The ABA funds Arizona’s only broadcast lobbyist at the state legislature, offers station protection programs to prevent routine FCC inspections and fines, provides free personalized and on-demand training, and promotes the voice of Arizona broadcasters on the national stage to better influence fair regulation. The ABA also financially supports the defense of independent journalism as a majority donor to Arizona’s First Amendment Coalition.
The ABA invests heavily in the next generation of Arizona broadcasters, partnering with universities and trade schools to build staff pipelines and more effective recruiting programs, alongside the awarding of scholarships. The ABA also prioritizes product education around evolutions like next gen TV and smart speaker use, ensuring member stations know what’s coming next and feel armed with the training necessary to drive business forward.
The ABA connects broadcasters with the key leaders across Arizona who can help them grow their stations, providing ad agency networking and advocacy, connection to politicians and decision makers, broadcast legal support, and vendor introductions. The ABA also invests in building community relationships with government agencies and non profit organizations, offering these organizations deeply discounted access to TV and radio advertising.