Membership Newsletter
February 13, 2020
KY SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
Kentucky's Severe Weather Awareness Week is scheduled for March 1-7, 2020. Now is a good time for stations to perform an annual audit of your EAS operating system. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Cason at engineering@kba.org.
 
Annual KY Tornado Drill: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:07 EST / 9:07 CDT

KET Severe Weather Call-in Show:  
Tuesday March 10, 8 pm EDT / 7 pm CDT - at KET studio in Lexington. Monica French is coordinating with KYEM Director Dossett on the panelists, but now-retired WBKO Weather Director Chris Allen is confirmed as the emcee for the show. 
LICENSE RENEWAL SEMINAR FOR MEMBERS
KBA members are invited to join us for a special License Renewal Seminar with Dawn Sciarrino, on Monday, March 2, 2020, 10:00 am eastern, at KBA Headquarters in Frankfort.

If you are unable to attend in person, please consider joining via conference call using the information below.
LICENSE RENWAL SEMINAR FOR MEMBERS

Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 10:00 AM Eastern
KBA Headquarters in Frankfort (101 Enterprise Drive)
Boxed lunch provided for attendees

DIAL IN INFORMATION:
Access Code: 258 374 101 

*Please RSVP your on-site attendance by emailing Amber at amber@kba.org*
AFFINITY X DIGITAL TRAINING IN FRANKFORT
Stations participating as KBA's "digital alpha group" received 3 days of hands on training this week from Affinity X, at KBA Headquarters in Frankfort.
MEMBERSHIP DUES RENEWAL COMING 2/17
KBA members are invited to join us for a special License Renewal Seminar with Dawn Sciarrino, on Monday, March 2, 2020, 10:00 am eastern, at KBA Headquarters in Frankfort.

If you are unable to attend in person, please consider joining via conference call using the information below.
FCC ISSUES EEO AUDIT LIST OF STATIONS
The FCC released another of its regular EEO audit notices asking that approximately 240 radio stations and about 80 TV stations, and the station employment units (commonly owned stations serving the same area) with which they are associated, provide to the FCC (by posting the information in their online public inspection file) their last two year’s EEO Annual Public File reports, as well as backing data to show that the station in fact did everything that was required under the FCC rules. Audited stations must provide copies of notices sent to employment outreach sources about each full-time vacancy at the stations as well as documentation of the supplemental efforts that all station employment units with 5 or more full-time employees are required to perform (whether or not they had job openings in any year). These non-vacancy specific outreach efforts are designed to educate the community about broadcast employment positions and to train employees for more senior roles in broadcasting. Stations must also provide, in response to the audit, information about how they self-assessed the performance of their EEO program. Stations that are listed in the audit notice have until March 23, 2020 to upload this information into their online public file.

The FCC has promised to randomly audit 5% of all broadcast stations each year. As the response (and the audit letter itself) must be uploaded to the public file, it can be reviewed not only by the FCC, but also by anyone else with an internet connection anywhere, at any time. So, whether you are on the list or not, this is a good time for broadcasters to review what is required by the FCC’s EEO rules.

Click HERE to review the list of stations on the audit list.
WASHINGTON, DC FLY-IN IS FEB 24-26, 2020
2020 DC FLY-IN ITINERARY

Monday, February 24
Group Arrives
KBA Group Dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill

Tuesday, February 25
NAB Issues Debriefing
Capitol Hill Visits
NAB Reception @ Union Station

Wednesday, February 26
Dean of the Delegation Breakfast
White House Tour
Group Departs
1-DAY LEADERSHIP SEMINAR : KBA DISCOUNT
What if one day could forever change the way that you lead people? This intensive one-day leadership training opportunity is available to KBA members at a discounted rate. Click HERE for more information.
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DATES TO REMEMBER
FEBRUARY 19-21, 2020
Country Radio Show (Nashville, TN)

FEBRUARY 24-26, 2020
Washington DC Fly-In

MARCH 2, 2020
10:00 am - License Renewal Seminar @ KBA Headquarters in Frankfort

APRIL 4, 2020
5:30 pm - Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Awards @ Galt House

APRIL 8, 2020
9:00 am - KBA Board of Directors Meeting @ KBA Headquarters in Frankfort

APRIL 18-22, 2020
NAB Show (Las Vegas, NV)

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.



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, February 20th @ 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
Kentucky Broadcasters Association
101 Enterprise Dr
Frankfort KY 40601
888-843-5221