Category Archives: MAB Events

Exhibitors: Connect at GLBC 2017!

glbc17EXHIBITORS CAN CONNECT WITH MIDWEST BROADCASTING AND MEDIA EXECUTIVES AT GLBC 2017!

GLBC’s dates have returned to March! Exhibitors can reserve their space now to meet potential clients and showcase all of their new products and services!

Show Date
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
8:00 am-5:00 pm
The Lansing Center, Lansing, MI

Senior executives involved in key decision making and purchasing make up the majority of the GLBC attendees. This is your chance to showcase your new and exciting products to these vital potential customers in your target market! Whether you sell to broadcasters, audio or video producers, cable, churches, educators or corporate trainers, all are invited to the FREE exhibit hall at GLBC.

GLBC BENEFITS

  • Centrally located in Lansing, MI
    This popular conference and expo is only a few hours’ drive for most of your current and potential Great Lakes media customers; meaning more qualified leads and more potential customers.
  • You win by choosing GLBC!
    Attending an established conference like the GLBC will keep your company and products top of mind when buying decisions are made.
  • Not all the action is on the Exhibit floor
    This all-inclusive show offers many networking opportunities for one-to-one interaction with decision makers. Our famous “Beer and Bull” opening reception, breakfast and breaks in the exhibit hall are all included.

Find more information and register HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Krause at the MAB, krause@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016

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Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November! Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference.

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8:00am-4:00pm
Early registration is only $20 until November 4! ($35 after November 4)

BCBC 2016 will feature new informative sessions on technology, as well as classic favorites such as Speed Networking. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for BCBC 2016 HERE.

Current Schedule

8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

9:00am – 9:30am Opening Session

9:30am – 9:45am Networking Break

9:45am – 10:45am UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
9:45am – 10:45am How to Film with an iPhone
9:45am – 10:45am Marketing YOU!

10:45am – 11:00am Networking Break

11:00am – 12:00pm UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
11:00am – 12:00pm Storytelling on Different Platforms
11:00am – 12:00pm Resume Review and Mock Interviews

12:00pm – 1:30pm Luncheon and Career Fair

1:30pm – 2:30pm The WRITE Way
1:30pm – 2:30pm Filming a Feature on an iPhone

2:30pm – 2:45pm Networking Break

2:45pm – 3:30pm Keynote Address and Door Prizes

*This year’s Speed Networking sessions will feature two students talking to each mentor.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

2017 GLBC Exhibitor Registration is Open

exhibit_400GLBC’s dates have moved back to March! Exhibitors can reserve their space now to meet potential clients and showcase all of their new products and services!

Show Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
8:00 am-5:00 pm
The Lansing Center, Lansing MI

By exhibiting, you will have direct contact with general managers, engineers, producers, programmers, sales staff, production directors, news directors and others; all in one place! Build the relationships that keep your company top-of-mind at GLBC!

Find more information and register HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Krause at the MAB, krause@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016

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Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November and we’re looking for YOUR help!

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8:00am-4:00pm

This conference attracts hundreds of students eager to learn about the field of broadcasting. For many students, this conference is the key factor in their decision to pursue broadcasting beyond high school. Is your station interested in helping to educate them on this exciting and fast-paced industry?

The MABF is looking for professional volunteers to participate as mentors in the BCBC Speed Networking sessions. As a mentor, you’ll meet with students face-to-face and share your experiences and “insider tips.”

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

Save the Date: BCBC 2016

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We’re busy planning the MABF’s largest student conference of the year, the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference!

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath MI
8:00am-4:00pm

This conference attracts hundreds of students eager to learn about the field of broadcasting. For many students this conference is the key factor in their decision to pursue broadcasting beyond high school. Is your station interested in helping to educate them on this exciting and fast-paced industry?

The MABF is looking for professional volunteers to participate as mentors in the BCBC Speed Networking sessions. As a mentor, you’ll meet with students face-to-face and share your experiences and “insider tips.”

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

Save the Date: BCBC 2016

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We’re busy planning the MABF’s largest student conference of the year, the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference!

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath MI
8:00am-4:00pm

This conference attracts hundreds of students eager to learn about the field of broadcasting. For many students this conference is the key factor in their decision to pursue broadcasting beyond high school. We need YOU to help educate them on this exciting and fast paced industry!

The MABF is looking for professional volunteers to participate as mentors in the BCBC Speed Networking sessions. As a mentor, you’ll meet with students face to face and share your experiences and “insider tips.”

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

MAB Honors 2016 Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award Recipient

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(L-R) MAB Immediate Past Chairman Ed Fernandez, Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-10), and MAB President/CEO Karole White.


The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and MAB Foundation (MABF)
presented the 2016 Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award on Tuesday, August 30 at the Inn at St. John’s to Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-10).

This prestigious award is given to a lawmaker, and/or other public official, for their dedicated service to Michigan citizens and the Michigan broadcasting industry. This person is selected by the MAB executive committee and approved by the MAB Board of Directors.

Congresswoman Miller (R-10) was honored during the MAB’s Awards Banquet surrounded by broadcasters and friends.

Meet the 2016 Class of the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame

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(L-R) MAB Immediate Past Chairman Ed Fernandez with inductees Paul Jacobs (Jacobs Media), Paul W. Smith (WJR-AM) and Stephen Schram (Michigan Radio).


The MAB and MAB Foundation (MABF)
inducted three outstanding individuals into the 2016 class of the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 30 at the Inn at St. John’s.

Inducted were Paul Jacobs, VP/GM of Jacobs Media and President of jacAPPS (Bingham Farms); Paul W. Smith, Radio Host and Columnist, WJR-AM (Detroit); and Stephen Schram, Executive Director and General Manager for Michigan Radio – WUOM/WFUM/WVGR (Ann Arbor).

Paul Jacobs is the VP/GM of Jacobs Media and President of jacAPPS. Jacobs has served within the broadcasting industry for nearly 40 years, the majority of which have been spent in the state of Michigan. He has cultivated a new niche in radio broadcasting with jacAPPS, a leading mobile application software company, based in Michigan. Jacobs was also the driving force behind the DASH conference, which brought the radio and automotive industries together to generate ideas to best serve the general public. In addition, he serves on the MAB Foundation’s Board of Directors, helping to drive innovative educational opportunities for current and future broadcasters.

Paul W. Smith started in radio at WVMO-FM in his hometown of Monroe, Michigan in 1968. As a 15-year-old kid in High School, he knew radio was what he wanted to do the rest of his life. From Monroe, he moved on to Toledo, Ohio, where he sold radio time, did on-air stints at WCWA and WSPD and a daily live television show. From Toledo, he went to Windsor, Ontario for the morning drive show at CKLW. He moved back across the river to WJR-AM to do weekends and fill in for legendary broadcaster J.P. McCarthy, before heading to New York City to do a morning show at 77/WABC. In fact, for a year, Smith flew back and forth every week to be able to continue working weekends at WJR-AM while doing his Monday through Friday show on WABC.

In 1996, Smith came back home to WJR to take over stewardship of the morning show on “The Great Voice of the Great Lakes,” still broadcasting to this day from “The Golden Tower of the Fisher Building.” Smith was proudly inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2013.

Stephen Schram is Executive Director and General Manager for Michigan Radio – WUOM/WFUM/WVGR, the state’s most listened to NPR news and information service, originating from Ann Arbor and licensed to the University of Michigan. Michigan Radio broadcasts at 91.7 FM in Ann Arbor/Detroit, 91.1 FM in Flint, 104.1 FM in western Michigan, and online at michiganradio.org.

As General Manager, Schram previously led WOMC and WYCD in Detroit, plus earlier provided executive leadership for the seven Detroit market Clear Channel radio stations (now iHeartMedia), including WNIC and WKQI. He also worked for WJBK-TV (Fox 2), Detroit in Marketing and Business Development. Schram is a Past President and current Treasurer of the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters, a current Director of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation and served as a board member of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters 1999-2002 and 2003-2005.

For a list of previous Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame recipients and their biographies, click here.

 

2016 MAB Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Julie Koehn

(L-R) MAB Immediate Past Chairman Ed Fernandez, Julie Koehn, MAB President/CEO Karole White.
(L-R) MAB Immediate Past Chairman Ed Fernandez, Julie Koehn, and MAB President/CEO Karole White.


The MAB and MAB Foundation (MABF)
presented the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to Lenawee Broadcasting Company/WLEN-FM (Adrian) President and General Manager Julie Koehn during MAB awards ceremonies on Tuesday, August 30 at the Inn at St. John’s.

Julie began her broadcasting career in 1985 as an account executive after graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in both industrial and labor relations and political science. Julie is a veteran of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors, having served as chairman in 2005-2006. She sits on the board of directors of the MAB Foundation and chaired the Foundation in 2012-2013. She was also a trustee for the MAB Political Action Committee. Julie was the District 13 representative (MI) to the National Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2009 to 2015 and is a faculty member of the NAB Education Foundation Broadcast Leadership Training Academy. Julie is also on the Board of Directors of the NAB Education Foundation.

Julie has also been a featured and panel speaker on small market radio at multiple National Association of Broadcasters and Radio Advertising Bureau annual conferences. Under her management, station accomplishments include five NAB Crystal Radio Awards, the NAB Crystal Heritage Award, three NAB Education Foundation Service to America Awards, Service to Children Awards and three NAB Marconi Awards, one for AC Station of the Year and two for Small Market Station of the Year. WLEN has been MAB Station of the Year for nine of the last thirteen years in Commercial Radio Market Three.

A very active member of her community, Julie is a past chair and chair-elect and sits on the board of directors of ATHENA Lenawee and is a board member of the Pleasant Grove Hotel Historical Society.

Julie is a past board member of the Devil’s Lake Yacht Club (serving as their first female Commodore in 2011). She has held positions on the HOPE Community Center Board of Directors, the Lenawee County Chamber of Commerce (serving as their first female chair), Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army. Julie has also initiated fundraising events for multiple charities in her community. She resides with her husband, Tom Valentine, in Adrian.

For a complete list of previous Lifetime Achievement Award recipents and links to their biographies, click here.

LeGeyt, Skubick Highlight Advocacy Conference Afternoon Session

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Photo left: Curtis LeGeyt. Photo right: Tim Skubick.

The annual MAB Advocacy Conference hosted several panels discussing the latest legislative and federal affairs in Lansing and Washington, D.C.

Curtis LeGeyt – Executive VP of Government Relations for the National Association of Broadcasters updated members on the latest issues faced by the broadcasting industry in DC, including spectrum auction, copyright review, retransmission consent, broadcast ownership rules and FM chips in cells phones. LeGeyt also shared effective methods and practices for grassroots advocacy within the industry.

Tim Skubick, one of the longest serving State Capitol correspondents, hosted a panel of pundits which included Zoe Clark, Michigan Radio; Chad Livengood, Detroit News; and Chuck Stokes, WXYZ-TV. The panelists discussed Michigan’s role in this year’s presidential elections, polled the audience on their views of the presidential candidates, dived into prospective candidates for the next gubernatorial election and offered insights on which party will control the Michigan House of Representatives.