So, you already have a master plan to work in broadcasting when you “grow up,” but you might not know HOW to get the ball rolling on this master plan. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
We hope you had a great summer but now it’s time to get back to business … It’s important to set aside the right amount of funds to make sure you and your staff can fully participate in the wonderful recognition, networking, educational and career-building opportunities the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and MAB Foundation offer each year. Below is a brief glimpse of some of the amazing events and programs in store for 2019. Be on the look out for these great opportunities and more:
Great Lakes Media Show Registration | $160/member
Listed pricing includes full conference. Individual day rates and other options are
available. Radisson Room Rates start at $136 per night. The 2019 Great Lakes Media Show will take place on March 5 and 6 at the Lansing Center. Learn more at GreatLakesMediaShow.com
Summer Advocacy Conference | $140*
Listed pricing is an estimate* for full conference attendance. Other options will be available, including Awards Banquet tickets only ($70*) or the Annual Business Meeting only (FREE to members). JW Marriott Grand Rapids Room Rates start at $193 per night, single occupancy. The 2019 Summer Conference will take place on August 5 and 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.
Broadcast Excellence Awards Entry Fee | $45/entry
Submission deadline is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Career Fair Booths (Up to 5 opportunities) | $290/each
Secure your booth at MichiganBroadcastCareers.com
Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program
Contact Ann Walters at 1-800-YOUR-MAB or email@example.com for a pricing estimate for your station.
‘P1 Learning’ Online Training | FREE for members
Job Bank | FREE for members
Legal Helpline | FREE for members
MAB News Updates | FREE for members
There are a variety of Sponsorship Opportunities available for all MAB and MABF programs and events. Contact Jacquelen Timm at 1-800-YOUR-MAB or firstname.lastname@example.org to design a sponsorship package that fits your business or organization.
BCBC’18 is just around the corner. We’re hard at work planning educational sessions for the upcoming Broadcast Career Builder Conference (BCBC) on November 16. BCBC is one of Michigan’s only broadcast and media conferences that is strictly focused on educating students and giving them a direct path to success in the media industry.
Friday, November 16
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lansing Community College West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing MI 48917
We need YOU to get involved in this conference. We’ll be offering the popular Speed Networking session which allows attendees to network with professionals for 5 minutes at a time in a “Speed Dating” type of setting. We need professionals in sales, programming, management, on-air talent, traffic, marketing and more to serve as mentors. If you’re interested in becoming a Speed Networking mentor, please contact Rachel Krause at email@example.com or 517-484-7444.
MACKINAC ISLAND – The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award and welcomed three other outstanding individuals into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 14 at the Grand Hotel.
The highest award given by the MAB, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors Michigan broadcast pioneers who have dedicated the majority of their professional careers to broadcasting in the state of Michigan and have distinguished themselves through a lifetime of service as a top manager or owner through excellence in broadcasting.
Hall of Fame inductees are nominated and voted on by their peers. Award recipients were honored during the MAB’s annual Awards Banquet surrounded by broadcasters and friends. To see a complete list of the MAB’s Hall of Fame award winners, click here.
Bob Allison, congenial host of “Ask Your Neighbor” on WNZK-AM, has to be Metropolitan Detroit’s longest-reigning, best-known neighbor. He has been on-air for over 50 years as the host of his popular show – an impressive feat in an industry that measures success by weeks and months. Each weekday from 9 – 11 a.m., Bob and his son, Rob, chat with listeners on a wide range of topics. Bob started broadcasting over 60 years ago in La Porte, Ind. As popular as the radio show has been, many Baby Boomers remember him more for his TV work as host of “Bowling For Dollars” or as the milkman on the children’s show “Milky’s Party Time.”
Sheri Jones has devoted her life to broadcasting by being a top anchor at WLNS-TV for 30 years. She was an early innovator and has continued to innovate and address critical community concerns throughout her career. For example, she led her station’s coverage of the heroin and opioid epidemic in May of 2017. In 2017, Sheri was also responsible for launching and co-anchoring a new show at 5:30 p.m. on WLNS-TV. For Sheri, her career is not just a job, it’s a life of service. She uses her status in our community to help the community not just herself. In addition to winning over 50 awards including Emmys, MAB Awards, and a NATAS Silver Circle Award, Sheri has served on 16 Community Boards, chaired numerous service committees and fundraisers, and has volunteered over 500 hours each year for over 100 community organizations.
Mark T. Brush (1968-2018), Michigan Radio (Professional Broadcaster)
Gary Baxter, Vice President and General Manager for E.W. Scripps Company’s Fox 47 WSYM-TV in Lansing, was elected Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, August 14 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
See the complete MAB Board of Directors list here.
The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) is pleased to announce its 2018 Public Media Impact Awards. Mark T. Brush and Paul J. Ryan will be honored August 14 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island during the annual MAB Summer Conference.
Do you have a big-ticket item or experience to donate to the MAB Foundation for the summer raffle? Every year at the Summer Advocacy Conference, the MAB Foundation hosts an exciting raffle drawing for MAB members and their families. Past prizes have included: