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
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.
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.
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!
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.