July 14, 2017

The KBA is now accepting registrations for the 2017 KBA Conference, October 9-10, 2017 at the historic Galt House Hotel, located at 140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202. So far we have received over 60 registrations. The hotel is in the heart of the Derby City and easily accessible to Fourth Street Live, Louisville Slugger Museum and so much more!

Tony and the Tanlines

"Monday night, it's all aboard the Belle of Louisville for a "Love Boat River Cruise"' featuring music by Tony & The Tan Lines."

Wear your best Love Boat themed outerwear, Jimmy Buffet or beach themed party wear for this fun three hour cruise. Heavy hors d' oeuvres will be served. Additionally, each attendee will receive two drink tickets.

The deadline to register the the 2017 KBA Conference is Friday, September 1, 2017.

After that date, a registration fee of $100.00 will be assessed per person. You must
register through the KBA website or download the form and email to
Thank you for your loyalty to your/our organization. It is because of you paying the KBA dues AND running the PEP announcements that we are able to accomplish so many wonderful things year after year. As a reminder, every service the KBA offers you and all of our member is
FREE!!! No other broadcast association in America offers all of these benefits for free. For a full list of benefits visit our webpage by clicking here

Remember, you must be an active 2017 KBA member in order to attend this event.There is still time to renew your membership. Please contact Karen at karen@kba.org or Liza at kba@kba.org to renew! No other state in the nation offers the vast array of benefits that the KBA provides to its members. It behooves you to take advantage of all of the great things the KBA has to offer.

Not sure how to schedule an ABIP inspection or view the LBS weekly sales training ideas or videos? Email kba@kba.org, we are happy to help you.

Remember, if you take an pictures at the conference, use #kbalville17.  
KBA Now Accepting Nominations
Deadline August 8, 2017 
The KBA is now accepting nominations for the 2017 KBA Awards to be presented during the KBA Annual Conference October 9-10 in Louisville, KY at the Galt House.

To submit a nominee; state the award that you are nominating the person(s) for and give a brief overview of the accomplishments of the individual(s). Your contact information must be included. Nominations can be emailed to Karen@KBA.org, faxed to (502) 848-5710, or mailed to 101 Enterprise Drive, Frankfort KY 40601.    
Winners will be announced October 10th at the KBA Annual Conference in Louisville.

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association award winners are selected by a committee appointed by the organization's Chairman and shall be comprised of three representatives of member stations and the sitting executive committee.  Nominations for awards may be made by employees of any member station or by members of the awards committee.
Al Temple Award: Presented to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Kentucky Broadcasters Association over an extended period of time.  Their volunteer service is an invaluable part of this organizations success and ability to serve its members. The award is named in honor of the extraordinary service of Al Temple a pioneer secretary-treasurer of the KBA.
Kentucky MIC: Hall of Fame Award: Presented to those individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to the broadcasting profession in Kentucky. Since this award is considered to be the highest award given by the KBA to recognize accomplishments in Kentucky broadcasting, recipients are hereby inducted into the KBA Hall of Fame.
J.T. Whitlock: Life Service Award: Presented to members retiring or leaving the profession who have earned perpetual membership and recognition as a result of their contributions to Kentucky broadcasting. Participation in conventions shall be at no cost to recipients of the Life Service Award and their spouse. The award is in honor of a life of service by J.T. Whitlock, longtime KBA Executive Director / Secretary-Treasurer.
Ralph Gabbard: Distinguished Kentuckian Award: Given to present or former Kentuckians who have earned fame or acclaim in their field of endeavor and presented in recognition of the value of those achievements and accomplishments to the state and nation.  This award is in honor of distinguished television broadcaster and former Kentucky Broadcasters Association Chairman Ralph Gabbard.  
To review past award recipients,   click here. 


All broadcasters are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame (KHSBHF) set for Noon (EST) on Friday, July 21. The facility is located at 212 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY.

The ceremonial opening culminates the $1.7M building project. Elizabethtown Mayor, Edna Berger will be joined by several business leaders, current members of the Hall of Fame, KHSBHF sponsors and civic leaders.  Mayor Berger and Hall of Fame Sports Journalist, Billy Reed, will provide remarks at the ribbon-cutting before opening the doors for all invited guests and media to explore.  The one-of-a-kind facility will be the epicenter of Kentucky basketball and will honor the rich history and cultural significance of the sport in the Commonwealth. 

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame (KHSBHF) Induction Celebration is scheduled for July 22
nd at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown, KY. This is the sixth annual event.

There will be 18 inductees receiving this honor for the 2017 Centennial Class of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame and this will conclude the first 100 Inductees. The event will begin at 5:30pm (EST). Tickets are on sale now.

The Induction Celebration begins at 5:30pm with a reception in the Wesbanco Gallery. The inductees and their families will arrive to sign autographs and meet the public. The Pre-Show and Celebration will begin at 7:15pm in the Theater.

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at the Pritchard Community Center (270)765-5551, 404 South Mulberry, Elizabethtown; Historic State Theater (270)234-8258, 209 West Dixie, Elizabethtown; or by visiting http://www.khsbhf.com.

The 2017 Centennial Inductee Class:

  • Coach Joe Harper, Monticello High School, 1954-1986
  • Coach Greg Todd, Lexington Catholic High School, 1992-2006
  • Coach Ray Vencill, Elizabethtown High School, 1962-1978
  • Coach Russell Williamson, Inez High School, 1927-1948
  • Erin Boley, Elizabethtown High School, 2012-2016
  • Robert L. Brooks, Richmond Madison High School, 1966-1970
  • Darel Carrier, Bristow High School ,1956-1960
  • Lisa Collins, Laurel County High School, 1974-1980
  • Valerie Owens Combs, Butler High School,1973-1976
  • Mary Taylor Cowles, Marshall County High School, 1984-1987
  • Phil Cox, James A Cawood High School, 1978-1981
  • Kyra Elzy, Oldham County High School, 1991-1996
  • Manuel Forrest, Moore High School, 1978-1981
  • Kenneth Harold Kuhn, Male High School, 1953-1955
  • Charlie Osborne, Flat Gap High School, 1953-1957
  • Harold E. Sergent, Ashland High School, 1959-1961
  • Jack Upchurch, Wayne County High School, 1953-1957
  • Bobby Washington, Dunbar High School, 1962-1965

Dan P'Pool
You may remember in 2015, Dan P'Pool was the recipient of the JT Whitlock Lifetime Achievement award. Pictured to the left receiving the award from Keith Casebolt.

The KBA learned yesterday that after battling several health issues, Dan is in need of thoughts and prayers from his fellow Broadcasters. Dan
has been admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.

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 $750 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.   Please be advised you have 60 days from the close of the event to turn in your reimbursements. Thank you!

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Did you miss this month's live seller webinar from RAB? 
Un-Clog Your Sales Pipeline;Get Dead or Dying Deals Moving

According to CSO Insights, 90% of projected deals don't close when they are projected to close and 54% don't close at all. This wreaks havoc on your projections and your income. Learn how to keep your pipeline clog-free and focus your time and effort on the deals most likely to close.

NO WORRIES! Click here to view a survey, PDF of the slides, and the on demand webinar!    

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: Mastering Smartphones, Raising The Bar, Auto Sales Series!
Mastering Smartphones: Gary Moore discusses six ways that your smartphone is probably negatively changing you and causing you to be less successful!
Raising The Bar: Paul Weyland discusses strategies for acquiring control of your advertisers' budgets

Auto Sales Series!: John Tkac discusses tactics for selling more time to local auto dealers. He covers the importance of used car sales, effectively using your station's website, and taking sales from "Other" forms of advertising.

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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Mark Your Calendar for These 2017 Events!

KBA Board Meeting
July 20, 2017

KBA Annual Conference
October 9-10, 2017
Louisville, KY

KBA Training Roadshow with P1 Learning
November 13-17
eCast Distribution
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