MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH.— The Michigan Association of Broadcasters and MAB Foundation presented the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Lifetime of Public Service Award and inducted the 2014 class of the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame August 26 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Also presented was Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters'' Special Tribute and the MAPB Professional Pioneer Award.
From L-R: MAB President/CEO Karole L. White; 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Mario Iacobelli; Susan E. Goldsen, Jackson Radio Works; Jim Brandstatter, U of M Football /Detroit Lions Football; and George Blaha, MSU Football/Detroit Pistons Basketball
Award recipients were honored during the MAB 65th Anniversary Annual Meeting at the Awards Banquet surrounded by family, friends and colleagues.
2014 MAB Distinguished Lifetime of Public Service Award Recipient:• The Honorable Carl Levin• U.S. Senator for Michigan
MAPB Special Recognition for Service Award: • The Honorable John D. DingellU.S. Congressman, Michigan District 12, Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives
2014 MAB Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:• Mario Iacobelli President/CEO, Heritage Broadcasting
2014 Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees: • George Blaha Play-By-Play Announcer for MSU Football and Detroit Pistons Basketball • Jim BrandstatterPlay-By-Play Announcer/Analyst for U of M Football and Detroit Lions Football• Susan E. GoldsenVice President and Co-Owner of Jackson Radio Works
2014 MAPB Professional Pioneer Award Recipient: • Eric SmithDirector of Television and AV Services, WNMU Public Broadcasting