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.

Sr. Digital Sales Specialist

Sr. Digital Sales Specialist * 6-15-17 * #2017-6997

WAVE3 is seeking a Sr. Digital Sales Specialist to join our elite sales team in Louisville, KY. The Successful candidate will be responsible for day to day sales of our digital product portfolio and will work both independently and with the Local Sales Team to help develop digital revenue while meeting with local businesses to consult with them on the best digital advertising solutions for their business. The candidate must have at least 2 years of proven Digital sales experience and be energetic, organized, and an effective communicator.

Other key expectations include:

  • Expert in cold calling, prospecting, building proposals, and customizing digital marketing solutions that generate success.
  • Outstanding customer service. Must be excellent in building relationships and following through on promises and commitments made.
  • Creative and idea driven.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, advertising, or business or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of Digital sales experience required.
  • Must have your own dependable means of transportation.
  • Experienced seller with a track record of new business development and incremental selling. Experience working with others to close and maintain business.
  • Expert knowledge of all facets of Digital advertising.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and persuasion skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Must be proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with Photoshop a plus.
  • Ability to multitask, manage multiple assignments, and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and team-oriented environment.
  • Pre-employment drug screen and clean MVR required. If qualified, please complete online application

https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/6997/senior-digital-sales-specialist/job

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

Radio Sales

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EVERY DAY IN A FAST PACED ENVIRONMENT?…ARE YOU DETAIL ORIENTED AND

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SALES MANAGER, SHAWN SERRA, TODAY AT 270-766-103-5, TO SCHEDULE A TIME TO

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Sports Director

14 WFIE-TV is looking for a Sports Director (Anchor/Reporter).

The ideal candidate must be dynamic and have a great personality. They must be organized, aggressive and have the ability to plan for big sporting event coverage. We’re looking for a candidate with the ability to effectively use social media to enhance our product and drive viewership to all three screens. The candidate should have the ability to set up stories, shoot, write, edit their own work and produce their own sportscast. Another must is the ability to tell hyper local sports stories. We aren’t looking for someone to give scores and highlights from national sports; our focus is local. The ability to report live, on location at sporting events in a compelling fashion is a must. Additionally, we’re looking for a candidate with at least a year or two of Sports Directing experience. Other duties as assigned by news management. If qualified, please apply online and attach cover letter and resume at https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=-12798-Evansville.

No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V

Part-time AM Traffic Reporter

Position: Part-time AM Traffic Reporter
June 1, 2017

Department: ProgrammingStations: WVEZ-FM,
WQNU-FM, WSFR-FM, and WRKA-FM

SummitMedia Louisville is adding to our programming staff and seeking a reliable part-time morning traffic reporter. Fun, energetic, “always-on-time” personality a must! Candidate must have broadcast experience or degree in broadcasting. Candidates should be knowledgeable of Louisville Metro and surrounding roadways. Other duties include light production, board operations, and setting up a daily syndication show. This position will be approximately 22 hours per week. The ideal candidate for this is a good communicator, versatile employee, and both a punctual and reliable person. Expect a fast-paced, challenging, and friendly environment. Please submit a résumé and air-check to:

SummitMedia, LLC Louisville
612 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Attention: Jordan Forst
Email: Jordan.Forst@summitmediacorp.com

It is the policy of SummitMedia LLC to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex in al personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex is prohibited. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you may notify the Federal Communications Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other appropriate agency.