Congratulations to Ralph Hacker

via Kentucky Digital Library

via Kentucky Digital Library

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association salutes Ralph Hacker, University of Kentucky Hall of Fame Class of 2017. A legendary broadcaster who spent 34 years on the UK Radio Network. Hacker served as the men’s basketball analyst for years with Cawood Ledford. After Ledford’s retirement, Hacker conducted the play-by-play duties for eight years, including UK’s 1996 and 1998 national championship seasons. He was the voice of Wildcat football for five seasons.

Hacker was president of HMH broadcasting. He hosted head coaches pre- and post-game shows and the weekly Big Blue Line call-in show. Hacker was on the radio call for three men’s basketball national championships, seven Final Fours and four football bowl games.

Hacker was chairman of the KBA in 1985.

In Memory of Charlene Stats

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association is saddened by the passing of Charlene Stats, wife of former Kentucky Bureau Chief of the Associated Press, Ed Stats.

Charlene was very active in community life as her husband Ed was in his. Our thanks to our higher power for not only allowing all of us who were AP members to know Ed but also his partner in life, Charlene who faced Alzheimer’s with great courage.

Funeral services for Charlene were held Juky 16 in Louisville.

2017 KBA Conference registration now open!

17conference2017 KBA Conference
Galt House Hotel
Louisville, KY
October 9-10, 2017

Join the Kentucky Broadcasters for the 2017 KBA Conference at the Galt House Hotel, October 9-10, 2017. We are currently accepting lodging and conference registrations for this event! You may register online or download and email to karen@kba.org.

Registration deadline is Friday, September, 1, 2017. Please note after this date a $100.00 registration fee will apply per attendee. Please register early, as we want to see YOU in Louisville.

We have a lot of great events planned including a bourbon tour, cruise on the Belle of Louisville, educational sessions covering lobbying, FCC regulations, sales, staff safety, engineering and so much more! Peruse the exhibits to learn about the latest and greatest technological advances in the broadcast industry.

Tuesday, October 10 will culminate into an evening of awards and splendor. Following the awards dinner, a KBA after party is scheduled. Remember, lodging reservations must be made through the KBA. Check back for weekly updates! Deadline is September 1, 2017!

CHECK OUT THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Assistant News Specialist

Assistant News Specialist 6-29-17 #2017-7040

WAVE 3 News, the Raycom Media NBC affiliate in Louisville, KY has an immediate opening for a part-time Assistant News Specialist focusing on the technical aspects of newscast production. The successful candidate will: operate teleprompter, studio cameras, audio, and run graphics.

Other duties will include contributing stories to WAVE3.com and our mobile apps as well as associate producing and editing video. Previous television experience preferred. The hours will vary and may include early mornings, late nights and weekends. Pre-employment drug screening required.

Please complete online application at:

https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/7040/assistant-news-specialist/job

and attach cover letter and resume. No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V

Multi-Skilled Journalist

Category:
Media – Journalism – Newspaper

Position/Title:
Multi-Skilled Journalist

Primary Industry:
Broadcasting – Radio – TV

Manage Others:
No

Details:

TEGNA Media is looking for great storytellers who will excel in this digital age of journalism. We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing.

In this role, you will:

* Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
* Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
* Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
* Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
* Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
* Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
* Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.
* Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.
* Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
* Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
* Enterprise news stories.
* Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.
* Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
* Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
* Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology.
* Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time

Date Posted:
10/7/2016

Closing Date:
8/31/2017

City:
Louisville – 40202

State:
Kentucky

URL:
http://www.whas11.com

Experience:
2 Year(s)

Requirements:

* BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
* 2-5 years of experience preferred
* Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
* Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
* Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
* A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting
* Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
* Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
* Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
* Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
* Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital and Cofactor. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Contact Company:
Louisville,KY

Contact E-Mail:
amarkenson@tegna.com

Contact Details:
Alison Markenson

Apply Online URL:
http://www.whas11.com

Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Multi-Platform Producer

Category:
Media – Journalism – Newspaper

Position/Title:
Multi-Platform Producer

Primary Industry:
Broadcasting – Radio – TV

Manage Others:
No

Details:

TEGNA Media is looking for producers who can write, create and
produce exciting and interesting newscasts and news content for
broadcast, online and social content. Producers must be able to
multi-task during the newsgathering hours, sharing content before,
during and after a newscast or digital post. The ideal candidates are
creative problem solvers with strong journalistic judgment, detail
skills and an ability to think creatively. Our Producers must be able
to skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover
and distribute content.

In this role, you will:

Create unique newscasts or segments evoking emotion.
Write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms.
Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
Deliver on-air, online news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
Research for facts and credibility.
Use consumer analytics in determining content.
Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
Enterprise news stories.
Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
Use
creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media
(viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
Lead and inspire news teams to work together for a great newscast.
Coach and inspire on-air talent to be exciting and engaging.
Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time

Date Posted:
3/6/2017

Closing Date:
8/31/2017

City:
Louisville – 40202

State:
Kentucky

URL:
http://www.whas11.com

Experience:
1 Year(s)

Requirements:
Here’s what you need:
BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
2-5 years of experience preferred
Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

About TEGNA:

TEGNA
Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a
dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content
that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million
Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when
and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media
includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station
group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching
approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA
Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for
automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital
solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital and Cofactor.
For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

TEGNA
Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO
employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all
qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national
origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual
orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability,
enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation,
veteran status or genetic information.

Contact Company:
Louisville,KY

Contact E-Mail:
amarkenson@tegna.com

Contact Details:
Alison Markenson

Apply Online URL:
http://www.whas11.com

Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

2017 KBA Awards nominations are now being accepted

The KBA is now accepting nominations for the 2017 KBA Awards to be presented during the KBA Annual Conference October 9-10 in Louisville, KY at the Galt House.

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.

Deadline for nominations is August 8, 2017.

Winners will be announced October 10th at the KBA Annual Conference in Louisville.

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.
PREVIOUS AL TEMPLE AWARD WINNERS

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.
PREVIOUS KENTUCKY MIC HALL OF FAME AWARD WINNERS

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 conventions 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.
PREVIOUS J.T. WHITLOCK LIVE SERVICE AWARD WINNERS

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.
PREVIOUS RALPH GABBARD DISTINGUISHED KENTUCKIAN AWARD WINNERS

Roadshow Wrapup

Pat Bryson from Bryson International and the KBA went on tour providing eight sales training sessions in Kentucky, the week of June 19. We had over 180 broadcasters in attendance throughout the Commonwealth.

Each session was 2 hours in length and Pat offered lots of ideas to help stations make money.

Morehead

Morehead

The first hour was spent exploring the fine art of asking sophisticated questions designed to uncover needs, goals, objections…everything our stations needed to craft on-target campaigns for their clients. We learned, “It’s not your father’s customer that needs analysis!” a true session designed for today’s crowded and complicated environment.

Pat_Bryson_Elizabethtown

Elizabethown

The second hour was spent learning a new technique to handle objections. We often hear from our stations that getting the final agreement is tough. Using the process Pat provided will hopefully make it much easier for our members.
We all had some fun and improved our sales game!

Paducah

Paducah

Remember, the KBA offers two Sales Training Roadshows each year at no cost to you or your station. Be on the lookout for our fall registration dates.

Travels with Henry

KBA Pesident/CEO Henry Lackey continues his travels to member stations. The purpose of his visits is to meet and talk with station personnel to get feedback on how we can better serve our KBA members. If you have some time in your busy schedule to meet with Henry, please contact Karen Mucci to schedule a visit.