Lifetime Achievement Award &
Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame

In 1989, the MAB began this tradition of honoring individuals for their outstanding careers with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Just over a decade later, understanding that there were many outstanding individuals in the Michigan broadcasting industry, the MAB developed the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame encompasses all Lifetime Achievement Award winners and also recognizes other broadcasters in various areas of the industry for their leadership, achievements and contributions to their communities. Both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Hall of Fame ceremonies are celebrated each year during the MAB Summer Advocacy Conference.

Lifetime Achievement Award nominees must be a Michigan broadcast pioneer, living or posthumously, who has dedicated the majority of his or her professional career to broadcasting in the state of Michigan and has distinguished himself or herself through a lifetime of service as a top manager or owner.

Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees are chosen based on their distinguished professional career in Michigan broadcasting. The inductee in his/her career has exemplified integrity, innovation, achievement, leadership, contributions to the industry and has been a positive influence on individuals in the profession


Young Professional Awards

Inaugurated in 2020, the MAB Young Professional Awards recognize and honor two young professionals (one in Radio, one in Television) who have made a significant impact on advancing broadcasting or media within their organization, demonstrated exceptional leadership potential, and established an understanding of broadcast industry standards, practices and ethics.