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
NAB Statement in Response to FCC Incentive Auction Blog Post
10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM 

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to a blog post today by the Federal Communications Commission regarding its expectation to start the broadcast spectrum incentive auction in 2016, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

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Curtis LeGeyt Promoted to Senior Vice President, Public Policy
10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM 

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that Curtis LeGeyt has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Public Policy. In that role, LeGeyt will serve as NAB's principal liaison to the White House and executive departments. He will also maintain his current responsibilities for Congressional advocacy and political strategy in the NAB Government Relations department.

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FEMA Administrator praises FM chips, radio's role during emergency
10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM 

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate discussed the value of radio-enabled Smartphones during times of emergency in this video. In the video, Fugate highlights the importance of having access to local broadcasters' emergency information when other communications networks fail or become congested.

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NAB General Counsel and EVP of Legal Affairs Jane Mago Announces Retirement
10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM 

WASHINGTON, DC -- Jane Mago, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the NAB Legal Department, today informed the NAB Board of Directors of her intention to retire from the broadcast trade association following a 10-year career. NAB President Gordon Smith announced that Rick Kaplan, NAB Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning, will succeed Mago as head of the NAB Legal Department.

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Streaming Rates Must Reflect Competitive Market, NAB Tells Copyright Royalty Board
10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM 

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) should start anew in setting license fees for radio stations' streaming services that more accurately reflect rates that would be agreed upon by a willing buyer and willing seller in a competitive market, NAB said in a filing submitted with the CRB today. Previous license rates were based on flawed evidence and analysis of a non-competitive market and should not be factored into the new rates set by the CRB, NAB said.

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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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