Category: March 2016

Sign Up Today! GLBC Career Fair

Register today to showcase your station or school program at the MABF’s premiere, most-attended annual Career Fair. The Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, May 3 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Lansing. Stations may receive EEO credits for participating and promoting the event. Attendees will be recent graduates… read more

Rick Jones

Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Student Press Rights Bill

Legislation establishing “protection for freedom of expression for student journalists in public schools and institutions of higher education” unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with immediate effect. Committee chair and bill sponsor of Senate Bill 848 (The Student Free Press and Civics Readiness Act) Senator Rick Jones (R-24), called the bill a “victory for free… read more

How to Reduce the Bounce Rate on Your Station’s Website

By: Seth Resler, Jacobs Media Strategies A website “bounce” happens when somebody comes to your station’s site and then leaves without navigating to another page on your site. Like radio tune-outs, bounces can happen for any number of reasons: people may have gotten what they needed from the webpage, they may not like what they… read more

Jake Neher Joins WDET-FM (Detroit)

Michigan Public Radio Network (MPRN) State Capitol Reporter Jake Neher has joined public radio station WDET-FM (Detroit). In his new postion, Neher will serve as producer for WDET’s daily talk show Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson. In addition, he will be doing feature reporting and working on special projects. Neher told MAB/MAPB “It has been a privilege to cover… read more

Former Piston Joins WMGC-FM/Sports 105.1 (Detroit)

Former Detroit Piston Lindsey Hunter has teamed up with WMGC-FM Program Director Dave Shore to launch a new afternoon drive show on the Greater Media sports station. As a player from 1993-2010, Hunter appeared in 937 regular-season games, playing for the Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors,  and the Chicago Bulls.  Following his retirement… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Radio Music License Committee (RMLC)

The Radio Music License Committee (“RMLC”) represents the interests of the commercial radio industry (some 10,000 commercial radio stations) on music licensing matters. It is structured as a 501(c)(6) non-profit Tennessee corporation based in Nashville. Its Directors, who volunteer to serve without compensation, reflect a diverse group of station owners and management. The RMLC’s staff… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Jennifer Lozen Thunder Bay Broadcasting (Alpena)

Jennifer Lozen  Thunder Bay Broadcasting, Alpena Jennifer Lozen is the Traffic Director and Program Director for WBKB-TV/WBUP-TV/WBKP-TV, based in Alpena, where she has been for the last eight years. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Jennifer: Nachos Q2: When I’m not working, I’d rather be… Jennifer: With friends and family, relaxing. Q4: If I had the chance,… read more

PBS’ Alice Ferris Joins WGVU’s Membership Drive

On March 23, WGVU Public Media hosted national PBS talent Alice Ferris during their recent TV Membership Drive. Alice joined the station team for its presentation of Michigan Hometown Stories: Saugatuck/Douglas, a local WGVU production highlighting the history and story of the local west Michigan community. During the night, the station announced that the series will… read more