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Deadline Friday to Pay 2021 Reduced FCC Regulatory Fees

Deadline Friday to Pay 2021 Reduced FCC Regulatory Fees

Indiana Broadcasters played a key role in the ultimate decision by the FCC to roll back regulatory fees for broadcasters, following objections raised by the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations – which is led by Indiana’s own Dave Arland.  The National...

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2021 SPECTRUM AWARDS FINALISTS

2021 SPECTRUM AWARDS FINALISTS

Indiana broadcasters have done incredible work over the past year and the IBA will, again, recognize the Best in Broadcasting during the 2021 Spectrum Awards. New this year are categories recognizing outstanding broadcasting related to the 2020 election and COVID-19. This year’s finalists are announced below. The IBA will announce the winners October 27 at the annual Indiana Broadcasters Conference at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel.

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Apply Now: IBA Offering Grants to SMTE / NAB Show / Radio Show

Apply Now: IBA Offering Grants to SMTE / NAB Show / Radio Show

The Indiana Broadcasters Association is sending Hoosier broadcasters to Las Vegas in October for the Sales and Management Television Exchange, NAB Show, and Radio Show. The IBA will awarded ten, $2,000 grants to stations to send their staff to the conferences. Fill out the application below by Friday, August 6th.

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Broadcasters Impacted by COVID Could Seek IRS Tax Benefits – Including Cash Back

Broadcasters Impacted by COVID Could Seek IRS Tax Benefits – Including Cash Back

As part of the federal CARES Act, broadcasters are eligible for Employee Retention Tax Credits for payroll expenses not covered already by a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan.  The additional assistance is the result of efforts by the National Association of Broadcasters and IBA to help stations whose businesses were severely impacted by the pandemic.  

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Register Now: “Breaking Out of the Cocoon” with Mark Levy, RDR

Register Now: “Breaking Out of the Cocoon” with Mark Levy, RDR

You’re invited to “Breaking Out for a Beautiful Rest of the Year!” with your Indiana Broadcasters Association and Mark Levy. For many of us, 2020 seemed like a year that we were “trapped” inside an awfully ugly cocoon of well, ugliness! So I hope you join your Indiana Broadcasters Association and yours truly as we “Break Out” to make this a beautiful rest of the year! That’s pretty bold talk, so you’ll have to attend to see if I can back it up: June 29th in Ft. Wayne and June 30th in Bloomington.

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IBA Launches Engineering Internship Program

IBA Launches Engineering Internship Program

Engineers are the foundation of any broadcasting station.  Their ability to respond ensures stations stay on the air and connected to the communities they serve. The Indiana Broadcasters Association Engineering Internship Program provides college students the opportunity to learn more about broadcast engineering through a 14-week (length can vary from 12-16 weeks) paid program with stations across the state.

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