MAB News Archive

HOMTV Summer 2016 Internship Program Application Deadline

HOMTV (Meridian Township) has been equipping interns with tools for success for 35 years.  Dozens go through their internship program every year and hundreds have found successful jobs in the television and communications industry as a result. If you know of anyone who you think would benefit from practical, hands-on experience in television reporting, production, or… read more

DPTV Remembers J.P. McCarthy

Detroit Public Television (WTVS) is honoring the memory of Michigan radio legend J.P. McCarthy with J.P. – The Voice of Detroit, an hour-long documentary that tells J.P.’s story, the ultimate local-kid-done-good tale. Working extensively with the McCarthy family and conducting over 20 interviews with J.P.’s friends, family, co-workers, and contemporaries, J.P. – The Voice of Detroit is… read more

Station Grant Opportunity from PBS Kids

This summer, PBS KIDS and the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative will bring the “Odd Squad: Be the Agent” camp program to select sites and is inviting all interested PBS member stations to apply to participate. 50 stations will be selected from the pool of applicants to host these summer camps in their communities. These… read more

Michigan Media Professionals Honored with Silver Circle Induction

The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced their Silver Circle® class of 2016.  The Silver Circle honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical, or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television… read more

Seth Resler

Set Yourself Up to Measure Your Own Social Media Questions

By: Seth Resler, Jacobs Media I often get asked very specific questions about social media, such as: “How often should we post?” “What topics should we post about?” “Should we post videos directly to Facebook or use a YouTube link?” Inevitably, I give the same answer: “Experiment and see.” I don’t say this as a… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Keith Bosworth, Cumulus Media (Detroit)

We continue our spotlight series featuring the hardworking engineers at our stations. To nominate an engineer for a spotlight, please email Alisha Clack at clack@michmab.com. Keith Bosworth Chief Engineer for Cumulus Media (WJR-AM, WDRQ-FM, WDVD-FM) in Detroit. Brief Engineering Resume: 2003 Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts 2004-2013 Cumulus Media, Toledo 2013-Present Cumulus Media, Detroit Keith shares… read more

Telethon for Flint Raises Over $1.1 Million

Last Tuesday (3/15), people from across Michigan opened up their hearts and wallets to help the children affected by the water crisis in Flint. WDIV-TV (Detroit) and four other television stations across Michigan, WEYI-TV (Flint), WILX-TV (Lansing), WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) and WWTV/WWUP-TV (Northern Michigan), joined for the day-long telethon: Flint Water Crisis: For Our Families. With… read more

Mike Scott Joins Midwest Communications/Lansing

Midwest Communications has announced that Mike Scott (pictured right) has joined the company as Operations Manager of their four-station Lansing cluster.  Mike will oversee WJQX-FM, WLMI-FM, WWDK-FM, and WQTX-FM.  Mike was previously with Kroll Communications’ WRSR-FM (Flint). Mike’s background includes work at WOMC-FM, WNIC-FM, and WYCD-FM, all in Detroit. Midwest VP/Market Manager Patrick Pendergast, in… read more

MSU and WKAR Develop App for Flint Residents During Water Crisis

Michigan State University and WKAR-TV have put the power of information in the hands of Flint residents through a new tool that navigates community resources in the wake of the ongoing water crisis. The mobile app “Empower Flint” provides a checklist of important actions people can take to protect themselves, their families and pets as… read more