Chairman’s Message
Roger Brokke, WIBW TV Group TopekaGreetings fellow broadcasters,

As we enter the month of March, it’s a time for us to reflect on the critical role we play in serving the people of Kansas. Severe Weather Awareness Week, taking place during the first week of March, serves as a poignant reminder of our mission to keep everyone prepared, safe and informed during weather events. As broadcasters, we have a responsibility to our communities, and this week serves as a focal point for us to reinforce our commitment to their safety and well-being.

I’m pleased to report that our recent legislative day at the Kansas Capitol was a success. We had productive discussions with many legislators, advocating for broadcasters’ priorities and the interests of our industry. Building on this momentum, our Executive Committee will soon be heading to the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference to network with broadcasters from across the nation and engage with national leadership. These opportunities for collaboration and advocacy are crucial in advancing our goals and ensuring that the voice of broadcasting is heard at all levels of government.

I want to draw your attention to some important dates on the horizon. Nominations for the Hod Humiston Awards are due by March 10th. This is an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals in our industry who have made significant contributions to broadcasting in Kansas. Additionally, mark your calendars for the Student Broadcast and Sports Seminar on April 23. This event promises to be enriching and informative, with a lineup of sessions designed to enhance your skills and knowledge. We’re excited to announce that this year, the seminar will be held at Arrowhead, the iconic home of our back-to-back Super Bowl Champions!

I encourage all of you to take advantage of these opportunities for professional development and engagement. Together, we can continue to elevate the standard of broadcasting in Kansas and beyond.