July 7, 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. The hotel is in the heart of the Derby City and easily accessible to Fourth Street Live, Louisville Slugger Museum and so much more!

We have some great events planned for you. Take a tour to Maker's Mark Distillery, ride on the Belle of Louisville, gain valuable resources and training from experts in the field. 

Each week, we will be highlighting an aspect of the conference to keep our members informed. This year, we are also integrating a KBA Conference APP whereby you can access events, schedules, speaker bios and receive push notifications at your fingertips.

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. 

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

Thank you Kentucky! A Great Training Roadshow Commences!
The week of June 19-23, was a whirlwind of a training roadshow. Pat Bryson covered the areas of Paducah, Madisonville, Elizabethtown, Somerset,  Prestonsburg,  Morehead, Pikeville and Frankfort, Kentucky.
Overall, over 150 member stations and staff participated.

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

The KBA presents. . .
Radio Advertising Bureau's
The Business of Radio;
Building Budgets / Reading Financials                 

One-Hour, Live MANAGEMENT Webinar  
(1:00 pm Eastern/12:00 pm Central/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific)

Presenter: Media Financial Management
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.


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

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.   

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.

Upcoming Webinar
Your Sales Results will Skyrocket ... Stop Chasing Orders and Start Doing This!

Tuesday, July 11 - Noon Eastern

Broadcast sellers are trying to close more deals and sign more orders, right? Well, this webinar will spend a little time focusing on why it is time to stop. You will discover there is a better way.
You will learn the Six Most Powerful Words in Sales, the Fatal Phrase that is killing our results and how a few slight changes can yield huge results. You are sure to leave this session better equipped to make magic in your sales career!

Presented by the 2017 KBA Chairman: Derron Steenbergen - President, Swagger Institute


The KBA presents. . .
Radio Advertising Bureau's
Un-Clog Your Sales Pipeline;Get Dead or Dying Deals Moving

One-Hour, Live SELLER Webinar

TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
(11:00 am Eastern/10:00 am Central/9:00 am Mountain/8:00 am Pacific)
(4:00 pm Eastern/3:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Pacific)
Presenter: Brandeis C. Hall, RAB's VP/Professional Development
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.



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

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 3 Videos: Mastering Devices, Real Time Bidding, Loyal Customer Series!
Mastering Devices: Gary Moore discusses how the great benefits that smart devices bring us also present us with pitfalls that can seriously hurt our bottom line!
Real Time Bidding: Mark Landon explains how to make online ad networks drive results for your customers' online display ad campaigns. This session offers great insight in an easy-to understand format that you will be able to use to explain to your advertisers!

Loyal Customer Series!: Gary Moore presents a series that explains how normal, satisfied customers can be converted into fiercely LOYAL customers!

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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members at your station to the eCast distribution list?
Simply send a list of all email
addresses that need to add to kba@kba.org.
EAS Schedule
The next required monthly test will be July 12 at 10:37am and will originate from WHAS-AM.
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