Category Archives: MAB Events

New in 2019: Visit the Exhibit Hall, Win $10,000!

One lucky participant could walk away from the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show $10,000 richer! The MAB has partnered with Million Dollar Media to offer #MABshow attendees the change to win $10,000 cash. Visit our exhibitors and earn chances to crack the  5-digit code to open up the bank vault located on the Exhibit Hall floor. The contest, sponsored by Midwest Communications, will be open on March 6.  Register now to attend the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show on March 5 and 6 at the Lansing Center.

2019 #MABshow Exhibitors

’30 Under 30′ Michigan Native Jay Kruz Will Host BEAs at #MABshow

Named one of Radio’s Rising Stars by Radio Ink Magazine and one of broadcasting’s “30 Under 30” in America by Edison Media, Jay Kruz is the Program Director and Afternoon Host at Mix 94.9 in Cincinnati.

But on March 6, he will return to his home state of Michigan to host the 2018 Broadcast Excellence Awards (BEAs), the grand finale of the Great Lakes Media Show

Kruz got his start at the age of 14 at his high school radio station, WSDP in Plymouth, Michigan. At age 18, he was hired as afternoon drive host at WTWR in Monroe/Toledo, Ohio.   He has a diverse media background including stops at MTV Networks  in New York City and radio stations in Detroit, Cincinnati and the Cayman Islands. He has worked as a program director, on-air personality, imaging director, emcee, and voice-over artist.  Kruz helped develop the first MTV podcasts, hosted a nationwide afternoon show on XM Satellite Radio, and has been the voice of multiple radio stations & syndicated radio specials.

He returns regularly to Michigan to support and encourage young broadcasters by presenting sessions at the annual MAB Foundation’s Broadcast Career Builder Conference (BCBC) and student-focused sessions at the Great Lakes Media Show, formerly the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo.

Kruz volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors and is a Past President at the Music Resource Center in Cincinnati, where he helped start a low power FM station for teenagers, 95.7 MRC.  When he’s not on the radio, Kruz serves as emcee for the Cincinnati Cyclones professional hockey team.  He enjoys collecting vintage radios, traveling around the world with his wife, and playing hockey.

The BEAs will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. on March 6 at the Lansing Center. Click here to reserve your seat and participate in the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show. 

 

You’re Invited to Meet Your Local Lawmakers at the #MABshow

Michigan broadcasters are invited to attend the MAB Annual Legislative Reception on Wednesday, March 6 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center during the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show.

With the high turnover after the recent election, MAB legislative reception is a wonderful opportunity to meet your legislators and connect with other Michigan broadcasters to discuss issues that affect your station(s)!

As lawmakers work on creating public policy, it is important they hear from you, their constituents, about how their decisions influence Michigan’s broadcast industry.

We need your presence and your voice to ensure that state laws and regulations do not burden your station’s priorities! We encourage you to attend and to get further acquainted with the key policy-makers who support the Michigan broadcast industry!

The MAB Legislative Reception is free of charge to all members and will include a Walk-Around Dinner in the River Concourse of the Lansing Center. The Legislative Reception will precede the Broadcast Excellence Awards (BEA) ceremony.

If you cannot personally attend, please consider sending a representative from your station.

Click here to register by February 15. Questions? Contact Jackie Timm at [email protected]

Brandeis Hall Will Hold Attendees Accountable at the #MABshow

Brandeis Hall will tell you that accountability is about delivering on a commitment; It’s responsibility to an outcome, not just a set of tasks. It’s taking initiative with thoughtful, strategic follow-through. Teach people how to be accountable and they will take ownership of outcomes and work harder and longer to achieve success.

Radio One’s Vice President of Revenue Development will share from her experience and wisdom on this topic alongside a growing and dynamic list of speakers on deck to present sessions on March 5 and 6 during the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.

Brandeis started in radio when a station manager heard her voice and asked her to host the morning show on    a college radio station.  She told him she had to finish high school first, but joined the station the following August.  Within three years, she KJCR’s Development Director, responsible for the station’s underwriting and public funding.  WBAP in Dallas/Ft. Worth then recruited Brandeis for their Promotions Department. Free concert tickets, mugs and t-shirts, cool remotes; how could anyone say, “No?”

In the 1990s, France’s bi-lingual Radio 74 asked Brandeis to cross The Pond and direct their English-language programming and production.  Eventually, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation lured her over the border into Geneva to help them create and launch Switzerland’s first English-language FM Radio station, WRG-FM (Now WRS-FM). Despite living adjacent to the Alps for 7 years, she remains an appalling skier, but can identify an impressive range of Western European cheeses.  Ultimately, her path brought her back to the Dallas/Fort Worth market, where she worked for two Dallas stations in sales,  production, and management before joining the hardworking team at the Radio Advertising Bureau.

As Vice President of Professional Development, Brandeis trained tens of thousands of radio sales and management professionals throughout the United States, Africa, South America, and Europe and was a frequent speaker at radio and other media conferences.

Brandeis currently works for Radio One as Vice President of Revenue Development.  In this role, she creates curriculum and oversees the sales and management training for hundreds of radio professionals; creating a Revenue Culture in Radio One’s 15 markets across the U.S.

When not travelling for business, Brandeis packs her bags and globetrots for pleasure and buys supplies for household DIY projects she rarely completes.

‘Survive and Thrive’ Under Deadline with Joe Little


 

The clock is always ticking but amazing, emotional stories can be told, even under the strictest deadlines. Just ask Joe Little.

Join Joe and many amazing speakers who will be on hand for the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show on March 5 and 6.

Joe Little is a television news journalist at KNSD in San Diego, Calif. He’s a proud Multimedia Journalist and often travels the country with his Garden Gnome teaching his strategies for better storytelling, on-camera performances and time management.

Joe has been awarded 12 Emmys and was a finalist for the NPPA’s Photojournalism Award for Reporting in 2017. His creative stories have taken viewers as far away as Pakistan; to a story completely contained inside a dumpster.

Joe’s mantra: “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.”

It has served him well since 1999 as he zigzagged across the country as a television news reporter and anchor with stops in Hagerstown, Maryland; Johnstown, Pennsylvania; San Diego and Carlsbad, California. Joe has taught journalists and students from around the world how to improve their visual storytelling. He joined the faculty at the NPPA News Video Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma in 2013. Coincidentally, that was also the last year Joe used a stick mic.

His coverage of the 9/11 attacks is among Joe’s greatest accomplishments. He was four miles away from Shanksville, Pennsylvania when United Flight 93 crashed. Joe was one of the first reporters on the scene. His accounts are included in a book called Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report on 9/11. Joe’s expertise has also been included in a number of journalism textbooks.

Joe received his Masters from Syracuse University in 1999. But he credits George Mason University with building a strong foundation for his career. In 1998, he earned his BA in Speech Communication. While at Mason, Joe was a proud member of the Men’s Basketball Team (Career Totals: 2 points, 3 rebounds). In 2010, the Department of Communication and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences named Joe the Alumnus of the Year.

Stop Sounding Desperate and Attract Ideal Candidates with Laurie Kahn at the #MABshow

Laurie Kahn is Creator and President of Media Staffing Network, Inc., the first staffing company to cater exclusively to media sales and associated departments for full time placement, consulting and career coaching for the Agency, Broadcast, Cable, Internet, Digital, New Media and Print industries.  Successfully placing people since 1993, now offers solutions to finding local sellers in all market sizes.

Laurie will present “Positioning and Creating a Culture to Attract, Hire and Retain Employees” at the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show. 

Kahn’s more than 25 years experience in media includes local and national sales positions in both large and small markets; turn around expertise with new formats; and local and national management positions.

Kahn is currently involved with various industry associations and participates at career fairs, colleges and webinars to educate individuals about career opportunities.  Kahn conducts seminars targeting all aspects of talent acquisition, job search and how to grow your career. In addition, Kahn has authored articles appearing in Career Builder, Chicago Tribune, Sales and Marketing Magazine, Radio Ink, Young Money, and Inside the Minds “Staffing Leadership Strategies” to name a few.  Kahn has been featured in Crain’s/Chicago and quoted in the Wall Street Journal. She has also developed courses for women re-entering the work force and has mentored numerous women in media.

Kahn has been an elected member of MIW (Most Influential Women in Media) yearly since 2008 and has received numerous awards for sales and management throughout her career.

She regularly presents workplace topics to industry associations nationwide, including Broadcast Education Association, Chicago Advertising Federation, National Association of Broadcasters, Broadcast & Financial Managers Assn. and the Radio Advertising Bureau.

Future Broadcasters Engage with Professionals at #BCBC18

The MAB Foundation hosted its annual Broadcasting Career Builder Conference at Lansing Community College’s West Campus on November 16. More than 160 high school and college students participated this year! Over 65 professionals were on hand to engage the future broadcasters with session presentations, sharing their expertise as speed-networking mentors and hosting career fair booths.

Students were able to learn and network during sessions and the future of the broadcasting industry looks bright with these students making their way into the professional field. A big thanks to all of the sponsors, contributors, speakers and everyone who participated to make this event such a wonderful success!

Click here to see more pictures from this year’s event and
mark your calendars for #BCBC19 on November 8. 

Discover the Power of Investigative Reporting with Marisa Kwiatkowski at the #MABshow

In 2016, Marisa Kwiatkowski and her colleagues launched an investigation into USA Gymnastics that revealed top officials at the sport’s national governing body failed to report many allegations of sexual abuse by coaches and showed how predators exploited a lax culture to prey on children.

Marisa is a reporter for The Indianapolis Star, where she handles investigations relating to social services and welfare issues, including child abuse and neglect, poverty, elder abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence and access to mental health services. She joins the exciting line up of presenters who will be on hand for the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show on March 5 & 6 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. 

As a result of the investigation into USA Gymnastics , more than 330 women came forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Larry Nassar, a longtime team physician who worked in four Olympic games. Nassar was convicted of criminal charges and sent to prison. The series also spurred Congress to pass a bill that would make it a federal crime for national governing bodies to fail to immediately report alleged sexual abuse.

In 2013, Marisa received two national awards, as well as state and regional awards, for her coverage of the difficulties of children with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities to receive appropriate mental health services. She found parents falsely admitting to neglect in order to secure services for their children. After Marisa’s series published, state officials pledged up to $25 million per year to close the funding gap.

Marisa has earned more than 50 journalism awards, including Indiana Journalist of the Year, IRE’s Tom Renner Award, a Sigma Delta Chi Award in public service, the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award. Prior to The Star, Marisa worked for media outlets in northwestern Indiana, South Carolina and Michigan. One of her articles, “The exorcisms of Latoya Ammons,” became the most-read piece in The Star’s history.

Learn more about the 2019 #MABshow at GreatLakesMediaShow.com

#MABshow19 Speaker of the Week!

Ray Tejeda

Join us March 6, 2019 to hear national expert Ray talk big-time “Marketing and Promotions.”

Ray Tejeda is a Vice President at iHeartMedia working with 150 markets on brand partnerships at events and experiential market properties. He is responsible for collaborating with the national sales teams and individual markets to drive sponsorship revenue across thousands of local events, national tent-poles, the iHeartRadio theaters, and in-market studio and performance lounge integrated assets.

Ray started his career on the record label side at Atlantic Records where he was in charge of planning/buying media and developing strategic marketing plans for Album releases and artist tours. He transitioned to the advertising agency world where
he spent more than seven years at two mid-sized shops (Pedone & Partners and Warren Kremer Paino). He moved up within both organizations to account director and a manager of the agency’s Brand Audit Group, pointing brands such as Ritz Carlton, Bulova, Hershey Entertainment, Ralph Lauren Polo Stores and Maine Tourism, to name a few.

Ray joined iHeartMedia 11 years ago as a senior Account Executive in New York at the world famous Z100, where he quickly moved into management of New York’s three largest station properties Z100, Power 105 and KTU. In his role in the market, he created many revenue generating events, while increasing the revenue of the station’s signature events (Powerhouse, KTUphoria and Jingle Ball) and leading a large team of Account Executives.

He has a proven track record of successfully monetizing and building events with a forward thinking mind in the event space.

March 5-6, 2019
Lansing Center
Downtown Lansing
Learn more and REGISTER at: GreatLakesMediaShow.com

Interested in Exhibiting at the MABshow?
With over 1100 in attendance, this is the place you want to be!
Click here to find out more information.

 

Paul Weyland Joins Speaker lineup for #MABshow19…

…and he is excited to see you!

Paul Weyland is an international speaker, humorist, marketing, branding and sales strategist, consultant, trainer, author and university lecturer. Paul started in the late 1970s as an on-air radio personality. He then went on to prove himself on the street as a leading broadcast sales person, specializing in long-term local direct sales. Paul made a name for himself speaking to and working in executive-level positions in the television and radio business.

Paul Weyland

Among his experiences was a three-year assignment managing and training overseas broadcasters in Prague, Geneva and London. In 2000, he started his own marketing and consulting business.

 Since then Paul has been featured in sales symposiums world-wide, including sessions with the National Association of Broadcasters, Europe Radio Days and with virtually every State Broadcast Association in the United States. His speaking style is described as “dynamic,” “inspirational,” “engaging” and “hysterically funny.” His humor and real-world experience combine to create relevant tools that people and organizations can implement immediately to increase their bottom lines. Paul keeps his audience on the edge of their seats, laughing until their faces hurt and the makeup is running down their cheeks.

March 5-6, 2019
Lansing Center
Downtown Lansing
Learn more and REGISTER at:
GreatLakesMediaShow.com

Interested in Exhibiting at the MABshow?
With over 1100 in attendance, this is the place you want to be!
Click here to find out more information.
https://michmab.com/programs-events/great-lakes-media-show/exhibitors/