Category: Front Page

Great Lakes Media Show to go Digital in 2022!

From MAB President/CEO Sam Klemet: The Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ primary mission is to support our members and provide opportunities to learn and grow. And no event gives Michigan broadcasters a greater opportunity to collaborate and learn as an industry like the annual Great Lakes Media Show. This year’s event is slated for March 2-3… read more

WDET Teams Up with MSU with new Podcast

WDET-FM (Detroit) has teamed up with Michigan State University’s Science Gallery to present a 10-episode podcast series titled “Tracked and Traced.”  The series is named after the science gallery’s 10 week exhibit, which also explored themes of surveillance.  New episodes released every other week, starting early 2022. Hosted by Natasha T Miller and Antajuan Scott and… read more

FCC Plans to Adopt Two Minor Changes to its Political Broadcasting Rules – What is Being Changed?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC, at its January 27 monthly open meeting, will be voting on the adoption of two relatively minor changes to its political broadcasting rules.  While some press reports suggested that the changes would expand the FCC’s jurisdiction into online political advertising, in fact the draft of the FCC’s Report… read more

GMR and RMLC Announce Confidential Settlement on Music Royalties for Commercial Radio Stations – Broadcasters Must Decide Whether to Opt In by January 31

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP A conditional settlement of the long-running litigation between Global Music Rights (GMR), a relatively new performing rights organization formed to license the public performance rights to certain musical works, and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) was announced this week.  The terms of the agreement are confidential, so we can’t comment… read more

President’s Letter to MAB Members

Happy New Year. It is my honor to serve as the new President and CEO of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and am humbled that the Board of Directors entrusts me to carry on the work of Karole White who steps down from the position after 36 years. Karole’s work took the MAB to new… read more