Tag Archives: Issue 132

Big Names Will Offer Big Sales and Promotions Insights at the #MABshow

Get sold on this exciting line-up of sales and promotions all-stars who will be on hand at the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show on March 5 and 6 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Register now to attend Michigan’s premier broadcast industry event. 

WardsAuto Senior Editor Steve Finlay will offer participants an “Automotive Outlook.” He has worked at WardsAuto for 21 years, initially covering auto production and sales. Before that, he spent 25 years at the Royal Oak Daily Tribune

Chief Brandwidth Strategist Kipper McGee will help discuss how “Programmers are from Mars, Sales People are from Venus.”  The author of “Brandwidth: How Big Broadcasting Is Missing the Mediamorphosis” has led successful re-launches and/or turnarounds of media brands in highly competitive markets including Chicago, St. Louis, San Diego, Milwaukee and others.

Ray Tejeda serves as Vice President Sales, Market Events & Brand Partnerships at iHeart Media and works with 150 markets on brand partnerships at events and experiential market properties. He is responsible for collaborating with the national sales teams & individual markets to drive sponsorship revenue across thousands of local events.

Paul Weyland will share I Know Something You Don’t Know-About Selling Local Direct.” The  Weyland Communication Strategies President is an international speaker, humorist, marketing, branding and sales strategist, consultant, trainer, author and university lecturer.

And Jack Zavoral will have attendees “Leading the Conversation Framework for Local Digital Sales.” The Director of Member Development for Local Media Association has worked in dozens of markets with hundreds of merchants on their digital marketing strategies. He led the digital sales teams at the local broadcast and newspaper properties owned by Quincy Broadcasting and  at MyWeather, LLC.

Learn more about this great #MABshow presenters and others at GreatLakesMediaShow.com.

Learn How to ‘Hold Your People Accountable Without Holding Them Hostage’ and More at the #MABshow 

Three seasoned experts will offer valuable tips and advice for improvements in management at the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show on March 5 and 6 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Register now to attend Michigan’s premier broadcast industry event. 

Tim Moore  will tell you “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good Your Cluster Is.” As a former owner who today works with radio clusters from San Diego to Atlantic City, he will share how one of the most important things we can bring to a cluster-leader is hope. Tim is the Managing Partner for Audience Development Group.

Laurie Kahn is the Creator and President of Media Staffing Network, Inc., the first staffing company to cater exclusively to media sales and associated departments for full time placement.  She will discuss “Positioning and Creating a Culture to Attract, Hire & Retain Employees” and  “Prepping for a Career in Media.”

And Brandies Hall will help you “Hold Your People Accountable Without Holding Them Hostage.”  Brandies currently works for Radio One as Vice President of Revenue Development, where she creates curriculum and oversees the sales and management training for hundreds of radio professionals; creating a Revenue Culture in Radio One’s 15 markets across the U.S.

Learn more about this great #MABshow presenters and others at GreatLakesMediaShow.com.

97.1 The Ticket Team Will Talk Sports Radio at #MABshow

If your goal is to score a touchdown in broadcasting, this is your chance to learn the ins-and-outs of a sports talk radio station from a team of major league professionals!

97.1 The Ticket’s Tom Millikan, Jamie Samuelsen and Mike “Stoney” Stone will lead a engaging panel discussion about sports talk radio during the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show on March 5 and 6 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Register now to attend Michigan’s premier broadcast industry event. 

Tom Millikan has been the Executive Producer, 97.1 The Ticket/WXYT-FM since 2012 and is currently producing the Jamie & Stoney show and serves as manager for  the Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons radio networks.

Jamie Samuelsen can be heard weekdays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. as part of “Jamie and Wojo” on 97.1 The Ticket/WXYT-FM. He has been a well-known sports voice in Detroit for more than 20 years.

Mike “Stoney” Stone is in his second year with 97.1 The Ticket/WXYT-FM, but has been working in Detroit for over 20 years. He can be heard weekdays from 5:30 – 10:00 a.m. “Stoney and Bill with Sara” and previously worked with Bob Wojnowski on the popular show “Stoney and Wojo” for 14 years.

Learn more about this great #MABshow presenters and others at GreatLakesMediaShow.com.

These News Professionals Will Have You Covered at the #MABshow

From investigative reporting to multi-media journalism to newsroom personalities, these news leaders will have you covered at the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show on March 5 and 6 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Register now to attend Michigan’s premier broadcast industry event. 

i-Media Strategies Founder Kevin Benz will present a conversation about how newsroom culture goes bad and what every journalist can do to create a more hospitable even happier workplace and defend yourself against negativity, harassment and bullies (even if your boss is the bully). With more than 30 years in the field and in the news director’s chair, Kevin is well-known as an inspiring, engaging journalism coach and trainer.

Boyd Huppert is a reporter and Host of “Land of 10,000 Stories” at KARE-TV (Minneapolis) He will present “The Write Stuff,” offering tips for visual journalists who want to improve their writing skills, and “Social Media: It’s Personal,”  to help you add value to your stories, before and after they air – while enhancing both your station and personal brands.

Marisa Kwiatkowski is an Investigative Reporter atThe Indianapolis Star. In 2016, Marisa and her colleagues launched an investigation into USA Gymnastics and Larry Nassar that revealed top officials at the sport’s national governing body failed to report many allegations of sexual abuse by coaches and showed how predators exploited a lax culture to prey on children. She will help you “Say Yes to the Right Investigative Stories.”

And Joe Little  makes a return to the Great Lakes Media Show to help make sure you are “Surviving and Thriving Under Deadline.” Joe  is a television news journalist at KNSD in San Diego, Calif. and a proud Multimedia Journalist who travels the country with his Garden Gnome teaching his strategies for better storytelling, on-camera performances, and time management.

Learn more about this great #MABshow presenters and others at GreatLakesMediaShow.com.

’60 Minutes’ Lara Logan Headlines 2019 #MABshow as Keynote Speaker

CBS “60 Minutes” Correspondent Lara Logan

The MAB is excited to welcome  CBS “60 Minutes” Correspondent Lara Logan as the keynote presenter for the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show. 

Lara Logan’s bold, award-winning reporting has earned her a prominent spot among the world’s best foreign correspondents. Named a full-time 60 Minutes correspondent in May 2012, the 2016-17 season is her 12th at the newsmagazine.

The Great Lakes Media show will take place March 5 and 6 a the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Learn more and register at GreatLakesMediaShow.com

Logan was named CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent in February 2006 and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent in 2008, all while contributing to 60 Minutes beginning in 2005, and 60 Minutes II from 2001. Recent reports for 60 Minutes include the operation to take back Mosul from ISIS, a story on little-known victims of the Holocaust of WWII and another that reported on the similarities between ISIS genocide tactics’ and those of Hitler’s Final Solution. Her work has taken her from the front lines of the Ebola crisis to the forests of central Africa where she did a story on veterinarians treating endangered mountain gorillas in the wild, to Hollywood where she recently profiled one of rock ‘n roll’s most prolific photographers.

She obtained a rare interview with Jack Ma, founder of the giant Chinese Internet company Alibaba, took viewers inside the unique advertising campaign that helped bring an end to Colombia’s violent insurgency, and took the audience on an inspiring journey with the story of severely wounded veterans climbing some of the world’s tallest peaks.

In February 2011, Logan was almost killed in Tahrir Square in Egypt during the revolution there. She was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob of some 300 men while reporting a story for 60 Minutes on the Egyptian Revolution. She broke her silence about the brutal attack on 60 Minutes to draw attention to the plight of men and women, as well as female journalists covering war zones.

Few television reporters have spent as much time in Afghanistan as Logan has since the attacks of 9/11. And in 2010, her 60 Minutes report from the Afghan battlefield, “A Relentless Enemy” earned her electronic journalism’s highest award, a duPont – Columbia University Silver Baton. A powerful 2006 report for the CBS Evening News about U.S. Marines under fire in the most dangerous part of Iraq, won an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Overseas Press Club award. “Ramadi: On the Front Line,” was a two-segment series, shot in part by Logan herself.

Among her most notable reports for 60 Minutes, her profile of Medal of Honor winner Salvatore Giunta which won the Emmy for Best Interview, a profile on International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde; a report on the controversial practice of raising exotic game on U.S. ranches; a penetrating interview with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto; and interviews with Gen John Allen and President Hamid Karzai that highlighted the return of Al Qaeda to Afghanistan long before that was ocially acknowledged.

Logan has interviewed many commanding generals during the war on terror, to include Gen. John Campbell, when he was running the war in Afghanistan, and Gen. John Abizaid when he was the Commander of United States Central Command.

Logan’s reports were an integral part of CBS News’ coverage of the war in Iraq, where she lived for almost five years. She was the only sta correspondent from an American network in Baghdad when the U.S. military invaded the city, reporting live from Firdos Square as the statue of Saddam fell. For weeks prior to that Logan shot, produced and reported on her own as Iraqi warplanes pounded the Iraqi capital and appeared on every broadcast at the news network.

In June 2007, Logan broke the story of the abuse of special needs Iraqi orphans on the CBS Evening News, a report that made headlines around the world. Also that year, she was one of few journalists who managed to gain permission to report from Darfur in Sudan.

Logan’s reporting from the frontlines of Afghanistan with Navy Seals hunting high value targets and another report with Green Berets searching for al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden appeared on 60 Minutes II and on the CBS Evening News, The Early Show and CBS News Radio, for which she served as a general assignment reporter. While reporting a 60 Minutes II story about the war near the Afghani-stan-Pakistan border in 2005, the military vehicle Logan was riding in hit a double-tank mine. The explosion seriously wounded two soldiers; she escaped with minor injuries.

Logan has received multiple Emmy Awards, several Murrow awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, the Daniel Pearl Award, Glamour Woman of the Year and five American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards, to name a few. In 2008 for Outstanding Feature-Hard News for the Iraqi orphans story; in 2004 for Individual Achievement for Best Reporter/Correspondent; in 2003 for Best News Story for her CBS Evening News report on the attempted assassination of Afghan President Hamid Karzai; in 2002 for Best News Story for her CBS News Radio coverage of the war in Afghanistan; and in 2000 for Best News Story for her CBS News Radio coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She received the David Bloom Award in 2008 from the Radio & Television Correspondents Association for excellence in enterprise reporting and the 2007 Association of International Broadcasters’ Best International News Story Award for her report on the Taliban.

Before formally joining CBS News in 2002 as “60 Minutes II” correspondent, Logan already had 14 years of journalism experience, including 10 years in the international broadcast news arena. She served as a correspondent for GMTV, the weekday morning news program of Great Britain’s ITV (2000-’02), and as a freelance correspondent for CBS NewsRadio, a role that included occasional appearances on the CBS Evening News. Logan reported on the war in Afghanistan, Middle East violence, the Mozambique floods, the land invasions in Zimbabwe and the India earthquake. Previously, she served in a variety of freelance assignments, including as a correspondent for ITN and Fox/SKY, an assignment editor for CBS News and ABC News in London, and an editor/producer for NBC, CBS and the European Broadcast Union (1996-99).

Logan also served as a freelance correspondent for CNN (1998-99), covering the U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania, the conflict in Northern  Ireland and the war in Kosovo, among other stories. She got her start in broadcast journalism in Africa as a senior producer for Reuters Television (1992-96). But Logan began her career in print – as a general news reporter for the Daily News (1990-92) and the Sunday Tribune (1988-89), both located in Durban, South Africa.

Logan was born in Durban and graduated from the University of Natal in 1992 with a degree in commerce. She also holds a diploma in French language, culture and history from the Universite de L’Alliance Francaise in Paris. In addition to French, Logan speaks Afrikaans and basic Portuguese.

New in 2019: ‘Beer & Bull’ Adds a Band, Moves to LBC

The favorite Tuesday evening Great Lakes Media Show networking event, “Beer & Bull,” will feature live music at a new location in 2019.

The #MABshow “Beer & Bull” event  is all set to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at the Lansing Brewing Company and feature live music from the Black Barn Band.  Shuttle Service will be provided from the Lansing Center.

Register now to attend the 2019 #MABshow and book your ticket to what is guaranteed to be one of the best “Beer & Bull” experiences to date. “Beer & Bull” is sponsored by Spartan Sports Newtwork, the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau and Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C

The Venue | Lansing Brewing Company

One of the first breweries in Michigan’s Capitol city, the Lansing Brewing Company supplied craft beer to artisans, laborers and tradesmen as they built our city over a century ago. Opened a year after Ransom E. Olds’ historic automobile ride down a city street in 1897, the Lansing Brewing Company welcomed its first customers.

The Entertainment | The Black Barn Band

It’s been said that once in a lifetime, a band comes along that changes your world. The Black Barn Band is not that band… but what they are is the best darn  cover band in Mid-Michigan.

Talented musicians and singers, great music, and even a bit of humor, highlight the Black Barn Band’s epic sets. Celebrating seven years together in 2019, the BBB features songs from seven decades of rock-n-roll including (but most certainly not limited to) The Rolling Stones, The Wood Brothers, The Grateful Dead, Matchbox 20, The Doors, Sublime, David Bowie, Radiohead, Joe Cocker, JJ Grey & Mofro, Joe Walsh, Pink Floyd, The Doobie Brothers, John Mayer, Leonard Cohen, The Decemberists, Neil Diamond, Lonely Island, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and so much more.

The Black Barn Band is a lot like Michigan Weather — If you don’t like it, wait 10 minutes and it will change. Whatever your mood, the BBB has you covered— and your fun-meter cranked to 11. And bonus for Great Lakes Media Show participants: BBB members Chad Munce and Peter Clay are both broadcasters in Lansing!!!

New in 2019: Visit the Exhibit Hall, Win $10,000!

One lucky participant could walk away from the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show $10,000 richer! The MAB has partnered with Million Dollar Media to offer #MABshow attendees the change to win $10,000 cash. Visit our exhibitors and earn chances to crack the  5-digit code to open up the bank vault located on the Exhibit Hall floor. The contest, sponsored by Midwest Communications, will be open on March 6.  Register now to attend the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show on March 5 and 6 at the Lansing Center.

2019 #MABshow Exhibitors

2019 Silver/Gold Circle Inductees Announced

The Michigan Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences  has announced the inductees for its 2019 Silver Circle Awards.

The Silver Circle honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. They must also have made a significant contribution to the Michigan Chapter television for at least part of their 25-year career.

The Gold Circle honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 50 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. They must also have made a significant contribution to the television for at least part of their 50-year career.

2019 Silver Circle Inductees

Catherine Behrendt
Community and Program Director
WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids)

Joel Boykin
Pulsebeat.TV (Detroit)

Tom Brocklehurst
WJRT-TV (Flint)

Ro Coppola
Executive Producer/Special Projects
WDIV-TV (Detroit)

Randy Henry
WDIV-TV (Detroit)

Lila Lazarus
Lila Productions (Orchard Lake)

2019 Gold Circle Inductee

Bill Harris, Anchor
WEYI-TV (Saginaw)

Vinny D Named New Afternoon Drive Personality at WMGC

Vinny D

Beasley Media Group has announced Vinny D has been named as the new afternoon drive personality at 105.1 The BOUNCE (WMGC-FM) in the Motor City.

Vinny most recently served as the program director and as an on-air personality at WMSR-FM (Power 94.9) and WMXV-FM (V101.5) in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Previously, he worked as the brand manager, program director and mixer at WWFA-FM (KISS FM), WWMR–FM (Wild 102.9) and WYDL-FM (HOT 100) in Florence, Alabama.

“We are thrilled to find a diamond in the rough,” said 105.1 The BOUNCE Program Director John Candelaria. “He is authentic and funny. Detroit is a blue collar city and Vinny D is eager to roll up his sleeves and serve our community!”

“We are very excited to welcome Vinny D to the talented BOUNCE team,” said Vice President and Market Manager Mac Edwards. “He brings a unique combination of engaging personality, boundless energy and a strong passion for Throwbacks to afternoons in the Motor City!”