Michigan Almanac: August 2012 Archives

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
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  • Vice Chairman/Chairman-Elect, Tim Feagan, General Manager, Clear Channel West Michigan
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  • Secretary/Treasurer, Jill Saarela, Vice President/CEO, Barrington Broadcasting, Traverse City
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  • At-Large Director, Chris Warren, General Manager, Midwestern Broadcasting, Traverse City
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  • 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
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  • Director, Peter Tanz, Vice-President, Midwest Communications, Michigan
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  • 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
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  • 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.

 

Newsmakers and links: Aug. 23, 2012

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MLive.com:

Western Michigan University's Bronco Radio Network will be reaching new audiences this sports season. Midwest Communications' WKZO-FM (96.5), which serves Kalamazoo and Portage, returns this season as the flagship station of the network and WVIC-FM (94.1) also returns as an affiliate station serving Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing and mid-Michigan.

Full story: Western Michigan's Bronco Radio Network expands to Grand Rapids and Detroit areas (Wed, 8/22)

 


 

WXYZ-TV/Detroit to provide free back-to-school immunizations

Scripps ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV Channel 7 and the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, along with DTE Energy Foundation will give thousands of Detroit area children a "boost" at the 35th annual "Healthy Living for Kids" immunization fair. The program will be held Sunday, August 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Visit www.wxyz.com for more information.

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • WMPA FM 93.1 Ferrysburg started regular operations earlier in the week with a Country format as 'Country 93.1'. The station will carry Muskegon Catholic Central sports and NASCAR races. WMPA is co-owned with WGHN-FM / AM Grand Haven. Afternoons are being hosted locally by John Roberts.
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  • The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) 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, Julie Koehn, Lenawee Broadcasting Company, Adrian, Vice Chairman/Chairman-Elect, Rick Sykes, Central Michigan University/MHTV, Secretary/Treasurer, Chuck Stokes, WXYZ-TV, Detroit, Immediate Past Chairman, Dave Downing. Members elected for their first full-term include: Director, Randy Scott, Davison High School, Davison, Director, Pam Manor, WNEM-AM/TV, Saginaw. Members elected for their second full-term include: Director, Todd Mohr, Synergy Broadcast Group, Ludington, Director, Chuck Stokes, WXYZ-TV, Detroit.

 


 

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