon
Deadline: Broadcast Excellence Award Entries

January 17, 2019 | 1-2 pm
Webinar: "On the Spot" sales topic with Paul Weyland ( Register)

January 18, 2019 
Deadline: MAB Foundation Scholarship Applications

March 5-6, 2019
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WWDK-FM (Lansing)
Posted: December 27, 2018

Digital Sales/
Marketing Consultant
WNWN-FM, WTOU-AM/FM (Battle Creek)
Posted: December 27, 2018

Executive Producer
WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids)
Posted: December 18, 2018

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