Category: September 2016

Bucky Love Says Thank You to MAPB

In a handwritten card to MAPB Executive Director Karole White, 2016 Public Media Impact Award receipent Bucky Love extends her thanks to the MAPB Board for the honor bestowed upon her at the ceremony August 30. Bucky writes “Dear Karole, what an experience!  I’m still having “flashbacks.”  The event was beyond anything I could have imagined.” “Having Jeff and… read more

Lori Bennett Appointed Operations Manager at Cumulus/Grand Rapids

Cumulus Media has announced that Lori Bennett has been appointed Operations Manager for the company’s 5-station cluster in Grand Rapids.  This includes WLAV-FM, WBBL-FM, WHTS-FM, WTNR-FM and WJRW-AM.  Bennett will also program WTNR and host the afternoon drive show from 3-7pm. Bennett joins the Grand Rapids group from Cumulus Media in Detroit, where she most recently… read more

WLEN-FM (Adrian) Wins 2016 NAB Marconi AC Station of the Year

Lenawee Broadcasting Company’s WLEN-FM was named AC Station of the Year at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards. The awards were announced September 22 at the 27th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show, held during the Radio Show in Nashville. The prestigious awards recognize radio’s outstanding personalities and stations. Marconi finalists… read more

MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

DATES & LOCATIONS Tuesday, October 11 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant Bovee University Center 12:00pm-3:00pm Thursday, October 20 Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Farmington Hills NEW LOCATION! 4:00pm-7:00pm Thursday, October 27 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Brown Hall 12:00pm-4:00pm Click here for complete event details, including directions to locations. Consider participating in all three career fairs because they… read more

Senate Transportation Committee Passes Drone Legislation

The State of Michigan Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 992 last week. The legislation allows a person authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate unmanned aerial systems (aka drones) for commercial purposes in a manner consistent with the authorization. The legislation also bars local municipalities from enacting ordinances that regulate drone… read more

House Votes to Open Legislative, Governor Records

Legislation expanding the Freedom of Information Act to mostly open up legislative and the governor’s documents passed the Michigan House of Representatives. The 10-bill package mostly ended the exemption the governor has always had from the Freedom of Information Act and created the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA) that declares what records of the Legislature… read more

U.S. Senate Commerce Committee: FCC Oversight Hearing Recap

Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee held a three-hour oversight hearing of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with all five Commissioners present. Below is a quick recap from the NAB of the broadcast-relevant issues that arose during the committee. Set Top Box (STB):  Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) criticized the… read more