Category: February 2019

Making Important Connections: MAB Members Team up with MSU’s Sales Leadership Program

Hiring talented sales professionals is vital to the success of the broadcasting industry in Michigan. This has been a top concern of MAB members over the past several years. This year, the MAB Foundation has stepped in to help by partnering with Michigan State University’s Sales Leadership Program. The Sales Leadership Minor at MSU is offered… read more

WWJ-AM Hosts 16th Annual THAW Radiothon

On February 8, Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held its 16th Annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund.  This year’s goal was to raise $1.5 million in emergency energy assistance funding.  And, that goal was achieved! Aside from one-time contributions, the station also encouraged listeners to become a Winter Survival Radiothon Hero for Heat… read more

WKAR’S Curious Crew Begins Season 5!

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced that the 5th season of Curious Crew debuted this past Monday, February 4.  The Emmy Award-winning science show, produced by the station, is seen on public television stations nationwide. Dr. Rob Stephenson and his crew of inquisitive kids continue to take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration. Join… read more

Detroit’s WDZH Adds Kim Adams to Airstaff

WDZH-FM (Detroit) has named Kim Adams as new midday host effective immediately.  Adams has over 20 years of on-air TV experience as a meteorologist for WDIV-TV and WXYZ-TV (Detroit) as well as WBNS-TV (Columbus, Ohio). “Kim Adams is an award-winning television personality and one of metro Detroit’s most recognizable faces,” Entercom/Detroit SVP/Market Manager Debbie Kenyon… read more

The MAB is Pleased to Announce its 2019 Carl E. Lee Award Recipients

Rick Paul Grzebik and Gary Harding will be honored March 5 at The Great Lakes Media Show during the Exhibitor Reception. The Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards was named after Carl E. Lee, a prominent Michigan broadcast engineer and station owner, who was known for his innovation and recognition of opportunity. Broadcast engineers work… read more

Jennifer Williams Promoted to VP of Digital Marketing at Beasley

Beasley Media Group LLC, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., has announced that Jennifer Williams has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Digital Marketing at Beasley Media Group. In her new role, Williams will be responsible for marketing the company’s digital content platforms and leveraging data to drive traffic, audience engagement… read more

Barnes Elected Michigan Democratic Party Chair

Last week, Michigan Democrats elected Lavora Barnes as the party’s new chair. Barnes, who was the party’s COO, was the favorite to win the race against three other candidates. She succeeds Brandon Dillon, who decided not to run again. Barnes is the second woman to chair the party, the first was Olivia Maynard from 1979-83…. read more