Founded in 1952, the Arizona Broadcasters Association (ABA), a 501-c(6) non-profit corporation, is the official trade association serving all free-over-the-air radio and television stations in Arizona. With the mission to Serve, Educate & Advocate, the ABA provides government relations support and acts as a clearing house of information for all FCC issues and contacts.
The ABA initiated the establishment of the Arizona AMBER Alert Plan and currently presides over the AMBER Alert Executive Board and Oversight Committee. In addition, the ABA provides broadcast scholarships at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School, Northern Arizona University’s School of Communications & University of Arizona’s Eller College, as well as supporting the ASU Summer High School Broadcast Institute and NAU Andy Harvey Native American High School Institute.
ABA membership includes radio stations, television stations and associate members, and is managed by a President & CEO, Operations Manager and governed by a 10 member board of directors.