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MAB’s Rachel Krause Named Executive Director of Programs

The MAB is pleased to announce that Rachel Krause has been promoted to the position of Executive Director of Programs. Rachel has served the MAB in different capacities since 2016 as a Program Coordinator. Most recently she Managed much of MABF’s programming including Scholarships, BEA and Lifetime Achievement Awards, Student Awards,Committee planning, Student Advisory Committee,… read more

Reminder: Biennial Ownership Report Filing Window Open

MAB Washington Counsel David Oxenford alerts us to a Public Notice released last week by the FCC, reminding broadcasters that a two-month biennial ownership report window opened Friday, October 1 and will stay open through Wednesday, December 1. All licensees of commercial and non-commercial full power television, Class A television, low power television, AM radio… read more

FCC Notes: WBMI Sale Approved; Aurora Media Acquires Translator in Escanaba

This past week saw some FCC activity with Michigan Broadcasters.  The license transfer of WBMI-FM (West Branch) was granted by the FCC on October 6.  Florida-based Peggy Warner’s 105.5fm, LLC is acquiring the station from receiver Mark Sanger.  WBMI went silent in late January 2020 and fell into receivership. Sanger returned the station to the… read more

Jacobs Media & PRPD Release Public Radio Techsurvey 2021

In partnership with the Public Radio Program Directors Association, Bingham Farms-based Jacobs Media has released Public Radio Techsurvey 2021 (“PRTS”), its latest annual study exploring the ongoing digital media revolution and its impact on public radio. In last year’s PRTS study, there was a dramatic shift in listening patterns due to the pandemic and summer… read more

Virtual Tower Site Tour With This Month’s Online Detroit SMPTE Meeting

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker Scott Fybush, veteran broadcaster and chronicler of broadcast facilities and happenings in the northeast U.S. and across the country, will take participants… read more