Category: November 2018

Something in the Air

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Tim Moore, Managing Partner Audience Development Group “The radio business is a cruel and shallow trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and… read more

Chastain Appointed WLNS-TV VP/GM

Nexstar Broadcasting has announced that Scot Chastain has been named Vice President and General Manager of CBS affiliate WLNS-TV (Lansing) and associated mobile/digital services, including Chastain comes to Nexstar with over three decades of executive and professional experience across all facets of the network and local broadcast television business including marketing, promotions, production, new… read more

WZZM Anchor Starts a New Career

My West Michigan host/WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) 13 on your Side Anchor Jennifer Pascua has announced that she is leaving the station to write a new chapter in her life story. “At the age of 42, I’m going to be graduating with a Master’s degree in Communication from GVSU in December,” said Pascua. “I knew that… read more

Sponsor a Scholarship to help Impact a Student’s Life!

Do you want to encourage the next generation of broadcasters? Does your station need an EEO boost? Could you use some positive PR? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, the MAB Foundation has a great opportunity for you! The MABF Station Sponsored Scholarship Program lets you award a one-time broadcasting scholarship to a Michigan… read more

The Robinson Report: The Fire Hose

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Kevin Robinson The Man Who Dares Waste One Hour Of Time Does Not Know The Value Of Time.—Charles Darwin Who has the time? Broadcasts – podcasts… read more

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Dan Boers

Dan Boers is the News Director for WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids. He has been with the station for 20 years in a number of roles including producer, assignment manager, Director of News Operations, and Assistant News Director. He was a producer at WILX TV in Lansing for about a year early in his career. Dan… read more

DTMB Expanding Emergency Communications

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) has partnered with Harris Communications to expand the technology behind the Public Safety Communications System (PSCS). The goal of the partnership is to provide local emergency services with options for local communications while still allowing them to connect to the statewide system. “No single emergency communications system… read more

Pioneer Tigers Radio Broadcasters up for Cooperstown Award

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that a pair of pioneering Tigers radio broadcasters up for Cooperstown award. Harry Heilmann, (radio broadcaster and a hall of fame batting champion for the Detroit Tigers in the early 20th century) and announcer Ty Tyson, who broadcast the first Tigers baseball and Michigan football games on radio, are among the eight… read more