The Arizona Broadcasters Association (ABA) is a 501-c(6) non-profit corporation founded in 1952. Membership includes radio stations, television stations and associate members. The ABA is managed by a full time President/CEO and Executive Assistant and governed by a 10 member board of directors. The ABA is a member of the National Alliance of State Broadcast Associations and supports the programs of the National Association of Broadcasters.The mission of the Arizona Broadcasters Association is to Serve Educate and Advocate for it’s membership through the best means available. Also to grow & strengthen the ABA through increased awareness and ongoing support of the organization from both its members and the industry at large.

ABA News

Join us for our Annual Business Meeting – Jan. 25 at Meredith Studios

ABA Annual Business Meeting - Jan. 25, 2018 Thursday - January 25, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am KPHO/KTVK-TV Studios: 5555 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013 Guest Speakers:  National Association of Broadcasters CEO Gordon [...]

Arizona’s Radio and TV stations once again give back for the holidays

With the Thanksgiving and December holidays around the corner, broadcasters around Arizona are using their airwaves for good and promoting different ways to give to those less fortunate. Here are a few of the ways our member stations are getting involved in their communities for the holidays.

2018 ABA Membership – Time to Renew!

The Arizona Broadcasters Association continues to work hard on your behalf to help you save money and increase revenue in every way we can as we all look towards ways of the best business practices. [...]

Localism Survey: Here are the stats we’re going to need

Get Ready for Localism Last year Arizona Broadcasters contributed over $150 million dollars’ worth of community service efforts across Arizona. Here at the ABA, we LOVE promoting these incredible feats in charitable giving, because our [...]

Government Relations News

Upcoming FCC Deadlines and Rule Changes

The following is a memo from Dawn M. Sciarrino, the ABA's legal counsel: MEMORANDUM TO: All Broadcasting Clients and Friends of the Firm FROM: Dawn M. Sciarrino and Christine McLaughlin DATE: January 3, 2018 RE: [...]

FCC Chair Ajit Pai Talks Translators with the ABA

Newly-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai visited Arizona this week, and his trip included a meeting with the Arizona Broadcasters Association.

What You Need to Know Before Considering Marijuana Ads on Your Station

What You Need to Know Before Considering Marijuana Ads on Your Station by Dawn Sciarrino, Sciarrino & Shubert PLLC More than half the states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws permitting marijuana use to [...]

FCC Schedules Nationwide EAS Test for September 27, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a public notice outlining the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), as well as mandatory registration and reporting deadlines for each EAS Participant.

Industry News

The Wrap – this week’s top industry news – 1/19/18

The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here's the part where we educate. Check out these articles on broadcast industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler.

The Wrap – this week’s top industry news – 1/12/17

The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here's the part where we educate. Check out these articles on broadcast industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler.

The Wrap – this week’s top industry news – 1/5/18

The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here's the part where we educate. Check out these articles on broadcast industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler.

The Wrap – this week’s top industry news – 12/29/17

The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here's the part where we educate. Check out these articles on broadcast industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler.


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Upcoming Events

Jan
25
Thu
9:00 pm Annual Business Meeting @ KPHO/KTVK-TV Studios
Annual Business Meeting @ KPHO/KTVK-TV Studios
Jan 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Annual Business Meeting @ KPHO/KTVK-TV Studios | Phoenix | Arizona | United States
ABA Annual Business Meeting – Jan. 25, 2018 Thursday – January 25, 2018 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am KPHO/KTVK-TV Studios: 5555 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013 Guest Speakers:  National Association of Broadcasters CEO Gordon Smith and COO Chris Ornelas We invite you to join the ABA board & staff for our annual business meeting & briefing… Gordon Smith and Chris Ornelas will discuss the issues broadcasters will face in[...]
Jan
30
Tue
12:00 pm Webinar: Meeting the Online Publ...
Webinar: Meeting the Online Publ...
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Webinar: Meeting the Online Public File Deadline January 30 12-1:15 Arizona time Almost six years after requiring TV stations to move their public inspection file online, March 1 marks the deadline for radio stations that have not yet moved their file online to complete that task. The FCC required commercial radio stations with five or more full-time employees in the top 50 markets to make the move in 2016. As[...]