Serving West Virginia Broadcasting for over 65 years

The West Virginia Broadcasters Association has been representing and serving West Virginia radio and television stations since 1946. We are a member-driven trade association that provides unequaled service and value to stations throughout the state. The WVBA provides the latest news and information affecting the broadcasting industry. Serving as a catalyst on national and state issues in matters affecting our industry, the association works year-round building close working relationships with our state and federal legislators.

In addition, the WVBA provides an everyday package of direct support services while keeping dues affordable for stations in every market size. The WVBA provides high-quality seminars, convention speakers, and nationally known sales speakers to its membership.

Members have access to specialized expertise in broadcast law applications, an alternate inspection program, employee recruitment assistance and many more benefits that directly improve the station's bottom line. Email alerts, quarterly newsletters, and a dynamic web site keep members informed.

We want you to be a part of our association and an active participant in the future of broadcasting in West Virginia.

Industry News
Local Radio Freedom Act Support Grows to 170 House Members
4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM 

WASHINGTON, DC -- Four Members of the House of Representatives added their names yesterday as co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The resolution now has 170 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 13 in the Senate.

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NAB Statement on Proposed Legislation Regarding Retransmission Consent and Radio Royalties
4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM 

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to the introduction of legislation today by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) that would block a broadcast television station from receiving retransmission consent payments if its parent company also owns a radio station that does not pay a performance royalty, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

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Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Four Representatives as Co-Sponsors
4/22/2015 12:00:00 AM 

WASHINGTON, DC -- Four more Members of the House of Representatives have joined the list of co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The resolution now has 162 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 13 in the Senate.

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Hire Top Talent at the 2015 Media Sales Institute
4/21/2015 12:00:00 AM 
Recruiter registration for the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s (NABEF) Media Sales Institute is open. The Media Sales Institute is an intensive 10-day program that trains young professionals for entry into the media sales industry. This year’s program will take place at four universities: Arizona State University, June 7-16; Florida A & M University, May 11-22; Howard University, May 31-June 11; and Ohio University, May 10-22.  View More...
Four Representatives Sign On as Local Radio Freedom Act Co-Sponsors
4/20/2015 12:00:00 AM 

WASHINGTON, DC -- Four Members of House of Representatives have added been added to the list of co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The resolution now has 158 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 13 in the Senate.

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Wheeler to Talk Tech at CES
11/25/2013 2:43:59 PM 
All commissioners are lined up for annual Consumer Electronics Association... View More...
E! Renews Trio of Series
11/25/2013 1:30:00 PM 
Reality shows Total Divas, Eric & Jessie and talk show Hello Ross to get second... View More...
FilmOn Seeks Illinois Court Ruling that Service Is OK
11/25/2013 1:11:40 PM 
Responds to copyright violation notice from noncommercial... View More...
A&E Renews 'Longmire' for Third Season
11/25/2013 12:52:13 PM 
Western is network's top drama series with total... View More...
Gealy Named Sinclair Group Manager
11/25/2013 11:49:57 AM 
Former Acme principal with oversight of stations in Washington, Raleigh,... View More...
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Friday, July 11, 2014

WSAZ - 30th Anniversary of BEST IN CLASS

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the WSAZ TV Best of the Class held at the Huntington Museum of Art.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

WDTV - Proud Sponsor of Italian Heritage Festival

For the past 15 years WDTV has been a proud sponsor of the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival in Clarksburg.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

KISS-FM Donates Circus Tickets to Orphanage

KISS FM (Beckley / Bluefield / Princeton) recently donated 30 Circus Tickets for the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus to the Burlington House Orphanage in Beckley. 

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