KBA Chairman-Elect David Brinkley - Health Update

As most of you know from our first announcement on 10/27/2017, KBA Chairman-Elect David Brinkley has been been battling cancer.
His first surgery was the morning of 10/27/17 with a Da Vinci robot to remove 2 tumors found in his neck. David is a fantastic member of our broadcast family and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.  

As Henry has stated several times since he began his term as KBA's President /CEO, "Broadcasters, our members, those that we work with so closely everyday become our work family, any time any type of condition like this occurs we want our members to know that we support them and will be there for them in any capacity in which we are able."    
Please read the following health update that we received from David on Nov. 29th, 2017.  
" Good morning!  
Henry, please pass this along to our members and thank you again for the many ways that you have reached out and supported me during this fight!  It has meant the world to me.
First, I want to say that there may not be a more supportive group of people on this planet than the KBA.  I have received cards, letters, emails, texts, and calls of encouragement that have truly made a difference!  I don't mind telling you that there have been some pretty discouraging and difficult days over the past month but the constant flow of prayers and inspiration from this group has truly made a difference in my life.
I am lucky to be part of such a fine organization with such fine people.  And folks, I mean that.
Today (11/29/2017) is hopefully my last surgery at UK.  I'm told that if they get it all, there will be no need for chemo or radiation therapy.  That is our goal.  We believe that we can reach it.  We have too much to do to let cancer slow us down anymore. 
I'll keep everyone updated as I can.  Thanks again for all of the prayers and many layers of support!  Y'all mean the world to me.

Have a better week than me,

Continued Prayers David! If you would like to send David any words of encouragement , please mail them to:

David Brinkley
Public Television Director
Western KY University
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 4210-1034
State Leadership Conference 2018

Mark your calendars! The State Leadership Conference will be held February 27 and 28 in Washington, DC. If you are interested in attending, please email Karen by Monday, December 11, 2017 at karen@kba.org.   
All KBA Members are invited to attend a memorial tribute for Nolan Kenner

Memorial Tribute to Nolan Kenner

Station Manager WSFC-AM WSEK- FM 1975-80
Manager/Owner First Radio Inc. Somerset 1980-2001

What: An outdoor gathering of family, friends and all who admired Nolan's broadcasting career.  

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:00pm EST

Where: 101 First Radio Lane, Somerset, Kentucky

Following this memorial tribute join us for a "Celebration of Nolan Kenner's life" at Mellow Mushroom, 2520 Monticello Street, Somerset, KY

Appetizers and beverages with be provided, highlighted with treasured stories and video of Nolan's life. 

Please RSVP: 
Chirs Kenner  chrisk.ecv@gmail.com, 859-322-1804
OR Jo Shelly joshellyo8@gmail.com, 606-219-8608.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox foundation. Click here to make a donation today. 
KBA Offers Reimbursement as a Member Benefit

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association will reimburse broadcast stations licensed to a community in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and KBA members for NAB Show, Small Market Television Exchange, Country Radio Seminar and NAB/RAB Radio Show up to the annually approved amounts. Reimbursement amounts are approved by the Board of Directors at the Fall Board Meeting for the following year.

Approved Reimbursements for 2017:
* Country Radio Seminar - Registration Fee Only
* NAB Show, Las Vegas - Up to $1,000 per attendee
* RAB/NAB Radio Show, Austin TX - Up to $750 per attendee
* Small Market Television Exchange - Up to $1,000 per attendee

Reimbursement Requirements:
1. Reimbursement is to be submitted after the conference.
2. All reimbursements must be received within 60 days of the last day of the conference.
3. Each reimbursement must include the reimbursement form and applicable receipts (up to the approved amount.)
Reimbursable expenses include:
  • Registration Fees
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meals
4.  Each reimbursement must include a copy of the attendee's name badge from the conference.

To complete your online reimbursement form, Click here.     

The KBA has produced a 2017 membership directory.  Directories are available online and a hard copy will be available soon. To access the online directory, visit www.kba.org and click on the Member Directory tab. The password is kba@directory17. If you do not see yourself or your company, listed please contact Liza by emailing kba@kba.org or Karen at Karen@kba.org.  

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FREE LBS Training!  

Are you using this FREE member benefit? KBA offers access to the LBS Weekly Sales Videos free to all members! Your station's whole sales team can have their own personal LBS accounts at no additional cost! If you need login information, simply contact the KBA and we will be glad to help you get started. Don't miss out on these wonderful trainings!

This week's 3 videos are: Sales Ideas Galore, Valentine's Day, Auto Secrets
Sales Ideas Galore:  With the demise of Yellow Pages and newspaper advertising, product/service categories previously unavailable to broadcasters are now wide-open. In this information-packed session, Paul Weyland shows you how to prospect new local direct business in ways you haven't thought about before.

Valentine's Day: Stephen Warley helps you plan your Valentine's Day promotions with tips on finding the right kinds of prospects, how to approach florists, and how to integrate social media into your Valentine's promotions.
Auto Secrets:    John Tkac presents auto secrets that all broadcasters need to know at the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association's 2016 annual conference. A special thank you to Vance Harrison and the OAB for permission to share this session with LBS members!
Happy Selling!
Has your station scheduled an ABIP Inspection this year?
This is now a FREE Member Benefit.
Call the KBA office (888) 843-5221 or click here for details.
This service could save you thousands of dollars in FCC fines

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Next Board Meeting: January 18th, 2018 @9:30am, KBA Headquarters

State Leadership Conference
February 27-28, 2018

NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV
April 7-12, 2018

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