MAB honors 2012 award recepients and elects new board and officers




The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) elected their 2012-2013 Board of Directors and Officers during the Summer Celebration and MAB Annual Meeting August 20 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. The newly elected officers include:

  • Chairman, Trey Fabacher, Vice President & General Manager, WWJ-TV/WKBD-TV CBS Television, Detroit

  • Vice Chairman/Chairman-Elect, Tim Feagan, General Manager, Clear Channel West Michigan

  • Secretary/Treasurer, Jill Saarela, Vice President/CEO, Barrington Broadcasting, Traverse City

  • At-Large Director, Chris Warren, General Manager, Midwestern Broadcasting, Traverse City

  • Immediate Past Chairman, Duane Alverson, President, MacDonald Broadcasting, Saginaw/Lansing


Members elected for their first full-term include:

  • Director, Gary Baxter, Vice-President/General Manager, WSYM-TV, Lansing

  • Director, Peter Tanz, Vice-President, Midwest Communications, Michigan

  • Director, Peter Veto, General Manager, WJRT-TV, Flint


Board members who have been elected for a second term include:

  • Vice Chairman/Chairman-Elect, Tim Feagan, General Manager, Clear Channel West Michigan

  • Director, Bob Peters, General Sales Manager, WCZY-FM/WMMI-AM, Mt. Pleasant



The MAB and MAB Foundation (MABF) presented the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award (Ed Christian), the Distinguished Lifetime of Public Service Award (US Rep. John Dingell) and inducted the 2012 class of the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame (Michael King, Julie Koehn, W. Palmer Pyle) Monday, August 20 at the Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit. Also presented was Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters' Professional Pioneer Award and special dedication of the MABF Alan Frank Endowment Scholarship.

Award recipients were honored during the MAB's Summer Celebration at the annual Awards Banquet surrounded by family, friends and colleagues. For more information on this year's summer celebration, click here.







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