Membership Newsletter
May 30, 2019
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
Chad Lampe, Chairman of KBA's Education Committee, announced the recipients of both the KBA Scholarship Fund and Harry Barfield Scholarship.

T he KBA Scholarship Fund is a post-secondary partial scholarship grant program for children of employees of Kentucky radio and television stations. In 2019, the KBA will be awarding 19 scholarships of $1500 to each of the qualified sons and daughters listed below. The scholarships will be used to assist the students in the payment of tuition, fees, books and lodging. 
 
The recipients are:

  • Olivia McMurty: child of Martha Patterson, Forever Communications
  • Hunter Warner: child of Cynthia Warner, KET
  • Ashley Linden: child of Todd Linden, WTVQ
  • Macey Witt: child of Lynn Witt, Forcht Broadcasting
  • Corbin Tomanchek: child of Steve Tomanchek, WAVE 3 News
  • Kortney Smith: child of Douglas Smith, WDRB TV
  • Connor Lewis Akers: child of Wesley Jay Akers, KET
  • Caroline Royalty: child of Jennifer Royalty, WTVQ
  • Julia Deboor: child of Gormon Collins, WDOC-WQHY
  • Katherine Deboor: child of Gormon Collins, WDOC-WGHY
  • Blaine Liuag: child of Robert Liuag, WDRB TV
  • Matt Mallory: child of Mike Mallory, WPSD
  • Carter Neumann: child of Kevin Neumann, WDKY Fox 56
  • Kendall Eatherly: child of Candyce Eatherly, WDRB TV
  • Chloe Williamson: child of Becky Williamson, WKDZ
  • Roniah Burkins: child of Amber Powell, Wave 3 News
  • Jacob Molen: child of Paula McKinney, Forcht Broadcasting
  • Svanah Martin: employed by The Edge Media Group 
  • Lucas Schank: child of Kristi Schank, WAVE 3 News

Named in honor of the late President and Chairman of WLEX-TV, the Harry Barfield college scholarship recipients are as follows:

Receiving $2,500 scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year: Casey Warner, Mark Webster Jr., Tyler Eaton, and Olivia Eiler, from Western Kentucky University. Madeline Lewis of Morehead State University, and Jade Grisham & Tess Howard both from the University of Kentucky. 

Three students who received the Harry Barfield Scholarship in 2018-19 have had their award renewed for the 2019-20 academic year:  Rebecca Cook of the University of Kentucky and Miles Schroader and Hayley Robb both attending Western Kentucky University.

 "The KBA is very proud to award these talented students with scholarships to pursue their higher education goals", said Chris Winkle, KBA President & CEO. "This year's total investment of $53,500 in scholarship awards means that the KBA is aggressively making strides to grow the next generation of Kentucky's broadcasters and professionals."
WALTER MAY TO BE HONORED WITH STATUE
By Chris Anderson, Appalachian News Express
A life-sized statue of late former Pikeville Mayor Walter E. May is ready for delivery, but funding is still being sought to pay the remaining cost for the bust.

At a meeting Thursday of the Pikeville Main Street Board of Directors, Chairperson Minta Trimble told the board that the statue has been finished by manufacturer Marblecast and the company has requested a shipping address for the eventual delivery. Trimble said details such as a shipping date and a location where the statue will be placed have not yet been determined.

Trimble said Pikeville Main Street has been a “pass-through” organization for the payments for the statue, but she said the statue is being funded through private donations, and no public money has been used to pay for it.

“We’ve acted as a pass-through organization for the payments to Marblecast since we’re a nonprofit,” Trimble said.

Trimble said the total cost for the statue was $58,000, and $14,000 more for a base, which will be purchased from Thacker Monument in Pikeville. She said the statue will be similar to that of a statue at the University of Pikeville honoring former Gov. Paul Patton. A statue of iconic Pikeville Mayor Dr. William Hambley currently resides in Pikeville City Park.

May died Nov. 2, 2018 in Pikeville at the age of 81. He served as Pikeville mayor from 1990 to 1993, but is best well-known for serving as president and CEO of Pikeville Medical Center for decades. May was also the CEO of East Kentucky Broadcasting.
P1+ NEW HIRING CLASSES START JULY 8TH
I’ve been through multiple training seminars throughout my background in sales and fundraising, and the P1 Plus [program] is one of the best.
 – Julie | Sales Manager  

If you have a new hire starting this Summer give them the best training that you can! The KBA offers Members P1 Plus which is a 7-week training program designed to support your new hire and give them the tools they need to be successful. 

Program Includes:

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The Summer session starts Monday, July 8 th . Register today by visiting, p1learning.com/p1-plus-sign-up
NEXT NATIONAL EAS TEST IS AUGUST 7TH
By Lauren Lynch Flick, Comm Law Blog
Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) formally notified the FCC that FEMA has scheduled the next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for August 7, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. FEMA states that this year’s test will differ from the nationwide tests that have been conducted over the past several years in that it will be issued through the National Public Warning System, composed of FEMA-designated Primary Entry Point facilities, to test the readiness of the EAS to function in the absence of Internet connectivity.

In other words, the August test is dependent on the ability of EAS to operate without a net, reaching EAS Participants solely by over-the-air means. The initial report from FEMA and the FCC following the 2018 Nationwide EAS Test noted that almost 60% of participants received the test announcement first via the Internet-oriented Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), a significant increase from 41.9% in 2017.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS SPOTLIGHT
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PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
Chris Winkle
KBA President & CEO

KBA now hiring EVP of Membership, Marketing & Communications
With a recent vacancy on the staff, I am announcing the beginning of a search to fill the newly titled position: Executive Vice President, in charge of Membership, Marketing and Communications. The EVP will be responsible for overseeing member service programs and operations, and developing and executing marketing and communication strategies with KBA membership and other external audiences. This position will work in partnership with my office to provide leadership and direction for all aspects of the Association.


Those interested in applying for the position should carefully read the detailed job description (link shown above) and then submit a cover letter and resume to chris@kba.org. The deadline to submit documentation is 12:00pm on Friday, June 14, 2019.

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019
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DATES TO REMEMBER
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SEPTEMBER 12-14
Small Market Television Exchange (Austin, TX)

SEPTEMBER 24-27
NAB/RAB Radio Show (Dallas, TX)

OCTOBER 13
Broadcasters Cup Golf Scramble
OCTOBER 14-15
KBA's Annual Membership Conference (Belterra Casino Resort)

NOVEMBER 14
Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference (Columbus, OH)
HOTLINES
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EAS
The next required monthly test will be Thursday, May 16 @ 10:07AM (EDT) and will originate from KYEOC.
Print the 2019 KY EAS Schedule by clicking here.
eCast
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2019 PEP SPONSORS
KENTUCKY BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION STAFF:
Chris Winkle, President & CEO
Liza Livers, Executive Assistant
Lisa Gross, PEP Coordinator
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Chris Winkle
KBA President & CEO
David Brinkley
KBA 2019 Chairman
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