Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention Programs
KAB supports the state's alcohol/drug abuse agencies and other prevention professionals through on-air intitiatives. The annual KAB Tony Jewell Award is presented to honor outstanding achievements in the alcohol/drug abuse prevention/treatment field. A $500 honorarium is contributed to the organization of the recipient's choice.
Support for Broadcast Education
KAB and our member stations have a keen interest in the excellence of broadcast education. Consistent with this interest and to lend tangible support, KAB has established the following scholarship and internship programs to encourage students of the highest caliber to enter broadcasting as a career and to seek the highest quality education in the field. KAB invests siginicant funds annually through its scholarship and internship programs. Additional information is available in our "Student Services" Section.
KAB Broadcast Scholarships - KAB awards scholarships to Kansas college students majoring in broadcast/communication programs at Kansas colleges and universities. Kansas students who are juniors or above at a Kansas four-year college or sophomores at a two-year college, majoring in broadcast or a related field, are eligible for KAB's Broadcahst Scholarship.
Student Internships - KAB provides stipends ($200 per internship credit hour) to college students who do an internship at a KAB member station and meet program requirements.
Faculty Internships - KAB provides stipends ($100 per day; $500 per week) to broadcast educators for internships at KAB member stations to provide real world experience for Kansas educators.
KAB coordinates broadcaster participation in the Kansas AMBER Plan. Although the broadcast community does not make the decision that an Amber Alert will be activated, radio and television stations are critical to the program's success in saving abducted children. Station participation is voluntary. Broadcast partners in Kansas AMBER Plan agree to follow these guidelines.