MAB News Archive

Michigan to Expand COVID Vaccine to those 50+

Effective this coming Monday (3/8), MDHHS is moving forward with the vaccination of Michiganders age 50 and older with medical conditions or disabilities and caregiver family members and guardians who care for children with special health care needs. Beginning Monday, March 22, vaccine eligibility will again expand to include all Michiganders 50 and older. To… read more

GMR Offers to Extend Its Interim License With Commercial Radio Stations – But It Wants a 20% Increase in Royalty Payments

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Global Music Rights, one of the newest performing rights organization licensing the public performance of musical compositions, has agreed to extend its interim license with commercial radio broadcasters.  That license is set to expire at the end of March (see our article here).  This interim license has been offered and extended for the last several… read more

WJBK’s Al Allen Among 7 to be Inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Seven outstanding journalists will be inducted into the 2021 class of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees have made major, sustained contributions in print, broadcast and online media to news, sports, business, automotive and cultural journalism. They include: Al Allen, a radio and TV reporter on the streets of Detroit for 50… read more

WRSR Raises Over $64K for Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Krol Communication’s WRSR-FM (Flint) held its annual “Fox Feeding Frenzy” on February 26 and raised an incredible $64,662.74 for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.  The 12-hour Radiothon was held on-air and on Facebook Live. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan provides food and water for its 415 partner agencies in 22 counties across Michigan. … read more

Graham Media Recognizes Its Stations’ Best News Storytelling

Best Stand-up or Live Shot goes to the company’s WDIV-TV (Detroit). Graham Media Group officially announced the winners of its second annual Grahammy Awards, a companywide program recognizing excellence in news storytelling across its TV newsrooms in the past year. Emily Barr, Graham Media’s president and CEO, says: “We are constantly sharpening and improving our… read more

Midwest Communications Debuts ‘Hits 96.5’ in Kalamazoo

Following last week’s move of the “Jack-FM” format from WZOX-FM (96.5) to sister station WVFM-FM (106.5) , Midwest Communications has launched a new Contemporary Hit Radio station in the market on the 96.5 frequency. RadioInsight reports that the station, known as “Hits 96.5” will utilize on-air talent from other Midwest stations. WIFC Wausau WI afternoon… read more

NAB Amplify Launches Early Access, Presents New Global Hub for NAB Show Community

NAB Amplify™ launched March 2 with a free Early Access Bundle offer for those who sign up prior to March 31. Designed by the creators of NAB Show, NAB Amplify serves as the new digital hub for media and entertainment professionals to connect year-round, explore product innovations, discover new perspectives and gain trusted insights on… read more