KBA Scholarship Fund
The Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) Scholarship Fund is a post-secondary partial scholarship grant program for children of employees of Kentucky radio and television stations. In 2018, the KBA awarded 14 scholarship grants of $1500 to each of these qualified sons and daughters listed below. The grants will be used to assist the students in the payment of tuition, fees, book, and room and board. 

An independent committee affiliated with the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities reviewed applications for the scholarship program for these high school seniors whose parents are employees of KBA member stations.  

KBA Awards 14 Scholarships
  Congratulations!

The recipients are :
  • Peyton Harshfield
  • Daughter of Rhonda Harshfield, WAVE 3, Louisville
  • Walker Hall
  • Son of Patricia Hall, East KY Broadcasting, Pikeville
  • Amanda Lanning
  • Daughter of Elizabeth Lanning, WHAS, Louisville
  • Allee Noles
  • Daughter of Terri Noles, Freeland Broadcasting, Calvert City
  • Elise Jez
  • Daughter of Misty Cates, WPSD Local 6, Paducah
  • Jordan Grantz
  • Daughter of John Grantz, Louisville Public Media, Louisville
  • Ryan Goodin
  • Son of Robin Gooden, WQXE/WULF, Elizabethtown
  • Sarah Wooten
  • Daughter of Kevin Wooten, WDRB, Louisville
  • Victoria Haygood
  • Daughter of Glenn Haygood, WLKY, Louisville
  • Lindsay Holeman
  • Daughter of Lee Holeman, WAVE 3, Louisville
  • Lucinda Wilkinson
  • Daughter of Jeremy Wilkinson, WBVR, Bowling Green
  • Jacob Frazier
  • Son of Charles Frazier, WYMT, Hazard
  • Abbigayle Stepp
  • Daughter of Morrison Stepp, WYMT, Hazard
  • Elijah Thomas
  • Son of Misty Thomas, Heritage Media, Leitchfield
KBA Roadshow with Paul Weyland
We hope to see you “on the road” in June. We are giving away one Amazon Echo at each location!
Please note: Due to webpage difficulties, if you registered online for the Paul Weyland Training Roadshow prior to 5/10/2018, we ask that you register again. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
Paul Weyland is a writer, speaker, trainer and university lecturer. He speaks to companies and organizations about how to increase sales and awareness through stronger marketing and advertising techniques.
Paul delivers seminars and keynotes all over the world. He taught at the University of Texas and has worked in executive positions in media, including managing broadcast stations in Prague, Geneva and London and has authored books and many articles on sales, marketing and advertising.
His speeches are filled with humor and good, succinct information. Attendees come away from the session armed with tools they can use immediately and with a much greater understanding of how to stand out from the clutter and reach out to the people who need you the most. Paul lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Nancy and his border collie Shiner...
MIDWEST NEXT GEN TV SUMMIT
The KBA has now collaborated with Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin to co-sponsor the Midwest Next-Generation TV Summit, June 27 th  & 28 th  in Columbus, OH. While ATSC 3.0 offers remarkable flexibility for broadcasters, most General Managers and Engineers are not fully aware of what’s possible with technology that can seamlessly combine over-the-air with over-the-top content sources. The Summit is designed to give station personnel an overview of early ATSC 3.0 deployments and options to consider when planning for TV’s next big technological leap. Breakout sessions will also include revenue opportunities and the impact of ATSC 3.0 on advertising. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the next generation of television. Registration is only $50 per attendee. For more information on sessions and registration, please  click here.
PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
GET YOUR PUBLIC FILE IN ORDER
Chris Winkle
KBA Interim President/CEO
In a recent article from Inside Radio, a firm warning was issued to stations who haven’t been maintaining their public file since the mandatory transition to the online filing system, March 1 st. A selection from that article is shown below with a link to the entire story.

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the next broadcast license renewal process will begin June 1, 2019. While it’s just a little more than one year away for the States first in line, the Media Bureau is advising stations to make good use of the time since this renewal cycle will be like no other. That’s because as of March 1 all stations have been required to have online public files. That new wrinkle means it will no longer take a visit to a station to uncover missing paperwork or other violations. Instead, Bureau staffers can review each station’s public inspection from their desks in Washington. And that’s a message that the FCC wants stations to receive loud and clear. 

If you are a member of the KBA and have questions about online public files and/or the process to maintain them, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. We want to proactively help you resolve any concerns that you may have.
KBA Membership Dues
Renewal notices were mailed from our office Friday, March 16, 2018. The deadline to renew was Monday, April 9, 2018. If you did not receive an invoice and would like to renew your membership, please contact the KBA today!
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  • July 19, 2018 @9:30 am ET, KBA Headquarters
  • October 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am CT, KBA Annual Conference, Bowling Green

KBA Roadshow
June 11-14

KBA Annual Conference
October 8- 9, 2018
Bowling Green
Sally Kohn continues her powerful series on knowing your local competition and how you can position yourself as the lead sales professional in your market regardless of your station’s ranking. This session focuses on the key facts you need to know about competing Account Executives in your market.
Paul Weyland shares his secrets for getting more appointments! Learn how to eliminate the common approaches that far too many broadcast sales pros use and replace those old, worn out attempts with strategies that work!
Bob Brown of Opportunity Village in Nevada talks about how he views competition, differentiation, financial supporters, and how he uses marketing information.
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