Membership Newsletter
June 25, 2020
KBA MEMBERS: RISE ABOVE SUMMIT
You are invited to attend  Rising Above: A Virtual Sales & Management Media Summit on July 22nd and 23rd. 

Featuring lessons from the best trainers in the business (Laurie Kahn, Mark Levy, Sean Luce, Chris Lytle, Gerry Tabio, Derron Steenbergen, and Speed Marriott)  Rising Above will be a day and a half live virtual training summit that will teach, coach, inspire and motivate your members to rise above the challenges of today’s sales environment. 

During this multi-day summit, we’ll combine our talents and host a virtual cocktail reception with live entertainment and hear your "stories from the streets" to help both sellers and managers achieve a higher level of success.

Registration for this summit is FREE, compliments of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. To register yourself, please click HERE.
BROADCAST SELF-INSPECTION CHECKLISTS
With most of our business travel and industry events cancelled for the remainder of 2020, now would be a great time to conduct a self-inspection to ensure that your facility is following all FCC guidelines. The Commission provides a detailed checklist for each type of broadcast entity. Click on the button below to access these checklists.
EXTRA FEMA MASKS AVAILABLE
If you did not receive your allotment of complimentary FEMA masks or you would like to request additional masks, please send an email to Amber at amber@kba.org. Requests will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
P1 VIRTUAL SALES TRAINING FOR NEW HIRES
CLASSES START JULY 6TH
Whether your sellers are working from the office or working from home, it’s important to keep their skills sharp, especially those who are new to the industry.
Here at P1 Learning, we offer a program that is 100% remote and will take your sellers through an intense combination of online training courses, conference calls, testing, and homework assignments.
The next session starts Monday, July 6 th  and will run for seven weeks. While things are getting back to the “new normal” give your new seller the hands-on guidance they deserve. 

  • 1-on-1 Training with Industry Professionals
  • 40+ Online Video Courses, Tests & Materials
  • Real World Prospecting / Closing the Sale Assignments
  • Mobile-Friendly Platform. Learn from The Office or At Home

The next P1 Plus session starts on Monday, July 6th. Register today by clicking HERE .
RADIO SALES COMPENSATION SURVEY
How Much Money Do Radio Sellers Make? - Radio Ink

With the challenges that broadcasters are facing regarding employment and management of staff, remaining engaged while working remotely, this year's Survey includes specific questions about how COVID-19 is impacting sales teams at stations across ...

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radioink.com
FCC SEEKS COMMENTS ON ORIGINATION OF FM TRANSLATOR PROGRAMMING
FCC Seeking Comment on the Origination of Programming by ...

Should broadcasters be able to originate programming on FM translators? Playing off the proposal to allow limited amounts of programming on FM boosters - basically the insertion of local ads, news, or emergency alerts - in the zonecasting...

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www.broadcastlawblog.com
FEMA CANCELS NATIONAL EAS TEST
Due to the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency response, FEMA will not conduct a national test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System this year.

FEMA is moving the next national test of the system to 2021 out of consideration for the unusual circumstances and working conditions for those in the broadcast and cable industry. Although systems remain in place for rapid automatic transmission of the test message by broadcast and cable operators, the follow-on reporting activities associated with a national test place additional burdens on technical staff that are already quite busy maintaining as close to normal operation as possible.

FEMA is required by law to test IPAWS at least every three years. The national WEA capability was most recently tested in conjunction with the EAS in 2018.
THIS ECAST SPONSORED BY PEM
DATES TO REMEMBER
JULY 15, 2020
9:00 am - KBA Board of Directors Meeting - to be held virtually

JULY 22-23, 2020
"Rising Above" A Virtual Sales & Management Media Summit

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

*All times shown are Eastern
MEMBER SERVICE HOTLINES
BROADCAST LEGAL
Dawn Sciarrino - (202) 256-9551

IN-STATE LEGAL
Josh O'Bryan - (502) 568-0218

ENGINEERING
Scott Cason - (866) 452-2435, engineering@kba.org

Click HERE for information regarding Kentucky's Emergency Alert System
CURRENT KBA PEP SPONSORS
Gear Up Kentucky
Kentucky 811
Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund
Kentucky Counsel on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky Department of Aging & Independent Living
Kentucky Department of Justice & Public Safety
Kentucky Department of Transportation
Kentucky Public Service Commission

For more information on KBA's PEP program, please click HERE
KBA STAFF MEMBERS
Chris Winkle, President & CEO
Amber Rhodes, Director of Membership & Events
Lisa Gross, PEP Coordinator
pep@kba.org
Scott Cason, Director of Engineering & Technology
Chris Winkle
KBA President & CEO
Julie H. Schmidt
2020 KBA Chairman
Kentucky Broadcasters Association
101 Enterprise Dr
Frankfort KY 40601
888-843-5221