Category Archives: MABF

Golf for the Future of Broadcast Excellence

Are you attending the MAB Advocacy Conference in August? Are you looking for a great incentive for your employees? Do you like to win? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, the MAB Foundation’s Golf Fundraiser is for YOU! Come out and have fun while supporting a GREAT CAUSE.

Join us on Wednesday, August 23 from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crystal Mountain Resoirt’s Betsie Valley Golf Course in Thompsonville. 

Cost is $600 for a team to enter ($150 per individual) and includes 18 holes of golf,  cart, box lunch, refreshments, awards presentation, team photo and green fees. Proceeds benefit the MAB Foundation and support the future of broadcast excellence

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Coming Soon: Fall Career Fairs!

Attention Stations and Companies: Fall is right around the corner!

Secure your booth TODAY at one of the MAB Foundation’s Fall 2017 Career & Networking Fairs. Meet with students and young professionals from across the state!

  • October 18, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Western Michigan University’s Brown Hall.
  • October 19, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Central Michigan University’s Bovee University Center
  • October 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Specs Howard School of Media Arts’s Southfield location.

Click here to sign up.

Feeling Lucky? Be a Winner at this year’s Advocacy Conference

Great prizes are in store for you as part of the Annual MAB Foundation Raffle!

You could win $300 cash, four tickets to a Detroit Tiger’s Game or an overnight stay with a choice of golf or skiing at Crystal Mountain Resort.

Raffle tickets are $10 each and benefit the MAB Foundation. They will be available at the 2017 Advocacy Conference on August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. There also is an option to purchase your tickets online when registering for the conference. Register for here …

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!