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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.

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.

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?

Planning ahead for 2021 broadcast events

We all hope our world will find some normalcy next year, and want to make sure you are aware of some changes.

FCC fines in October and November 2020: 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.

3 free spots left: One-On-One AE training starts January 11

If you have a new seller on your team, make sure they get the proper training needed

Is your station in EEO compliance? How to stay on track during COVID times

Because we are all living in a world of virtual work and financial hardship, the ABA is prioritizing several new ways to help Arizona broadcasters meet these obligations.

Your voice in building our future: ABA sets 2021 board of directors

The ABA has approved both a 2021 executive committee and new board members.

Last call for 2020: Free FEMA-certified masks for Arizona broadcasters

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

“Proofing” 2020: Where the ABA has invested + what’s next for 2021

Our mission is to build our state’s local broadcast business stronger.

Major Update: ABA to offer reduced dues for 2021

When we issue 2021 dues paperwork after Thanksgiving, each of our 200 member stations will be offered a 25% reduction.

10 key ABA efforts for broadcasters and the Arizona election

Please use the below resources for last-minute planning and emergency needs.


As Arizona’s population continues to climb, so too does the ranking for our three TV markets


The below-linked presentation relies on the latest studies from broadcast tracking companies like Nielsen and comScore.


The case for local TV and radio federal support never dies