July 28, 2017
KBA Welcomes New PEP Sponsor!

The KBA is pleased to welcome the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) to our roster of PEP sponsors.
KCTCS is a state-level agency that comprises 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across the Commonwealth. KCTCS institutions provide education and workforce training, with a focus on occupational and technical education.
KCTCS offers certificates, diplomas and two-year associate's degrees in 700 programs. Students may earn associate's degrees at KCTCS colleges, then transfer to four-year Kentucky institutions. KCTCS programs are available on campuses statewide and online. Over the past few years, KCTCS has become the largest provider of postsecondary education and workforce training in Kentucky.
Learn more about KCTCS at http://www.kctcs.edu/, and join us in welcoming KCTCS to our PEP lineup!
WKU  Radio Talent Institute a Resounding Success!

The WKU Radio Talent Institute was held  
on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. The Institute comprises a comprehensive ten-day curriculum for  future station owners and managers in the broadcasting field. Students from WKU , Valparaiso University and Middle Tennessee State University were among the 20 attendees. Students had the opportunity to experience a live broadcast of the "Ben Davis and Kelly K Morning Show."

The 2017 WKU Radio Talent Institute closed with KBA President and CEO Henry Lackey on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. 
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. 
 Jim Phillips 70 Years in Journalism; 48 in Broadcasting
KBA is pleased to report that one of our past Broadcasting Hall of Fame recipients, Jim Phillips, longtime news director of WGOH/WUGO radio in Grayson, Ky is to be honored in Carter County.
Mr. Phillips is now within his 70th year as a journalist and while his recent health has curtailed his days at the radio station -- he is still the most trusted voice on the air for all of Carter County and much of the surrounding area.
As seventy years is a milestone achievement, the community within Carter County plans to honor Mr. Phillips for his long service and dedication to presenting the news, stories and truest character of their communities in all his endeavors. Their aim is to host a "Jim Phillips Day" in Carter County -- complete with a reception for the community to attend and voice their appreciation for his work.
The KBA would like to extend our congratulations to Mr. Phillips for his long and distinguished service as a broadcaster, as well his peerless dedication to his craft and the communities he served.

To read more about Jim Phillips click here.
Conference Updates and Reminders!

This is a reminder that all attendees must register individually for the KBA Conference. You may register online or download the KBA registration form and email to karen@kba.org. 

This year, you must register by September 1, 2017.  At that point, the room block will be closed. If you have not registered by that date, you and or your station will be charged $100.00 registration fee per person. This does include anyone that comes to the hotel and registers onsite as well. We appreciate you adhering to this new policy. When working with hotels, we have deadlines we must meet for food and beverage and meeting space. Your adherence to this guideline will  assist us in having
a great KBA conference.
Did you know the KBA is in the process of producing a membership directory? That means, if you are a current 2017 KBA member you will be listed. If you are still considering renewing your membership now is the time to do so. Please contact Liza at kba@kba.org or Karen at karen@kba.org. 

Did you miss this month's live management webinar from RAB?

The Business of Radio;
Building Budgets / Reading Financials                

Setting realistic financial goals for sales, expenses, and profits is no easy task. Sound, fundamental budgeting strategies help you integrate economic and staffing realities, respond to unexpected changes, and make financial decisions that have a positive impact. Discover tools you can use to include your staff in the budget process, ways to tie incentives to budget performance, and proven techniques to build a financial roadmap that leads to growth.

No worries! Click here to view yesterday's "The Business of Radio; Building Budgets/Reading Financials" management webinar recording.

Upcoming Webinar  
What is a Broadcaster to Do? U.S. Auto Sales Receding in 2017: Cars Ailing and Crossovers Booming!

Tuesday, August 8 - Noon Eastern 
John Tkac offers fresh selling strategies for the second half of 2017. The environment is perfect for broadcast and digital ad dollar shifts from one media preference to another. Protect your existing schedules and be at the top of the funnel for receiving new ad budget dollars.

According to July 4th's USA Today, plunging sales of small cars and sedans and a steady decline in U.S. auto sales in the first half of 2017 promises to end the auto industry's two-year streak of record sales. Your dealers are anxious to protect their recent years of record sales. You can provide the answer for your dealerships to set the local pace in your market! Catch this practical session and make a huge difference in your second half!

Presented by: John Tkac, LBS Auto Expert

Click here to register for this upcoming 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: Read the Manual, Three Deadly Sales Sins, Thriving in Change Series!
  Read the Manual: Gary Moore discusses why it is so important for both sales professionals and sales managers to make sure they are each doing their part to promote a culture of professional growth at their stations!
  Three Deadly Sales Sins: Gary Moore discusses three HUGE mistakes that the average broadcast seller makes every single day! You cannot afford to miss the solutions to each of these deadly sales sins!

  Thriving in Change Series!: Jim Hornickel shares his tools for managing stress and change, functioning at a higher level, and increasing your resilience, even in the most challenging of situations.

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
October 9, 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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members at your station to the eCast distribution list?
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addresses that need to add to kba@kba.org.
EAS Schedule
The next required monthly test will be Aug. 16 at 12:07am and will originate from EOC.
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