MAB award winners named; MAPB and MPRN elect officers

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MAB Foundation Announces 2008 High School and College Station of the Year Award Winners

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2008 High School and College Station of the Year Award. Award winners were chosen based upon overall excellence during the year, and entries submitted in at least three categories in the 2008 MABF High School and College Awards competition. The following stations were the recipients of the 2008 Station of the Year Award:

High School Radio Station of the Year: Bloomfield Hills Andover/Lasher High School, WBFH-FM

College Radio Station of the Year: Michigan State University, WDBM-FM

High School Television Station of the Year: Rockford High School, WRHS

College Television Station of the Year: Central Michigan University, MHTV

MABF also announced winners of its High School and College Awards competition. For a complete list of all winners, visit www.michmab.com.



Two Michigan broadcasters honored with Carl Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) has presented it’s most prestigious engineering award to a pair of Michigan broadcasters, who combined have served the industry for 65 years. The Carl Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award winners are:

Jerrod L. Martin, Director of Engineering (retired), WNIC-FM, Detroit. Mr. Martin began his career as a radio engineer in 1946, assisting in the construction of WKMH in Dearborn, Michigan. His many accomplishments through the years include supervising the installation and construction of the present day transmitting facilities of WNIC-FM. Since retiring in 1985, Mr. Martin has worked as a consultant and co-authored the operating information for what is now known as the Emergency Action System (EAS). He is a life member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and Certified Senior Broadcast Engineer.

Lowell Shore, Chief Engineer, WWTV/WWUP-TV, Cadillac, Traverse City. Mr. Shore joined WWTV as a staff engineer in August 1960. In 1976 he became Chief Engineer of WWUP-TV, Sault Ste Marie and WKJF-FM and WWAM in Cadillac. Among Mr. Shore’s achievements has been to successfully supervise the transition to digital broadcasting at the TV facilities in Cadillac and Sault Ste. Marie.

MAB created the Carl Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award to honor the career of Carl Lee, a noted broadcast engineer who served as GM and President of the Fetzer Broadcasting. Mr. Lee was also President of MAB in 1956.

The Carl Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards were presented during MAB’s Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo being held in Grand Rapids.



Michigan Broadcasters present Larry Patrick MAB Associate of the Year Award

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented Larry Patrick of Patrick Communications with the organization’s Associate of the Year Award. The presentation was made Tuesday, March 11 during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Grand Rapids. The award recognizes the significant contributions made by associate members, and to acknowledge their efforts in enhancing the quality and integrity of broadcasting while supporting their community.

“Larry is a long time friend and supporter of the MAB,” said Karole White, MAB President and CEO. “Many Michigan broadcasters have benefited greatly from Larry’s wisdom and expertise in the television and radio industries.”

Larry Patrick is President of Patrick Communications a media brokerage and investment banking firm, with a track record of over $3 billion in transactions in recent years. He also owns Legend Communications, a radio group owner with 16 radio stations. He has sold over 60 television stations and 300 radio stations. Mr. Patrick is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ion Media Networks, a 62-television station group. He is a former Senior Vice President of the National Association of Broadcasters, Past President of the Broadcast Education Association, and current President of the National Association of Media Brokers.




Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters and Michigan Public Radio Network elect 2008-2009 officers

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) is the unified voice of Michigan’s public radio and television stations. Together, these stations produce and distribute a remarkable array of television and radio programs and series, which meet the needs, and interest of Michigan citizens.

The Michigan Public Radio Network (MPRN) is a unique broadcast partnership formed more than 20 years ago by Michigan’s noncommercial public radio stations. MPRN The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) has elected Steve Schram of Michigan Public Media, as MAPB President. The Michigan Public Radio Network (MPRN) has elected John Sheffler of Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting as its President for the 2008-2009 Board term.


Officers elected to the 2008-2009 MAPB Board include:

- President: Steve Schram, Michigan Public Media
- Vice President: Eric Smith, Northern Michigan University Public Broadcasting
- Treasurer: Allen Mazurek, Detroit Public Radio
- Secretary: Rick Schudiske, Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting

Officers elected to the 2008-2009 MPRN Board include:

- President: John Sheffler, Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting
- Vice President: DeAnne Hamilton, Michigan State University Public Broadcasting
- Secretary: Michael Walenta, Grand Valley State University Public Broadcasting
- Treasurer: Howard Sharper, Delta College Public Broadcasting


The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) is the unified voice of Michigan’s public radio and television stations. Together, these stations produce and distribute a remarkable array of television and radio programs and series, which meet the needs, and interest of Michigan citizens.

The Michigan Public Radio Network (MPRN) is a unique broadcast partnership formed more than 20 years ago by Michigan’s noncommercial public radio stations. MPRN provides comprehensive coverage of issues statewide and regional importance to a weekly audience of more than 875,000 Michigan residents who tune in to one of the 30 member public radio stations across the state.

 

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