MAB News Archive

WEYI-TV Owner Armstrong Williams Donating Atmospheric Water Units to Flint

Howard Stirk Holdings (HSH), licensee WEYI-TV (Flint) and its owner Armstrong Williams has announced a partnership with RussKap Holdings to place atmospheric water units in Flint, Michigan. HSH will be donating many units to the City as part of its new partnership. HSH has worked as a leader in bringing new technologies to assist the… read more

Former WNEM News Anchor Passes

The MAB has learned that former WNEM-TV (Saginaw) News Anchor Allison Payne passed away September 1 at age 57. Payne began in television news as an intern at WNWO-TV (Toledo).  Within months was promoted to main anchor of the station’s late evening newscast. Payne later moved to WNEM-TV as the co-anchor of the 6 and… read more

Michigan Radio Receives Grant to Expand Criminal Justice Reporting

Michigan Radio has received a grant from the Public Welfare Foundation to expand the station’s criminal justice reporting. This will allow the station to do more reporting surrounding youth and adult criminal justice issues in Michigan. The public often does not have insight into how the criminal justice system operates or how public dollars are… read more

Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WLNS-TV Donate $5,000 to Izzo Legacy Foundation

The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation announced September 16 that it will donate $5,000 to the Izzo Legacy Foundation in Lansing, Michigan, on behalf of its WLNS-TV (Lansing). Created and developed by the family of legendary Michigan State University college basketball coach Tom Izzo, including his wife, Lupe, and their daughter Raquel, The Izzo Legacy Foundation’s… read more

Broadcast Regulation Update

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week (9/4-10), with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. The FCC opened the window for Fiscal Year 2021 regulatory fees which… read more

Art Vuolo Remembers 9-11 with Documentary on Radio’s Reaction

Michigan-based “Radio’s Best Friend” Art Vuolo, Jr. has put together an extended 20th anniversary video of the awful attack on America, that as Art describes it, is “the only such special that shows how RADIO reacted on that terrible day. It’s a totally different perspective. It’s been aired on hundreds of radio stations across the… read more

Michele Aenlle-Hayes Joins WDIV-TV As National Sales Manager

Graham Media Group’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) has announced today that Michele Aenlle-Hayes has been named the new National Sales Manager for the station.  Aenlle-Hayes most recently was a Sales Executive for LocaliQ, part of the USA Today Network. In her new role, Aenlle-Hayes will work with national clients on ad schedules for broadcast and digital, building… read more