MAB News Archive

Lansing Lugnuts Broadcaster Called Up to the Big League

Lansing Lugnuts Radio Broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler has received the call to step up, at least temporarily, to major league baseball play-by-play.  Strassler, who has been calling the Lugnut games since 2009, was called up by affiliate-team the Oakland Athletics for help with three games this past week with the Boston Red Sox. Goldberg-Strassler told WSYM-TV,… read more

Michigan Radio to Host Local Live(s), a Unique Storytelling Event

Michigan Radio has announced that they are thrilled to partner with Back Pocket Media to bring a captivating live storytelling event featuring journalists, music and community on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Local Live(s) is a show that brings together journalists and locals for a night of entertainment and conversation. It’s a national storytelling event that… read more

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week (6/4-10), with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. The FCC this week announced that in-person meetings at its new headquarters… read more

3 Current and Former Michigan Broadcasters Nominated for 2022 Radio Hall of Fame

The Museum of Broadcast Communications has announced the Radio Hall of Fame 2022 nominees. Among the 24 were three past and current Michigan-based personalities:  Mojo in the Morning at WKQI-FM (Detroit); former Grand Rapids personality Kevin Matthews and former Grand Rapids personality Laurie DeYoung. Mojo in the Morning is currently heard on WKQI-FM as well… read more

Judson Beck Appointed WJMN-TV VP/GM as Mike Smith Retires

Judson Beck is the new Vice President/General Manager of Nexstar’s WJMN-TV (Marquette) and sister station WFRV-TV (Green Bay).  Judson, a 37-year broadcasting veteran, replaces Mike Smith.  Smith has retired after 7 years at the helm of the two stations and after 35 years in the business, working as a National Sales Manager, General Sales Manager… read more

WZZM Hires Brooks Blanton as News Director

Tegna’s WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced the hiring of market veteran Brooks Blanton as its new News Director.  Blanton previously served as News Director of crosstown WXMI-TV from 2013-2021.  “Brooks knows West Michigan so well which is such a benefit. He knows what’s important and relevant to our audience,” said WZZM-TV President and General Manager, Dan… read more