FREE Virtual Sales and Management

Media Summit

We’d like to formally invite you to attend Rising Above: A Virtual Sales & Management Media Summit on January 25th and 26th.

Featuring lessons from the best trainers in the business Rising Above will be a day and a half live virtual training summit that will teach, coach, inspire and motivate your members to rise above the challenges of today’s sales environment.

During this multi-day summit, we’ll combine our talents and host a virtual mini concert and Q&A session with live entertainment from BMI.

Registration for this summit is FREE, to all GAB members. To register yourself, please click the link below.

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GABBY Entries Are Now Open!

The Georgia Association of Broadcasters is now accepting entries for the 2023 GABBY Awards! From now until Monday, March 31st at 11:59 PM, submit your very best work to be recognized by the GAB.

Each station must be an active GAB member in good standing. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. Contact the GAB office at 770-395-7200 with any questions regarding membership status.

The 2023 GABBY Awards will take place on Saturday, September 16 in Jekyll Island as part of the GAB’s annual convention, GABCON. Details of the entire weekend along with ticket opportunities coming soon!

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Register For The GAB Hall of Fame Banquet

The 2023 Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame banquet will be held on March 15, 2023 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Join us as we celebrate the careers of Scott Salde, Al Ciraldo, Tina Tyus Shaw, Rick Caffey, and Tom Barkley.

Registration closes on March 8th.

Register for the GAB Banquet

Register for the DGK Banquet

The GAB is once again partnering with the official broadcast society at the University of Georgia, DiGamma Kappa (DGK.) Join us for the 2023 DGK Winter Banquet featuring Loran Smith and Curtis LeGeyt.

Loran Smith is this year's DGK Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. Curtis LeGeyt is the current President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters.

The registration deadline is February 8th.

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Register for the 2023 Grady Career Day

The 2023 UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day will be held on February 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for broadcasters to meet the next generation of journalists as well as earn EEO credit for your station. Click the link below to register!

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January Online Public File Deadlines Extended

The FCC has announced that all items required to be placed in the Online Public Inspection File ("OPIF") between January 1 and January 31, 2023, may now be uploaded to the OPIF by January 31, 2023, and be considered timely. The FCC released a Public Notice today announcing that the OPIF filing system has been experiencing technical difficulties since at least January 1, 2023, necessitating the extension.

This extension impacts, among other things, broadcasters' Quarterly Issues-Programs Lists, normally due on January 10, 2023, and television stations' 2022 annual certification of compliance with the commercial limits in children's programming, which would normally be due on January 30, 2023. Note that the extension does not affect the filing deadline for television stations' 2022 Annual Children's Television Programming Report due on January 30, 2023, because that filing is submitted via the FCC's Licensing and Management System and then is automatically transferred into the OPIF. Accordingly, television stations should be sure to file that report by the normal January 30th deadline.

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Third Thursday Webinars Are Back!

The GAB is once again partnering with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters to offer FREE development webinars to Georgia Broadcasters. To register for one of the sessions above, please click the link below. Under the "registration option" enter the promo code, "NASBA2023."

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EAS ETRS Form One Due Feb 28th

The FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has announced the filling date for the ETRS Form One is due by February 28th, 2023. This is required to be filed annually but due to delays in testing the National EAS System via a National Periodic Test (NPR) in 2022, the Commission moved the 2022 filing to the new date. The delay was due to continuing Covid-19 issues.


The Commission’s rules requires EAS Participants to renew their identifying information “on a yearly basis” by filing an updated Form One in ETRS.

To the extent that this requirement necessitates filing of Form One within calendar year 2022, the Bureau finds good cause to waive the rule on its own motion and extend the filing deadline to February 28, 2023.


It is important that EAS Participants confirm that the information they enter is accurate and that they correct any past filing errors. Extending the filing deadline for a brief period will afford EAS Participants additional time to gather the necessary information and will avoid a rush to file before -- or a burden to file during -- the winter holidays. Second, The Bureau is aware that FEMA does not plan to conduct a nationwide EAS test in the remainder of 2022, nor has FEMA announced a test date for 2023. Thus, extending the Form One deadline provides time for EAS Participants to collect accurate identifying information before the announcement or conduct of the next nationwide EAS test.  Finally, the extension will enable the Bureau to implement certain technical improvements to ETRS before opening it for filing. The extension will also enable the Bureau to implement certain technical improvements to ETRS before opening it for filing. The Bureau plans to open ETRS for Form One filings on January 3, 2023 and will provide details by future Public Notice.


As a reminder, the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) is an online filing system by which EAS Participants submit information regarding their performance on nationwide tests of the EAS that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commission conduct regularly to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure

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Apply for the Digital Natives Program

Apply for your station to be a part of the Digital Natives Program! 

The Georgia Press Education Foundation has joined forces with the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, thanks to a generous gift from Richard T. and Deborah H. Griffiths, for a new and innovative program that connects college students and Georgia news organizations. Grady Digital Natives brings UGA journalism students with digital news expertise into Georgia newsrooms for one week to help local journalists accomplish specific digital goals.

Apply Here

Georgia Economic Outlook Series

Athens – February 1, 2023 (Classic Center) 


Jekyll – February 8, 2023 (Jekyll Island Convention Center) 


Register Here!
Sign Up For a FREE ABIP Inspection
Did you know, that as a member of the GAB you are able to get a FREE Alternative Broadcast Inspection?

ABIP allows a three-year immunity from a walk-in FCC inspection. Once compliance is achieved and a certificate has been issued, the FCC will not perform a random walk-in inspection of the station for three years from the date of certification. Click the link below now to schedule yours today!
ABIP Information

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Contact Robin Szabo at Szabo Media Collection Professionals at 404.266.2464.


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