September 29,  2017
It's Almost Here- The Conference is 10 Days Away!
There is still time to register for the 2017 KBA Conference. Registration is $100.00 per person. You can register via the KBA site or call (502) 848-0426

Greg Happel
Kentucky ABIP Inspector
Engineering for Today and Tomorrow,
10:30 a.m. Nunn Room, 2nd Floor, Suite Tower
Greg received his 1st class FCC license in 1966 and, having completed a two-year, full time, residentialcourse in Comprehensive Electronic Technology, graduated from United Electronics Institute in 1967.  
Upon graduation, he was hired by North American Aviation in California, performing final flight test of missile systems and later by Lockheed Aircraft, conducting avionics flight test and aircraft prototype development, in the Los Angeles area.  
In 1969-71, he was the service manager and lead bio-medical electronics tech for Douglas Electronics in Louisville.   
In 1997, Greg received his ABIP inspector license from the FCC, Detroit enforcement office. Greg has over 45 years of experience in the broadcasting industry in the
areas of engineer/contractor/consultant. As owner of Consultech Engineering Inc, and then Consultech Broadcast Services, he has been responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of numerous radio broadcast facilities. Currently, Greg works with the KBA as Technical Director of the ABIP inspection program. Additionally, he is the Broadcast Chair of the Kentucky State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC/EAS), KY EAS coordinator and Technical Advisor.   
William Smith
Engineering for Today and Tomorrow,
10:30 a.m. Nunn Room, 2nd Floor, Suite Tower
William has been in the broadcast industry for over 35 years. He began his career as a college student. In 1984, he began working at WLEX-TV in Lexington. In 1985, he transitioned to KET until his retirement in 2014. In 1997, he took on the role of Special Projects Engineer as the first employee in the newly created Department of Technology that analyzed technology trends and adapted those trends.
During his tenure at KET, William oversaw many projects, including building the KET prototype DTV station (WKPC) in Louisville; the conversion of both KET STL system and television transmitter plants to digital in 2002-03; and the upgrade of the KET production facility to high-definition and full digital workflows in 2009-11. Since his retirement, William has continued to work in the industry as the Chief Engineer for Cumulus Lexington, consultant for WUKY-FM at the University of Kentucky and assisting stations across the Commonwealth. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology specializing in both computer and communications electronics.
Rick Crago
Forcht Broadcasting
Engineering for Today and Tomorrow
10:30 a.m. Nunn Room, 2nd Floor, Suite Tower
Rick is a dedicated and very hardworking individual. He maintains the 25 Forcht broadcasting stations, transmitters, sites, EAS equipment, satellite receivers, dishes, IT work, studio remodels and rebuilds. He is a tireless, tenacious worker and stays very much up to date with the latest trends in equipment and IT. He travels three states and is always there to help. He has experience not only with all aspects of engineering but also has worked as an on-air personality. Rick truly has a full knowledge of all aspects of broadcasting. Prior to working for Forcht Broadcasting, Rick owned and operated Crago Media based in Owensboro.
Like what you see? The 2017 KBA Conference boasts 16 sessions in the areas  
of sales, programming, safety, legal and so much more! We want to see YOU   
in Louisville very soon! 
KBA Sponsorships Are Still Available!
Did you know that the KBA offers a plethora of sponsorship opportunities to further increase your brand recognition and to showcase your company? As a sponsor, you will receive advertising in the souvenir program, KBA Conference APP and so much more!
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Upcoming Deadlines!
It's end of quarter time again, which brings with it various FCC deadlines.  See below to view annocements from Pillsbury Law regarding the deadlines.  
Please Click Here to view:
2017 Third Quarter Children's Television Programming Documentation
The next Children's Television Programming Report must be filed with the FCC and placed in stations' public inspection files by October 10, 2017, reflecting programming aired during the months of July, August, and September 2017.
or, Click Here to view:  
2017 Third Quarter Issues/Programs List Advisory for Broadcast Stations
The next Quarterly Issues/Programs List ("Quarterly List") must be placed in stations' public inspection files by October 10, 2017, reflecting information for the months of July, August, and September 2017.

APME's NewsTrain

For only $75 , early-bird registrants get a full Saturday of cutting-edge training, including meals, in Dublin, Ohio, 18 miles northwest of downtown Columbus.
T he sessions - requested by a committee of local journalists and designed to teach immediately usable skills - include:
  • Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.
  • Using social media as powerful reporting tools,
  • Making smart choices in mobile storytelling,
  • Shooting short, shareable smartphone video, and
  • Maximizing your smartphone for mobile newsgathering.
Trainers include:
  • Doug Carusoassistant metro editor at The Columbus Dispatch, on data.
  • Doug Haddix, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, on social-media reporting.
  • Q. McElroy, director of engagement and optimization at Cox Media Group in Atlanta, on mobile storytelling.
  • Sue Morrowassistant multimedia director at The Sacramento Bee, on smartphone video.
  • Jeremy Pelzer, politics reporter for, on mobile newsgathering.
In addition, the first 20 registrants will be entered in a drawing for one of five yearlong subscriptions to the AP Stylebook online - a $26 value.
NewsTrains frequently sell out. Don't miss this chance for nearby, top-notch, digital training at an unbeatable price! Registration increases to $85 on Sept. 22. Register today at .
Discounted hotel rooms are available for $99, plus tax, a night; book by Sept. 28.
Competitive diversity scholarships that cover the registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. Apply by Sept. 13.
Associated Press Media Editors (APME) has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training 7,000-plus journalists in 85 workshops.

KBA Offers Reimbursement as a Member Benefit

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association will reimburse broadcast stations licensed to a community in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and KBA members for NAB Show, Small Market Television Exchange, Country Radio Seminar and NAB/RAB Radio Show up to the annually approved amounts. Reimbursement amounts are approved by the Board of Directors at the Fall Board Meeting for the following year.

Approved Reimbursements for 2017:
* Country Radio Seminar - Registration Fee Only
* NAB Show, Las Vegas - Up to $1,000 per attendee
* RAB/NAB Radio Show, Austin TX - Up to $750 per attendee
* Small Market Television Exchange - Up to $1,000 per attendee

Reimbursement Requirements:
1. Reimbursement is to be submitted after the conference.
2. All reimbursements must be received within 60 days of the last day of the conference.
3. Each reimbursement must include the reimbursement form and applicable receipts (up to the approved amount.)
Reimbursable expenses include:
  • Registration Fees
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meals
4.  Each reimbursement must include a copy of the attendee's name badge from the conference.

To complete your online reimbursement form, Click here.     

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 Kentucky Broadcasters Association presents...
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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: Why Advertise?, Why They Say It Doesn't Work, Getting Appoinments
Why Advertise?: Gary Moore begins a very practical series explaining not only why a business should advertise, but why it MUST! In this session, you'll begin to build a list of responses for prospects who say that they don't have a need to run an ad campaign.
Why They Say It Doesn't Work: Paul Weyland begins a series on why prospects say that broadcast advertising has not worked for them in the past.
Getting Appointments: Mark Levy begins a series on effectively getting appointments with prospective customers. In this session, Mark shows that even the small things can make a big difference.
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
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