Category Archives: MABF

The MABF Student Advisory Committee is Seeking New Members!

In an effort to better reach Michigan’s students and young people, the MABF Student Advisory Committee was formed in July 2009. This committee is looking for bright, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school to offer their input in the planning of the Foundation’s future events and programs.

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

We want to hear from you!

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 2016-2017 school year to join our Student Advisory Committee.

To apply, the student must first be nominated by an adviser. They must then complete the application and return it via mail, fax or email (using the PDF text function) to be considered for a one-year, renewable term beginning at BCBC in November and ending in August 2017.

Applications will be accepted through September 16, 2016. All applicants will be reviewed and selected by the MABF Education and Scholarship Committee.

Click here for a link to the application forms

Don’t let your students miss out on this exciting and new opportunity, please begin to think about possible nominations!

Please send all student nominations to Rachel Krause, SAC Advisor, Krause@michmab.com.

Get Your Golf On & Support The MABF!

The Inn at St. John's

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth Michigan

Par-tee with the MAB Foundation at this year’s Golf Fundraiser, which supports our young broadcasters, the future of our business!

Your golf experience is sure to be fun and offer an excellent networking opportunity! Join friends and industry colleagues in helping to support the MAB Foundation and broadcast scholarships, internships and education for the future of our industry, while having a great time golfing and enjoying a beautiful day!

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

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 Alisha or Rachel at 800-YOUR-MAB.

10 Reasons YOU Should Golf with the MABF!

The Inn at St. John's
The Inn at St. John’s Golf Course

MABF Golf Scramble Fundraiser
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Inn at St. John’s Golf Course

Are you on the fence about golfing this year?

Here are 10 important reasons to golf with the MABF:

1. Your show of support will mean that students interested in broadcasting will be able to pursue their dreams in college and beyond.

2. A day in the sun will do great things for your farmer’s tan.

3. You can golf and still be working.

4. The cost to golf is only $150 per golfer and includes 18-holes of golf, cart, box lunch, refreshments, awards presentation and greens fees.

5. Who doesn’t love driving a golf cart?

6. You’ll have unlimited bragging rights about your hole-in-one.

7. Proceeds from this event go directly into broadcast scholarships, internships and education for the future of the broadcasting industry.

8. The golf fundraiser is the day after the MAB’s Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting. You can enjoy two great days of networking, celebrating our 2016 award recipients and golfing for a great cause, all in one convenient location.

9. We’ll be golfing too, which means you definitely won’t get the worst score of the day.

10. A little friendly station-to-station competition never hurt anyone!

Make plans to make a difference today!

Not a golfer? You can sign up to be a phantom golfer and we won’t even make you wear a cape and mask. Sponsorship details can be found here.

For more details and to register click here: Golf Scramble

Questions? Contact Alisha, Jennifer or Rachel at
800-YOUR-MAB

SAVE THE DATE For The 2016 MAB Foundation Golf Fundraiser!

The Inn at St. John's

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth Michigan

Par-tee with the MAB Foundation at this year’s
Golf Fundraiser, which supports our young broadcasters!

We’re making some changes to the Golf Fundraiser this year…Your golf experience is sure to be fun and offer an excellent networking opportunity! Join friends and industry colleagues in helping to support the MAB Foundation and broadcast scholarships, internships, and education for the future of our industry, while having a great time golfing and enjoying a beautiful day!

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

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 Alisha or Rachel at 800-YOUR-MAB.

Clack Appointed Executive Manager of the MAB Foundation

Clack_300Alisha Clack has been appointed Executive Manager of the MAB Foundation.  Clack handled the Broadcast Excellence Awards and the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards program for the MAB Foundation as well as the Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Clack has been with the MAB since 2010, starting as a Tech Assistant for the Emergency Alert System.

Alisha received her bachelor’s of art degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2002. Then, more recently, she received her
master’s of science degree from Central Michigan University in
administration, while working full-time with MAB and raising
three young children with her husband Steve.

In addition to her duties with the MAB Foundation, Alisha will also coordinate the EAS program with MAB Director of Technical Services/Digital Communications Manager Dan Kelley and she will manager the Michigan AMBER Alert Foundation.

MABF Scholarship Winners Announced

View More: http://benjamindavidphotography.pass.us/mabglbc2016At the Great Lake Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) Main Luncheon and Student Awards event, the MAB Foundation (MABF) with support from the MAB and large donors, were able to present $27,000 in scholarships to deserving college students.  In addition, scholarships were awarded from many companies, individuals and stations.

General Scholarship Recipients

Kylie Ambu, Spring Harbor University
William Corbett, Lansing Community College
Natalie Henderson, Central Michigan University
Heather Irvine, Eastern Michigan University
Noah Jurik, Hope College
Charlie Kadado, Wayne State University
Chris Martin, Ferris State University
Brandon Neal, Adrian College

Station Scholarship Recipients

Phylisha Drayton, University of Detroit Mercy – WXYZ-TV Broadcasting Scholarship
Robert E. Tomlinson III, Western Michigan University – Midwest Communications Scholarship
Aisha Carter, University of Michigan – Robert Race Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship

High School Scholarship Recipients

Joseph DeBaradino, DeLasalle Collegiate High School
Ilene Gould, Rockford High School

Named Scholarship Recipients

Catherine Drabicki, Western Michigan University – Carl E. Lee Scholarship

Shandria Maxwell, Henry Ford Community College – Charles D. Fritz Scholarship

Glenn Himawan, Michigan Tech University and Dane Wurmlinger, Northern Michigan University – WBKB-TV, WBKP-TV, WBUP-TV, WOLV-FM, WCCY-AM, WHKB-FM & The Stephen A. Marks Foundation Scholarship

Jillian Borowski, University of Michigan – Nancy Waters and Mark Waters Scholarship

Jeremy Nelson, Specs Howard School of Media Arts – Charles D. Mefford Scholarship

Josephine Nyounai, Michigan State University – Gary A. Reid Scholarship

Valerie Dorn, Michigan State University – James H. Quello Scholarship

Isaac Constans, Michigan State University – Leicinger Biederman Scholarship

Joshua Scramlin, Justin Steward, Hannah Vogel and Dana Whyte, Central Michigan University – Dr. Peter Orlink Broadcast Scholarships

Regan Blissett, Grand Valley State University – Jerry P. Colvin Scholarship

Jake Rapanotti, Oakland University – Alan W. Frank Scholarship

Caleb L. Gordon, Michigan State University – Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship

 

MABF 2016 Student Broadcast Awards – Station/Program of the Year Awards

On Tuesday, May 3, the MABF honored the winners of the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. The program received over 637 entries from 40 different high school and college institutions in Michigan. The awards were presented at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference with several hundred media professionals in the audience. The MAB and MABF congratulates all the student winners!   For a complete list of all winners, click HERE.

Also announced were the recipients of its 2016 Student Station/Program of the Year Awards. The following schools were honored:

High School Television Station/Program of the Year: Rockford High School
High School Television Station/Program of the Year: Rockford High School
High School Radio Station/Program of the Year: Bloomfield Hills High School, WBFH-FM
High School Radio Station/Program of the Year: Bloomfield Hills High School, WBFH-FM
College Television Station/Program of the Year: Central Michigan University, MHTV
College Television Station/Program of the Year: Central Michigan University, MHTV
College Radio Station/Program of the Year: Michigan State University, WDBM-FM
College Radio Station/Program of the Year: Michigan State University, WDBM-FM

The Biff Celebrates 40 Years!

WBFH_250WBFH-FM, the longtime radio station run out of Bloomfield Hills High School, is celebrating 40 years on the air this year.  The station, better known to listeners as “The Biff,” celebrated its anniversary with a dedication ceremony for its new studio at the new Bloomfield Hills High School this past Saturday, April 16.

WBFH general manager and electronic media teacher Pete Bowers, who has been with the station since it started in 1976, told G&G Newspapers that he has seen it undergo many changes over the years, from playing records and cassettes to using hard drives and computers to play music.

Photo courtesy of Pete Bowers, WBFH-FM.
Photo courtesy of Pete Bowers, WBFH-FM.

Over the years, the station has been nationally recognized, most recently earning  21 awards from the 76th annual International Radio and Webcasting Conference, including four first-place awards, and was a finalist for Best High School Radio Station.

The Biff has been honored five times over the last eight years with the High School Radio Station of the Year Award from the MAB Foundation Student Broadcast Awards.  In addition, its student staff has won numerous awards over the years.

Among the alumni of the station are Detroit television personalities JoAnne Purtan and Heather Catallo, as well as Jake Neher, former Michigan Public Radio Network reporter who is now with WDET-FM (Detroit).

MAB Foundation Student Award Winners Announced

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THANK YOU to those who participated in the 2016 MAB Foundation Student Broadcast Awards! We had 639 entries this year!

The judging process is complete and we have posted the winners’ names and schools on our website. To view this year’s winners, please click here.

Awards Presentation
Awards will be presented during the Main Luncheon at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo (GLBC) at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing on Tuesday, May 3, beginning at 12:30 pm. This luncheon will include both students and professionals. All students must arrive by 12:15 pm to check in at the main registration desk.

Information for Student Winners
Please take a close look at all of the names and schools and notify Alisha Clack of any spelling changes as soon as possible. Please note that these names and titles were pulled directly from the online system. The names, as they appear on the site, will be used on the award certificates and in the awards program.

Each student winner receives a complimentary lunch ticket and admittance to all GLBC Student Sessions, Exhibit Hall and Career Fair on Tuesday, May 3. EACH student winner attending MUST complete the online Student Award Winner registration form by Friday, April 22, 2016 to receive their FREE registration. Late registrations cannot be guaranteed lunch.

Want to attend ALL GLBC sessions? For just $5, student winners only can upgrade their registration to a full GLBC Student Registration which includes admittance into ALL of the GLBC educational sessions. Mingle and network with Michigan broadcast and media professionals…just select the “GLBC Upgrade” option when you complete the Student Award Winner registration form and bring your $5 to the GLBC when you check in.

Click here for the complete GLBC session schedule.

Click here to register EACH student winner.

Non-Winning Students, Parents, Teachers and Friends Information
If you are a non-winning student, parent, family, guest and/or advisor of a student and would like to attend the luncheon, you MUST register online to secure a seat. The cost is $35 per person. Non-winning students, parents, teachers and friends can register to attend by selecting the “Student Awards Luncheon Only” option which is $35 per person to attend the Main Luncheon.
Click here to register to attend the Luncheon.

Remember: On-site registrations are NOT guaranteed a lunch!

2016 Award Winners Compilation
A  link to the 2016 Award Winners compilation video will be sent to each entering school and posted on the MABF website.

Contact Alisha Clack with any questions or changes at clack@michmab.com.

Awards Rules and Categories

Sign Up Today! GLBC Career Fair

View More: http://benjamindavidphotography.pass.us/mab2015Register today to showcase your station or school program at the MABF’s premiere, most-attended annual Career Fair. The Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, May 3 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Lansing. Stations may receive EEO credits for participating and promoting the event. Attendees will be recent graduates and ready to start their careers.  Booths are filling up quickly! Click here for more info and to register online.

Students! Want to attend this career fair? Register for GLBC as either a student, or for a free exhibit hall pass.  Both will get you into the fair. Find out more here.