The Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ (MAB) Foundation recently elected officers to lead the MABF Board of Directors during the 2008 year. New officers were elected at the March 10 MABF meeting, held during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Grand Rapids. Officers, who are elected to a one-year term include:
Chairman Bruce Goldsen, Jackson Radio Works: Bruce Goldsen is President and General Manager of WKHM-AM/FM and WIBM-AM/Jackson Radio Works in Jackson, Michigan. Goldsen graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Communications Arts from Western Connecticut State University, where he was given its "Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005. He has worked as Program Director at WIVY-FM, Jacksonville Florida; WTFM, Kingsport, Tennessee; and WINE, Danbury, Connecticut. Goldsen, along with his wife and partner Sue have owned Jackson Radio Works since 1997. He is active in his community and has served as Board President for both the Lenawee and Jackson County United Way. He was also chairman of the Lenawee County WalkAmerica for the March of Dimes and Junior Achievement's Grand Prix steering committee. Both Bruce and Sue are active Rotarians, and Bruce will serve as Rotary District 6400 Governor in 2008-2009. Goldsen served as Chairman of the MAB Board of Directors in 1998, after serving as a director for 5 years. He is also in his third-term as the elected Michigan representative on the National Association of Broadcasters' radio board of directors.
Vice Chairman/Chairman Elect Charles F. Ganzert, PhD, Northern Michigan University: Chuck Ganzert is an Associate Professor at Northern Michigan University as well as the Faculty Advisor for the student station WUPX-FM. Dr. Ganzert received both his masters degree and doctoral degree from Ohio University. His experience in media began when he worked with the student radio station at Virginia Tech. In 1980, Dr. Ganzert took a job with WYSO, a public radio station in Dayton, Ohio where he worked in programming, public affairs and production. While at WYSO, he produced a series titled: "Tis Sweet To Be Remembered" and was awarded the Ohio Educational Broadcasters Program of the Year Award in 1986. Dr. Ganzert teaches Audio Production and Media Law courses in the CAPS Department; and is the campus coordinator for Academic Service Learning. He has won two MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards through WNMU-FM (Marquette) and completed a book project with other faculty from Ohio University, Kent State University, and Kenyon College called "Oral History Done Right" which will be published by the Ohio University Press this year.
Secretary/Treasurer Chris Monk, Citadel Broadcasting, Flint/Saginaw: Chris Monk is currently with Citadel Broadcasting Company as the General Manager for their Saginaw and Flint operations that includes six radio stations. He is a 29-year veteran of the radio industry and has held sales management positions with Nationwide Communications, Prism Radio Partners and The Journal Broadcast Group. In addition, Monk spent over nine years in Northern Michigan as vice president/general manager for Northern Star Broadcasting. He has a BS in Radio/Television Management from Southern Illinois University and a Masters in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University.
Immediate Past Chairman Gary Reid, Michigan State University: Gary Reid is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Telecommunication at Michigan State University and General Manager of WDBM-FM. Reid joined the faculty upon completion of his graduate studies in 1977. Over his career, he has taught in a variety of areas including all of the audio/radio courses, video production classes, both undergrad and graduate technology classes as well as media management courses. Further, he was responsible for the design and installation of the departments’ audio and video production facilities. He is currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies where he oversees the academic programs of approximately 500 majors and administers the Careers and Internships Program. Reid was one of the original three people promoted to the rank of Senior Academic Specialist when the University created the position.
Newly elected board members to the MAB Foundation:
- Julie Koehn, WLEN-FM (Adrian)
- Matt Kreiner, WEYI-TV (Flint)
Board members elected for another three-year term:
- Rob David, Handyman Productions
- Dave Downing, WLNZ-FM/Lansing Community College
- Dick Kernen, Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts
- Elaine Baker, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications
Board members moving from a director position to an honorary director:
- Tom Bryson, WJRT-TV (Flint)
- Tom Scanlan, Scanlan Communications