Membership Newsletter
August 6, 2020
POLITICAL ADVERTISING WEBINAR WITH MARK LEVY IS TODAY @ 12:10PM EASTERN
From Influence to Impact:
Putting More Political Ad Dollars on Your Books

With this being an election year, everyone is looking for the "Silver Bullets" to help them write more political ad dollars, so please join the KBA and Mark Levy for "From Influence to Impact: Putting More Political Ad Dollars on Your Books” today at 12:10 PM Eastern, 11:10 AM Central
Seating is limited so please register this morning for this webinar being provided as a member service of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association.
EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING AWARDS ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 14, 2020
EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING AWARDS
VIRTUAL BROADCAST EVENT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EASTERN
KBA's Excellence in Broadcasting Awards honor the hard work, accomplishments, careers and personal contributions of Kentucky's broadcasters and broadcast partners. This years event will be held virtually on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern. We encourage you to mark your calendar and plan to gather your staff for the live broadcast.
LEGACY DIVISION
Kentucky Mic Hall of Fame
Al Temple Award
J.T. Whitlock Life Service Award
Ralph Gabbard Distinguished Kentuckian
TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
Engineer of the Year
RADIO DIVISION
Station of the Year
Best Morning Show
Best Talk Show
Best News Coverage
Best Sports Play-By-Play
Best Locally Produced Commercial
Best Digital Product
Rookie of the Year
TELEVISION DIVISION
Station of the Year
Best Morning Newscast
Best Evening Newscast
Best Sportscast
Best Weathercast
Best Locally Produced Commercial
Best Digital Product
Rookie of the Year
KBA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
Chad Lampe, Chairman of KBA's Education Committee, has announced the following scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 school year.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Nolia Williams - Owensboro
Bowen Haney - Glasgow
Melodie McMurtry - Bowling Green
Tyler Truitt - Paducah
Noah Booth - Cadiz
Kelsey Martin - Hazard
Erin Nerland - Bowling Green
Alexandra Haygood - Louisville

BARFIELD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Hannah Crisp - WKU
Trace Williams - UK
Christian Gayheart - EKU
Wendy Barnet - EKU
Tyler Eaton - WKU
Tessa Howard - UK
Casey Warner - WKU
Jade Grisham - UK
Olivia Eiler - WKU

*Students shown in RED are scholarship renewals*
WHAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN IS THIS WEEK
The 67th WHAS Crusade for Children is this weekend August 8-9, 2020. The WHAS Crusade for Children telethon faces unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. It will not be a typical Crusade weekend. Restrictions and changes will be in place. The annual variety show at the Kentucky Center for the Arts has been cancelled. A Crusade special featuring past performances will air in its place. The grand total for this year’s telethon will be announced just before 8PM ET on Sunday, August 9.
NAB INTRODUCES 2020 ELECTION TOOLKIT
America is facing a critical presidential election this fall, and yet the COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on voter registration. As broadcasters, your member stations serve an indispensable role in educating voters and driving civic participation, helping our communities understand the importance of exercising their right to vote.
 
To that end, NAB is launching public service announcements that encourage people to register to vote and make their voice heard. These non-partisan spots have been produced in partnership with the League of Women Voters. Your member stations will receive the following email today announcing this joint effort, but we hope you will help us to spread the word as well.
 
We urge your stations to air these PSAs as much as possible through Election Day on November 3.
LBS WEBINAR: TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 @ 12PM
RE-OPENING AND DANCING AROUND COVID: TAKING YOUR CREATIVE TO NEW HEIGHTS

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Blaine and Honey Parker
LBS Branding Experts
The message matters--whether you're talking to the advertiser or the advertiser's customer. Blaine and Honey Parker are up next on our webinar series focused on re-opening your business community. The Parkers will be addressing two key themes in this powerful webinar message.

Theme 1: What can you say to your clients or your prospective clients? (Fortunes are being- made when others are scared to advertise, including the three rules of prospecting for you.)

Theme 2: What should your client's advertising say to their customer? (Hear the five different ways to get the listener/viewer/reader past COVID.)
You will want to attend this practical session that will assist your creative efforts on behalf of your advertisers and station.
KENTUCKY ENGINEERS: SAVE THE DATES
Best Practices for Remote Broadcast Operations
Presented by
Indiana Broadcasters Association
Kentucky Broadcasters Association
Ohio Association of Broadcasters
 
Radio Session – Wed. Aug. 19 @ 1PM EASTERN
TV Session – Wed. Aug. 26 @ 1PM EASTERN

Mark your calendar to join the IBA, KBA and OAB for two sessions just for engineers at our member stations!

As you know, the 2020 Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference (MBMTC) conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  The annual conference, which is a joint effort of the Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio state broadcasters’ associations, brings together broadcast engineers, multimedia professionals and vendors for a full day of educational sessions and an extensive Exhibitors’ Showcase.

While we can’t have everyone together in-person this year, we do want to support engineering and multimedia professionals at our member stations during these challenging times.  At the suggestion of our conference planning committee, we are organizing virtual sessions to allow sharing of best practices among engineers in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Our first sessions will focus on best practices in adapting to on-air talent and production working remotely during the stay-at-home order.  We’re planning two sharing sessions – one for radio ideas and one for TV ideas:
THIS ECAST SPONSORED BY PEM
DATES TO REMEMBER
AUGUST 14, 2020
Deadline for nominations for KBA's Excellence In Broadcasting Awards

AUGUST 19, 2020 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Radio Engineers Best Practices Sharing Session

AUGUST 26, 2020 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Television Engineers Best Practices Sharing Session

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

Click HERE for information regarding Kentucky's Emergency Alert System
CURRENT KBA PEP SPONSORS
Gear Up Kentucky
Kentucky 811
Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund
Kentucky Counsel on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky Department of Aging & Independent Living
Kentucky Department of Justice & Public Safety
Kentucky Department of Transportation
Kentucky Public Service Commission

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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