KBA Early 2017 Conference Photos

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association has really enjoyed viewing all the photos our members have submitted from the conference this year via email and our social media pages.
The KBA Conference was held at the Galt House in Louisville, KY October 9-11th.  Watch this space in the coming week for professional photos and links to videos of the sessions. We will be sure to make an announcement once we have everything posted.  So, stay tuned!
In the meantime,  here are a few snapshots to enjoy!


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!
Upcoming Webinar!
Nov. 14, Noon ET
How to Out-Prospect Old Prospectors & How to Control Automatic Thoughts

Two big subjects in one dynamic webcast. With the demise of Yellow Pages and newspaper advertising, product/service categories previously unavailable to broadcasters are now wide-open. In this information-packed session, Paul Weyland shows you how to prospect new local direct business in ways you haven’t thought about before. During Q&A, be prepared to bring up product/service categories you are considering calling on and Paul will help you come up with ideas to pitch these new clients.
Then, Paul uncovers a dark and scary secret (Automatic Thoughts) that may be hampering your ability to reach your full potential, both as a sales person and as a human being.
Presented by Paul Weyland, LBS Broadcast Expert

Nominations are Open! Deadline is
Thursday, September 21, 2017!


Nominations are now open for eight (8) seats on the KBA Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2018. All district directors are elected to serve a two- year term. According to KBA bylaws, no director may serve more than two consecutive terms. KBA directors must be from the ownership or managerial level of a station(s) located in the district.  Self nominations are acceptable.  The deadline for nominations is Thursday, September 21, 2017.

2017 KBA Chairman, Derron Steenbergen, would like to emphasize how important it is for those districts with expiring directors to nominate new names to serve on the KBA Board of Directors.  As a state membership association, the KBA needs YOU to be an active and viable member of our board. Serving on the KBA board allows you to be the voice of broadcasters in your districts.
A stipend and travel expenses are offered for board members that attend in person KBA Board Meetings. Meetings are held quarterly.
Following the deadline of nominations, weighted links to ballots will be sent to management emails for stations in districts where there is a contested race.

The following districts are up for election this year. If you are unsure of your district, please click here. Four radio director members are up for election or re-election in the districts listed below, along with the positions of Lexington Market Television Director, Other Market Television Director, Public Television Director and Associate Member Director.

District One– Jim Moore, WYMC Radio, Mayfield, KY (Not eligible for re-election)

District Three– Earl Jones, iHeart Media, Louisville, KY (eligible for re-election)

District Five–  Kristin Cantrell, CapCity Radio, Frankfort, KY(Not eligible for re-election)

District Seven– Jeff Ray, Gateway Radio Works, Owingsville, KY (Not eligible for re-election)

Lexington Market Television Director– Chris Mossman, WKYT-TV, Lexington, KY (eligible for re-election)

Public Television Director – David Brinkley, Western KY University, Bowling Green, KY (Not eligible for re-election)

Associate Member Director – Nathan Butler, Orbital Media Networks, Englewood, CO (Not eligible for re-election)

Links to nomination ballots were distributed to stations via listed management emails on September 6, 2017. If your management/company has not received the link to your nomination ballots and you are a member of one of the above districts or would like to make a nomination, please contact Liza Livers at kba@kba.org or (502) 848-0426. Nominations must be received by close of business on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Districts with more than one candidate will be sent an election ballot on  September 25, 2017.  Only one vote per station is permitted.

In Memory of Daniel Kent P’Pool

Daniel Kent P’Pool (r) pictured with Keith Casebolt (l) at 2015 KBA Conference

Daniel Kent P’Pool, 55 of Pikeville KY, passed away Saturday, September 2nd surrounded by his family – his wife of 31 years, Melody May P’Pool and their children, Jessie, David and Kate. He is also survived by five brothers, Steve, Richard, Fred, Todd and his twin brother, Dave. He also leaves behind a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and dear friends in both Pikeville and Princeton.

P’Pool was the 2015 recipient of the J.T. Whitlock Lifetime Service Award presented by the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. Presented to members retiring or leaving the profession who have earned perpetual membership and recognition as a result of their contributions to Kentucky broadcasting. The award is in honor of a life of service by J.T. Whitlock, longtime KBA Executive Director / Secretary-Treasurer.

Visitation will be held at JW Call Funeral Home tomorrow, Sunday. September 3 from 1:00 till 3:00 with services at 3:00, rad Smart officiating. Services will also be held on Tuesday, September 5th at Lebanon Baptist Church with burial following. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Pikeville Helping Hands or Lebanon Baptist Church.

“Dan never met a stranger and was always helpful to everyone and loved radio. He will be sorely missed.”
Henry Lackey, KBA President and CEO

Reporter/MultiMedia Journalist

WAVE-TV the NBC affiliate in Louisville, KY is seeking a full-time Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist.  We’re looking for a journalist who wants to go beyond courts and crime – providing context and uncovering relevant, compelling stories instead. The successful candidate will be able to enterprise, shoot, write, edit, and present strong stories.   This reporter must be skilled in all phases of storytelling, and thus ready to work solo in the field when necessary.

Applicants must possess a four-year college degree and strong social media skills.  Two years’ experience is preferred. If you want to be a part of an award-winning aggressive newsroom that makes a difference in its community, then apply online


and upload your resume and references, and links to your work. Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record and pass a drug test.  No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V

Annual Conference Updates and Reminders

There is still time to register for the 2017 KBA Annual Conference. A $100 registration fee is required. Our Hotel room block has been extended until Thursday, September 14th. If you register after that date, lodging cannot be guaranteed.

Galt House, Louisville, KY – October 9-10, 2017

KBA Educational Sessions at the 2017 Conference

  • Back to Basics with Chris Lytle
  • Lobbying with Steve Newberry and Jeff Hoover
  • Dealing with Aggressive Behavior: Enhancing your Safety in the Office and Community with Ron Scheidt
  • Al’s Jaw Droppingly Cool Tools with Al Tompkins
  • FCC Updates with Dawn Sciarrino
  • How to Sell to Automobile Dealers with Adam Armbruster
  • Engineering with Greg Happel and Rick Crago
  • Separating Fact from Fake News with Al Tompkins
  • Copyright Law and Everything you Wanted to Know about GMR with Monica Dias and AJ Correale
  • The Four Essential Elements of Every Successful Show: Making the Audience Fall in Love with You So They Come Back For More- Part I of II with Steve Reynolds
  • Building Relationships Your Competitors Can’t Steal with Chris Lytle
  • Hiring Right the First Time with Kim Busse
  • Getting the VIP Meeting with Adam Armbruster
  • Content is Queen: The Three Most Strategic Kinds of Content, How to Be More Local, and Ten Secrets of Successful Shows – Part II of II with Steve Reynolds
  • Digital Media with Amy Stroud

We aren’t just all work and no play though! Monday night, you won’t want to miss this year’s Love Boat themed Cruise on the Belle of Louisville, featuring a live band, “Tony and the Tanlines”!

Dress Code: Tropical Attire (optional)