Membership Newsletter
July 23, 2020
EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING AWARDS ENTRY DEADLINE 2 WEEKS FROM FRIDAY
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EASTERN
We are now accepting nominations for KBA's 2020 Excellence In Broadcasting Awards. The deadline to submit your nomination is Friday, August 7th.

KBA's Excellence In Broadcasting Awards are presented in the following divisions:
LEGACY DIVISION
RADIO DIVISION
TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
TELEVISION DIVISION

For more information on the awards categories or to submit a nomination, please click HERE.

NOTE: nominations for radio and television awards must be accompanied by either an mp3 audio file or Vimeo/YouTube video link.
"RISING ABOVE" SUMMIT CONTINUES TODAY
Derron Steenbergen (Swagger Institute) and Speed Marriott (P1 Learning) shown during yesterday's opening session of Rising Above: A Virtual Sales and Management Summit.

Rising Above continues online today at 11:30 AM EDT with Derron, Speed, Mark Levy, Sean Luce, Chris Lytle, Gerry Tabio and Sally Beamer. If you would like to join the sessions today, please click HERE.

The 2-day summit is provided as a free service to KBA member stations.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL RECOGNIZES WKDZ
The Rotarian, the official magazine of Rotary Club International with a global circulation of over 500,000, recently published a story on the Cadiz Rotary Club's annual auction held on WKDZ.

For more than 50 years, members of the Cadiz Rotary Club have hit the airwaves in April for their annual radio auction, taking up items ranging from a homemade fried apple pie to a handcrafted canoe - all to raise money for local initiatives.

As you might expect, 2020 brought about a new set of challenges due to COVID-19 restrictions. This year the Club had to cancel all in-person events related to the auction including the popular kick-off breakfast. The Club also shortened the auction to two days and moved it online; photos and details of the goods were featured on the radio station's Big Deals platform.

Despite the global pandemic and economic uncertainty, the Club raised $220,000 in just two days.
CABLE AND SATELLITE ROYALTY CLAIMS DUE TO THE COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD
This advisory is directed to television stations with locally-produced programming whose signals were carried by at least one cable system located outside the station’s local service area or by a satellite provider that provided service to at least one viewer outside the station’s local service area during 2019.

These stations may be eligible to file royalty claims for compensation with the United States Copyright Royalty Board. These filings are due by July 31, 2020.

Under the federal Copyright Act, cable systems and satellite operators must pay license royalties to carry distant TV signals on their systems. Ultimately, the Copyright Royalty Board divides the royalties among those copyright owners who claim shares of the royalty fund. Stations that do not file claims by July 31, 2020 will not be able to collect royalties for carriage of their signals during 2019.

In order to file a cable royalty claim, a television station must have aired locally-produced programming of its own and had its signal carried outside of its local service area by at least one cable system in 2019. Television stations with locally- produced programming whose signals were delivered to subscribers located outside the station’s Designated Market Area in 2019 by a satellite provider are also eligible to file royalty claims. A station’s distant signal status should be evaluated and confirmed by communications counsel.

Beginning this year, cable and satellite claim forms can no longer be filed in paper form through mail or courier, and instead must be filed electronically via eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s online filing system. Prior to filing electronically, claimants or their authorized representatives must register for an eCRB account at  https://app.crb.gov . First-time electronic filers should register for an account as soon as possible, as there is a multiple day waiting period between initial registration and when a user may submit claims. Also, because accounts can become locked due to inactivity, filers who already have an eCRB account should confirm that their login credentials still work.
To submit claims, stations are required to supply the name and address of the filer and of the copyright owner, and must provide a general statement as to the nature of the copyrighted work (e.g., local news, sports broadcasts, specials, or other station-produced programming). Claims must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on July 31, and claimants should keep copies of all submissions and confirmations of delivery.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT WOVO 106.3 FM
Bowling Green's WOVO 106.3 FM is is preparing to celebrating Christmas in July tomorrow (Friday, July 24th). For the one day, the station will flip it's adult contemporary format to all Christmas tunes. The station also plans to share the Christmas spirit with gifts for their listeners in the form of on-air giveaways. Merry July Eve!
KBA'S DIGITAL MEMBER SERVICE FROM AFFINITY X PREPARES FOR GROUP 3 LAUNCH
Are you interested in learning more about KBA's new digital member service from Affinity X? If so, please send an email to Chris at chris@kba.org expressing your interest. Introductory videos will be circulated in coming weeks with onboarding and virtual training coming in the next couple of months.
STATION GETS CREATIVE WITH FEMA MASKS
Heritage Media of Kentucky's K105 FM in Leitchfield shows off their creativity with the FEMA masks that KBA sent to member stations.

Adding the stations logo was a joint effort by Sam Gormley (Digital Director) and Tonya Powell (Business Manager).

Modeling the branded mask is "In The Know" co-host, Misty Thomas.
KBA has a limited supply of FEMA masks on hand. Masks will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Please email Amber at amber@kba.org to request an additional shipment.
FCC PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE PROGRAM DUPLICATION FOR AM, BUT NOT FM
BY DAVID OXENFORD
A Deeper Look at the FCC's Proposal to Eliminate Program ...

FCC rules currently prohibit radio stations in the same service (AM or FM) that have over 50% overlap of their principal community contours (the 70 dBu for FM stations and the 5 mV/m contour for AM stations) from duplicating more than 25 per cent ...

Read more
www.broadcastlawblog.com
THIS ECAST SPONSORED BY PEM
DATES TO REMEMBER
JULY 22-23, 2020
"Rising Above" A Virtual Sales & Management Media Summit

AUGUST 7, 2020
Deadline for nominations for KBA's Excellence In Broadcasting Awards

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

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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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