Membership Newsletter April 11, 2019
PRIMARY ELECTION WINDOW NOW OPEN
A reminder that the 45 day window leading up to the May 31st primary, requiring you to offer the lowest unit rate to legally qualified candidates, began last Saturday, April 6th. That window will be extended to 60 days for the general election in November. If you have any questions regarding lowest unit rate, please contact KBA’s free legal hotline at 1- 202-256-9551 .
TALENT INSTITUTE DEADLINE IS 4/19/19
We are now less than 2 weeks away from the final extended deadline for interns and part-timers to apply for this summer’s KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute. The Institute, held at WKU from July 22-31, covers almost all aspects of radio from on-air to sales to production, promotions, digital, sports, news, social, engineering, etc. About 70% of the students who complete the institute start a career in radio or a related field. Please share this information with perspective interns and part-timers in your community or station.

HONOR YOUR ADMIN PROFESSIONAL
Wednesday, April 24th is Administrative Professional's Day. We know how important these wonderful individuals are to the overall success of your station and we want to help you honor them with a special ecast on Thursday, April 25th.

Simply send the name, position and photo of your Administrative Professional to kba@kba.org.
KBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The quarterly Board of Directors meeting will be held at 9:00 am EDT on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at KBA Headquarters in Frankfort.
KBA SPRING ROADSHOW : REGISTER NOW
TAKE YOUR SALES TO THE NEXT LEVEL
"Get Your Swagger On" with Derron Steenbergen

APRIL 29 - MAY 2, 2019

PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
Chris Winkle
KBA President & CEO

VOTE ON TRANSLATOR INTERFERENCE COMING IN MAY
It has been a long yet productive week for Kentucky broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Among the hot topics this year was the announcement of new ATSC 3.0 markets, advancements in digital AM, importance of content, evolving in-vehicle user experience and a forthcoming FCC vote on translator interference. 

From the stage of the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, which included the 32nd Annual NAB Radio Crystal Awards, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stated that just this week he circulated a draft order to the other Commissioners that includes new rules to address the interference issue and those rules will be voted on at the Commission’s May meeting.

I had the privilege to spend a few minutes with Chairman Pai just prior to the announcement on Tuesday. During our conversation, he complimented Kentucky’s own Ed Henson and other NAB Board members who championed an effort to resolve interference.

To help AM broadcasters, the FCC has granted AM stations 1,707 construction permits for new FM translators. That’s about 37% of all AM stations in the United States. At least 459 have already completed construction and are on the air. However, one of the downsides to all of the new FM signals has been interference with other stations down the dial. 
The draft order incorporates many of the proposals supported by NAB, according to Pai, such as streamlining interference remediation procedures, clarifying listener complaint requirements, and making it easier for translators causing interference to change channels. “I believe that it’ll make the interference resolution process less frustrating for full-service stations, translators, listeners, everyone”, said Pai.
KBA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE 4/19/19
KBA High School Senior Scholarship
This high school senior scholarship is a post-secondary partial scholarship program for children of employees of Kentucky radio and television stations. In 2019 the KBA will award fourteen (14) scholarship of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) each to qualified sons and daughters of employees of Kentucky broadcast stations.  

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, April 19, 2019.

KBA Harry Barfield Scholarship
This year, six scholarships of $2,500 each are available to students who are currently majoring in broadcasting or communications at a college or university in Kentucky. The scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process which includes academic achievement, the recommendation of a faculty member, and extracurricular activities. The scholarship awards are renewable for a second year provided recipients continue to meet specified criteria. Priority consideration will be given to students who are rising juniors.
 
The program, now in its 30th consecutive year, is named in honor of Harry Barfield, the late chairman of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and manager of WLEX-TV in Lexington.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, April 19, 2019.

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DATES TO REMEMBER
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APRIL 29 - MAY 2
KBA Sales Training Roadshow

SEPTEMBER 12-14
Small Market Television Exchange (Austin, TX)

SEPTEMBER 24-27
NAB Radio Show

OCTOBER 13
Broadcasters Cup Golf Scramble
OCTOBER 14-15
KBA's Annual Membership Conference
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
(866) 4KBAHELP
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 Monica: 513-651-6783
EAS
The next required monthly test will be Thursday, April 18 @ 12:07PM (EDT) and will originate from WHAS.
Print the 2019 KY EAS Schedule by clicking here.
eCast
Did you know you can add all team
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

Karen Mucci, Director of Member Services
Liza Livers, Executive Assistant
Lisa Gross, PEP Coordinator
pep@kba.org
Scott Cason, Director of Engineering & Technology
@engineeringKBA
Chris Winkle
KBA President/CEO
David Brinkley
KBA 2019 Chairman
Kentucky Broadcasters Association
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