Category Archives: MAB Board

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Peter Tanz

Peter Tanz is Senior Vice President for Midwest Communications, a family broadcasting company with radio stations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. He currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the MAB Board of Directors.

Peter joined Midwest Communications in Green Bay, Wisc., as an advertising sales representative in 1985 and was promoted to General Manager in 1987. He managed stations in Wausau, Wisc., Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., before coming to Michigan in 1995. In Michigan, he works with Midwest’s stations in Battle Creek, Coldwater, Holland, Kalamazoo and Lansing.

Peter is involved with many community organizations and is past chair of the Coldwater and Kalamazoo Chambers of Commerce and the Kalamazoo Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Scott Shigley

Scott Shigley started his broadcast career in sales at the Liggett owned station in Lansing, WFMK in 1993.

He began his sales management career in 1998, managing stations in Adrian (Friends Communications: WQTE,WABJ, WBZV), Port Huron (Liggett Communications: WSAQ/WBTI/WPHM/WHLS/WHLX), Greater Media Detroit (WMGC- Magic 105.1, WCSX Classic Rock 94.7).

After that, Scott worked in advertising sales at Fox Sports Detroit before having the opportunity to return to his adopted home town of Port Huron in 2011, where Scott assumed the General Manager position for Liggett Communications in July 2014. Scott manages WSAQ, WBTI, WPHM, WHLS, and WHLX.

He is a graduate of University of Michigan and Reading Schools in lower Michigan. Scott is married to wife Christine and they have three children: Kalyn, Isaac and Avery and two grandchildren.

Scott loves to do anything outdoors, especially playing golf, coaching softball and UM football games.

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Kevin Dunaway

Kevin Dunaway began his career as a news producer for 9 & 10 News/Heritage Broadcasting in September of 1998. After producing Michigan this Morning and 9 & 10 News at Noon, Kevin moved to assignment manager in December of that same year.

After four months of working the desk in the newsroom handling assignments and breaking news in northern Michigan, Kevin moved into the role of assistant news director. There he managed the day to day operations of the 9 & 10 News department.

In March of 2000, Kevin was promoted to News Director at 9 & 10 News/Heritage Broadcasting. Kevin’s role expanded in 2007 when he began to oversee the news department of the local FOX television station as well.

During his time as news director, he has expanded the amount of news programming from 4 ½ hours a day to 7 ½ hours a day. He also ran a news department that won countless MAB and Associated Press news awards, including the MAB General Excellence Award for station of the year in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

In 2013, Heritage Broadcasting added the duty of company Vice President to his job description. In his new additional role, Kevin helped oversee staffing, direction and assisted the General Manager with the future vision of the company.

In April of 2016, Heritage Broadcasting named Kevin Dunaway General Manager/Vice President.

Kevin has a wife, Michelle and an 10 year old daughter, Elizabeth. They enjoy spending time exploring northern Michigan and traveling whenever they get a chance.

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Brad Lanser

Brad Lanser

Brad Lanser is Vice-President, General Manager of Lansing Broadcasting.  Brad began his career in broadcasting a little over 20 years ago. He started out as a Sales Consultant and later took over the General Manager duties along with becoming Vice-President and eventually, part owner.  Lanser Broadcasting currently operates two
radio stations (JQ99 and “The Pledge”) in the Grand Rapids market.

Before coming to Lanser Broadcasting, Brad owned a Landscape Company and operated it for 10 years prior to joining the Broadcast ranks.

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Dan Boers

Dan Boers

Dan Boers is the News Director for WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids. He has been with the station for 20 years in a number of roles including producer, assignment manager, Director of News Operations, and Assistant News Director. He was a producer at WILX TV in Lansing for about a year early in his career.

Dan is a 2016 Kneeland Fellow. The organization focuses on news ethics, management and leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting from Grand Valley State University. He and his wife Lisa have two children.

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Mike Murri

Mike Murri

Mike Murri began his broadcasting career as an account executive at WJBK-TV. He was hired by WXYZ as an account executive in 1982 and was promoted to local sales manager in 1996, director of sales in 2001, and station manager in 2012.

In 2015, he was promoted to vice president and general manager of WXYZ and the newly acquired My Network affiliate WMYD, TV20. In 2015, Murri lead the team effort to create a new street-side studio in the heart of downtown Detroit. The studio is home to 7 Action News at noon, and connects viewers to the vibrant rebirth of the city.

Under Murri’s leadership, WXYZ has continued to build on its rich history of public service and local programming. The station has syndicated its coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise to stations across the country; advanced the multi-platform approach to storytelling with a series of ground-breaking news stories; and launched a Detroit 2020 town hall initiative.

WXYZ has been named “Station of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, top station in the Detroit market by the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and honored as a finalist in the National Association of Broadcasters Service to America Awards

Murri is a board member of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Forgotten Harvest, the Woodward Dream Cruise, and the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. He lives in Rochester Hills with his wife Mary and has three children; Lauren, Katie and Michael.

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Kathy Stinehour

Kathy Stinehour

Kathy Stinehour, Vice President/General Manager of Radio One cluster in Detroit, is an experienced broadcast executive with more than 25 years of senior management experience in media and radio broadcasting. She has served in her current position since 2008 and was previously President/CEO for Archway Broadcasting in Atlanta, Ga., from 2004-2007, Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Broadcasting in Toledo, Ohio, from 2003-2004 and Executive Vice President for Clear Channel Communications in Houston, New York and Chicago from 1995 to 2002. Kathy was named one of Radio Ink Magazine’s “Most Influential Women In Radio” in 2001, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as a “Who’s Who in Chicago Business” by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2001.

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Mac Edwards

Mac Edwards

With more than 40 years of professional experience in radio, Mac “Edwards” McTindal is Vice President/Market Manager for  Beasley Media Group (Detroit), a company he has served for 30 years, 18 as General Manager or Market Manager.

Mac began his career as on-air talent before adding program director responsibilities. He worked in Spartanburg, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Coastal, N.C. and Austin, Texas before he settled in as PD at Beasley’s WKML in Fayetteville, N.C. in 1991.  He then became GM of WFLB-FM & WAZZ-AM when Beasley acquired those stations in 1996.

He was named Fayetteville Market Manager in 2007 and Detroit Market Manager in 2017. Mac has earned honors as Beasley Market Manager of the Year in 2017, Radio Ink Top GM/Small Market in 2007, Beasley General Manager of the Year in 1999 and Beasley Program Director of the Year in 1994. He is married to Angela McTindal and has three grown daughters Emery, Chatham, and Lauren.

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Michael Renda

Michael Renda, At-Large Director (WJBK Fox2 Detroit)

Michael Renda began his broadcast career in radio at WOHO in Toledo, Ohio in 1977 as a Local Account Executive and very shortly thereafter moved to across the street to WTVG-TV in the same capacity.

Storer Television was the next stop for Mike, moving to Chicago as the National Sales Representative.  Stops in New York and Cleveland followed with Renda taking the General Sales Manager position at WJW in 1989.

After a five year tenure as General Sales Manager at WLWT in Cincinnati, Renda returned to WJW in Cleveland, this time as VP and General Manager.  Renda served as WJW’s General Manager for 10 years before accepting a similar position at WTXF Fox 29 in Philadelphia in April 2007.

Chicago was next and another VP and General Manager position at WFLD/WPWR, overseeing both the Fox and MyNetwork Television stations from September 2009 through January 2013.

Renda graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in 1976.  He’s married to Susan and has two children, Matt and Emily.