Another week, another IBA announcement.

The Independent Broadcasters Association can check off another item on their to-do list: The Association has announced an alliance with health-management company Sedera to reduce member health care costs. IBA President Ron Stone confessed, “Quite honestly, [reducing member healthcare costs]…

Next up for independent broadcasters: Mark Levy.

The sales and management consultant will present a webinar entitled “Management vs. Leadership: The Differences and How to Be Good at Both,” Wednesday, March 10—another member benefit of the Independent Broadcasters Association. IBA President Ron Stone said, “Our members will…

NAB offers goodie package to early adopters.

The National Association of Broadcasters has a new subscription service called “NAB Amplify,” described by an association official as having been developed “using insights and feedback collected from the NAB Show community… focused on driving engagement [with] new features, content,…

New NAB initiative connects members and services.

The Association has a new volunteer initiative to facilitate better communication and information from NAB staff and services to its member stations. The “Broadcast Ambassador Program” sets up volunteer “ambassadors” at the member end who have direct lines of communication…

Southwest relief from BFOA.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is helping broadcasters who have been hit by the recent spate of bad weather in Texas and surrounding states. BFOA Vice President Peter Doyle explained, “The Foundation’s Emergency Grant Program is set up with a…

FOMO at CRS.

In a clever way to extend the opportunity to “attend” (virtually, of course) the Country Radio Seminar, they are offering a limited-time “FOMO” discount of $99 to access sessions and bonus content from “CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience.” Purchase a…

Gordon Smith: “Reporting the facts.”

The NAB chief has published another op-ed piece in The Hill, this one about the vital role broadcasters play in addressing and exposing misinformation that makes its way into public consciousness, mostly through the Internet. Smith writes about “the vital…