Welcome to the Kansas Association of Broadcasters

KAB Mission  KAB's mission is to provide professional lobbying and governmental representation, efficient communication and effective recruiting, education and training for Kansas broadcasters, and to promote free over-the-air broadcasting for the purpose of enhancing the success of Kansas broadcasters and helping them better serve the people of Kansas.   

"We Are Broadcasters"

Click on the power point above and learn more about how Kansas broadcasters serve their communities in so many ways.

KAB President/Executive Director to Retire - Job Posted

Kent Cornish, who has served as President since January 1, 2008 has announced his retirement for later this spring.  He informed the Board of his intentions in January and his desire to spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  Kent spent over 40 years in Kansas broadcasting, beginning with WIBW TV and Radio in Topeka in 1975, with later stops at WDAF TV in Kansas City, KTKA TV in Topeka and KSAS TV in Wichita before accepting his current position at the KAB.  Along the way, Cornish earned various honors and served on the boards of numerous community organizations.

KAB Board Chairman Brad Moses said in his announcement to the membership, "Although I'm glad Kent will have more time with his family, I know he will be a tough act to follow.  Thank you Kent for years of stellar service to our Association!  Your Board is committed to finding the best person to take the baton from Kent and continue the excellent service we've all come to expect."

To see the complete job description, qualifications, and how to apply for the position please click HERE.


 

2019 Kansas Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees

 

Rick Mach, Salina

(Also Distinguished Service Award)

 

Dave "Lewis" Guthals, Manhattan

 


 

 

To view all of the Hall of Fame members staring in 1969, please click HERE

Grover Cobb Memorial Restoration

                             

On October 17, 2017, the KAB and KAB Foundation rededicated the Grover Cobb Memorial, located under the historic tower on the K-State campus.  The original memorial to legendary broadcaster Grover Cobb was dedicated in October 1975, but through the years had fallen into disrepair.  Thanks to many wonderful people and organizations, funds were raised to reconstruct the site using the creative designs of students in the K-State Landscape Architecture department and a new plaque, seating and study tables were added.

KAB Broadcast Scholarship Program - click HERE for information and an application

The KAB  partners with P1Learning, a leading sales training company, to provide members FREE training.                                     

Click here for a two minute video introduction

 

Attn:  Radio Stations

  Click here to download NCSAs

Click here to download PSAs

  

The Broadcast Foundation of America - Their mission is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need.  The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident and other serious misfortune.  To learn more about the BFA click HERE

 

The U.S. Bill of Rights is available here as a reminder to all of some of the many advantages to being a U.S. Citizen.

"Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech..." , part of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights, is commemorated each year during Freedom of Speech Week