Membership Newsletter
August 13, 2020
AWARDS NOMINATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY!!
EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING AWARDS
VIRTUAL BROADCAST EVENT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EASTERN
LEGACY DIVISION
Kentucky Mic Hall of Fame
Al Temple Award
J.T. Whitlock Life Service Award
Ralph Gabbard Distinguished Kentuckian
TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
Engineer of the Year
RADIO DIVISION
Station of the Year
Best Morning Show
Best Talk Show
Best News Coverage
Best Sports Play-By-Play
Best Locally Produced Commercial
Best Digital Product
Rookie of the Year
TELEVISION DIVISION
Station of the Year
Best Morning Newscast
Best Evening Newscast
Best Sportscast
Best Weathercast
Best Locally Produced Commercial
Best Digital Product
Rookie of the Year
KBA BOARD NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED THRU WEDNESDAY 8/19/20
For more information regarding districts and the nomination process, click HERE
FORCHT'S DEANNA MEADOWS NOMINATED FOR RADIO WAYNE AWARD
Mike Tarter, President of Forcht Broadcasting, announced this week that Deanna Meadows (Sales manager at WSIP/WKLW/WKYH-Paintsville) is a finalist for a “Radio Wayne Award” presented by Radio Ink Magazine.

The “Radio Wayne” Awards recognize the dedicated professionals operating at the station and street levels and give them the praise the richly deserve. The awards are named in memory of Wayne Cornils, longtime broadcaster and RAB executive who devoted his life to increasing professionalism in radio. The Radio Wayne award has always been about the people who raise the level of professionalism in every size market, helping business stay in business, workers in jobs and the wheels of the economy turning.

Radio Ink will be presenting the “Radio Wayne Awards” in a virtual Facebook Live event on September 15th at 11AM (eastern).
EDGE MEDIA OFFERS FREE STATE FAIR FEED
With Governor Beshear’s announcement last week regarding closing the public portion of the Kentucky State Fair, The Edge Media Group statewide radio network is offering all KBA stations free daily radio coverage of the Kentucky State Fair.  Travelin’ the Bluegrass with Alan Watts will host daily fair updates August 20th – August 30th at no charge to any KBA station.  The shows are automated and will be available via FTP.  

Travelin’ the Bluegrass currently airs on over 80 Kentucky radio stations and is available for broadcast on your station if you are not already clearing the show.  It’s all about Kentucky, provided by your friends at the Edge Media Group, headquartered in Cadiz.  Contact Beth Mann at bmann@wkdzradio.com for all details.
FREE POLITICAL FILE RULES WEBINAR
POLITICAL FILE RULES WEBINAR
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @ 1:00 PM Eastern
There has been a growing concern that many stations may not be in compliance with the Commission’s on-line political file rules. You can expect the FCC to continue monitoring stations. This webinar features the FCC’s team that oversees the on-line political file rules. They will discuss the steps needed to comply with the rules, the impact on a station’s renewal and the FCC’s new consent decree process. The panel will take Q&A’s from participants.

Panelists:
Robert Baker (FCC) - Gary Schonman (FCC) - Sima Nilsson (FCC)
Moderators:
Jack Goodman Esq. - David Donovan, NYSBA

Link To Join Webinar:
ENGINEERING SHARING SESSIONS
Best Practices for Remote Broadcast Operations
Presented by
Ohio Association of Broadcasters
Indiana Broadcasters Association
Kentucky Broadcasters Association

Join the IBA, KBA and OAB for two sessions just for engineers at our member stations! Our first session, Radio, features the following topics and presenters:
De-Centralized Radio: How Covid-19 is Making Us Focus on the Basics
Jamie Till, Director of Engineering, Sarkes Tarzian Radio Division
 
Remote Studio Operations on a Budget…. Or How to “Do Radio” at Home during a Pandemic for a Reasonable Cost
Burley Stapley, Chief Engineer, Blanchard River Broadcasting
Chris Oaks, Morning Host, WFIN-AM
 
Maintaining Broadcast Facilities Across a Large Group of Stations in Three States During a Pandemic
Rick Crago, Chief Engineer, Forcht Broadcasting

Click on the respective links below to pre-register for these free sessions.
P1 PLUS CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 14TH
One of the most important parts of any sale is doing a great Customer Needs Analysis (CNA). Since COVID, we have developed a new list of CNA questions that’s helping sellers close more deals with clients. We believe it is important to stay on top of trends so we can provide the best real world training possible! 
One way we do this with P1 Learning’s live assist training program, which is designed to help new sellers (two-year's of experience or less) obtain the skills they need to be successful in this new world in just 7 weeks.

  • 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
  • FREE Registration For KBA Members

Our final P1 Plus session for 2020 starts on Monday, September 14th  (which is less than 4 weeks away) so if you have someone on your team that you think would be a good fit, now is the time to register them! Best of all it is sponsored by the KBA so as a member it is no cost to you! 
NEWSLETTER QUICK NOTES...
You can now access the recorded training sessions from all the presenters from Rising Above: A Virtual Sales & Management Media Summit!
View the session recordings by visiting risingabovesummit.com
Radio Advertising Bureau announced on Wednesday the planned acquisition of the National Radio Talent System to offer a unified and integrated system of radio talent institutes across the United States, which will continue to discover and prepare the next generation of broadcasters.
Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need additional masks for your staff. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email your request to Amber at amber@kba.org
THIS ECAST SPONSORED BY PEM
DATES TO REMEMBER
AUGUST 14, 2020
Deadline for nominations for KBA's Excellence In Broadcasting Awards

AUGUST 19, 2020 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Radio Engineers Best Practices Sharing Session

AUGUST 26, 2020 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Television Engineers Best Practices Sharing Session

OCTOBER 12, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Annual KBA Membership Meeting
Excellence In Broadcasting Awards (broadcast online)

OCTOBER 10-12, 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 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
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