This week the FCC released its Fact Sheet on its proposed NPRM to revise the Children’s Television rules. The changes proposed are quite extensive, and exceed what most of the trade press had been predicting. If the changes are eventually adopted, they would significantly reduce the burden on TV stations connected to these rules. Note in particular the proposals to file Children’s Television Reports annually rather than quarterly, eliminate the requirement that stations increase the amount of children’s educational programming by an additional three hours per week for each multicast stream aired, and allow stations to air all of their children’s educational programming on multicast channels (rather than on the primary) without regard to whether those multicast streams are carried by MVPDs. 

The ATSC 3.0 Next-Gen Television Summit is coming to Columbus, OH, June 28-29, 2018. For more information, click here.

Mountain Gospel Radio:
WMTC was the first radio station in Breathitt County and one of the earliest in Eastern Kentucky, going on air June 30, 1948. Celebrating 70 years on June 30, 2018. Look for their Membership Spotlight this coming Monday.

Barry Williams is asking engineers to submit suggested topics and talking points for Engineering Sessions at KBA’s Fall Conference in October. Email them to barry@commsysky.com .

Meeting is Tuesday, June 26th at 2:00pm in Elizabethtown.

KBA’s foursome (Mike Feldhaus, Dan Higgins, Kelly Wallingford & Chris Winkle) finished 3 rd in the overall standings at the KY811 golf scramble on Thursday, June 20 th , at Griffin Gate in Lexington.
Chris Winkle
KBA President/CEO
One of our primary objectives here at the Kentucky Broadcasters Association is to serve you, our membership.  While we are very proud of the numerous member services that we currently offer, I believe that it’s important to acknowledge that the broadcast industry is constantly evolving and your needs within that “stratosphere of change” are also evolving. So, please consider this your personal invitation to sound off in regards to KBA’s member services. Which service do you value most and which best accommodates your operational environment? What services and benefits can we potentially add that may offer more opportunities and growth for your station? After all, no one knows your station and your needs better than… well, YOU! KBA’s Member Services Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, June 26 th to review existing services and consider new opportunities going forward. We would like to hear from you prior to the meeting next week. Your input is critical, so please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or Mark Buckles, Member Services Committee Chairman, at mbuckles@k105.com .
  • July 19, 2018 @9:30 am ET, KBA Headquarters
  • October 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am CT, KBA Annual Conference, Bowling Green
Broadcasters Cup Scramble
October 7, 2018

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KBA Annual Conference
October 8- 9, 2018
Bowling Green
John Tkac answers LIVE broadcaster questions! In this segment:
▪ What’s the answer for an auto dealer who says he is dropping radio altogether and putting his budget into digital?
▪ Do you have any suggestions for trying to break through large auto groups?
▪ What’s the national average dollar amount for cost per vehicle retail?

Mark Levy discusses some simple steps you can take to make your meetings better and more productive!
Eric Moore covers the FREE Market Beat report that NADA publishes every month. This is a great source of information as you prepare to call on your local car dealers!
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