Membership Newsletter
July 19, 2019
SAVE THE DATE: KBA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
TINKLE NAMED TO TENNESSEE HALL OF FAME
The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame announced Friday that Paul Tinkle is among the class of 2019 inductees.

Paul is President and General Manager of Thunderbolt Radio and Digital in Martin and Union City. He has almost 50 years in radio, is a past Distinguished Service Award recipient, and the 1982 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcaster of the Year.

Joining Paul Tinkle in this year’s class of Journalism Hall of Fame inductees are: WHBQ-TV’s Valerie Calhoun, longtime Associated Press music writer Joe Edwards, longtime broadcast journalist Earl Freudenberg, WBIR-TV anchor emeritus Bill Williams, and the late Francis “Red” O’Donnell, who was a Nashville Banner columnist.

The induction ceremony takes place August 6th in conjunction with the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Annual Conference in Murfreesboro.
EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING AWARDS
SAVE THE DATE & NOMINATE
KBA's Excellence In Broadcasting Awards
October 14, 2019, 7:00 pm at Belterra Resort & Casino

PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
Chris Winkle
KBA President & CEO

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LEGACY AWARDS
NOMINATE BEFORE AUGUST 9TH
As I hope that you have noticed, this year we are launching a new lineup of station and personnel awards for Radio, Television & Technology. If you haven't taken the time to review the categories for KBA's Excellence In Broadcasting Awards, please click here to review the list of award opportunities.

With that said, I wanted to focus this week on our Legacy Awards division. These are the traditional awards that you are familiar with and shown below with a link to past recipients.

AL TEMPLE AWARD
Past Recipients       
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 organization’s success and ability to serve its members. 

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 who have earned perpetual membership and recognition as a result of quality and longevity of their service to their stations, communities and to Kentucky broadcasting. Participation in conventions shall be at no cost to recipients of this award and their spouse.

RALPH GABBARD DISTINGUISHED KENTUCKIAN AWARD
Presented in recognition of the achievements and accomplishments of former Kentuckians who have earned fame or acclaim in their respected field or endeavor.

KBA CHAIRMAN'S AWARD
Presented to KBA’s outgoing Chair of the Board in recognition of his/her service and contributions to the Association and its membership.

We certainly look forward to honoring all of our award recipients on Monday, October 14th at Belterra Resort & Casino, during KBA's Annual Membership ?Conference. Don't forget, the deadline to nominate is Friday, August 9th.
RADIO GETS YOU (a) HOME
Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB
There are many important events in life – graduating, accepting a job, getting engaged or married and, of course, buying a home. Important? Maybe. Stressful? Absolutely!

If you haven’t had the experience, I’m certain that you know someone that has purchased, is in the process of doing so, or is currently searching for a home to buy. And no matter how you look at it, it is one of the biggest commitments you can make. With a commitment like this, you need someone you can trust by your side. Nope, not a significant other, mother, father or friend. You need a real estate agent and radio is there to help!

According to a Homes.com 2018 survey, 33% of homebuyers admitted to crying at some point during the home-buying process. Real estate agents can help with both the buying and sales process since they can spot potential problems, handle paperwork and  more . Perhaps that’s why, according to the National Association of Realtors:

  • 91% of sellers used an agent and 87% of buyers used one
  • 74% of buyers would use them again or recommend an agent
  • 77% of sellers paid for the agent’s compensation

So, what should real estate agents do? Use radio, of course, because radio reaches 92% of adults who plan on purchasing a home this year and 90% of adults who used a real estate agent this past year. And because of radio’s incredible reach, radio can drive real estate agent search.

In an analysis of over 12,000 real estate agent ads throughout the 2018 calendar year, radio drove a 3% increase in new user search. Based upon data compiled by NumericOwl, 6 out of every 10 people driven to a real estate agent’s site by radio were new visitors.

On average, radio campaigns in the real estate agent category delivered 217 new visitors daily. Most of the online activity occurred on Wednesday and Thursday, perhaps in preparation for the weekend home hunt. And when it comes to dayparts, evening drove the highest number of new users, followed by afternoon and mid-day. Using these three dayparts as part of a realtor’s radio ad campaign may serve as a strong foundation for campaign success.
KBA SPONSORS SWINGS FOR SOLDIERS
OUR MISSION:
We believe in changing the lives of those who have sacrificed while serving our country & our mission is to help build specially adapted homes for severely wounded vets and their families.
The Swings for Soldiers Classic is hosted by NFL veteran TE Jacob Tamme and his wife Allison.

Each year, they are joined by friends, family, and many volunteers to help produce an amazing event that benefits a great organization – Homes For Our Troops.

In nine years, they have raised over $900,000 for Homes For Our Troops. This years event was held at the University Club of Kentucky on Monday July 15, 2019.
ENGINEERING NOTES
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019
Columbus, Ohio

Details and registration information coming soon!
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DATES TO REMEMBER
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AUGUST 20
Awards Committee Meeting @ KBA HQ - 11:00 am

SEPTEMBER 12-14
Small Market Television Exchange (Austin, TX)

SEPTEMBER 24-27
NAB/RAB Radio Show (Dallas, TX)

OCTOBER 13
Broadcasters Cup Golf Scramble
OCTOBER 14-15
KBA's Annual Membership Conference (Belterra Casino Resort)

NOVEMBER 14
Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference (Columbus, OH)
HOTLINES
ENGINEERING HOTLINE
KBA’s new Engineering Hotline is up and running. If you have a question for Scott, please call (866) 4KBAHELP.



KBA ENGINEERING HOTLINE
(866) 4KBAHELP
LEGAL HOTLINE
Get answers to your everyday regulatory questions – political, EEO, public file and Kentucky legal concerns. No charges for any questions that can be answered by phone without research.

Call Dawn: 202-256-9551
Call Monica: 513-651-6783
EAS
The next required monthly test will be Thursday, July 18 @ 10:07AM (EDT) and will originate from WHAS.

Print the 2019 KY EAS Schedule by clicking here.
eCast
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members at your station to the eCast distribution list? Simply send a list of all email addresses that need to be added to  kba@kba.org
2019 PEP SPONSORS
KENTUCKY BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION STAFF:
Chris Winkle, President & CEO
Liza Livers, Executive Assistant
Lisa Gross, PEP Coordinator
pep@kba.org
Scott Cason, Director of Engineering & Technology
@engineeringKBA
Chris Winkle
KBA President & CEO
David Brinkley
KBA 2019 Chairman
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