March 3, 2017


KBA High School Senior Scholarship Program

The Kentucky Broadcasters' Association (KBA) Scholarship Fund is a post-secondary partial scholarship grant program for children of employees of Kentucky radio and television stations. In 2017 the KBA will award fourteen (14) scholarship grants of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) each to qualified sons and daughters of employees of Kentucky broadcast stations.   

Deadline: April 7, 2017  

The grants will be used to assist the student in the payment of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. A scholarship committee will review each application and will award the scholarship grants based on the following criteria:
  • One of the student's parents must be either: (a) a full time employee of a station on the date of the application deadline, or; (b) a part-time employee of a station on the date of the application deadline and has been employed as a part-time employee at the Kentucky station for a period of one year prior to the application deadline.
  • The student must attend full-time a college, university, vocational school, institute of technology, or academy that awards academic degrees or professional certifications.
  • There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply. However, preference will be shown to students who demonstrate good scholastic ability.
  • Extracurricular activities (clubs, athletics, church, community service, part-time employment, etc.) will be considered in evaluating each applicant.
  • Preference will be given to students with financial need.
  • Grants may be awarded for undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate programs.
  • Grants are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable.
For more information and to submit the scholarship application: Click Here!



KBA Harry Barfield Scholarship
 
Applications are now being accepted for the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) Harry Barfield Scholarship program for the 2017-18 academic year. This is the 26th year of the program.

The application deadline is April 22, 2017.

click here for the application
  
Four scholarships of $2,500 apiece are available to students who are currently majoring in broadcasting or communications at a college or university in Kentucky. The scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process which includes academic achievement, the recommendation of a faculty member, and extracurricular activities. Since the scholarship awards are renewable for a second year provided recipients continue to meet specified criteria, priority consideration will be given to students who are rising juniors.
 
The program, now in its 26th consecutive year, is named in honor of Harry Barfield, the late chairman of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and manager of WLEX-TV in Lexington.
 



The KBA delegation met with leaders on Capitol Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The KBA would like to extend a sincere thank you to our Kentucky Senators and Congressman for taking time out of their busy schedules to meet with the KBA Kentucky delegation.


Attention Students! Scholarships Available!
 
The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society/ AFCCE  Announces Jules Cohen Memorial Scholarship 
The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers will award scholarships of up to $10,000 to promising undergraduate and graduate students at accredited U.S. universities interested in a career in broadcast engineering.

For More information, click here


KBA Conference Reimbursements 2017
 
The KBA Board met at the KBA Headquarters on Thursday, January 26, 2017. As a result, members voted on conference reimbursements for 2017. The conference reimbursements are as follows:
  • Up to $1,000 Small Market Exchange
  • Up to $399 Country Radio Show
  • Up to $1,000 NAB Show
  • Up to $1,000 for the NAB Radio Show

Attendees of these events must provide KBA staff with a copy of their name badge and receipts of all expenses.  



The KBA Association presents. . .
Radio Advertising Bureau's 

     Harnessing the Strength of High Achievers   
              

One-Hour, Live MANAGEMENT Webinar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
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The KBA  presents. . .
Radio Advertising Bureau's    
Beg, Borrow, or Steal;Events as New Revenue in Any Market

One-Hour, Live SELLER Webinar

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
(11:00 am Eastern/10:00 am Central/9:00 am Mountain/8:00 am Pacific)

OR

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
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RAB WEBINAR CONNECTION DETAILS

   
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Audio: over computer or 800-244-2500, PIN 550122#
NOTE: AdobeConnect recommends using Internet Explorer. If you do not have Internet Explorer, Safari is the next best.   
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 Vide
os: Time, Meetings, Motivation Series!

Time: Mark Levy shares his thoughts on how to defeat time monsters! In this session, he discusses how to improve meeting efficiency, handling interruptions, and some final thoughts about how to handle your time most effectively.
 
Meetings: Mark Levy discusses some simple steps you can take to make your meetings better and more productive!

  Motivation Series!: In this series, LBS President, Gary Moore draws wisdom from sales leaders around the country to teach you to stay focused and motivated even in a tough economy.
 
In This Issue
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KBA Annual Conference
October 8-10, 2017
Louisville, KY
eCast Distribution
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Simply send a list of all email addresses that need to be added to kba@kba.org.
EAS Schedule
The next required
monthly test will be
March 15 at 10:37am 
and will originate from
WUKY-FM. 
Mark Your Calendar for these 2017 Events!
April 23-27 NAB Show
Las Vegas, Nevada

October 9-11 KBA Conference
Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY


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