MAB News Archive

No National EAS Test in 2022

According to FEMA, there will be no EAS or IPAWS test for broadcasters in 2022. This was announced at the NAB last week. According to a report appearing in Inside Radio, FEMA Deputy Assistant Administrator Antwane Johnson stated: “It will not happen this year.  We are planning to do that in the early part of… read more

More FCC Broadcast Applications Moving to LMS – Including Requests for STAs

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC this week released a Public Notice (that we mentioned in our update on regulatory dates for May) announcing that, on May 17, many new applications and other filings will be migrating to the FCC’s newer LMS filing platform.  These include many of the documents that had been, until recently, filed in the… read more

Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation Expanding Open Meetings Act

On May 2, Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 4705, which expands the Open Meetings Act to require certain state public bodies to create and maintain audio recordings of their meetings, expanding transparency and accountability. This brings the total of bipartisan bills signed to 811. “Transparency and accessibility are critical to ensuring people trust their state… read more

Free Webinar: Jacobs Media to Present the Techsurvey 2022 Results

Jacobs Media Strategies will present the results of its 18th annual Techsurvey with a free webinar this Tuesday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  Techsurvey is the radio broadcasting industry’s largest survey, with this year’s 18th annual study seeing participation from 474 radio stations, producing nearly 31,000 surveys from core radio listeners. Jacobs writes, “This… read more

Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative To Examine Community’s Mental Health Challenges and Solutions

In an effort to enhance the news landscape and promote diversity and inclusion of voices among journalists and news sources in Southwest Michigan, a group of 12 news media outlets and organizations have formed the Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative (SWMJC). The media and community partners of the SWMJC include: Community Voices Encore Magazine Kalamazoo Community… read more

Michigan Broadcasters at NAB Show 2022!

By: Sam Klemet, President & CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters The bright lights of Las Vegas were dimmed by COVID, but this week’s NAB Show injected renewed energy and life not only in Sin City, but also the broadcast industry. The four days of connecting, idea sharing and celebrating was a vivid reminder about the… read more

MAB: Supportting and Inspiring Future Generations

By: Sam Klemet, President & CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters The Michigan Association of Broadcasters aim to support and inspire future generations. This week, students from Brother Rice High School’s broadcast program had the opportunity to see what a day in the life of a broadcaster is like while touring the Audacy Radio stations in… read more

WKAR Public Media GM Susi Elkins Accepts Position at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

Susi Elkins, WKAR Public Media General Manager and Director of Broadcasting at Michigan State University, will leave the station to become chief community development officer at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) in East Lansing. Elkins, who began her career at WKAR as a student employee and became general manager in 2017, made the… read more

Winners Announced in 2021 MAPME Broadcast Contest

The annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition has announced winners in the 2021 Michigan APME awards. In the broadcast category, General Excellence awards for 2021 went to WDIV-TV (Detroit), WDET-FM (Detroit) and WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing). Michigan’s Public Radio stations dominated the radio categories in all market sizes.  In television, Michigan’s commercial stations placed… read more