“I am proud of how Michigan’s broadcasting community came together to make coverage of this important event possible for all people of our state to see and hear,” said Karole White, MAB President and CEO. “The fact so many people recognized the importance of this event is what made this technically challenging project successful.”
MAB coordinated both satellite and land based feeds through the Michigan Public Radio Network, Michigan Farm Radio Network, Michigan Radio Network and affiliated sports networks to reach radio stations throughout the state. The group was also able to provide technology to allow other stations not affiliated with those networks to receive the broadcast feed of the inauguration. More than a dozen television stations attended the Granholm inaugural, and many others provided coverage as the result of a statewide satellite feed.
“We know that more than 75 radio and television stations provided some form of coverage,” said White. “This was also the first time that several stations provided live streaming of the event on their web sites.”