About Us

 

The Arizona Broadcasters Association is a 501-c(6) non-profit corporation that acts as the official trade association for Arizona’s over-the-air radio and TV stations.

ABA membership includes more than 200 radio stations, television stations and associate members, and is led by a President/CEO and governed by a board of directors. Read our board minutes and see our bylaws/codes of conduct here.

As priority #1, we promote and protect the unique service that comes from Arizona’s free, over-the-air broadcasting industry, with a focus in three areas:

ABA Office:
555 N Central Avenue Suite 302
Phoenix AZ 85004

PROTECTING BUSINESS

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 Capitol Hill in Washington to better influence fair regulation. The ABA also financially supports the defense of independent journalism with financial support of Arizona legal fights.

FUTUREPROOFING OUR INDUSTRY

The ABA invests heavily in the next generation of Arizona broadcasters, funding paid internships for member stations across Arizona and partnering with universities and trade schools to award scholarships and help build more effective recruiting programs. The ABA also prioritizes product education around evolutions like next gen TV and smart speaker use, ensuring member stations feel armed with the training necessary to drive business forward.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

The ABA connects broadcasters with the key leaders across Arizona who can help them grow their stations, providing ad agency advocacy, broadcast legal support, and vendor introductions. The ABA also invests in building relationships with government agencies and nonprofit organizations on behalf of Arizona broadcasters, offering these organizations deeply discounted ways to share their messages in the public interest.

The ABA is a member of the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations and supports the programs of the National Association of Broadcasters.

We rely on the support of the Arizona community to help ensure broadcasting remains alive and thriving in our state.

You can support the Arizona Broadcasters Association in multiple ways:

Join the ABA as a station or associate member
Participate in our PEP program
Attend ABA fundraisers and events
Sign up for our twice monthly emails
Make a one-time or recurring donation
– Act as an active consumer of local radio and TV!

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ABA Team

Chris Kline
Chris Kline
President and CEO

 

Tom Chauncey, ABA General Counsel

Katey McGuckin-Woolam, ABA P1 Digital Trainings

Mary Kate Lau, ABA PEP Reporting

John Moody, ABA Arizona Legislative Lobbyist

Dawn Sciarrino, ABA FCC Lawyer

Ed Sutton, ABA Station Compliance Inspector

 

ABA Board of Directors

Trip Reeb, Hubbard Radio
Trip Reeb, Hubbard Radio
Board Chairman
Bill Shaw, Quincy Media
Bill Shaw, Quincy Media
Vice Chairman
Rich Howe, Londen Media
Rich Howe, Londen Media
Secretary/Treasurer
Anita Helt, E.W. Scripps Company
Anita Helt, E.W. Scripps Company
Imm. Past Chair
Mike Barna, Barna Broadcasting
Mike Barna, Barna Broadcasting
Board Director
Lec Coble, Tegna Tucson
Lec Coble, Tegna Tucson
Board Director
Andrew Deschapelles, Telemundo
Andrew Deschapelles, Telemundo
Board Director
Dean Ditmer, Tegna Phoenix
Dean Ditmer, Tegna Phoenix
Board Director
Kevin James, Meredith Corp.
Kevin James, Meredith Corp.
Board Director
Ken Kwilosz, Arizona Lotus Corp.
Ken Kwilosz, Arizona Lotus Corp.
Board Director
Troy Little, Native Broadcast
Troy Little, Native Broadcast
Board Director
Cathy Rivers, Fndtn. for Creative Broadcasting
Cathy Rivers, Fndtn. for Creative Broadcasting
Board Director
Scott Sutherland, Bonneville
Scott Sutherland, Bonneville
Board Director