Newsmakers and links: Thursday September 4, 2014

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Fine Tuning:

  • Michigan Radio's "Stateside with Cynthia Canty" (WUOM-FM 91.7 Ann Arbor / WVGR-FM 104.1 Grand Rapids / WFUM-FM 91.1 Flint) will feature an interview with Bob Green, jock at Keener 13 Detroit (WKNR AM 1310) as he reflects on the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles first concert performance in Detroit. The interview will air at 3 p.m. today, September 4th.

    Green talks with Cyndy about the behind-the-scenes stories of the concert and presents original and rarely heard audio from the press conference with The Beatles in Detroit. Listen live on michiganradio.org and visit the site after the show for a compiled podcast of the interview, along with the raw original audio from the press conference.
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  • Moving on: Swing-shift jock Amber "Alabama" Cole from CBS Radio/Detroit Top 40 WDZH-FM 98.7 (Amp Radio); she's headed to Norfolk, VA where she'll be employed full time in afternoon drive and as Music Director for Now 105 in addition to becoming the Imaging Director for both Now 105 and sister station Movin' 107-7.
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  • Closed: The purchase of Sports WNIL AM 1290 Niles by Marion Williams, owner of Michiana-area Adult Urban WSMK-FM 99.1 Buchanan. Sale price was $225,000.

 


 

MAB elects new Board of Directors and Officers

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) elected their 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Officers during the MAB 65th Anniversary Annual Meeting on August 26 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

 

The newly elected officers include:

  • Chair - Chris Warren, General Manager, Midwestern Broadcasting (Traverse City)
  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect - Eduardo Fernandez, Divisional General Manager, WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit)
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS Radio Detroit
  • At-Large Director - Peter Tanz, Vice President, Midwest Communications
  • Immediate Past Chair - Jill Saarela, General Manager, Sinclair Broadcasting (Traverse City)

 

Members elected for their first full-term include:

  • Director - Patricia Kolb, Vice-President/General Manager, WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids)
  • Director - Stephen Marks, Owner, Thunder Bay Broadcasting (Alpena/Ishpeming)
  • Director - Todd Mohr, Owner/General Manager, Mitten Media

 

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

  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect - Eduardo Fernandez, Divisional General Manager, WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit)

 

The MAB congratulates the members on their newly elected positions and looks forward to working with the board to bring the best service to all Michigan broadcasters. For more information about the MAB and its board members, please visit our website at www.michmab.com.

 


 

MAB Foundation announces newly elected Board of Directors and Officers

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) elected their 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Officers during the MAB 65th Anniversary Annual Meeting on August 26 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

The newly elected officers include:

  • Chair - Chuck Stokes, WXYZ-TV (Detroit)
  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect - Susan E. Goldsen, Jackson Radio Works
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Jennifer Williams, Greater Media, Inc.
  • Immediate Past Chair - Rick Sykes, Central Michigan University/MHTV

 

Members elected for their first full-term include:

  • Director - Michael Walenta, WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids)
  • Director - Joe Jason, When We Were Young Productions

 

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

  • Director - Don Backus, Broadcast Electronics/Commotion
  • Director - Bob Gould, Michigan State University
  • Director - Tom Mogush, WMQT-FM/WZAM-AM (Marquette)

 

The MABF congratulates the newly elected officials and looks forward to working with them in the year ahead. For more information about the MABF and its board members, please contact the MABF office at mabf@michmab.com.

 
 
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