Category Archives: MABF

Stay an Extra Day in Paradise


Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan

You’re coming to MAB’s Annual Advocacy Conference and Meeting, plus the awards banquet anyway (right?), so why not “Stay an Extra Day in Paradise” and sign-up for the MAB Foundation’s Golf Fundraiser, which supports individuals seeking a career in broadcasting?

Playing 18 holes of golf with your industry colleagues is the perfect end to a great trip up in one of the most beautiful areas of our state. Cost is $150 per golfer and includes: 18-holes of golf, cart, box lunch, refreshments, awards presentation, green fees and priceless GREAT FUN.

Sponsorships are available. Your company can show even greater support by becoming a participating sponsor. Funds from the MAB Golf Tournament go to support programs that help students move toward their goal of a career in our industry.

Several sponsorship options are available, please contact us and we’ll design a sponsorship opportunity just for you!

You can help support the future of our industry and have a great time too. Now that’s a hole-in-one!

For more details and to register, click here. Questions? Contact Jackie or Crysta at the the MAB Foundation 800.968.7622 or email at mabf@michmab.com .

Pete Bowers Retires

(L-R) WBFH alum Ed Borus and Pete Bowers at the Retirement Celebration held June 3, 2017.

The MAB Foundation has learned that longtime broadcaster and educator Pete Bowers has retired from Bloomfield Hills High School.
In 1976, Pete Bowers started the radio broadcasting program in Bloomfield Hills Schools. He has been the general manager of WBFH and the teacher of the electronic media courses for over 40 years.

MAB President/CEO Karole White said that Bowers “was an important figure in broadcast education and a big reason so many of his students went on to successful broadcast careers. Bowers was a big help to the development of the student outreach of the MAB Foundation.”

Under the direction of Bowers, WBFH has won multiple national awards over the years.  The MAB Foundation has presented the station with its prestigious High School Station of the Year award in 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004 (tie) and 2003.

A retirement celebration was held for Bowers at Andiamo’s Restaurant in Bloomfield Hills on June 3 and featured guest speakers from district administration, school board members, former WBFH students and current Biff students followed by comments from the Guest of Honor, Pete Bowers.

As part of the celebration, the WBFH on-air studio was named the Pete Bowers Studio in his honor.  A video of the retirement celebration is available here.

Golf For Future Broadcasters


Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan

Make plans to join us up north at the MAB Foundation Golf Fundraiser, which supports our young broadcasters. Playing 18 holes of golf with your industry colleagues is the perfect end to your time away at the MAB Advocacy Conference.

Cost is $150 per golfer and includes: 18-holes of golf, cart, box lunch, refreshments, awards presentation and green fees.

Sponsorships are available! Your company can show even greater support of young people seeking a career in broadcasting by sponsoring this event. Several sponsorship options are available, please contact us and we’ll design a sponsorship opportunity just for you!

Help support the future of our industry and have a great time too! Now that’s a hole-in-one!

For more details and to register, click here.

Questions? Contact the MAB Foundation at mabf@michmab.com or 800-YOUR-MAB.

Jacquelen Timm Appointed Manager of MAB Foundation

Jacquelen Timm

Jacquelen Timm has been appointed MAB Foundation Manager and Development Director. She joined MAB on June 13.

In her position, Jacquelen will oversee the MABF fundraising, development, donations, endowments, scholarships and grants.

MAB President/CEO Karole White said Jacquelen will oversee the Foundation career fairs and create a stronger relationship with the professors and department heads at colleges in departments from which broadcasters draw their talent.

Before joining the MAB, Jacquelen was the Executive Director of the Muscular Dysytrophy Association. She also has a background in advertising and marketing. Jacquelen graduated from Saginaw Valley State University and currently resides in Okemos. Her interests include sports/fitness, traveling and spending time with her family.

Reminder: The MAB Foundation is Looking for Broadcast and Media Students!


Do you know an outstanding broadcasting, media, sales, engineering or journalism student that has great ideas and would love to become more involved in the broadcast industry?

We want to hear from you!

The MAB Foundation has a great opportunity for Michigan students to get involved and play an integral role in the MAB Foundation!

The MABF Student Advisory Committee is looking for exceptional, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school during the 2017-2018 school year to join our Student Advisory Committee.

Would someone you know like to add this great experience to their resume?

To apply, the student must first be nominated by an adviser. They must then complete the application and return it via mail or email to be considered for a one-year, renewable term beginning at the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference in November and ending in August 2018.

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2017. All applicants will be reviewed and selected by the MABF Education and Scholarship Committee.

Click here for a link to the application

Please email the name of your nominated student(s) to mabf@michmab.com!

Thank you!

Latest MAB Foundation Student Newsletter Available

The latest issue of Beyond the Classroom, the MAB Foundation student newsletter has just been sent out.  In this issue, there’s Michigan broadcasting job opportunities, a review of our recent student awards luncheon and an interview with WLNS-TV (Lansing) News Director Jam Sardar.

And, students write about picking the right college, the benefits of local broadcasters and how to make the most of your broadcasting internship.

Read this issue here.  Subscribe and receive future issues in your mailbox here.

Save the Date for the 2017 MABF Golf Fundraiser!


Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan

Who’s ready to PAR-TEE!?

Make plans to join us up north at the MAB Foundation Golf Fundraiser, which supports our young broadcasters. Playing 18 holes of golf with your industry colleagues is the perfect end to your time away at the MAB Advocacy Conference.

Cost is $150 per golfer and includes: 18-holes of golf, cart, box lunch, refreshments, awards presentation and green fees.

Sponsorships are available! Your company can show even greater support of young people seeking a career in broadcasting by sponsoring this event. Several sponsorship options are available, please contact us and we’ll design a sponsorship opportunity just for you!

Help support the future of our industry and have a great time too! Now that’s a hole-in-one!

For more details and to register, click here.

Questions? Contact the MAB Foundation at mabf@michmab.com or 800-YOUR-MAB.

2017-2018 MABF Student Advisory Committee Seeking Nominations

Do you know an outstanding broadcasting, media, sales, engineering or journalism student that has great ideas and would love to become more involved in the broadcast industry?

We want to hear from you!

The MAB Foundation has a great opportunity for Michigan students to get involved and play an integral role in the MAB Foundation! The MABF Student Advisory Committee is looking for exceptional, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled, in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school during the 2017-2018 school year to join our Student Advisory Committee.

2016-2017 MABF Student Advisory Committee Members

Student Advisory Committee members are featured in our Newsletters and at MAB Conferences. They help to shape MABF events like the Student Broadcast Awards, Career Fairs, GLBC Student Sessions and BCBC. The students also write and edit a NEW student-focused e-newsletter, Beyond the Classroom. They help the MABF to encourage other students to become involved in the MAB and MAB Foundation.

Would someone you know like to add this great experience to their resume? Please begin to think about students you can recommend for our open positions this fall.

To apply, the student must first be nominated by an adviser. They must then complete the application and return it via mail or email to be considered for a one-year, renewable term beginning at BCBC in November and ending in August 2018.

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2017. All applicants will be reviewed and selected by the MABF Education and Scholarship Committee.

Click here for a link to the forms.

Don’t let your students miss out on this exciting and opportunity, please email the name of your nominated student(s) to mabf@michmab.com!

MABF’s Student Advisory Committee Shines Brightly

As this school year comes to a close, it’s time to recruit new student talent to join the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Committee. Do you know a Michigan broadcasting student with great ideas who can help guide the MABF into the next few years? Prospective students must first be nominated by an advisor. Please send in your student nominations to mabf@michmab.com and have your student fill out an application and submit it to the MABF by Friday, June 30, 2017. 2017-2018 SAC applications can be found here.

The 2016-2017 MABF Student Advisory Committee is, without a doubt one of the best, most active student committees the MABF has had over the past few years. This year’s committee, comprised of fifteen high school and college students from throughout the state, was integral in the planning of the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) and has proven that they are passionate and committed to the future of the industry through their production of a new student-focused e-newsletter.

During the committee’s first meeting at the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) in November 2016, the students gave input on the types of educational sessions students want to attend. Suggestions such as educating students on social media outlets and giving information on the state’s different college broadcasting programs were discussed. As a result of this meeting, the MABF offered two career sessions at the GLBC in March, “Picking the College that is right for YOU” and “Connecting the Dots: How Social Media, Blogging, and Podcasting Fit into a Station’s Digital Strategy.” Both of these sessions were very popular and highly attended by college and high school students. The MABF thanks the Student Advisory Committee for their input and looks forward to gathering further suggestions from them for BCBC 2017.

The planning and production of the MABF’s new student e-newsletter, “Beyond the Classroom,” is the committee’s answer to solving the issue of student outreach. The goal of the bi-monthly e-newsletter is to directly inform broadcasting students statewide about the benefits and offerings of the MABF as well as new job and internship postings. The students write articles for each newsletter and provide suggestions on new and relevant topics to cover. The MABF is working hard to grow the e-newsletter reach and encourages you to subscribe to receive the e-newsletter by texting “MABF” to 22828 or clicking here.