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.

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.  
WMKY (Morehead) News Director, has retired after 32 years. Read about this story below.

Forcht Broadcasting’s own Amy Stroud has been selected to attend the prestigious “Rising through the Ranks” women’s radio management training seminar! It is presented by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW).

The National Radio Talent Institute returns to the campus of Western Kentucky University July 23 - August 1

Brad O’Dill, Chairman of the Finance/Budget Committee, has scheduled a conference call with the Committee on Monday, July 9th at 4:00 pm eastern.

All full power broadcasters are required to add their Quarterly Issues Program List to their public inspection file by July 10th

Full power and class A television stations are required to fill their Quarterly Children’s Television Report with the FCC no later than July 10th.
Chris Winkle
KBA President/CEO
It has been a hot week here in the Commonwealth and I’m hopeful that you had an opportunity to take a moment to celebrate our independence with family and friends. I want to take a moment during this holiday week to look ahead to October and KBA’s Fall Conference. For those of you golfers who have missed the camaraderie, fellowship and friendly competition of the golf scramble at the annual conference, I have good news! It is my pleasure to introduce KBA’s Inaugural “Broadcasters Cup” Golf Scramble. The event will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Crosswinds golf course in Bowling Green (adjacent to the hotel and conference center). Players will not only be competing for a prestigious large trophy, etched with each years winning team, but also for a years worth of bragging rights. The day will conclude with a dinner for golfers, silent auction, door prizes and trophy presentation. Proceeds from the scramble will benefit KBART, KBA’s Political Action Committee. If you are interested in participating in the Inaugural Broadcasters Cup, simply complete the online conference registration form that will be made available for the first time on Monday, July 9th. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email or give me a call.
Enter as a GUEST using your FIRST AND LAST NAME.
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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.
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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

Details and registration coming soon!
KBA Annual Conference
October 8- 9, 2018
Bowling Green
Presented by, Dr. Michael Cheney, Expert in The Art of Understanding People

Upcoming Webinar!

July 10, Noon ET

Strategies For Closing Your Most Difficult Sales
Don’t miss this ultra-valuable session focused on closing business most profitably! To close sales, many reps will resort to tactics based on cutting rate or getting a deal and we all know what that does to our bottom line. The skills discussed in this session will help your closing strategies to go far beyond price and instead focus on value. In addition, you will have a customized approach for success with each of your customers before you even get to the close! You’ll come away with practical methods to make a significant difference in closing immediate and long term sales.
Kelly Orchard takes live broadcaster questions! In this session:
▪ How can I address the fear that some advertisers have in switching from another media to our station?
▪ Is there value in giving myself a pep talk before I meet with a client or prospect? What does that pep talk look like?
▪ What are different coaching techniques for those on straight commission vs. hourly/salary compensation?
▪ As a sales manager, how do I help keep the sales team thinking positively?

Mark Levy discusses how to improve meeting efficiency, handling interruptions, and some final thoughts about how to handle your time most effectively.
Sally Kohn gives some ideas for some smaller retailers that have the potential to become regular advertisers and how to use the upcoming Labor Day holiday to get them started in advertising with your organization!
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