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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.

Attention Stations: EEO Credit Opportunity!

EEO pictureThe MAB Foundation will hold their annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) Career Fair on Tuesday, May 3 in Lansing. Participating in this fair gives you and your station(s)/media company the unique and valuable opportunity to reach out and educate the future of our industry, network with other media professionals, support the programs of the MAB Foundation and receive possible EEO credits.

GLBC sees hundreds of excited students and young professionals eager to meet with you! All station participants will receive official acknowledgement letters to be placed in their station’s EEO files. Take care of your EEO file and be prepared for possible EEO audits by registering to participate in this fair today!

Click here for more information: http://michmab.com/Careers/CareerFairs/GLBCCareerFair

Register here: http://bit.ly/16GLBCcareers

WBFH’s Bowers Featured on WXYZ-TV

WBFH-FM’s (Bloomfield Hills High School) General Manager, Pete Bowers, was recently featured on WXYZ-TV in Detroit for a piece called “Ann Marie’s All-Stars.”

Bowers is serving his second term on the MAB Foundation Board of Directors and was the Chair for the 2014 Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) Committee. Watch the video at WXYZ-TV here.

WBFH has won the MABF High School Station of the Year nine times.

MABF Scholarship Deadline Extension

The MAB Foundation has extended the deadline for both the MABF station-sponsored scholarhips and the MAB Foundation Board Scholarship (Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship).  The application deadline for those scholarships is now Friday, March 25, 2016.

Click here for information on the MAB Foundation Board Scholarship.

You can find information here for the station-sponsored scholarship program. If you have any additional questions, please contact the MABF at (517)484-7444 or mabf@michmab.com.

Attention Advisors! MABF Scholarship Deadline is Friday, February 26, 2016.

Each year the MABF awards over 30 scholarships to deserving students in Michigan who are planning to pursue a career in broadcasting and media. If you have a deserving student who attends a qualified institution, be sure to get their application in by February 26. Find the list of schools here.

NEW!! The MABF Board is now offering one competitive scholarship open to any student in Michigan. Each year, applicants not receiving another MAB Foundation scholarship may apply for one competitive scholarship with the MAB Foundation. The Education and Scholarship Committee will serve as the voting committee using the pre-determined rating system and will present the MAB Foundation Board with their top candidate for ratification. The award will be presented at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO (GLBC) on May 3, 2016 at the Lansing Center.

Click here for all the scholarship information, or contact the MABF at 517-484-7444 or mabf@michmab.com.

Student Broadcast Awards deadline is January 29, 2016

2016 Student Broadcast Awards

The entry deadline for the student awards is fast approaching, so be sure to plan ahead and register in the online awards system.

The deadline for entries is Friday, January 29 at 3 P.M.

Visit the official Student Broadcast Awards website for complete rules, criteria, categories and online entry instructions. If you have any questions, contact the MAB Foundation office at mabf@michmab.com or via phone at (517) 484-7444.