February 28, 2019
KBA GOES TO WASHINGTON
This week numerous members of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association took the time from their busy schedules to travel to Washington DC for two days to advocate for issues that are relevant and important to broadcasters all over the Commonwealth. Those issues included: STELAR, Local Radio Freedom Act, Repack Timeline and C-Band. Here are a few pictures from this week’s trip.
PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU!
Chris Winkle
President/CEO
Chris@kba.org
This week brought about another tiring yet successful trip to Washington DC for KBA’s traveling delegation of members. One of the key issues that broadcasters advocated for was the Local Radio Freedom Act. The LRFA urges Congress not to mandate a performance tax on free, local radio stations that would jeopardize local jobs, prevent new artists from breaking into the recording business and harm the 270 million Americans who rely on local radio. Broadcasters from Kentucky urged legislators to stand up for their local radio listeners by supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes a performance tax. Click here for more on the LRFA. 

I am extremely pleased to report that ALL six of Kentucky’s House of Representative members have chosen to co-sponsor and support the Local Radio Freedom Act. Other than Wyoming, Kentucky thus far is the only other State in the Country to boast such unified support for the resolution. It is with great pride and gratitude that we offer a sincere THANK YOU to each of the following Representatives from the Commonwealth of Kentucky:
Rep. Andy Barr
6th District
Rep. James Comer
1st District
Rep. Brett Guthrie
2nd District
Rep. Thomas Massie
4th District
Rep. Hal Rogers
5th District
Rep. John Yarmuth
3rd District
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SMALL MARKET TV EXCHANGE COMING TO LOUISVILLE
The National Association of Broadcasters announced this week that the 2020 Small Market Television Exchange is coming to Louisville, KY. The event will be held downtown at the new Omni Hotel. We will share details as they become available early in 2020.
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SEPTEMBER 12-14
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OCTOBER 13
Broadcasters Cup Golf Scramble
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KBA's Annual Membership Conference
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KENTUCKY BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION STAFF:
Chris Winkle, President/CEO

Karen Mucci, Director of Member Services
Liza Livers, Executive Assistant
Lisa Gross, PEP Coordinator
pep@kba.org
Scott Cason, Director of Engineering & Technology
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Chris Winkle
KBA President/CEO
David Brinkley
KBA 2019 Chairman
Kentucky Broadcasters Association
101 Enterprise Dr
Frankfort KY 40601
888-843-5221