David Brinkley, KBA’s Chairman-Elect, cordially invites you to Bowling Green for the KBA Annual Conference, October 8-9, 2018. New this year and kicking off the 2018 event, please come a day early on October 7th for our Inaugural Broadcasters Cup Golf Scramble.

In years past, the Annual Conference has served as our once a year “broadcasters family reunion”. Whether we all get along competitively or not, we remain brothers and sisters in the same broadcasting family. We are hopeful that you will take this opportunity to carve a couple of days out of your schedule to network, share ideas, make new friends and invest in your own personal development

Along with new additions this year, like the Broadcasters Cup golf scramble, we have planned a fun conference jam packed with including intensive training sessions for MANAGERS, MARKETING REPS, ENGINEERS and PROGRAMMERS, lots of great food, live entertainment, honored awards and numerous special guests.

Come for the reunion, stay for the training, you don't want to miss 2018!

Registration is now open,  click here to register today!

( Lodging is complimentary October 7-9; reservations must be made through the KBA .)

Check back for weekly updates! Deadline to register is Friday, September 7, 2018.
KBA Award Nominations
Now Open!
The KBA is now accepting nominations for the 2018 KBA Awards to be presented during the KBA Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 9, Holiday Inn University Plaza, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 10, 2018.

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 9th at the KBA Annual Conference in Bowling Green .
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 conferences 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.  
A community-wide coalition focused on suicide prevention is organizing a broad-based community effort centered around National Suicide Prevention Week - September 9-15, 2018. Click here to view their webpage for more information .
KBA will host PSA's to help promote this important event on our webpage, coming soon.
We will alert you once they are posted.

Karl Shannon, morning show host of Hank 96.1 in Lexington, has announced his retirement. Karl spent the bulk of his career, which began in 1972, in the Lexington Market as a programmer and on-air talent. Shannon’s last day will be Friday, September 14 th .

The Federal Emergency Management has proposed Sept. 20 at 2:18pm ET as the date and time for the next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. After conducting a first-ever national EAS test in 2011, the 2018 test would be a fourth dry run of an infrastructure designed to allow a President to speak to the country in case of a national emergency.
On April 19, 2018, the FCC issued a public notice regarding a 90-day opportunity to register existing C Band Downlinks. It is critical to register your station’s downlink so the FCC is aware of it or risk losing all satellite programming. The 90-day registration window closes on July 18, 2018.

The next quarterly meeting of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Board of Directors will be Thursday, July 19, 2018, 9:30 am at the KBA Headquarters in Frankfort.
Chris Winkle
KBA President/CEO
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission took the latest in a series of actions to bolster the reliability of the nation’s emergency alerting systems and support greater community preparedness. In a Report and Order adopted today, the Commission set forth procedures for authorized state and local officials to conduct “live code” tests of the Emergency Alert System, which use the same alert codes and processes as would be used in actual emergencies. These tests can increase the proficiency of local alerting officials while educating the public about how to respond to actual alerts. The procedures adopted by the Commission require appropriate coordination, planning, and disclaimers to accompany any such test.  To further enhance public awareness, this action will also permit authorized Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the Emergency Alert System to include the system’s Attention Signal (the attention-grabbing two-tone audio signal that precedes the alert message) and simulated Header Code tones (the three audible tones that precede the Attention Signal) so long as an appropriate disclaimer is included in the PSA.
Enter as a GUEST using your FIRST AND LAST NAME.
Audio : over computer or 800-244-2500, PIN 550122#
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One-Hour, Live MANAGEMENT Webinar
(1:00 pm Eastern/12:00 pm Central/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific)

Presented by: Jeff Schmidt

What are the most critical strategies when preparing a budget? How can your budget help you meet your strategic goals? Budgets should be ambitious but realistic; and they must align with the organization’s overall strategic priorities.
Learn to:
• Identify drivers of future financial performance 
• Account for seasonality and market-moving events
• Base forecasts on reality without excluding exciting possibility
Enter as a GUEST using your FIRST AND LAST NAME.
Audio:  over computer or 800-244-2500, PIN 550122#
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 .
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One-Hour, Live SELLER Webinar
TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018
(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)

Presented by: Jordyn Byington

Advertisers often don’t know themselves what they want and, even when they do, they have difficulty communicating it well. Deliver definitive results from digital - for the clients that know exactly what they want and those that don’t. 
Learn to:
• Identify your advertiser’s true goal
• Determine which digital platform(s) will do best
• Measure and recap your client’s campaign success
  • 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

KBA Annual Conference
October 8- 9, 2018
Bowling Green
Ever wonder what you should know before calling on a local retirement planner? Wonder no more! In this session:

What products or services are most profitable to you?
How many paying customers do you need coming through your doors every day?
Does driving more traffic to your website mean that you will sell more products and services?
Discuss the importance of both new and repeat customers to your long-term success.
How many hours do you work per week and what do you do during that time?
What are one or two things that get in your way of being more successful?
Paul Weyland discusses strategies for acquiring control of your advertisers’ budgets.
Sally Kohn discusses some great ideas for you to consider and execute for Grandparent’s Day in September!
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