March 1st Online Public File Conversion Deadline
The March 1st mandatory public file conversion date for all full-power stations, both commercial and noncommercial, is less than a week away.  If you are just hearing about the conversion deadline and/or have questions about the process, documentation, retention or otherwise, you are strongly encouraged to contact Dawn Sciarrino at (202) 256-9551 immediately. 

The North Carolina State Broadcasters Association shared with us a bullet point checklist created by attorneys in their state. We have linked to it below in hopes that it may help assist you in the conversion.  
To view this checklist, please click here

Scholarship applications will be on our webpage, www.kba.org,  beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018. The Deadline to apply will be Sunday, April 15th. 
The Kentucky Broadcasters' Association (KBA) Scholarship Fund

This high school senior scholarship  is a post-secondary partial scholarship grant program for children of employees of Kentucky radio and television stations. In 2018 the KBA will award fourteen (14) scholarship grants of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) each to qualified sons and daughters of employees of Kentucky broadcast stations.   

The grants will be used to assist the student in the payment of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. A scholarship committee will review each application and will award the scholarship grants based on the following criteria:
  • One of the student's parents must be either: (a) a full time employee of a station on the date of the application deadline, or; (b) a part-time employee of a station on the date of the application deadline and has been employed as a part-time employee at the Kentucky station for a period of one year prior to the application deadline.
  • The student must attend full-time a college, university, vocational school, institute of technology, or academy that awards academic degrees or professional certifications.
  • There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply. However, preference will be shown to students who demonstrate good scholastic ability.
  • Extracurricular activities (clubs, athletics, church, community service, part-time employment, etc.) will be considered in evaluating each applicant.
  • Preference will be given to students with financial need.
  • Grants may be awarded for undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate programs.
  • Grants are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable.

KBA Harry Barfield Scholarship
Four scholarships of $2,500 apiece 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. Since 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 27th consecutive year, is named in honor of Harry Barfield, the late chairman of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and manager of WLEX-TV in Lexington.

To all RADIO INTERNS in the State of Kentucky 
Open to interns, students, recent graduates,  and any part timers that have yet to get a full-time position in radio. Get your application today.

Deadline: Friday March 9, 2018 
The KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute is a talent incubator at Western Kentucky University and is one of the inaugural institute members of the National Radio Talent System.

The Institute brings in broadcast professionals from around the state and country to be the Guest Professional Faculty and to teach all the sessions during this intensive 10-day summer program.

Participating professionals praise the KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute and embrace the Institute as a "go to" place to find bright, talented young broadcasters entering the industry.

The National Radio Talent System and the Radio Talent Institute is the campus-to-career connection most students need to begin their broadcast career, and the connection for broadcasters to discover and hire entry level talent today that can be the leaders in the broadcast industry tomorrow.

College students from universities throughout the state and region apply to be accepted into the KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute. Once they complete the Institute they become part of, and are highlighted to the industry in the Radio Talent Farm System. 
This is your opportunity to participate in this wonderful program and network with leaders in the broadcasting industry. Apply to take part in an amazing and exciting opportunity to learn from over 30 Broadcasting Professionals during the 10-day intensive Kentucky Broadcasters Association at
Western Kentucky University Radio Talent Institute July 23- August 1, 2018.

To apply  click here or contact Jennifer Grimes, Talent Liaison  at
jennifergrimes@nationalradiotalentsystem.com or Cierra Jade, Director of Operations at  ciarajade@nationalradiotalentsystem.com .  
Annual Conference 2017 Photos and Recorded Sessions 

Please click here  or visit our webpage to view photos, videos of the educational sessions and a taped recording of the awards banquet from the 2017 Annual Conference held last October.  

Your password to view the taped sessions is "kba2017".  
KBA Offers Reimbursement as a Member Benefit

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association will reimburse broadcast stations licensed to a community in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and KBA members for NAB Show, Small Market Television Exchange, Country Radio Seminar and NAB/RAB Radio Show up to the annually approved amounts. Reimbursement amounts are approved by the Board of Directors at the Fall Board Meeting for the following year.

Approved Reimbursements for 2018:
* Country Radio Seminar - Registration Fee Only-$499
* NAB Show, Las Vegas - Up to $1,000 per attendee
* RAB/NAB Radio Show,  Up to $1000 per attendee
* Small Market Television Exchange - Up to $1,000 per attendee

Reimbursement Requirements:
1. Reimbursement is to be submitted after the conference.
2. All reimbursements must be received within 60 days of the last day of the conference.
3. Each reimbursement must include the reimbursement form and applicable receipts (up to the approved amount.)
Reimbursable expenses include:
  • Registration Fees
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meals
4.  Each reimbursement must include a copy of the attendee's name badge from the conference.

To complete your online reimbursement form, Click here.     

The KBA has produced a 2017 membership directory.  Directories are available online and a hard copy will be available soon. To access the online directory, visit www.kba.org and click on the Member Directory tab. The password is kba@directory17. If you do not see yourself or your company, listed please contact Liza by emailing kba@kba.org

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association presents...
Radio Advertising Bureau's Seller Webinar

What Keeps Car Dealers Awake At Night?

Presenter:  Jeff Schmidt, RAB's SVP of Professional Development

Wouldn't it be great to know what your local car dealer is really thinking? What keeps them up at night, what they are hoping to accomplish and what's stopping them?  We found a dealer willing to spill it all on the condition of anonymity.

* What it really takes to run a dealership
* How you can partner with a purpose
* Why advertising reps usually get ignored
* How not to be ignored 

Did you miss February's seller webinar? No worries...Click here to view a survey, PDF of the slides, the on demand webinar, etc.

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association presents...

Radio Advertising Bureau's March Management Webinar

Managing Change Like a Champion     
One-Hour, Live MANAGEMENT Webinar

(1:00 pm Eastern/12:00 pm Central/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific)
RAB's Brandeis C. Hall with Guest Mike Hulvey, Neuhoff Media
A change champion can make a key impact on the outcomes of an organizational change, whether the change be new technologies, a change of focus, new management, or a change of culture due to an acquisition.  Some find change overwhelming while others embrace and are excited by it.  Both play an impactful role in your success.

Learn to:
* Build coalitions and establish allies to ease the transition
* Help those who struggle with new challenges both in skillsets and in attitude
* Translate the change results into positives for individuals and teams


Join: http://rab.adobeconnect.com/champion/ and Enter as a GUEST using your FIRST AND LAST NAME.

Audio:  over computer or 800-244-2500, PIN 550122#
NOTE:  AdobeConnect recommends using Internet Explorer.  If you do not have Internet Explorer, Safari is the next best.

SUPPORT                                                                                                          Contact Adobe Support at: 800-422-3623. International support numbers are available at 
http://www.adobe.com/support/connect/connecthostedsupport.html.  To contact RAB, call 800-232-3131 or email member_response@rab.com.

The KBA likes to be in the know! If you have a kudos, a community service project that your station or community is involved in, please email Karen Mucci at karen@kba.org. We would like to hear from you!

FREE LBS Training!  

Are you using this FREE member benefit? KBA offers access to the LBS Weekly Sales Videos free to all members! Your station's whole sales team can have their own personal LBS accounts at no additional cost! If you need login information, simply contact the KBA and we will be glad to help you get started. Don't miss out on these wonderful trainings!

This week's 3 videos are:  Branding, Listening, and Healthcare Promo

Branding:  Mark Levy continues discussing the importance of reminding your customers about the expertise that you offer them and branding yourself as the go-to media guru in your market!

Listening:  Eric Moore discusses the most underdeveloped and under used sales skill in the world! In this segment, he lists three key things you can do to strengthen your abilities in this area and also offers some simple ideas on how you can put them into practice.


Healthcare Promo:  Sally Kohn brings us a great idea for an ongoing annual promotion for healthcare-related businesses in your market. Small insurance agents and local health care clinics will love this!

  Happy Selling!
Has your station scheduled an ABIP Inspection this year?
This is now a FREE Member Benefit.
Call the KBA office (888) 843-5221 or click here for details.
This service could save you thousands of dollars in FCC fines

Marti Hazel
2018 KBA Chairperson
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Mark Your Calendar for These 2018 Events!


Next KBA Board Meeting 
April 19, 2018 @ 9:30am, KBA Headquarters

July 19, 2018 @ 9:30am, KBA Headquarters

October 8, 2018 @9:30am, KBA Conference, Bowling Green, KY

Deadline for Online Public Files
March 1

State Leadership Conference
February 27-28, 2018

NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV
April 7-12, 2018

KBA Conference
October 8-9, 2018
Bowling Green, KY

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