Broadcasters: There When It Matters!


The NAB State Leadership Conference will be held in Washington, DC , February 27-28. As a result, the theme is Broadcasters There When It Matters.

In particular, the NAB is seeking photos of your great broadcasting skills from recent fires, snowstorms, floods, etc. The NAB wants tons of photos from both radio and television stations.

Please be sure the photos are, at minimum, 300 dpi, high-res JPG files as we plan to blow these up. Also please be sure to identify everybody in the photos with names, station call letters, city, state. If there is a great story to go along with the photo let us know as well. Please email those to Sue Keenom or Adam Sandler

If you have compelling video or audio clips, please send those our way as well. We are also producing a video. They need to be HD quality. (1280x h.264 files). You can send them via WeTransfer.com to mkhatcheressian@nab.org.

KBA welcomes Julie Schmidt to the Board!

Julie Schmidt is senior director, external affairs of KET, Kentucky Educational Television, the nation’s largest public television network. Schmidt joined KET in 2006 and is responsible for community and government relations. She is manager of KET’s Louisville Operations and liaison to the Friends of KET Board.

Schmidt serves on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, GLI, and Commerce Lexington policy committees. She currently serves on the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence boards and on the District 6710 Rotary Club Scholarship Committee. Schmidt formerly served on the board of directors for the Appalachian Regional Comprehensive Center, the dePaul School, Rotary Club of Louisville and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Prior to joining KET, Schmidt was the president of Leadership Kentucky and assisted in establishing the statewide leadership organization when it was founded in 1984. In addition, she led the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation and marketing and community relations divisions.
Schmidt received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and graduated from the College of William & Mary Planned Giving Institute. She is married to Ben Schmidt and resides in Prospect, Kentucky.

Kentucky High School Basketball Centennial

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association, along with the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches and the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, are celebrating 100 years of the sport near and dear to the state of Kentucky; Basketball.

The 2017-2018 basketball season marks the beginning of this “Centennial Celebration”, but planning began in 2015.

On October 17, KHSAA held a press conference to reveal the remainder of their plans for the 2017-2018 season to be “A Season to Remember”.

The Centennial celebration actually began at the 2017 Boys Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena where it tipped-off.

The logo used for the Centennial Celebration above was a contest for students to design and a Calloway County High School senior won.

For further information, visit khsbk100.com, where a full video of the press conference is available as well as 12 PSA’s promoting the Centennial of High School Basketball.