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

The Wrap: This Week’s Top Industry News to Share with Your Colleagues – 5/27/16

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

Close to 200 Job Seekers Attended the Broadcasters Career Fair

The 2016 Broadcasters Career Fair - Phoenix was held Thursday at the East Valley Institute of Technology and saw nearly 200 attend the four-hour expo. 194 people checked in at the Career Fair and spoke [...]

12th Annual AZ AMBER Alert Golf Classic proves to be huge success

Friday, April 29th marked the 12th edition of the AZ AMBER Alert Golf Classic and it saw 75 golfers raising thousands of dollars for AZ AMBER Alert and scholarship funds across the state. A [...]

ASU-Conkite and ABA- created “Hooked” wins prestigious SPJ award

We are beyond honored to share another award win for "Hooked" which aired early last year but continues to bring in accolades. “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona,” produced by ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of [...]

Government Relations News

Big Media Ownership Win for Broadcasters in Third Circuit

The Arizona Broadcasters Association is happy to share some great news from the National Association of Broadcasters. The NAB received a favorable ruling in a legal battle against the FCC over ownership rules. You can read [...]

When Members of Congress Come Knocking

House, Senate in recess April 29-May 7 Congress is in recess the first full week of May so stations may find some lawmakers, particularly House members, swinging by for interviews touting legislative measures they’re advancing. [...]

The ABA goes to Washington

The Arizona Broadcasters Association traveled to Washington DC this week to advocate on behalf of Arizona Broadcasters. Here's a look at their meeting with Sen. John McCain. Stay tuned for more news from our [...]

An update on network non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules

As the year winds to a close, a brief update on the ABA's government relations activities. This Fall, the ABA, along with other NASBA members, filed a written Ex-Parte Communication on October 13th to the [...]

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Upcoming Events

10:00 am Broadcasters Career Fair, Tucson @ Pima Community College - Downtown Campus
Broadcasters Career Fair, Tucson @ Pima Community College - Downtown Campus
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
PCC Downtown Campus  |  Building CC  |  Room 180 “Amethyst Room” Featuring Radio & Television Stations Open to anyone interested in a broadcasting career (job seekers do not need to register) Bring multiple copies of your resume Possible on-the-spot interviews  Any questions, please contact the ABA @ 602-252-4833 or
all-day NASBA Meetings @ Omni Nashville Hotel Nashville, TN
NASBA Meetings @ Omni Nashville Hotel Nashville, TN
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day
Learn more and register here.
9:00 am October Board Meeting @ Talking Stick Resort
October Board Meeting @ Talking Stick Resort
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am 27th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon @ Talking Stick Resort
27th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon @ Talking Stick Resort
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
The 27th Annual Broadcasters Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Talking Stick Resort (101 Freeway / Indian Bend).  Attire is business / business casual. 11:00 AM Reception & Registration Noon – 1:30 PM Awards Luncheon