John Hingsbergen

Please see the announcement below that we issued on 11/29/2017 regarding John Hingsbergen. In a typo error, we listed John’s station as WEKY, this has now been corrected to WEKU.

Funeral Arrangements as follows:

Monday Dec. 4th
Newcomer Funeral Home
West Side Chapel
3300 Parkcrest Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Visitation: 4pm-6pm
Service: 6pm

Monday December 11th
Bluegrass United Church of Christ
500 Don Anna Drive
Lexington, KY 40511
Visitation: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Service: 6:30pm

My friends, the KBA is sad at this hour to announce the loss of one of our board members-John Hingsbergen. John was called home late last night-Tuesday. John was a non-commercial “public” radio member director to our 19 member board. John not only loved public broadcasting in which he worked previously in Ohio and West Virginia even before he arrived at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond several years ago, but he spoke up and out for both non-commercial and commercial stations. Even though John was soft spoken, there was never any doubt how much he loved all broadcasters. After years of study in Catholicism, John became a priest in the Catholic Church but later withdrew from the priesthood for personal reasons.

I truly loved talking with John about broadcasting but, moreover, his love for God, the father, the son (Jesus Christ) and the holy spirit. John would say that there is still an “enormous amount of work left to be done in God’s vineyard, for the betterment of mankind…”

Whether a fellow board member of the KBA or, more importantly, a believer in God Almighty, all of us are better children of God for our time spent with John. We have a few broadcast cuts in this report with John’s voice. Hopefully these radio recordings (click here) the past few weeks or months at WEKU will be helpful for all of us in paying respect to John for his years in the profession we all love. May our brother, John, find rest with his heavenly father, as we rejoice together the love John shared with all of us.



R.I.P. Elizabeth Ann (Betty) (McWaters) Chatellier, Paducah KY

It is with great sadness, that the KBA informs you that Betty Chatellier, former employee of Bristol Broadcasting/WKYX radio station passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center of Paducah. Betty’s incredible contribution to the broadcast field for over 23 years will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday November 29, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Paducah, Carson Chapel with Jeffery McWaters (her nephew) officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service hour.
In lieu of flowers, family request memorial contributions to Lourdes Hospice Center.
Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To leave Online condolences and view Betty’s complete obituary, please visit

All KBA Members are invited to attend a memorial tribute to Nolan Kenner

Station Manager WSFC-AM WSEK- FM 1975-80
Manager/Owner First Radio Inc. Somerset 1980-2001

What: An outdoor gathering of family, friends and all who admired Nolan’s broadcasting career.

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:00pm EST

Where: 101 First Radio Lane, Somerset, Kentucky

Following this memorial tribute join us for a “Celebration of Nolan Kenner’s life” at Mellow Mushroom, 2520 Monticello Street, Somerset, KY

Appetizers and beverages with be provided, highlighted with treasured stories and video of Nolan’s life.

Please RSVP:
Chirs Kenner, 859-322-1804
OR Jo Shelly, 606-219-8608.

P1 Sales Training is a Resounding Success

The KBA/ P 1 Training Roadshow completed its final session Friday at the KBA Headquarters in Frankfort. The Embracing Digital Sales training concluded with   over 100 folks attending sessions in Paducah, Madisonville, Elizabethtown, Somerset, Pikeville and Frankfort. Quite a road show that was completed in just four days!

On behalf of the KBA, we would like to thank all of those that attended this great event! For more information about P1 Learning go to .

This training was brought to you FREE as a member benefit of the KBA. The KBA would like to thank Speed Marriott for this great training session!

Deadline is TODAY (11/6) for Multilingual EAS Survey

By November 6th stations will need to report following to Greg Happel, KY State EAS Coordinator:

    • A description of any actions taken by the EAS Participant to make EAS alert content available in languages other than English to its non-English speaking audience(s);


    • A description of any future actions planned by the EAS Participant to provide EAS alert content in languages other than English to its non-English speaking audience(s), along with an explanation for the EAS Participant’s decision to plan or not plan such actions; and


  • Any other relevant information that the EAS Participant may wish to provide.

If there is a material change to the information disclosed by an EAS Participant, the participant must submit an amendment within 60 days to its SECC and the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.