The Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the MAB Foundation have selected the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and Hall of Fame inductees, to be honored August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids as part of the MAB’s annual Summer Conference.
Who is getting the Lifetime Achievement Award?
It’s going to Bruce and Sue Goldsen.
They are the owners of Jackson Radio Works Inc., comprised of WKHM-AM and FM translator W268CA; WKHM-FM 105.3; ESPN Radio affiliate W270CJ at 101.9 MHz; and WIBM-AM 1450 and FM translator W240DG “The Power Cow” in Jackson, Mich.
They purchased the stations in 1997.
In June 2000, the couple formed Goldsen Broadcasting, licensee of WCFX, serving Clare/Mt. Pleasant, Mich. They sold the station in November 2003.
Prior to ownership, the Goldsens managed WABJ and WQTE in Adrian, Mich., and WMXE in the Hudson/Hillsdale area of Michigan.
Bruce also served as both Interim General Manager and consultant for NPR member station WDET-FM in Detroit from 2007 to 2010.
Sue Goldsen sits on the RAB’s Small Market Advisory Committee and has served on the NAB’s Small and Medium Market Radio Committee and chaired the NAB Sales Advisory Conference.
Bruce Goldsen began his broadcast career on-the-air and served as PD for WINE-AM in Danbury, Conn. He has also programmed WTFM-FM in Tri-Cities, Tenn., and the former WIVY-FM in Jacksonville.