KBA Chairman-Elect David Brinkley - Health Update 
Cancer Free!

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 and a second surgery occurred on the morning of 11/29/2017. 

Please read the following health update that we received from David this morning, 12/8/2017.  David is now cancer free!! 
" Good Morning!
I am thrilled to announce that the aggressive plan to treat my cancer has paid off.  Wednesday my good friends at Markey Cancer Center in Lexington said that I was now cancer free!  I can tell you that it was quite a relief to know that this was a short battle.  We will remain cautiously optimistic as we approach the future but for now, we are going to celebrate!
I can't say enough about the cards, letters, calls, emails, and texts of support from my fine broadcaster friends throughout the Commonwealth.  I not only heard from GMs but many staff members and former colleagues stepped up to provide support through this challenging time.  I know that I could not have made this journey work without the help of my wife, God, and my friends' support.
Thank you all for all that you have done!  This just proves that the KBA is full of the best people on the planet.  God Bless all of you!
Thanks again!

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.   
Funeral Arrangements for John Hingsbergen
Monday December 11th 
Bluegrass United Church of Christ
500 Don Anna Drive
Lexington, KY 40511
Visitation: 5:30pm-6:30pm 
Service: 6:30pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hingsbergen family. Henry Lackey and Karen Mucci will be in attendance. It would be greatly appreciated if some of John's fellow broadcasters in the area could also attend. John will be sorely missed. 
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:  
Chris 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.  

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association presents...
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Talent Endorsements
One-Hour, Live SELLER Webinar

(11:00 am Eastern/10:00 am Central/9:00 am Mountain/8:00 am Pacific)
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Guest:  Jeff McHugh
The most effective advertising is Word-of-Mouth; which is why clients will pay a premium for talent endorsements.  Learn the 'dos' and 'don'ts' of applying and leveraging your station's live talent endorsement opportunities.

Join:  http://rab.adobeconnect.com/talent_endorsements/ and Enter as a GUEST using your FIRST AND LAST NAME.

Audio:  over computer or 800-244-2500, PIN 550122#
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SUPPORT                                                                                         Contact Adobe Support at: 800-422-3623. International support numbers are available at   http://www.adobe.com/support/connect/connecthostedsupport.html. To contact RAB, call 800-232-3131 or email member_response@rab.com.  

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: New Prospects, What You Must Know, and the Getting Appointments Series. 
New Prospects:  Paul Weyland answers prospecting questions LIVE! In this session:
▪ Help Wanted advertising
▪ Regional banks and credit unions
▪ Waste removal/trash/recycling
▪ Mini storage
▪ Manufactured homes
▪ Local appliance stores
▪ Bicycle shops
▪ Auto repair
What You Must Know: Gary Moore discusses five key questions that build value and three keys to long term advertising relationships.
Getting Appointments Series:   In this series, LBS broadcast selling expert, Mark Levy, discusses effective tips to help you get more appointments with prospects!
Happy Selling!

Up coming Webinar!

Dec. 12, Noon ET

Uh, We Give Great Customer Service, Right?

Getting a customer is tough. Keeping that customer is even tougher! But, many of us aren't really sure if we give great service. So, we'll share the one way you can find out for certain if you do. (Honest, it DOES work). We'll then share some practical strategies and tactics that you can use to keep the customers you have and get them to help you get more customers! We'll even let you in on the secret of "The Clientee!"
Presented by Mark Levy, LBS Broadcast Selling Expert and President Revenue Development Resources

Click here to log in to LBS and register for this webinar!

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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