Michigan Almanac: February 2008 Archives

Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo Slated for March 10 & 11 at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids

Dramatic changes in a rapidly evolving industry and the future of Michigan’s economy will be front and center during the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo (GLBC), which will take place as follows:

Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo
Monday March 10 & Tuesday March 11
Devos Place, Grand Rapids
Registration Information: www.michmab.com

“GLBC is a can’t miss event this year due to the major changes taking place in both radio and television,” said MAB President and CEO Karole White. “The transition to digital television and changes in the radio landscape require that broadcasters continually update themselves on the latest industry developments.”

GLBC 2008, entitled Michigan Broadcasting: A Sure Bet, has been redesigned with new elements that have been requested by broadcasters, including; an interactive exhibit hall which will feature 90 exhibitors with the latest industry technology and programs, and seminars with nationally renowned speakers. Among the GLBC program highlights are:

The Future of Michigan’s Economy: A Dialog with Michigan Industry Sector Giants (March 11, 8:30 a.m.): Celebrating Michigan has never been more important than it is now. Join high-profile Michigan-based business leaders from commerce, tourism, banking, technology and economic development as we explore why Michigan is a logical destination for business and citizens alike. Speakers include: Tim Skubick, Capital Correspondent (moderator); Larry Patrick, Managing Partner of Patrick Communications; Jim Herbert, Chairman and CEO of Neogen Corporation; Mitch Stapley, Director of Fixed Income Strategy at Fifth Third Bank; James Epolito, President and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; John Brown, Vice President of Government Relations at Jackson National Life Insurance Co. and Matt Van Vranken, President of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

MAB is offering a free Exhibits Only pass that will allow individuals to visit the exhibit hall and attend the fabulous opening panel. GLBC features over 60 national caliber speakers. Full information is available on the MAB web site.

Other GLBC conference highlights include:

• The Broadcast Excellence Awards Presentation, which recognizes outstanding news and programming and public service performances by Michigan radio and television stations (separate registration required)

• The MAB Foundation Career Fair, which will allow students interested in the industry to meet and obtain advice from broadcasters

• The MAB Foundation’s Michigan High School & College Broadcast Awards


Tomorrow morning, February 27th, from 9-10 am public radio stations across Michigan will air a live call-in program with Governor Granholm hosted by Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network.

While the program will have an open format, the governor is expected to focus on her economic and education strategies for Michigan. Granholm will field questions from listeners on a variety of topics at (877) 952-7870.


Lansing State Journal:

To classmates at Beaver Area High School in the hills of western Pennsylvania, then-Suzanne Pagella was a celebrity. "She made it big in Detroit. She was born for that," Tom Dowlin said. "That's just how we thought about her. She was the first to go out and do what she said she would do." As a married Suzanne Wangler, she appeared to have it all: a career as a popular television news anchor; a former college quarterback as a husband; and four children... Anchorwoman made it big, fell hard (Fri, 2/29)







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