DECEMBER 10, 2020
CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE: BRETT GUTHRIE
CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE
CONG. BRETT GUTHRIE
DECEMBER 16, 2020
11:00 AM ET
The KBA invites you to join us for a special virtual Congressional update from Congressman Brett Guthrie on Wednesday, December 16th at 11:00 AM ET.

To attend you must pre-register using the link provided below.
A GREAT STORY FOR YOUR NEWSROOM OR INTERVIEW FOR YOUR MORNING SHOW
If you attended the 2019 membership conference at Belterra, you may remember the color guard who presented the colors prior to the annual business meeting. That group was from the Kentucky National Guard Youth Challenge Academy. The Guard operates two campuses, one in Harlan and one in Fort Knox.

The Academy is for Kentucky citizens age 16-18 who are in trouble or are in danger of falling behind in a traditional school setting. They offer a COST FREE opportunity in the form of a 22-week residential program where applicants are able to focus on their education and character development in a controlled environment without the distraction of every day life.

You may also know that the Youth Challenge Academy is KBA's newest PEP sponsor. KBA is asking you to consider airing a news story or interview about the Academy and the life-changing services provided.
For more information on the Youth Challenge Academy, click HERE.

For stories and interviews, please contact:
Charles T. Jones - Youth Challenge Program Director
Email: Charles.t.jones60.nfg@mail.mil
2021 MONTHLY EAS SCHEDULE RELEASED
Scott Cason, KBA's Director of Engineering and Kentucky SECC, has released the 2021 Required Monthly EAS test schedule. Please print and post with your EAS logbook.
RISING ABOVE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
​​​​​​​We’d like to formally invite you to attend Rising Above: A Virtual Sales & Management Media Summit on January 27th and 28th. 

Featuring lessons from the best trainers in the business (Laurie Kahn, Chris Lytle, Bonnie Hagemann, Jamie Alpin, Jessica Jett-Hill, Joe Jordan, 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 from BMI.

Registration for this summit is FREE, complements of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association.
JEFF SCHMIDT'S SALES TIP OF THE WEEK
EVER MISS A DEADLINE?
Personally, and professionally we all make commitments, or we have tasks to perform that have deadlines.  Even with the latest technology, keeping focused and meeting the expectations of your co-workers, client’s and family can be a struggle. While we are all human, missing a deadline feels horrible, embarrassing, and gives you a terrible feeling of failure.

My hope in writing these daily sales tips (and sharing my own mishaps), is that they will be helpful, prevent these mistakes from happening or at least know how to handle various scenarios – yes, even mistakes.

Recently I had an important project deadline and had to submit information that was just a part of a larger project. The organizer was counting on the entire team meeting the deadline of close of business on a Friday.  He was assembling pieces of information from many people, then he had to organize it and present for final approval. It was a crazy week (but which one’s haven’t been in 2020?).  The Friday afternoon deadline was rapidly approaching, and I knew I wasn’t going to make it.  I knew the work was important and I was prepared to spend time over the weekend doing whatever was required to get the information together for him.

The problem?

I didn’t let him know that I was going to miss the deadline. I was embarrassed, feeling like a failure, and knew he was going to be disappointed.  So instead of saying anything, I just kept working on the project, and got it to him first thing Monday morning.  What I didn’t realize was that he too was going to work on it over the weekend, and if he didn’t have all the information he needed, he would be waiting by his computer waiting for it to come in.

The lesson:

It’s not a question of how, but when get off track.  When you get off track and know that you’re going to miss a deadline, the respectful thing to do is let the person know that you’re going to miss the deadline. Tell them when you will have the task completed and stick to it.  

Missed expectations are likely the number-one cause of conflict in the workplace, in the home, or in a business relationship.  Missing the deadline is bad enough, not telling them, or setting proper expectations can turn a minor issue into a big deal.

If you’re going to miss a deadline for someone, let them know, and as importantly, let them know when you will have the task completed.
Jeff Schmidt is the SVP of Professional Development at the Radio Advertising Bureau. You can also connect with him by email JSchmidt@rab.com or on Twitter and LinkedIn.
JOHN GARZIGLIA TO RETIRE AT YEARS END
After nearly 40 years of counseling radio and television broadcast industry clients, Womble Bond Dickinson attorney John Garziglia is retiring at the end of 2020.

“It has been an honor to represent clients in an industry I’m so passionate about,” Garziglia said. “I sincerely hope that I have left the broadcasting world in a better place than I found it. However, I am confident that Womble Bond Dickinson and our clients are in good hands with Reid and our outstanding Communications, Technology and Media team.”

Garziglia began representing broadcast clients in private practice in 1984, and has built a reputation as a leader in the field. His focus in recent years has been AM radio revitalization, representing clients ranging from large broadcasting corporations to state broadcasters’ associations to small, local radio stations. As part of this practice, Garziglia led the broadcasting industry’s efforts at the FCC to enable numerous AM stations to acquire and be awarded FM translators.

Before law school, Garziglia worked at radio stations in St. Louis and Washington as both an on-air talent and a program director. He began his legal career working at the FCC, where he processed AM radio station assignment and transfer applications. He also worked in the FCC’s Hearing Branch prosecuting broadcast station license hearings before administrative law judges.

His many awards and honors include being named one of the broadcasting industry’s top ten attorneys by Radio+Television Business Report in its Fall 2019 issue, and one of the Best Lawyers in America in the Woodward/White, Inc. 2018, 2019 and 2020 lists. Garziglia has spent his entire 36-year career in private practice with Womble Bond Dickinson and its predecessor firms.
NEWSLETTER QUICK NOTES...
Several news media organizations today sent a letter to the committee advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about COVID-19 vaccine distribution requesting that journalists providing critical and essential functions in their communities be included in early phases of vaccine deployment. While highlighting the risk to journalists who are in the field reporting about health care workers and patients, meeting with people in essential businesses and covering rallies, protests and public events, the letter clearly specifies that the most at-risk populations should come first. Click HERE to read more.
This week the FCC announced over 10 million Americans across 49 states will gain access to high-speed Internet through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. Click HERE to read more.
Last week, the Senate passed the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act, which authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation to begin the process of designing and constructing the first memorial on public land that honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in service to America's commitment to a free press. Companion legislation passed the House in September, and the bill now heads to the president for signature into law. More information can be found at FallenJournalists.org.
KBA NEWSLETTER SPONSORED BY PEM
DATES TO REMEMBER
DECEMBER 16, 2020 @ 11:00 AM ET
Congressional Update with Cong. Brett Guthrie

JANUARY 27-28, 2021
Rising Above 2021 - Climbing Higher

SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2021
2021 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 Transportation
Kentucky National Guard Youth Challenge Academy
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
chris@kba.org
Mark Buckles
2021 KBA Chairman
mbuckles@k105.com
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