Join the Kansas Association of Broadcasters
KAB is a statewide organization of radio and television stations working to promote, protect, and enhance the Kansas broadcast industry. Our members are FCC-licensed commercial and non-commercial/educational radio and television broadcast stations whose market or service areas include Kansas counties. We also have Associate Members from organizations interested in broadcasting.
Station Member Benefits
The KAB is committed to serving its members through information, training, legislative action, recognition and advocacy. Contact [email protected] for how to join.
- Is your primary resource for questions about Advertising, Regulation, Legislation, Recruiting, and Education. If we don’t have the answer, we’ll find it!
- Provides scholarships and faculty fellowship awards through the KAB Foundation.
- Presents an annual Convention featuring outstanding industry speakers, student seminars, exhibits, workshops, and recognition programs.
- Plays an active role in state and federal legislation affecting broadcasting.
- Provides free on-line sales training from LocalBroadcastSales.com and P1Learning.
- Serves as a resource on matters pertaining to daily operations.
- Works with associated industries in developing closer relations with broadcasters.
- Recognizes distinguished Kansas broadcasters through the “Hall of Fame” program.
- Annually recognizes members’ accomplishments with the KAB Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting.
- Provides an FCC Alternative Inspection Program.
- Coordinates State Emergency Alert System.
- Provides a Free Legal Hotline.
- Offers an On-Line Job Service for member stations and job seekers
Individual Member Benefits
(Students, Retirees, Educational Institutions, Associate, Professional)
KAB has a diverse group of Associate Members from companies and organizations that are interested in developing closer relationships with broadcasters.
As an Associate Member of the KAB….
- You are supporting an industry which is important to your business.
- You are supporting an Association whose efforts can benefit or impact your company.
- You may attend KAB functions such as the annual Convention, Seminars, etc.
- Your company is listed in the on-line KAB Directory under Associate Members.
- You receive a free subscription to our monthly newsletter, The Transmitter
KAB also has professional, student and retired memberships available.
Definitions of Membership:
Active: Active Membership status is an active, voting membership and is for Kansas radio and television free-over-the-air broadcast stations only.
Professional members receive one free subscription to the KAB Transmitter (monthly newsletter); and an invitation to participate in all KAB activities and annual convention.
Student: Any individual enrolled in a radio/TV or broadcast-related curriculum at a Kansas school or any student interested in pursuing a broadcast education/career, and who is not employed full time at a broadcast station, is eligible for student membership in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. (NOTE: If you are employed full time at a Kansas broadcast station, you may be eligible for KAB Professional Membership.) Applications are subject to approval by the KAB Board of Directors
KAB Station Membership Dues
Commercial Stations Your investment in the KAB is based on net sales for the previous year, defined as “gross sales minus agency commissions.” Commonly owned or operated stations (including LMAs), whether in the same market or multiple markets should pay on the basis of combined revenue of ALL stations.
Up to $249,999
$250,000 to $499,999
$500,000 to $1,499,999
$1,500,000 to $3,999,999
$4,000,000 to $6,999,999
70% of Member Dues are Deductible
Contributions or gifts to the KAB are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. KAB estimates the nondeductible portion of your – the portion which is allocable to lobbying – is 30%.
Non-commercial Radio: $65
Non-commercial TV: $145
NOTE: Border Stations may take a 50% discount if located in a county which borders the state line and belong to the neighboring state’s broadcast association.
Other Membership Dues