Category Archives: September 2016

2017 GLBC Exhibitor Registration is Open

exhibit_400GLBC’s dates have moved back to March! Exhibitors can reserve their space now to meet potential clients and showcase all of their new products and services!

Show Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
8:00 am-5:00 pm
The Lansing Center, Lansing MI

By exhibiting, you will have direct contact with general managers, engineers, producers, programmers, sales staff, production directors, news directors and others; all in one place! Build the relationships that keep your company top-of-mind at GLBC!

Find more information and register HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Krause at the MAB, [email protected] or 517-484-7444.

Associate Member Highlight: WTHS-FM (Hope College)


WTHS Student Staff
WTHS Student Staff

WTHS 89.9 FM started as a science experiment in 1956 when students Richard Brockmeier and Jack Hellriegel transmitted a signal from their dorm room through the wiring of the then new Kollen Hall on the Hope College campus. Today, WTHS, “The Voice of Hope College,” celebrates 60 years of broadcasting along the lakeshore from Grand Haven to South Haven and global streaming at

WTHS is totally student-run and is housed in the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication. A student Executive Board staff oversees all aspects of the station from choosing the format and music to hiring and training the student air staff. WTHS keeps their listeners informed about activities on campus, local news, sports, current events and the latest in alternative college music.

For more information on WTHS stop by their web site

Interested in Engineering? Scholarships Available Through AFCCE

afcce_300The Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE) has announced that it has more than $60,000 in scholarships available for college students, specifically interested in broadcast engineering or consulting engineering.

For more information on this great opportunity, visit

The deadline to apply for the spring 2017 semester is October 31, 2016. $50,000 is available just for the spring 2017 semester. The application is short, but applicants are encouraged to not wait until the last minute.

Applicants with questions should email [email protected].

Bucky Love Says Thank You to MAPB

lovenote_300In a handwritten card to MAPB Executive Director Karole White, 2016 Public Media Impact Award receipent Bucky Love extends her thanks to the MAPB Board for the honor bestowed upon her at the ceremony August 30.

Bucky writes “Dear Karole, what an experience!  I’m still having “flashbacks.”  The event was beyond anything I could have imagined.”

“Having Jeff and Greg escort me to the stage was very special to me.  I especially enjoyed the lovely welcoming food tray you sent me.  I actually was hungry at 5 a.m. and so I ate.  Yum!”

Bucky Love was recognized for her 30+ years of contributions to WGVU Public Media, her nonprofit of choice when it comes to a champion for the arts and music.

Read more about the award ceremony here.

2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards

Attention Educators!  It’s time to get your students thinking about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! This awards program features categories such as Most Innovative Media Technology and Mini-Documentary that help students develop their creativity and highlight their work in front of Michigan broadcasting professionals. Look for an informational poster to be sent to Michigan schools within the next few weeks.

Important Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

If you have any questions, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, [email protected] or 517-484-7444.

MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs


Tuesday, October 11
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
Bovee University Center

Thursday, October 20
Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Farmington Hills NEW LOCATION!

Thursday, October 27
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Brown Hall

Click here for complete event details, including directions to locations.

Consider participating in all three career fairs because they attract students from each region in the state that will offer your company different views, ideas and opinions! By attending all three fairs, you’ll be able to prove that your station is seeking out a diverse group of new staff and interns throughout the state, which is great for your EEO File!

Please join us! Click here for complete event details, including directions to locations.

Reserve your booth here: ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Each booth is $275 and includes a co-sponsorship of the event and a boxed meal for vendor representatives (2 maximum).

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November and we’re looking for YOUR help!

Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI

This conference attracts hundreds of students eager to learn about the field of broadcasting. For many students, this conference is the key factor in their decision to pursue broadcasting beyond high school. Is your station interested in helping to educate them on this exciting and fast-paced industry?

The MABF is looking for professional volunteers to participate as mentors in the BCBC Speed Networking sessions. As a mentor, you’ll meet with students face-to-face and share your experiences and “insider tips.”

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, [email protected] or 517-484-7444.

Check Out All 12 Episodes of Our Podcast Series About Radio and the Connected Car

Seth Resler
Seth Resler

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy.

By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

Last week, we published the final episode in our podcast series about the connected car. This series of interviews with experts from the radio and automotive worlds, was recorded backstage at the 2015 DASH Conference in Detroit.

dash-podcast-artwork-150x150The 12 episodes covered topics ranging from Apple and Google’s dashboard operating systems to designing mobile apps for radio to podcasting. They’re essential listening for any radio broadcaster that wants to gain a deeper understanding of how the connected car will impact radio.

If you haven’t listened yet, here are the interviews:

Paul Jacobs: Intro to Radio and the Connected Car
John Ellis: Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto
Eric Nuzum: Podcasting and On-Demand Audio
Erica Farber: The Evolution of Radio Advertising
Fred Sattler: How Car Companies Think About Radio Advertising
Joel Sucherman: Building a Radio Mobile App for the Connected Car
Andreas Mai: Audio Entertainment in Self-Driving Cars
Erik Diehn: How Podcasts Are Monetized
Chris Andrews: Infotainment Innovations in Car Dashboards
Dave Sargent: What Consumers Want in Connected Cars
Chris Carlton: Radio’s Role in Auto Advertising in the Digital Age
Michael Kasparian: How Online Music Services Think About the Connected Car

If your radio station is looking to launch a podcast or develop a podcasting strategy, we’d love to help.

And, if you’d like to subscribe to this podcast, you can do so here:

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For more assistance on digital or social media, contact MAB Member Services at [email protected] or 800.968.7622.

Traffic Director Spotlight: Fran Campbell, WHMI-FM (Howell)

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Jamie White at [email protected].

fran-campbellFran Campbell is Traffic Director for WHMI-FM in Howell.  

Fran has been in traffic for 30 years!

Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?
Fran: Bacon cheeseburger with “the works.”

Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why?
Fran:  Superman. I would love to fly.

Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be …
Fran:  On a beach with my toes in the sand.

Q4: If I had the chance, I’d really like to have lunch with…
Fran: Oprah.

Q5: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Be kind to everyone.

Q6: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
I lost 250 pounds.

WSAQ’s Chuck Santori Raises $125,000 with Roofsit 2016!

WSAQ-FM (Port Huron) (Q Country 107) Program Director and Morning Personality Chuck Santori
camped out on top of the Birchwood Mall in Port Huron last week, Sunday through Friday (9/18-23), in order to raise funds for St. Clair County Child Abuse/Neglect Council, which provides prevention programs for kids and raises awareness about child abuse.

wsaqSantori has been doing this annually for eleven years now, broadcasting from the rooftop and sleeping in an adjacent tent with a makeshift shower stall.  He told the Port Huron Times Herald that “There is no greater need in my mind than this fundraiser.  This week I have counselors come on to the show to talk about serving the children in our community and each year I get a little more educated.”

Santori began his week-long broadcast by being hoisted up onto the mall’s roof by the Fort Gratiot Fire Department.  Pledges from listeners were taken by telephone.  Santori told the MAB that he was told $125,000 was raised by the time he came down off the roof Friday night at 6pm.

Roofsit 2016 Promotional Video: