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Supporting Arizona broadcasters in 2022: ABA prepares record-setting commitment

The ABA’s focus in 2022 will levy all of our resources into 6 key areas of focus.

Archived Live Event: Preparing Arizona broadcasters for 2022 politics

Are you up to date on all the FCC rules that govern your sale of political ads?

What will it mean for you? Big broadcast efforts afoot in DC right now

It’s shaping up to be a busy season that could affect Arizona broadcasters.

Have a new AE? ABA opens up 1-ON-1 training to start in January

As we get ready for a new year, the ABA can give your newest sellers the training they need for success.

New ABA effort coming in 2022: TV and radio political debate partnership

We want to give you early notice on a new ABA effort that we hope to make available in 2022.

ABA to expand marketing campaign investment for stations, grow investment level to $200,000

In January, the ABA will begin investing in a paid media campaign to target cord cutters and digital audiences.

How and when will we really use next-gen TV (ATSC 3.0)?

Earlier this month, we hosted a digital webinar with two TV leaders trying to help pioneer this space. 

FCC sets Dec 1 deadline for critical TV and radio filing

In the notice, the FCC says it intends to take enforcement actions against stations that fail to file timely, complete reports.

Sign up today! Applications open for 2022 ABA inspection program

The program is part of a unique partnership with the FCC that allows us to train stations on all FCC rules

Proofing 2021: Where the ABA has invested and what comes next!

The ABA exists to SUPPORT you. That means using dollars strategically and continually reinventing ourselves.

Need to determine advertiser credit worthiness? Credit group recruits more partners in Arizona

Determining the credit worthiness of advertisers and agencies is always a difficult gamble for TV and radio stations.  

UA Journalism School to build broadcast/podcast studio in Tucson

The space is the result of years of planning and a generous grant from Adelaida and Barry Severson.

FCC fines in Fall 2021: What to avoid and how to prevent them!

Each month, the ABA asks our Washington-based law firm partner to flag us on any FCC violations for broadcasters so they know what type of issues can create a problem.

Finding more sellers for Arizona TV and radio: UA effort + New ideas?

ne of the ABA focus areas in the months ahead is to help Arizona radio and TV stations identify more AEs.

Vote NOW: ABA proposes 2022 executive committee of board

We’re opening up voting to approve the 2022 executive committee of the ABA board.

ABA finds success in 2021 fight to lower FCC rates, wages new battle over EEO data

Arizona broadcasters are benefiting from a notable win with the FCC this month at the same time we are starting a new battle over EEO rules.

What does the 2022 election spending cycle look like in Arizona?

Our state is forecast to be one of the top 5 in total political ad expenditures.

ABA announces 3 inductees into 2021 Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame Award is arguably the highest award an Arizona broadcaster can receive.

Apply now! ABA to dedicate $90,000 to funding station paid internships

Every member station in Arizona is eligible to receive ABA intern funding.

Have a new AE? ABA opens up fall 2021 one-on-one training

Once each quarter, we offer a FREE 7-week onboarding program for new AEs with our partner P1 Learning.

ABA Update: When can you start taking sports betting ads?

Many of you have already been able to start taking advertising dollars in promotion of this pending launch.

Sign up today! We’re adding 5 digital live events for Arizona newsrooms

The ABA prioritizes education about our fast-changing media world.

Get ready! ABA set to fund more paid internships at member stations

Would you like the ABA to reimburse your station for a paid intern at your operation in 2022?

ABA effort to bring marijuana ad clarity leads to official DC coalition

Out of our plans has come a “Safe Advertising Coalition” focused entirely on clarity to the conflicting marijuana rules.

FCC fines in 2021: What to avoid and how to prevent them

Each month, the ABA asks our Washington-based law firm partner to flag us on any FCC violations.

New EAS handbook released by FCC, national EAS test set for Aug 11

This new version must be posted in place of the prior version.

ABA leading new effort to stop federal radio tax

Our lobbying efforts in Congress have been 100% successful over the last decade thanks to strong support.

New bill would offer tax credits to Arizona TV and radio stations that hire more journalists

The legislation would provide tax credits that total tens of thousands of dollars.

Big news for ABA member dues: We’re dropping dues by 25% again in 2022!

As the ABA continues its effort to dramatically grow member services for you, we’re also aware of the contributions that we ask you to make back to us.

ABA to invest $50,000+ in major marketing campaign for Arizona TV and radio stations

his campaign, we will be producing ads that feel local to Arizona.

ABA fighting back: FCC wants to hike TV and radio fees again in 2021

This is a long term battle, and we’re once again in fighting mode for 2021.

Key highlights: ABA releases research study of Arizona media habits

This is a first-of-its-kind look at how consumers are using media across Arizona in 2021, and it’s been tailor-built.

Introducing 2022 LUR election dates in Arizona + update on new political ad rules

As we start to plan for 2022, Arizona is in store for another big political year.

Return to work guidance: COVID-19 office guidelines + Arizona liability

That guidance comes from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Key Update: So when can you start taking sports betting ads?

Some of you are already starting to get ad inquiries.

New law means changes for some Arizona radio and TV political ads

As part of a flurry of end-of-term legislation, Arizona has passed a new law that affects political campaign contribution transparency.

Where do things stand with the federal government’s paid vaccine ad campaign?

The ABA has learned about two key updates on the federal government’s effort to buy TV and radio advertising that promotes COVID vaccinations.

Arizona TV and Radio leaders put broadcast issues in front of Arizona’s US Senators and Representatives

Earlier this month, members of the ABA Board met virtually with our Arizona delegation of U.S. Senators and Representatives.

ABA to release first-ever research study of Arizona media consumption habits

For the first time in its history, the ABA is releasing a detailed research study of Arizona media consumption habits.

Help us choose 2021 Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Newcomer awards

It’s time to nominate the most deserving Arizona broadcasters for two key ABA awards.

New ad category for Arizona broadcasters: Sports betting comes to our state

One of the more consequential bills for Arizona broadcasters has been signed into law by Governor Ducey.

ABA to seek legal clarity for marijuana advertising in Arizona

This will be an expensive effort, but we’re doing it with careful thought.

Biggest billing ad agencies in Arizona: See the ABA’s 2021 list

There are few things more important than knowing who to call when building new revenue.

Does your TV or radio station need to worry about COVID lawsuits?

Arizona recently passed a new law to help businesses combat COVID-19 litigation threats.

Live Event: How to navigate your radio station license renewal

Broadcast radio license renewal applications are due by June 1 in Arizona.

Return to work on the horizon at your station? ABA to give out final 3,000 free masks.

We are offering these masks to every Arizona broadcast group at NO COST

April 2021 Update: How the AZ legislature could affect broadcasting

It remains legislative season at the state Capitol and there are always implications for Arizona broadcasters.

What’s the deal with accepting CBD and marijuana digital advertising in Arizona?

While the ABA can’t serve as your legal counsel, we can offer up the best opinions available.

Arizona opens COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone over age 16

Vaccine registration is managed through the below URL and that portal is likely to be jammed with registration requests.

March Update: How the Arizona legislature could affect broadcasting

It’s legislative season at the state Capitol and there are always implications for Arizona broadcasters.

ABA cuts inspection program costs by 50% for 2021

One of the ABA’s most sought-offer services is our Arizona Broadcasters Inspection Program.

March Update: COVID-19 vaccine access for Arizona local media

Seven counties across Arizona have now moved into the vaccine phase that includes Arizona local media

Have a new AE? ABA opens up 3 more slots for one-on-one training

Once each quarter, the ABA offers member stations access to a FREE 7-week onboarding program with our partner P1 Learning.

Apply today! ABA to fund 10 more internships at member stations in 2021

Would you like the ABA to reimburse your station for a paid intern later this year?

FCC fines in December and January: What to make sure you avoid!

Each month, the ABA asks our Washington-based law firm partner to flag us on any FCC violations for broadcasters.

What 2021 means for Arizona broadcasters at the state legislature

Like everything in our society, the government of Arizona is trying to find a path forward amidst COVID-19 and incredible political partisanship.

Can Arizona employers require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The ABA’s Arizona general counsel law firm Gust Rosenfeld has reviewed the legal implications of requiring COVID-19 vaccinations.

Key focus areas in 2021: Where the ABA is putting resources this year

As we all work to find balance amid so many unique challenges, the ABA has prioritized EIGHT core services.

COVID-19 vaccine access for Arizona local media

The Arizona vaccine distribution process is broken up into multiple phases, and most Arizona counties haven’t yet moved into the phase that includes essential workers like local media.

Updated public media campaign launches to educate Arizona about hands free driving law

The law prohibits any kind of cellphone use while driving — including talking, texting, and scrolling social media — unless the device is in a hands-free mode.

Phoenix-area nurses take over radio air waves, plead for safe behaviors and vaccinations

Nurses from hospitals across the Valley will have their voices and stories broadcast by Phoenix-based radio groups representing more than 50 stations.

ABA opens up registration for first LIVE EVENTS of 2021

The ABA prioritizes education about our fast-changing media world. As we head into a new year, we’ve posted registration information about four virtual live events.

First call in 2021: More free FEMA masks available to AZ broadcasters

More FEMA-certified cotton masks are available for immediate distribution to any Arizona broadcast group that needs them.

2021 EAS schedule for Arizona broadcasters

The document is also posted in the “EAS” section on the ABA website.

2021 Forgivable loans for Arizona radio and TV

Arizona radio and TV stations eligible to receive new government financial support will finally be able to apply for access.

Arizona broadcasters, ASU join together in rare effort for youth suicide documentary on January 12

Dozens of TV stations from all across Arizona will join together for a rare effort in January.

KEY UPDATES: Major financial help coming for Arizona broadcasters

We’re starting to get a more clear picture of how Arizona radio and TV stations will benefit from the new COVID relief law.

What’s the deal with marijuana advertising in Arizona after Prop 207 passage?

Can Arizona broadcasters accept and air ads for both CBD and marijuana retailers while also maintaining compliance with FCC regulations?