Thirty-two delegates from across the state traveled to Washington DC, February 27 and 28 to meet with our elected senators and congressmen. On Tuesday, February 28, KBA delegates met with Rand Paul. Wednesday morning kicked off with a breakfast with our Dean of the Delegation, Hal Rogers, 5th Congressional District. Followed by meetings with Congressman Guthrie, Congressman Massie, Congressman Yarmuth, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Congressman Barr and Congressman Comer.  Issues discussed included: White Space, retransmission, repack, performance tax, and public broadcasting. On behalf of the KBA, we appreciate all our elected officials and their staff for taking time out of their busy schedules to meet with us.


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.
Click here to apply for the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Scholarship today! 

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 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 Kentucky Broadcasters Association presents...

Radio Advertising Bureau's March Management Webinar

Getting It All Done Without Losing Your Mind

One-Hour, Live SELLER Webinar

(11:00 am Eastern/10:00 am Central/9:00 am Mountain/8:00 am Pacific)
(4:00 pm Eastern/3:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Pacific)

Presented by: Brandeis C.Hall
Guests: R. Shawn McBride & Shannon Gregg
Why do some people get more out of a day than others? It's time we shatter the myths of 'time management.' You can't manage time, but you can better manage how you use your time. 

Learn to:
* Discover your real priorities
* Reduce the stress of daily firefighting
* Leverage the Golden Triangle of productivity


Join:  http://rab.adobeconnect.com/losingyourmind/ 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:  Retirement Planners, Three Sales Tips, Non-Profits!

Retirement Planners:  Ever wonder what you should know before calling on a local retirement planner? Wonder no more! In this session:

▪ What does your ideal customer look like?
▪ Is retirement planning only reserved for the wealthy?
▪ What types of traditional advertising do you do and what seems to work best for you?
▪ Ave you ever tried advertising that did not work as you had hoped? Describe that experience.
▪ Why do people say they work with you?

Three Sales Tips:   Gary Moore gives three tips on how to increase your selling skills beyond just good to great by focusing your efforts on increasing your chances of building profitable, long-term customers.


Non-Profits!:  Bob Brown, President and CEO of Opportunity Village (in Las Vegas, NV), talks about the kinds of advertising that works for them and offers some GREAT insight into how you can get in front of the decision makers in organizations like his!

  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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