Membership Newsletter
April 30, 2020
GOVERNOR BESHEAR OUTLINES GRADUAL REOPENING OF BUSINESSES
On Wednesday, Gov. Beshear said that as long as Kentucky keeps up the fight against the coronavirus with promising results, the following business sectors are in line to restart:

  • May 11 – Manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services (at 50% of pre-outbreak capacity), horse racing (without spectators), pet grooming and boarding
  • May 20 – Retail, houses of worship
  • May 25 – Social gatherings of no more than 10 people, barbers, salons, cosmetology businesses and similar services

He said that for May 20, houses of worship would be allowed in-person services at a reduced capacity and that everything is contingent on being able to do social distancing, cleaning, sanitation and other accommodations.
“A crowd is still going to be a dangerous thing until we are further along in defeating this virus,” Gov. Beshear said. “It’s something we need to continue to avoid.”

Not reopening yet
The Governor said that a couple of industries and businesses are not quite ready to open, which include restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, campgrounds, youth sports, summer camps, day cares (except for essential health care workers) and public pools.

“Another that we want to be in Phase 2 is gyms. Later, but not in Phase 1: movie theaters, campgrounds and youth sports. We hope in this summer, and we don’t know if it will be in June or perhaps early July, we hope that we will be able to do some youth sports,” the Governor said.

Healthy at Work reopening process
During the Healthy at Work phases, the Department for Public Health will evaluate individual businesses’ ability to safely reopen. Industry groups and trade associations are encouraged to communicate with and gather input from their membership to develop and  submit reopen proposals  on behalf of their members. Individual businesses may submit via the  online reopen form . All proposals will be evaluated according to White House guidelines and other public health criteria. This step will ensure that Kentucky businesses are able to comply with public health protocols and CDC guidelines.
2020 KY GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECAP
Every legislative session develops a unique personality. COVID-19 shaped the character of the 154th regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly that ended April 15th.
 
The worldwide pandemic prompted the legislature, an institution steeped in tradition, to make changes to usual procedures. Lawmakers went from considering drafts of a two-year state budget to instead passing an austere one-year spending plan, an acknowledgment of the difficulties of making long-term revenue projections amid the economic turmoil of a pandemic. COVID-19 relief bills were quickly drafted and acted upon during the latter part the session.
 
Efforts to promote social distancing left the marble corridors of the 109-year-old Capitol quieter than usual for a budget session. Broadcast coverage of the session was expanded after the general public was restricted from visiting the Capitol. House members were allowed to cast votes while not in the chamber. Ultimately, the legislators gaveled into session for only 53 days -- seven days less than allowed by the Kentucky Constitution.

The links below provide additional information related to the 2020 session.


LBS WEBINAR WITH PAUL WEYLAND
TUESDAY, MAY 12TH @ 12:00 PM EDT
You Can't Sell It If You Can't Tell It!
Making Your Mark in a Recovering Economy
You know, and I know that a stable relationship between you and your local direct prospect could be a lifesaver right now for your client's business. But developing a client relationship can be challenging when you can't get an initial meeting, much less an opportunity to present and close. In this "presentations" session, Paul Weyland shows you how to come up with the best idea and then deliver the finest presentation your client has NEVER seen. 

After this webinar, you'll get essential meetings faster and close more annual local direct business than you did, even before the pandemic. As always, come prepared with some product/service categories you're pitching now, and we'll come up with commercial ideas for them "on the spot." 

Make sure that you grab a seat and register today.
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BROADCASTING INFORMS, COMFORTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Broadcasting Informs, Comforts During COVID-19 Pandemic

From JFK's assassination to the Apollo 11 moon landing to the September 11 attacks, some of history's biggest moments have played out on broadcast television and radio for tens of millions of Americans. When hurricanes are approaching or...

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www.broadcastingcable.com
FCC PROPOSES HIGHER FEES FOR RADIO
FCC Proposes Higher Regulatory Fees For Radio In 2020.

For the second consecutive year, the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to increase the amount charged to radio stations, although the hike won't be nearly as steep as a year ago. The Commission is slated to begin the rulemaking...

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www.insideradio.com
BROADCAST STATIONS GOING SILENT - WHAT YOU NEED TO DO


BY DAVID OXENFORD
Broadcast Stations Going Silent - What You Need to Do |...

Taking a station off the air is often the last resort of a broadcast company in desperate financial times.

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www.broadcastlawblog.com
NAB SHOW EXPRESS: MAY 13-14, 2020
NAB Show Express: A Digital Experience

Wednesday May 13, 2020Thursday May 14, 2020 While we may not be able to meet in Las Vegas this year, NAB Show is dedicated to delivering the resources and connectivity that keeps us all moving forward. NAB Show Express has been built with the...

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nabshow.com
THIS ECAST SPONSORED BY PEM
DATES TO REMEMBER
JULY 15, 2020
9:00 am - KBA Board of Directors Meeting

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
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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 Josh: 502-568-0218
EAS
The next required monthly test will be Thursday, May 21st @ 3:50 am eastern time.

Print the 2020 KY EAS Schedule by clicking here.
eCast
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members at your station to the eCast distribution list? Simply send a list of all email addresses that need to be added to  kba@kba.org
2019 PEP SPONSORS
KENTUCKY BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION STAFF:
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
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Frankfort KY 40601
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