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 supports the defense of independent journalism with financial support of major Arizona legal fights.
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 funds research and education around evolutions like next gen TV and smart speaker use, ensuring member stations 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 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.