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

Arizona’s TV and Radio Stations Give Back in the Sweltering Summer Months

The ABA's Summer Charity Round-up With the triple digits making themselves at home for another Arizona Summer, the state's broadcasters are combating the season's obstacles with countless charity projects. In 2015, radio and TV stations [...]

Art Brooks accepts the President’s Special Award for Hooked

Art Brooks, President and CEO of the Arizona Broadcasters Association, along with board chairman Michael Mallace, accepted the prestigious National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF)  President’s Special Award for the incomparable “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold [...]

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. https://twitter.com/AZBroadcasters/status/726067228177620992 A [...]

Government Relations News

New drone rules from the Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set new guidelines for unmanned aircraft, or drones, that could have a big effect on broadcasters. When this rule is enacted in 60 days, it will mean the skies are [...]

ABA’s Comments on the FCC’s Recent Changes to EAS

The following is the ABA's full comments on a recent ruling from the FCC making changes to the Emergency Alert System (EAS). A PDF version is available upon request. The Arizona Broadcasters Association, along with other [...]

2016 State Legislative Report

2016 Final Report of Enactments Recap/Update on Bills of Special Interest to the ABA The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate and we've been doing just that all year in the State Legislature. [...]

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 [...]

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8:00 am ESA’s Top 5 for 2017 Webinar
ESA’s Top 5 for 2017 Webinar
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
ESA’s Top 5 for 2017 Webinar
ESA’s TOP 5 FOR 2017 Webinar WEDNESDAY JULY 6, 2016 | 8:00AM – 8:45AM MST | Webinar price: FREE. This ESA webinar is FREE for media sales execs and managers. REGISTER HERE. ESA’s Top 5 for 2017 Webinar will outline a strategy of separation for you and your sales team. The focus will be on taking advantage of market movements and accelerating trends already in place in huge potential sectors …[...]
Sep
8
Thu
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 jlatko@azbroadcasters.org
Sep
19
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all-day NASBA Meetings @ Omni Nashville Hotel Nashville, TN
NASBA Meetings @ Omni Nashville Hotel Nashville, TN
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day
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Oct
13
Thu
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