MAB News Archive

Stephen A. Marks: 1950-2022

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters are mourning the loss of Stephen Marks, President and CEO of The Marks Media Group and former MAB Board and Foundation Chairman. Marks passed away on Wednesday, May 11 at the age of 72. “Stephen was an icon in the broadcasting industry and his passion was only outweighed by his… read more

WLUC’s Scott Zerbel Announces Retirement!

Veteran WLUC-TV (Marquette) (TV6) broadcaster Scott Zerbel has announced his pending retirement after 38 years at the station. TV6 Vice President and General Manager Rick Rhoades says Zerbel will be hard to replace. “Scott brings a wealth knowledge and experience with him to work every day. His career in unique in broadcasting. Typically, broadcasters work… read more

SPJ Detroit Announces Excellence in Journalism Awards

The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists handed out its Excellence in Journalism Awards at a banquet last Thursday (5/6) in Troy. First place winners in broadcast included mix of commercial and non-commercial stations: Breaking/Spot News Reporting: WWJ-AM (Detroit) – Dan Jenkins, Brian Larsen, Tony Ortiz, Jackie Paige, Jon Hewett for coverage of… read more

WDET Partners with StoryCorps to Foster Connection Across America’s Political Divides

WDET-FM (Detroit) has partnered with StoryCorps — the national nonprofit dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs — as part of StoryCorps’ One Small Step Radio Station Hubs project. Citizens from across the political spectrum are invited to participate by signing up at wdet.org/onesmallstep. WDET is one… read more

Landowners Warned of Potential Liability of Up to $2,000,000 for Pirate Radio Operations on Their Property

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC (5/4/22) made public four letters to landowners warning them that there were unlicensed FM radio operations coming from their properties and warning that, if the transmissions continued past the 10-business day response period, the landowners could be held liable for penalties up to $2,000,000 for the unlicensed operations coming from their… read more