August 18, 2017
KBA Conference Spotlight: Bourbon Ballads and Broadcasters Tasting with Jimmy Rutledge (retired) Master Distiller , Four Roses and Ed O' Daniel with the Kentucky Distillers Association!
J oin the KBA on Tuesday night for our Bourbon, Ballads and Broadcasters reception to commemorate the 2017 KBA Conference in Louisville, KY. The reception will kick off with a bourbon tasting hosted by retired legendary Master Distiller, Jim Rutledge of the esteemed Four Roses label.

If you are interested in attending the bourbon tasting, each person that signs up will receive a tasting time and a tasting ticket. You must have a tasting ticket and be over 21 years of age.  Tasting tickets will be distributed at KBA registration located on the second floor of the Galt House Hotel. The tastings will rotate every 30 minutes. Please email Karen Mucci at and put in the subject line " Bourbon Tasting" and indicate the time that you are requesting. Tastings will take place at 5:30-6:00p.m., 6:00-6:30p.m. and 6:30p.m.- 7:00p.m. Space is limited! Once you make your time selection, and the time slot is full you will be moved to the next available time slot and notified accordingly. Tastings will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Not only is bourbon in the mix for the reception, but we will also be featuring the wonderful singers from the Stephen Foster Story meandering about the reception with their beautiful attire and lovely voices.

You will not want to miss these great events brought to you by the KBA! Following the Bourbon, Ballads and Broadcasters, the Awards Dinner will be in full swing. Famed bugler, Steve Buttleman of Kentucky Derby fame will kick off the dinner. 


The KBA Congratulates ReelWorld Rising Star Award Winner Jelisa Chatman!

The Rising Star Award sponsored by ReelWorld was given to five individuals that attended the ReelWorld's s Morning Show Boot Camp held in Atlanta, Georgia, August third and fourth. WOVO's very own, Jelisa Chatman is among those that took home the honor. Jelisa  is part of the morning team for WOVO and does mornings solo on WOVO-HD2.

Have some great news about your team and or staff that you want to share? We would love to hear from you. Please contact Karen at or Liza at
Conference Updates and Reminders!

Fifteen days left to register! 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

  There are sessions for everyone. This year, the KBA will have four concurrent sessions for legal, management, programming, sales and so much more! Each week, we will feature a new session or event, so stay tuned!
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 a $100.00 registration fee per person. This registration fee includes anyone that comes to the hotel and registers onsite as well.  If you register onsite at the conference, a hotel room is not guaranteed. 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 wonderful 2017 KBA conference.

In Memory of Edward F. Shadburne, Jr.
November 21, 1925 to August 7, 2017

The KBA sends it deepest sympathy to Ed Shadburne, 91 of Louisville, KY. Ed passed away on Monday, August 7 after a short illness. Born in 1925,  Ed graduated from Louisville Male High School and Centre College. He was a World War II Navy vetean and a member of Springdale Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.

Ed's career in radio and television broadcasting sales and management spanned Kentucky, Florida and Tennessee.

In 1988, he retired from Louisville Productions and was inducted into Louisville Male High School's Hall of Fame in 1998, and into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2011 and a member of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

Ed's wife Bettie Sampson Shadburne, preceded Ed in death August 8, 2009. He is survived by his children Susan Call ( Don), Jim Shadburne(Julie) and Bill Shadburne (Jessica), 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchidren, and his brother Bill Shadburne ( Barbara).

Visitation and memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Springdale Presbyterian Church,7802 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m with the memorial service beginning at 1:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts to Springdale Presbyterian Church.

"Over the many years I have been in broadcasting, there have been few individuals who remained in my heart and mind as being a solid and honest person. In addition to his professionalism in broadcasting, Ed Shadburne was one of those few with both a calming and strong personality. I had the distinct pleasure of working for and with Ed at WHAS-TV in 1970. Ed knew how to manage personnel with a steel arm covered with a velvet glove. Bottom line: Ed was not just knowledgeable in television, but was always concerned about what you, as an employee and fellow worker were dealing with in your personal life (both good and bad).  Even though I worked for Ed at WHAS-TV for only a short period of time, I know I am a better person and broadcaster because of his involvement in my personal and professional life and the life of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. "

-Henry Lackey, President & CEO, Kentucky Broadcasters Association.
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 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 or Karen at  

The center of the eclipse is right here in Kentucky later this month in Hopkinsville.  The official time is 1:21 Central Daylight Time, 10 miles to the Northwest of Hopkinsville where complete darkness will last the longest ( two and a half minutes). The entire area around Hopkinsville/ Christian County is in a state of " not knowing exactly how many folks" will descend withing a 30 mile radius of Hopkinsville.  All motel rooms are full for miles around. From Madisonville, some 35 miles north of Hopkinsville to many places in Nashville, Tennessee, an hour from ground zero.
Traffic is the main concern of police agencies in and around Hopkinsville. There will be eight times as many police officers on the streets of the city, plus the Sheriff's and Kentucky State Police.  They are all beefing up their personnel. Countless meetings with city and county officials have been held starting over a year ago. 
Schools in Hopkinsville and Christian County will be closed Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22. There are over 20 concerts and festivals planned the previous weekend (August 18-20) as the eclipse moves across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. Among local radio and TV stations, there will be a countless number of journalists, including the major networks on hand to report this once in a lifetime event. 
Residents of Hopkinsville and the surrounding area are encouraged to get gasoline for your automobile, have prescription drugs refilled, plus purchasing groceries several days ahead of August 21st. With the possibility of 100 to 200  thousand individuals ( nobody knows for sure) coming to Hopkinsville, local official are urging citizens of Christian County, it at all possible, not to travel in and around Hopkinsville the day before, the day of and the day after the eclipse.

Local officials have expressed concern about the possibility of prostitution and human traffickers as well with an event of this magnitude.

The KBA would like to thank Mike Chadwell, WHOP General Manager and WHOP Sports Director, Todd Hamilton who helped with this information. They both concur that the overwhelming concern is the "bulge" in traffic congestion but nobody knows for sure how many visitors will show up in late August for this afternoon eclipse.  

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