MAB News Archive

Engineering Spotlight: Gary Williams (WLNS/WLAJ-TV)

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Gary Williams is an engineer for WLNS-TV and WLAJ-TV in Lansing. Gary was formerly Chief Engineer for WLAJ-TV, prior to the station entering into a shared-services agreement with WLNS-TV in 2013. Q: Please share with us a brief engineering resume. Gary: I started at (the original) WWJ-TV (Detroit) as… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Sara Siegmann, MAB

Sara Siegmann is the NCSA Data Entry/Membership Assistant at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB). Q1:  How long have you been in traffic? Sara:   Just over six months. Q2: What is your favorite comfort food? Sara:  Homemade Chicken Parmesan. Q3: Which Superhero would you be, and why? Sara:  Batman, because he’s a billionaire and… read more

Scholarship Winner Highlight: Caleb Gordon

Your contributions to the MABF help students to realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares his experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here. Caleb Gordon is the proud recipient of the Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Gerry Heyn

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Gerald H. (Gerry) Heyn is Chief Engineer for Lake Superior Community Broadcasting Corporation stations, WBUP/WBKP-TV in Ishpeming.  He’s been there since 2005. Gerry writes that “it’s been a very interesting and challenging job moving the studio from the Marquette Mall to the Miracle Mall in Ishpeming… read more

Today is National Traffic Director’s Day!

Today (11/2) is National Traffic Director’s Day! Whether your station’s traffic is handled by one individual, or several key professionals, Traffic Director’s Day is a day set aside to recognize and say “Thank You” to the behind the scenes staff that are often times some of the most overworked and undervalued components on any radio… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Sarah Rousseau (Houghton Community Broadcasting, Houghton)

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Denise Weston at [email protected] Sarah Rousseau is Traffic Director at Houghton Community Broadcasting in Houghton, including stations WOLV-FM, WHKB-FM and WCCY-AM. Sarah has been in traffic for over 5 years. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Sarah: Grilled cheese and tomato soup.. Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why? Sarah: … read more