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

2017 Broadcasters Hall of Fame Luncheon

Arizona Broadcasters 28th Annual Hall of Fame Honors 2017 Class Jan D’Atri, Bob Davies, Steve Goddard, Allen Kath and Michael Owens  Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Noon – 1:30 p.m.| Check-in starts at 11 a.m. Talking [...]

Hall of Fame Q&A with Bob Davies

The ABA will be inducting five more members into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Oct. 12. Below is a Q&A with one of those inductees, Bob Davies.

Meet Imani Stephens – the ABA Scholarship Recipient Striving to be an Influential Journalist

The ABA invests $16,000 a year in scholarships benefiting seven students – four at Arizona State University and three and Northern Arizona University. In this feature, we help you get to know one of the recipients of those scholarships. Imani Stephens, an ASU student answered these questions for us while starting up the new school year.

Hall of Fame Q&A with Steve Goddard

Hall of Fame Q&A with Steve Goddard The ABA will be inducting five more members into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Oct. 12. Below is a Q&A with one of those inductees, Steve Goddard.  [...]

Government Relations News

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.

ABA’s Letter to the Governor on Microsoft’s Use of White Spaces

ABA's Letter to the Governor on Microsoft's Use of White Spaces The following is a letter from Arizona Broadcasters Association President and CEO Art Brooks to Gov. Doug Ducey regarding Microsoft's request to use "white [...]

Industry News

The Wrap – This week’s Top Industry News – 9/15/17

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 – 9/8/17

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 – 9/1/17

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.

Local News Proved Most Reliable During Hurricane Harvey

It's no secret that broadcast is one of, if not the most reliable source of information during disaster situations, and new data, along with stories from the scene, are proving exactly that after Hurricane Harvey.


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11:00 am 28th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon @ Talking Stick Resort
28th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon @ Talking Stick Resort
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
28th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon @ Talking Stick Resort | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
28th Annual Broadcasters Hall Of Fame Luncheon Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Noon – 1:30 p.m.| Check-in starts at 11 a.m. Talking Stick Resort – Scottsdale, AZ The Hall of Fame Luncheon is currently SOLD OUT. We are still accepting registrations for our waiting list and seats will be sold based on availability. Your card will not be charged until you have been guaranteed a seat.   Please join us in congratulating our 2017[...]
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