DECEMBER 24, 2020
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE KBA
KBA Members,

On behalf of the entire KBA team, we want to wish you and your families a safe, healthy and very Merry Christmas. It is our privilege to serve you and we look forward to working hard for you and your stations in 2021.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
MARILYN EVANS PASSES AWAY
This weekend brought some sad news to the WQXE family. Marilyn Evans, wife of Bill Evans and co-founder of WQXE, passed away Sunday, December 20th after a 35+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis, more commonly known as MS.

Not only was Marilyn involved in the operation of the stations, but was also engaged in numerous community events and projects. She served as president of the Junior Woman’s Club, director of the Hardin County Fair Pageant, and was one of individuals who launched the annual Community Children’s Fair, which still runs to this day, 24 years later.

Marilyn’s involvement also extended to her church, where she served as the first female clerk in the long history of Severn’s Valley Baptist Church.

“She was kind, loving, and always willing to take on a project to help the community,” her husband, Quicksie and Wolf owner Bill Evans said. “And those who know Marilyn know she always had a big smile and a willing heart to help others"

Marilyn Evans was 79 years old.
"BIKES OR BUST" FOR KENTUCKIANA
Summit Media’s WQNU Louisville, Ky., collected 2,123 bicycles between November 19-23 during its annual “Bikes or Bust” bicycle drive, bringing its five-year total to more than 10,000 bikes collected for kids throughout Kentuckiana. Morning show host Gator Glass and the station’s “Magic” Mike Benson each camped out on scissor lifts over the weekend at donation points in Kentucky and Indiana. Bikes collected in Kentucky were donated to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and bikes donated in Indiana were donated to The Salvation Army of Southern Indiana.
RISING ABOVE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Are you looking to grow your career in 2021?

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Rising Above: A Virtual Sales & Management Media Summit is a day and a half summit that will be held on January 27th and 28th  through a LIVE video feed. Which means you can tune in from comfort and safety of your own home or office!
Registration for this summit is FREE, complements of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association.
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NEWSLETTER QUICK NOTES...
NAB CRYSTAL AWARDS NOMINATIONS WINDOW OPENS SOON
It's time to gather your 2020 community service efforts and prepare to enter the 2021 NAB Crystal Radio Awards. The entry window opens on January 1st and continues through January 31st. Click here for more.
JOURNALISTS TO BE INCLUDED IN PHASE 1C VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee On Immunization and Practices (ACIP) recommended that frontline workers - which include frontline broadcasters - should be second in line for coronavirus vaccines, after health care workers and nursing home residents.

Earlier this month, NAB and other news media organizations advocated for this in a letter to the committee. Media is certain to play a key role during the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, including educating Americans about the importance of vaccination and aiding in the monumental task of informing the public about the logistics of the vaccine's dispersal across the country. NAB applauds ACIP's recommendation and we will continue to ensure broadcasters have the ability to safely serve their communities.
KY JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED THRU 1/15
Nominations for the 2021 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame are being accepted now until January 15, 2021. The sole criterion for selection is that nominees should have made a significant connection to Kentucky and have been active in journalism long enough to establish that the contributions they have made to the profession are significant. Kentucky natives or journalists who were raised or educated in Kentucky but practiced journalism elsewhere are eligible for nomination and selection. For details and instructions on how to submit a nomination, click here.
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DATES TO REMEMBER
JANUARY 27-28, 2021
Rising Above 2021 - Climbing Higher

SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2021
2021 KBA Annual Conference (Owensboro, KY)

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MEMBER SERVICE HOTLINES
BROADCAST LEGAL
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Scott Cason - (866) 452-2435, engineering@kba.org

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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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