Nominations are closed for open seats on the KBA Board of Directors for new two-year terms beginning on January 1, 2018. In three districts, only one candidate filed with no opposition. READ MORE
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
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)
Due to a better than expected response, registration for the Maker’s Mark tour during this year’s Annual Conference is now closed. The event is filled to capacity. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the tour please email Karen@kba.org.
Furthermore, if you have already registered for the Maker’s Mark tour and cannot attend, it is imperative that you let the KBA know as soon as possible to allow someone on the waiting list to have your reservation. Reminder: The buses traveling from Louisville to Loretto will depart from the Galt House Hotel at 11am sharp on Monday, October 9, 2017.
Attn: Chief Operator/ Programming/ Engineering:
The Required Monthly Test (RMT) scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, 2017, did not run, due to an equipment problem at the Emergency Management EOC, Frankfort. The RMT will be originated tonight (Friday morning) August 18 at 12:07a.m. by WHAS radio, Louisville.
For any questions, comments please contact:
Greg Happel, SECC Chair
Chris Lytle will be conducting two sessions at the KBA Conference! As a KBA member, you can have full access to Instant Sales Training.
Your free subscription will expire at the end of 2017, so you are urged to take advantage NOW!
On Wednesday, August 30th members of the KBA had the distinct honor of meeting with Congressman James Comer in Madisonville, KY and then on Thursday, August 31st with Congressman Brett Guthrie in Bowling Green, KY. The sessions consisted of what can we do as broadcasters to aid our Congressmen. A special thank you to Congressman Comer and Congressman Gurthie for meeting with us.
The KBA is pleased to welcome the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) to our roster of PEP sponsors.
KCTCS is a state-level agency that comprises 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across the Commonwealth. KCTCS institutions provide education and workforce training, with a focus on occupational and technical education.
KCTCS offers certificates, diplomas and two-year associate’s degrees in 700 programs. Students may earn associate’s degrees at KCTCS colleges, then transfer to four-year Kentucky institutions. KCTCS programs are available on campuses statewide and online. Over the past few years, KCTCS has become the largest provider of postsecondary education and workforce training in Kentucky.
Learn more about KCTCS at http://www.kctcs.edu/, and join us in welcoming KCTCS to our PEP lineup!
Henry’s Travels across the state continue, most recently in the Eastern part of the state. Accompanied by District 7 KBA Radio Director, Jeff Ray, site visits discussing KBA member benefits were conducted at WLGC-FM in Ashland and WDGG-FM in Huntington, WV.
If you would like to schedule a time to discuss KBA member benefits with Henry, please contact the KBA to schedule a visit to your station.