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Associate Member Spotlight: The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

Lyman&Sheets_350The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency’s early beginnings date back to 1874 when the state’s first insurance commissioner created an insurance agency to serve the needs of the citizens. Today, the Lyman & Sheets Agency is a full-service insurance firm offering property, general liability, workers’ compensation, builder’s risk, auto, crime, directors and officers liability, professional liability, special event liability, international exposures, fiduciary liability, kidnap and ransom, and employee benefits among other insurance coverages.

They provide insurance coverage in over 45 states and in multiple countries across the globe. They are privileged to serve as the managing general agent for a number of insurance programs and we offer special expertise in developing insurance solutions for the broadcast sector. Lyman & Sheets excel at identifying areas of exposure and developing affordable solutions to protect the financial integrity of MAB members.

Visit their website here.

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 [email protected].

Awards Rules and Categories

What’s happening at the Museum of Broadcast Communications:

MBC_350MAB President/CEO Karole White is pleased to be on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) and on the Steering Committee of the National Radio Hall of Fame. If you are planning to be in Chicago soon, you must visit the Museum. Here is what is currently on exhibit:

“Here’s Johnny: The Making of the Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson,” now through October 15, 2016. The show’s host joked that he was “In more bedrooms than any other man in America.” Now, The Museum of Broadcast Communications is bringing an exhibit about the 20th Century’s most enduring show, as well as its iconic host, the late Johnny Carson. “Here’s Johnny: The Making of the Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson” will feature costumes, stage props, video, cue cards, and production materials to bring visitors behind the scenes into the phenomenal creative collaboration that dominated late night TV from 1962 – 1992.

Also at the Museum, visitors can take in the “Larry King Fantasy Interview Experience.”  Guests can answer questions from TV icon Larry King and have those answers preserved as a DVD momento.
BruceDumont_300Bruce Dumont (pictured left), President of the Museum, reports that they now offer online viewing of over 120 vintage television broadcasts with plans to add 20 digitized shows or more each week.  The broadcasts include conventions, political debates, ABC’s Our WorldFolkfest, big band broadcasts from Chicago, the Radio Hall of Fame ceremonies, Record Hop with Jim LounsburyKups ShowSee it Now with Edward R. Murrow, and many more.  Click here to view.  There is no charge.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications is located at  360 North State Street in Chicago and is open Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Closed Sunday, Monday, and all federal holidays.  The museum is offering 50% admission through April 30.

For more information, visit their website.

 

The MAB Job Bank

Job-BankIf you’re looking for a new challenge, your first job, or maybe an internship, you’ll find many listings on the MAB Job Bank.  We want to help you find the job you want.

Stations:  We have a situation wanted section where savvy job seekers are placing their resume and contact information.  You’ll also find a listing of other resources to help you find the employees you need.

Visit the MAB Job Bank here.

Why is My Station Not Featured in MAB News Briefs?

If your station has not been featured in MAB News Briefs, we need you to send us information about your events and activities.  We’re always looking for information on community service events, new personnel hires, format changes, and whatever is going on at your station.

We also love photos!  Lots of photos!

We want to feature you and your station.  Nominate your traffic director or engineer to be featured.  Tell us what your station is up to.

Just drop an email to [email protected].  Thank you!

SBE Releases New Engineering Handbook

SBEhandbookThe Society of Broadcast Engineers and McGraw-Hill Education have released the SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook: Hands-on Guide to Station Design and Maintenance. This new book offers detailed practical information on video, audio, and broadcast transmission systems from dozens of the field’s foremost experts. Featuring everything from basic principles and formulae to the latest technologies and engineering trends, this hands-on resource offers practical and up-to-date coverage of all major broadcast technologies for radio, TV, and related fields.

The handbook features in-depth tutorials that stress key topics throughout, complete coverage of radio and television technologies, and is written from the perspective of the broadcast engineer. More than 50 authors have contributed their expertise to the ten sections of the book. The handbook has been deftly assembled by Jerry Whitaker, editor-in-chief. He is vice president of standards development for the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) in Washington, DC, and also the author or editor of more than 40 technical books.

The book covers every aspect of broadcast engineering in seven sections: Regulatory Issues, RF Transmission, DTV Transport, Information Technology Systems, Production Systems, Facility Issues, Broadcast Management, plus three reference annexes.

The book is available from the SBE Bookstore. SBE members can purchase the book at the member discount price of $159 through the SBE Bookstore. The book is also available through www.mhprofessional.com and online retailers for $199.

National Radio Hall of Fame Calls for 2016 Nominations

Radio-Hall-of-Fame_300The 28th Annual National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and celebration will take place on Thursday evening, November 17 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. Industry members are encouraged to submit nominations for the Class of 2016 inductees via email to [email protected]. The last day to submit suggestions to the Nominating Committee is Friday, May 6 at midnight ET.

National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin comments, “This is one of the best times in preparing for the induction ceremony because we get to see firsthand the tremendous amount of talented people who deserve recognition. It’s a proud moment for everyone involved.”

Nominations should be made for individuals in the following categories: Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more), Active Local/Regional (10 years or more), Networks/Syndication (10 years or more), Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more), Music Format On-Air Personality, and/or Spoken Word On-Air Personality.

About the National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum of Broadcast Communications:  The institution collects, preserves, and presents historic and contemporary radio and television content, as well as educates, informs, and entertains the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications and online access to its resources. The museum is located at 360 North State Street in downtown Chicago and was founded in 1983 by veteran broadcaster Bruce DuMont.

A list of past inductees to the National Radio Hall of Fame is available here.

Ed Cantelon Dies at 95

EdCantelonThe MAB has learned that longtime Detroit-area broadcast engineer Ed Cantelon passed away March 17.

Ed was long-time owner of Broadcast Measurements, Inc., providing frequency measurements services to broadcasters.

Ed was interested in radio since the age of 12.  Following military service during World War II, he attended Lawrence Institute of Technology. In 1948, he joined WJBK Radio and was with the station when they added television broadcasting in October of that year.  In later years, while working as Engineering Supervisor for the station, Ed and his wife Gloria started their own business measuring the frequencies for TV and radio stations in Michigan, Ohio and Canada.  Ed left WJBK in 1980 to focus on the business, Broadcast Measurements, which he sold in 2000.

Read Ed’s complete obituary, as written by his son Roger, here.

Bill Turpin: April 19, 1966 – March 30, 2016

TurpinThe MAB is sad to pass along news of the passing of William A. Turpin, Sr.  Bill, as he was known to friends and co-workers, passed away March 30 at age 49.

A resident of White Cloud, Michigan, Bill had worked as Sales Manager both in Grand Rapids and Lansing for Citadel, Cumulus, and iHeart Media.  Most recently he was Sales Manager of an outdoor advertising firm.

Services will be held at a future date.  The Lansing State Journal obituary for Bill is here.

WOLY’s Battle for License Renewal Ends

fcc-logo_dark-blueOn March 30, the FCC issued a final order in the case of former broadcast station WOLY-AM (Battle Creek).  The station’s former licensee, Christian Family Network (CFN), has been trying to get the FCC to reverse its dismissal of both a license renewal and a request for Special Temporary Authority.

According to the Memorandum Opinion and Order, at issue in the case was the Media Bureau’s treatment of the Renewal Application, which CFN filed more than four and one-half years after it was due and over two and one-half years after FCC staff notified it that, “due to CFN’s failure to have so filed, the Station’s license had expired and that any further operation of the Station was unauthorized, and directed CFN to cease operations immediately.”

CFN claimed that it was unable to file its renewal application electronically and filed its paperwork by regular U.S. Mail instead, and that the Commission should have treated the letter as wavier request.  However the Commission stated that it had “no record that CFN ever actually filed a license renewal application for the Station on paper through the Office of the Secretary at any time. “