Tuesday, August 28, 2018- Frankfort, KY, 9:00AM (EST)
Thursday, August 30, 2018- Owensboro, KY, 9:00AM (CST)

Deadline is August 20, 2018!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), fatal work injuries involving violence and other injuries increased by 163 cases to 866 in 2016. Workplace homicides increased by 83 cases to 500 in 2016, and workplace suicides increased by 62 to 291—the highest homicide figure since 2010.
The KBA knows and understands the risks you face every day in the broadcast industry. Whether, you are a rural broadcaster or located in a metropolitan area, this training is for YOU. The KBA has partnered with the Community Corrections Institute, LLC in Washington state to bring this training to Kentucky.
Topics Covered Include:
·         Active Shooters- Scope of Threat
·         Motivations of the Active Shooter
·         The Time Element Active Shooter Characteristics
·         What to Expect and How to Respond
·         When Officers Arrive-What to Do & What Not to Do
·         Lessons Learned
·         The Seven Elements to Successful Countermeasures.

Advanced registration is required. To register, please email Karen Mucci at karen@kba.org or call (502)848-0426.
Chad Lampe, Public Radio Director from Murray State University, has been appointed as Chairman of KBA’s Education Committee.

Chris Mossman from WKYT-TV in Lexington has resigned his position as Television Director on KBA’s Board of Directors. The announcement comes on the heels of a corporate promotion for Mossman. He will be relocating to the Tampa, FL area. We wish our best to Chris in his new role with Gray Television.

The KBA welcomes our newest Associate member, Kentucky Today. You will have an opportunity to learn more about Kentucky Today at the fall conference in Bowling Green. Check them out at kentuckytoday.com

KBA’s President & CEO, Chris Winkle, has been nominated to join the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Society of Association Executives.

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 2017. 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, 2018
Chris Winkle
KBA President/CEO
I had the honor this week, along with several KBA members, to attend the 9th Annual Swings For Soldiers Classic. The event, hosted by former UK and NFL football player Jacob Tamme, was held at the University Club in Lexington. Each year, Jacob and his family are joined by friends, family and many volunteers to help produce an amazing event that benefits a great organization – Homes For Our Troops. In the 8 previous years combined, the event had raised over $750,000 and early estimates for 2018 indicated that total eclipsing 1-million dollars. This year's honoree was Marine Lance Corporal John Curtin (pictured in the slide show below).  Click here to read more about John’s incredible story of determination and courage.  

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association has been a sponsor of the event since its inception and proudly supports Swings For Soldiers and the effort to assist our wounded veterans who selflessly gave a part of themselves fighting for our freedom.
David Brinkley, KBA’s Chairman-Elect, cordially invites you to Bowling Green for the KBA Annual Conference, October 8-9, 2018. New this year and kicking off the 2018 event, please come a day early on October 7th for our Inaugural Broadcasters Cup Golf Scramble.

In years past, the Annual Conference has served as our once a year “broadcasters family reunion”. Whether we all get along competitively or not, we remain brothers and sisters in the same broadcasting family. We are hopeful that you will take this opportunity to carve a couple of days out of your schedule to network, share ideas, make new friends and invest in your own personal development

Along with new additions this year, like the Broadcasters Cup golf scramble, we have planned a fun conference jam packed with including intensive training sessions for MANAGERS, MARKETING REPS, ENGINEERS and PROGRAMMERS, lots of great food, live entertainment, honored awards and numerous special guests.

Come for the reunion, stay for the training, you don't want to miss 2018!

Registration is now open,  click here to register today!

( Lodging is complimentary October 7-9; reservations must be made through the KBA .)

Check back for weekly updates! Deadline to register is Friday, September 7, 2018.
The KBA is now accepting nominations for the 2018 KBA Awards to be presented during the KBA Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 9, Holiday Inn University Plaza, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 10, 2018.

To submit a nominee; state the award that you are nominating the person(s) for and give a brief overview of the accomplishments of the individual(s). Your contact information must be included. Nominations can be emailed to Karen@KBA.org , faxed to (502) 848-5710, or mailed to 101 Enterprise Drive, Frankfort KY 40601. 
Winners will be announced October 9th at the KBA Annual Conference in Bowling Green .
The Kentucky Broadcasters Association award winners are selected by a committee appointed by the organization's Chairman and shall be comprised of three representatives of member stations and the sitting executive committee. Nominations for awards may be made by employees of any member station or by members of the awards committee.
Al Temple Award Presented to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Kentucky Broadcasters Association over an extended period of time. Their volunteer service is an invaluable part of this organizations success and ability to serve its members. The award is named in honor of the extraordinary service of Al Temple a pioneer secretary-treasurer of the KBA.
Kentucky MIC Hall of Fame Award Presented to those individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to the broadcasting profession in Kentucky. Since this award is considered to be the highest award given by the KBA to recognize accomplishments in Kentucky broadcasting, recipients are hereby inducted into the KBA Hall of Fame.
J.T. Whitlock Life Service Award Presented to members retiring or leaving the profession who have earned perpetual membership and recognition as a result of their contributions to Kentucky broadcasting. Participation in conferences shall be at no cost to recipients of the Life Service Award and their spouse. The award is in honor of a life of service by J.T. Whitlock, longtime KBA Executive Director / Secretary-Treasurer.
Ralph Gabbard Distinguished Kentuckian Award Given to present or former Kentuckians who have earned fame or acclaim in their field of endeavor and presented in recognition of the value of those achievements and accomplishments to the state and nation. This award is in honor of distinguished television broadcaster and former Kentucky Broadcasters Association Chairman Ralph Gabbard. 
To review past award recipients,  click here.  
  • July 19, 2018 @9:30 am ET, KBA Headquarters
  • October 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am CT, KBA Annual Conference, Bowling Green
Broadcasters Cup Scramble
October 7, 2018

KBA Annual Conference
October 8- 9, 2018
Bowling Green
To close sales, many reps will resort to tactics based on cutting rate or getting a deal and we all know what that does to our bottom line. The skills discussed in this session will help your closing strategies to go far beyond price and instead focus on value. In addition, you will have a customized approach for success with each of your customers before you even get to the close! You’ll come away with practical methods to make a significant difference in closing immediate and long term sales.
Gary Moore discusses the latest data from NADA. In this session, he focuses on local new and used import dealers !
Sasha Hostetter and Connie Odekirk, owners of Restyled, a boutique furniture store in central Indiana, discuss who their ideal customer is, what kinds of traditional advertising they have tried, and how they currently use online advertising.
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