Membership Newsletter
March 18, 2020
A MESSAGE FROM KBA'S PRESIDENT
To say that we are operating in unprecedented, uncharted and unpredictable times is an understatement. Most of the conversations that I have had with members include the statement, "..we have never seen anything like this..". And frankly, at least in my lifetime, we certainly have not.

Not only are you attempting to keep your listeners and viewers updated with timely and accurate information, you are now also faced with the likelihood of lost revenue, due to the declining business economy and events being cancelled faster than my hair is turning gray.

Despite the corona-chaos, I am reminded of two recent lobbying events that many of you participated in, one in Frankfort and the other in Washington, DC. In those visits we passionately shared the vital importance of broadcasters and their service to local communities, in good times and especially in bad. The weeks ahead will likely challenge us, in untraditional ways, to help each other, help our staffs and help our communities.

With that said, I want you to know that Amber and I are here to help you. If there is anything that we can do, please don't hesitate to call or send an email. I believe that the most proactive thing that we can do, besides pray for each and every one of you, is to share resources that may be beneficial to you and your staff. Today's newsletter is filled with a variety of generous advice, ideas, encouragement and suggestions from numerous professionals.

In service to you,

Chris Winkle
chris@kba.org
(859) 588-0503

Amber Rhodes
amber@kba.org
(502) 545-3278
EMERGENCY ACCESS & FUEL LETTERS
In the wake of the COVID-19 National Emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security issued two letters on Monday (see links below).

The first letter provides emergency communications sustainment and restoration support to critical communication infrastructure facilities, such as radio and television studios and transmitter sites.

The second letter establishes provisions for fuel in the event of loss of power, solely for the operation of generators and response fleet vehicles to prevent communications outages until commercial power is restored.


We are also working with Kentucky Emergency Management and the Governor's office to determine if additional credentials will be required for access within the State.
PERSPECTIVE ON THE CORONAVIRUS
Our friend Andy Andrews, who spoke at KBA's annual conference last year, offers a new perspective of truth that will encourage you - even during the present uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus.
P1 MAKES 11 COURSES AVAILABLE FOR FREE
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P1 Learning is giving you free access to a few of our courses to help alleviate some of the fears around the coronavirus, tips on planning for a pandemic and what to say to a client that is afraid to advertise.

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BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS & LEGAL TRIAGE
Protecting Your People & Your Business During a Global Pandemic
Thursday, March 19, 2020
12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT


Please join us for an up-to-the-minute webinar addressing some of the most pressing business and legal considerations in the wake of the 
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

This comprehensive program will address:
  • Crisis Response & Management
  • Employment Issues & Risks
  • Supply Chain Concerns
  • Business Interruption & Insurance Coverage
  • Cybersecurity Readiness & IT System Impacts 

Pillsbury’s experienced crisis management professionals are closely monitoring the global threat of COVID-19, drawing on the firm’s capabilities in supply chain management, insurance law, cybersecurity, employment law, corporate law and other areas to provide critical guidance to clients in an urgent and quickly evolving situation. For more thought leadership on this rapidly developing topic, please visit our  COVID-19 resources page .
RAB: IT'S NOT JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL
It's Not Business as Usual

Author: Jeff Schmidt, SVP, Professional Development, RAB "Be safe, be mindful and be calm." - Erica Farber, RAB President and CEO One thing is for certain, we are in times of uncertainty. Change is happening hour by hour. Our government leaders,...

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POYNTER INSTITUTE: WE'RE HERE TO HELP
COVID-19 coverage: We're here to help

Nonstop COVID-19 coverage is stressful for newsrooms. Poynter is dedicated to providing relevant resources to help you do meaningful work and take care of yourself. "Journalists tell me they spend all day talking with experts who are warning that ...

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FCC GRANTS TIME FOR PHASE 9 REPACK
The FCC has agreed to allow any station currently scheduled for Phase 9 of the repack to move to Phase 10 as a result of the virus outbreak. The FCC Public Notice is available here . However, if stations in Phase 9 would still like to transition at this time, they may do so.

The FCC will also be monitoring developments with tower crews, station personnel, etc. to determine later on whether Phase 10 itself needs to be extended.
AFFINITY X OFFERS CORONA SALES TIPS
AffinityX is keeping a close eye on the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on ad campaigns amidst uncertain economic conditions, changing consumer habits and affected supply chains. Since history has demonstrated that an economic slowdown can negatively impact advertising, we have a few suggestions for you to share with your advertisers, to help boost sales and build momentum with existing campaigns.

P1 LEARNING CLASSES START MARCH 23RD
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P1 Learning’s P1 Plus Program is a 7-week online program that provides new hires with all the training they need to start their career in broadcast sales – and generate results for your business. 
The next session starts March 23, 2020 and includes the following:

  • No Cost for KBA Members!
  • 1-on-1 P1 Learning Trainers
  • 40+ Online Video Courses
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Space is limited, so please register today by visiting, p1learning.com/p1-plus-sign-up
KAPB CANCELS AWARDS CEREMONY
Dear AP members:
 
The Kentucky AP Broadcasters has been monitoring the evolving situation on coronavirus both in Kentucky and the U.S. Because of the public health emergency we are facing, the KAPB board believes that it is not possible to move forward with this year’s awards ceremony scheduled for April 4 in Louisville.
 
The board did not make the decision lightly, but felt it was the best course of action at this time in the country’s collective effort to stem the spread of the virus. 
 
Congratulations to all of our finalists. Click HERE to view a list of finalists.
 
The KAPB is discussing a way to celebrate the winners that does not involve a social gathering, and we expect to have more details shortly. 
 
For those of you already registered for the awards banquet, refunds will be forthcoming shortly.
 
If you have questions about the finalist list or anything else related to the contest, contact Becky Day at bday@ap.org  or 209-552-6541.

Thanks for your patience and participation in this year’s contest.
 
Best Regards,
 
Henry Chu
President, Kentucky AP Broadcasters
News Director, WBKO-TV
THIS ECAST SPONSORED BY PEM
DATES TO REMEMBER
APRIL 8, 2020
9:00 am - KBA Board of Directors Meeting via Conference Call

OCTOBER 11-13, 2020
KBA Annual Conference (Owensboro, KY)

*All times shown are Eastern
HOTLINES
ENGINEERING HOTLINE
KBA’s new Engineering Hotline is up and running. If you have a question for Scott, please call (866) 4KBAHELP.



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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 Josh: 502-568-0218
EAS
The next required monthly test will be Thursday, March 19th @ 3:50 am eastern time.

Print the 2020 KY EAS Schedule by clicking here.
eCast
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2019 PEP SPONSORS
KENTUCKY BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION STAFF:
Chris Winkle, President & CEO
Amber Rhodes, Executive Assistant
Lisa Gross, PEP Coordinator
pep@kba.org
Scott Cason, Director of Engineering & Technology
Chris Winkle
KBA President & CEO
Julie H. Schmidt
2020 KBA Chairman
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