Special Issue: Summer Conference Recap | August 9,  2019|  View online
Special Issue:  #MABsummer Recap

Jackson Radio Works Bruce & Sue Goldsen Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
The MAB presented its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to Bruce and Sue Goldsen, owners of Jackson Radio Works, on  Tuesday, August 6, at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. The highest award given by the MAB, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors Michigan broadcast pioneers who have dedicated the majority of their professional careers to broadcasting in the state of Michigan and have distinguished themselves through a lifetime of service as a top manager or owner through excellence in broadcasting.  Read more about our 2019 award honorees.

Mason, Proctor, Staudt Welcomed into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame
The MAB honored three new inductees into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. The 2019 Hall of Fame class included Grand Rapids' Janet Mason, Detroit's Bill Proctor and Lansing's Tim Staudt.  Read more about the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees.

MAPB Celebrates Linda Yohn, Thomas C. Jones with Public Media Impact Awards
The MAPB honored the public broadcasting contributions of retired WEMU-FM Music Director Linda Yohn and Michigan Radio benefactor Thomas C. Jones on Tuesday, August 6, at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.  Read more about the 2019 award honorees.

Congressman Tim Walberg honored for Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) honored U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-7, with its 2019 Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award on Tuesday, August 6, at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. This prestigious award is given to a lawmaker or other public servant for their dedicated service to Michigan citizens and the Michigan broadcasting industry. This recipient is nominated by the MAB executive committee and approved by the MAB Board of Directors. See past award winners here.

L:R: 2018-2019 MAB Chair Gary Baxter, Fox 47 WSYM-TV (Lansing), 2019-2020 MAB Chair Zoe Burdine-Fly, Townsquare Media (Lansing/Flint) and 2017-2018 MAB Chair Peter Tanz, Midwest Communications (Kalamazoo). 

Zoe Burdine-Fly Elected MAB Chair
Zoe Burdine-Fly, Market President for Townsquare Media (Lansing/Flint), was elected Chair of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors during the organization's Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.  See the full 2019-2020 Board of Directors.
 Keep your eyes out for #MABsummer photos to be posted next week on our Facebook Page
Thank You 2019 MABPAC Benefactors
The MAB Political Action Committee (MABPAC) hosted an annual fundraiser during the MAB Summer Conference in Grand Rapids. The reception was held at Founders Brewery and raised nearly $5,000. The MABPAC is a statewide bipartisan broadcaster-driven political action committee organized with the goal of supporting state lawmakers who support our industry.


August 15, 2019 | 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
"License Renewal"
with David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

With the public file online, broadcaster's activities will no doubt be subject to scrutiny. What should you be doing to prepare for your license renewal filing? Join David Oxenford for a discussion of some of the issues you should be considering in connection with the upcoming license renewal cycle.  Click here to Register

August 15, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
"Transmitters Aren't Supposed to Be Exciting...But Saving Money Is!"
with Don Backus, Rohde & Schwarz

Your transmitter plant isn't supposed to be exciting - it's just supposed to run 24/7/365. In fact, excitement at the transmitter site is almost always a very bad thing...unless that excitement is a reduced electric power bill. Now, that's exciting!What if your transmitter could reduce your operational costs by bringing new technology and design into the mix, by paying for itself, or even becoming a profit center, all on its own? It can, and it's not voodoo or science fiction...it's where great engineering and financial management meet, where an expense item becomes a revenue center - and that's actually exciting!  Click here to Register

2019-2020 MAB Foundation Executive Committee Elected at #MABsummer
The following broadcast professionals were elected August 5 to serve as the MAB Foundation Board of Directors Executive Committee for 2019-2020:
  • Julie Brinks, Chair
    Vice President & General Manager,
    WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids)
  • Kristin Burns, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
    On-Air Host, Cumulus Media (Detroit)
  • Trisha PetersonSecretary/Treasurer
    General Manager, WJNR/WOBE/WHTO
    (Iron Mountain)

  • Pam ManorImmediate Past Chair
    Director of Human Resources & Accounting,
    WNEM-TV (Saginaw)

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In This Issue
August 15 | 11:30 a.m.
Webinar: "License Renewal" (Learn More) 

August 15 | 1 p.m.
Webinar: "Transmitters Aren't Supposed to Be Exciting...But Saving Money Is!" (Learn More) 

September 17
MABF Job Fair at Oakland County Michigan Works!
(Register Your Station)

October 23
MABF Media Career Fair at Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center
(Register Your Station)

November 8
SBE Ennes Workshop 

November 8
MABF Media Career Fair at Lansing Community College - West Campus (Register Your Station

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Foundation Supporters

Kenneth Baynard
Dena Blair
Dan Boers
Kristin Burns
Scott Clow
Rob David
Detroit Radio 
Advertising Group
Marla Drutz
Susanne Elkins
Rebecca Falk
Bruce & Sue Goldsen
Colleen Grant
Tom Hahn
Wendy Hart
Bill Keith
Dan Kelley
Dick Kernen
Julie Koehn
Fred Jacobs
Paul Jacobs
Mark Libke
Jim Lutton
Pam Manor
Stephen A. Marks
Janet Mason
Christopher Meller
Dr. Peter Orlik
Robert F. Ottaway
David Oxenford
Lawrence Patrick
Jam Sardar
AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Stephen Schram
Dirk Spillemaeckers
Jason Springer

Rick Sykes
Peter Tanz
Jacquelen Timm
Denise Weston
Karole White
Jon Whiting
Jennifer Williams

Thanks for the Support of Our Associate Members!

Adrian College/WVAC-FM  

Bell Media Inc.

Hillsdale College/WRFH-LP

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

Robert Ridder Broadcasting Consultants

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