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40th Annual WLUC-TV Canathon Underway

The annual WLUC-TV (Marquette) TV6 Canathon kicked off this past Monday (11/1).  The Canathon is a month long effort to collect donations of canned goods to help feed a hungry neighbor.  This is the 40th year for the event and organizations like the Salvation Army say it’s an important effort at a time of year… read more

Journalism Tax Credit Bill To Pay Salaries of Local Journalists Back in Budget Bill

The NAB has announced that the journalism payroll tax credit has been included in the just-released Democratic reconciliation text that House leadership plans to bring to the floor as soon as this week.  This represents a significant step towards inclusion of this provision in any final Build Back Better Act package. While there remain some… read more

Free OConsortium Technology Tour in Michigan 11/9-15

Broadcast engineering, newsroom staff, first responders and students are invited to drop by The OConsortium Technology Tour, which will make stops in Michigan beginning this next week.  The tour is a demonstration of the newest ATSC 3.0 technology contained in a Mobile Demonstration Unit and more. It is glass-to-glass showing how this technology can be… read more

National Traffic Professionals Day November 2!

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is honored to recognize Traffic Directors from across the state on National Traffic Professionals Day, November 2, 2021 – which is the 101st anniversary of the first commercial broadcast. Their hard work is often unseen but is critical in ensuring viewers and listeners in Michigan get the important news, information,… read more

Associate Member Spotlight: Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association

Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Extends SCRUB Club Food Safety Education Course for Additional Year! The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) has extended the SCRUB Club curriculum through September 30, 2022. The free online food safety education course which was developed for middle school-aged children and their families was launched in April and previously… read more

MSU-Produced Documentary to Premiere Nationwide on PBS

A groundbreaking documentary on the deportation of U.S. veterans from WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University and filmmakers John J. Valadez and Carleen L. Hsu will air nationally on PBS in primetime. Filmed over seven years, American Exile is the story of two unlikely war hero brothers who became veteran’s rights activists after being… read more

Impact 89FM Named 2021 College Radio Station of the Year

Impact 89FM (WDBM-FM), Michigan State University’s student-run radio station and media organization, topped the charts nationally this month when it was recognized with the 2021 College Media Association Four-Year College Radio Station of the Year Pinnacle Award. This is the first time Impact 89FM has earned this national award. However, the student-run radio station has… read more