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.
New Associate Member Kentucky Today and New Radio Member Stations WKKS FM/AM licensed in Vanceburg and WKVG-AM licensed in Jenkins. Thank you for joining the KBA community!

KBA Inspector, Scott Cason attended an intensive ABIP Inspector training in Alabama. The program was provided by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

Terry McDuffey, Program Director for WCYN in Cynthiana, has announced his forthcoming retirement. His career in radio spans over 3 decades and is loaded with numerous community service awards. McDuffey’s last day will be Friday, August 17th. Congratulations!

The 2018 KBA/WKU Talent Institute concluded on August 1st, with 16 students completing the 10-day program. During closing remarks, Chris Winkle presented students with a 1-year complementary student membership in the KBA .
KBA Award Nominations
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 , 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.  
Chris Winkle
KBA President/CEO
I passionately presented a new idea to the Board asking for permission to launch an initiate called “KBA Ambassadors”. The concept is derived from an idea to annually recognize an elite group of broadcasters for their service to the Association and to engage them as an extension of my office to assist when called upon. The Board graciously approved the concept at the July Board meeting and conferred the distinct recognition of Kentucky Broadcasters Association Ambassador, to the following broadcasters: Ambassador Barb Smith, Ambassador Chris Aldridge, Ambassador Mike Feldhaus, Ambassador Jim Moore and Ambassador Carl Nathe. These elite individuals will be formally introduced at the opening reception of KBA’s Annual Conference on Monday, October 8, 2018. Ambassadors will be assisting with the Conference and wearing a coordinating color sport coat to be easily recognized. Ambassadors have accepted a lifetime appointment and receive complimentary membership in the Association. Please join me in congratulating the inaugural class of KBA Ambassadors.
Barb Smith
Chris Aldridge
Jim Moore
Mike Feldhaus
Carl Nathe
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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
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