Category: January 2017

Mid-Michigan Families help launch WKAR PBS Kids

By Nikki W. O’Meara, MSU Today Roughly 1,500 people visited the WKAR Public Media studios at Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences on Saturday, January 14 to celebrate the launch of a new, free, localized 24-hour kids channel and multiplatform services from WKAR Public Media. The channel, called WKAR PBS Kids, broadcasts… read more

ATSC 3.0 Explained

Wondering what ATSC 3.0 means for television broadcasters and television viewers?  Watch this video fromThe Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc., is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television:

Nexstar Closes on Media General; Kniowski Promoted

Following the long-awaited FCC approval of the purchase of Media General by Nexstar Media Group, the company closed on the transaction on January 17. With the closing, Nexstar has promoted WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) General Manager (and former MAB Chairman) Diane Kniowski to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager. In this new role, Kniowski will oversee… read more

Ameera David Joins WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit)

Ameera David has joined WXYZ/WMYD-TV as a 7 Action News Anchor/Reporter.  David was the host of “Boom Bust,” RT America’s flagship financial news program. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the show is broadcast daily to 700 million households in over 100 countries worldwide. Before hosting “Boom Bust,” David was a correspondent and anchor for the general… read more

Dan Clark Named WXYZ-TV Sales Manager

Dan Clark has been named Local Sales Manager at WXYZ-TV (Detroit). Clark has been an account executive with the station since May 2012. He has a proven track record as a sales executive and is consistently a top performer in all key revenue streams, including digital and new business development. He was the station’s #1… read more

State of the State Address

Once again this year, the MAB partnered with Central Michigan University to bring the Governor’s annual State of the State Address. The broadcast, along with the Democratic Response, was provided via satellite to 29 commercial and public television stations throughout the state.  In addition, 33 commercial and public radio stations aired coverage anchored by Michigan… read more

WPZR Appoints Randi Myles Program Director

Gospel-formatted WPZR-FM (Detroit) has promoted veteran air personality Randi Myles to Program Director.  Myles, who will continue to host her afternoon drive program was previously Assistant Program Director of the station. In an article appearing in All Access, Myles stated “I’ve worked many formats in various capacities in Detroit, but this is the format I’m most… read more

Guy Gordon Joins WJR

Longtime Detroit television reporter Guy Gordon has joined WJR-AM (Detroit) as a talk show host. “The Guy Gordon Show” airs on WJR weekdays from 3 -5 p.m.  The program debuted on January 3. A seasoned broadcast journalist, Gordon has been a fixture on Detroit television news for over 30 years and was recognized with two Emmy… read more

Ross Jones to Return to WXYZ-TV

E. W. Scripps Washington Bureau reporter Ross Jones has announced that he will be returning to WXYZ-TV (Detroit) beginning February 1. A Michigan State University graduate, Jones joined the station in 2005.  He moved to Scripps’ Washington Bureau in September of 2015. Jones wrote on social media “Candidly, I’ve felt the tug to return more than… read more

Associate Member Highlight: BCBSM

Associate Member news from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan:  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan awards $25,000 to Exalta Health.  Grant expands opportunities for low-income, uninsured Michiganders! On January 9, it was announced that Exalta Health, formerly Health Intervention Services, was awarded a grant of $25,000 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. This… read more