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Indiana Engineers: Panel on ATSC 3.0 Transition – Tuesday, March 16 at 1PM (ET)

Indiana Engineers: Panel on ATSC 3.0 Transition – Tuesday, March 16 at 1PM (ET)

Join us on Tuesday, March 16 at 1PM (ET) for a virtual panel discussion featuring engineers involved with the transition, as well as experts guiding the ATSC 3.0 transition around the country.  The panelists will share their experiences with transition and provide an update on the non-linear opportunities that ATSC 3.0 provides for local television stations.
 

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Staying on Top of Your Broadcast FCC EEO Obligations

Staying on Top of Your Broadcast FCC EEO Obligations

Even in this most unusual time, the FCC has continued to enforce its EEO rules, reviewing a station’s compliance both in connection with its license renewal and through periodic audits. Stations still need to engage in wide dissemination of information about job...

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Skylar Sigman’s Story: From IBA Career Fair to Iron Horse Broadcasting

Skylar Sigman’s Story: From IBA Career Fair to Iron Horse Broadcasting

During the 2018 IBA Spring Career Fair, Skylar Sigman spent time with what is now Iron Horse Broadcasting in Logansport and ultimately secured a job in play-by-play and sales. Skylar has been with the company for almost three years and talks with IBA Director of Member Services Sam Klemet about the career fair experience, advice for those interviewing at the virtual fair this week, and how he made the leap from student to professional.

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Member Benefit – Secure Your Station: IBA Site Safety Assessment with Sgt. Ian O’Shields

Member Benefit – Secure Your Station: IBA Site Safety Assessment with Sgt. Ian O’Shields

The Indiana Broadcasters Association is, again, offering readiness training for Active Shooter Response.  The program is conducted by Sgt. Ian O’Shields, a Community Outreach and Crime Prevention Specialist with the Lafayette Police Department.  He will serve as the resource officer for the program. The program is a benefit of membership to the IBA and is free to member stations. Sgt. O’Shields discussed what stations can expect from a site assessment with IBA Executive Director Dave Arland. 

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Future Opportunities Know No Limits: Conversation with WTTS/WGCL General Manager Brad Holtz

Future Opportunities Know No Limits: Conversation with WTTS/WGCL General Manager Brad Holtz

The IBA is hosting its next career fair on February 25th and 26th virtually via zoom.  More than 90-stations will be represented and students can schedule interviews now. WTTS/WGCL Radio General Manager Brad Holtz sits down with IBA Director of Member Services Sam Klemet to talk about what makes an applicant stand out, what jobs are in high-demand, and why the IBA Career Fair is such an important opportunity for someone trying to get their foot in the door in the industry.

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Catching Up with Esther Bower: Two-Time Scholarship Program Recipient

Catching Up with Esther Bower: Two-Time Scholarship Program Recipient

Before Esther Bower was a journalist at KXLY 920 News Now in Spokane, she was a student at Ball State University and a two-time recipient of the Indiana Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship. IBA Director of Member Services Sam Klemet spoke to Esther about the impact the scholarship had on jump starting her career, what she is doing now, and advice to students looking to break into the industry.

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 Laurie Kahn: Breaking Into Broadcasting  February 10, 2021

 Laurie Kahn: Breaking Into Broadcasting February 10, 2021

On February 10, Laurie Kahn Creator and President of Media Staffing Network,Inc. is conducting a special session for students looking to get their foot in the door of the broadcasting industry.  The one-hour discussion will focus on what students can do to best position themselves for their first job and how they can stand out when interviewing.

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