Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WEYI-TV/WSMH-TV Names Jamie Kagol Chief Meteorologist

WEYI-TV and WSMH-TV (Bay City/Flint/Saginaw) has announced that Jamie Kagol is joining the station as Chief Meteorologist.  He comes to the station from WFTX-TV (Fort Myers, FL), where he was Morning Meteorologist for six years.  Prior to  Fort Myers, he was as the Chief Meteorologist at KIFI-TV, the ABC station in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Welcome to Michigan Jamie!  With… read more

MSU Student Radio WDBM-FM (The Impact) Gets New Antenna

Michigan State University’s student-run radio station WDBM-FM (88.9 The Impact) replaced their 30-year-old broadcast antenna last week at the tower site in East Lansing. Ed Glazer, General Manager of the station, said the old antenna outlasted its 15-year lifespan, but in recent years had been suffering from “diminished efficiency.” The new antenna, which cost between… read more

Michigan Talk Network (MTN) Now Offering State Newscasts

As a follow-up to our March 24 story on the closure of Lansing-based Michigan Radio Network, MAB has learned that Michigan Talk Network (MTN) is now offering hourly newscasts to affiliates throughout the state. Based in Lansing at Townsquare Media’s WJIM-AM, the service offers two-minute state-focused newscasts each weekday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  In addition, MTN… read more

National Radio Hall of Fame Calls for 2016 Nominations

The 28th Annual National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and celebration will take place on Thursday evening, November 17 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. Industry members are encouraged to submit nominations for the Class of 2016 inductees via email to nominations@radiohof.org. The last day to submit suggestions to the Nominating Committee… read more

Ed Cantelon Dies at 95

The MAB has learned that longtime Detroit-area broadcast engineer Ed Cantelon passed away March 17. Ed was long-time owner of Broadcast Measurements, Inc., providing frequency measurements services to broadcasters. Ed was interested in radio since the age of 12.  Following military service during World War II, he attended Lawrence Institute of Technology. In 1948, he joined WJBK Radio… read more

Statewide Tornado Drill/EAS Test – April 13, 2016

In cooperation with the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, and with the endorsement of the MAB Board of Directors, the National Weather Service will conduct a test with the Tornado Warning EAS Code at 1:30pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 as part of Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. The… read more