The Granite Mikes will begin accepting awards entries on Monday, July 8th!
New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters

Letter from the Editor


As the Old Man said as the entire neighborhood gawked at his “Italian” leg lamp, “it’s a major award.  I won it!”

Traditionally at The Granite Mikes, one broadcaster gets to say this each year as he holds up his or her Broadcaster of the Year Award.  The award often signifies a long career dedicated to outstanding broadcasting in radio or television.

“What about everybody else?”  We asked ourselves.   What about the engineer who trudges through rain, sleet and snow to keep your station on the air every winter?  Or what about the account executive that loosened his tie, rolled up his sleeves and helped his client unload a truck when one of their guys called out sick?  Shouldn’t they get recognized?

Well this year, they will.  Introducing the “Above and Beyond” Award.  This award will be given to one individual who has gone the extra mile in the past year.  From a part-time janitor to the station owner, anyone who works in the broadcasting industry is eligible.  Our nomination form will be on
nhab.org soon.  In the meantime, get a head start and email jordan@nhab.org  to get one.  It’s time to recognize the people that make your station special and our industry great.  Hey, maybe we’ll even give them a giant leg lamp!

Sincerely,
 
Jordan Walton
Executive Director

Granite Mikes
Call "FORE!" Entries

Entries for The Granite Mikes will open on Monday, July 8th with some new categories! Pick out your best clips and get ready to submit in the following categories: Public Affairs/Talk, Spot News, Documentary News, Feature Story, Newscast, Play-by-Play, Sports Feature, Air Personality, Morning Show Team [radio only], Station Promotional Announcement, Individual Commercial, Commercial Campaign, Public Service Announcement, Best Use of Digital Media, Best Station Promotion, Local Special Program/Event, Public Service Campaign of the Year, “Above and Beyond” Award, Station of the Year and Broadcaster of the Year!

The only way to take home hardware on October 17th is to ENTER! Recognize the hard work done year-round by your staffs and submit their work … and don’t forget to show up to accept your award!
Continuing Education Reimbursement Program
Continuing Education Grants are Here for You!

In a world of media consolidation and tightening budgets, training for radio and television station employees is often among the first thing to get cut.  With fewer seminars, outdated training books and technology that evolves quickly, employees can easily be left behind.   Enter the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters’ Continuing Education Reimbursement Program (CERP).

New this year, the CERP helps any NHAB member get reimbursed for just about any educational endeavor that will help them do their job better.  The NHAB will reimburse up to $250 for members to attend seminars or webinars, purchase training books, cds, dvds, attend workshops, take post secondary classes and more. 


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2013 Radio Show
Radio Show 2013: Bringing the Fun!

Work hard and play hard when the big players, the best innovators and the industry leaders meet in Orlando for the Radio Show. From high level education sessions to money making ideas to the best parties in radio, don’t miss the event that everyone will be talking about!

Save $100 with EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – register to attend by June 28 and save $100.
NHAB members visit Shea-Porter in Manchester

Representatives from the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters met with Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter earlier this month to discuss several issues facing radio and television broadcasters in New Hampshire.

In attendance was Jeff Bartlett, WMUR-TV, Ray Garon, Saga Communications, Peter Frid, New Hampshire Public Television, Mark Ericson, Cumulus Media, Lee Kinberg, Binnie Media Group, Anne Shea, NHAB and Jordan Walton, NHAB along with the Congresswoman.

Among the issues discussed in detail were the upcoming FCC spectrum auctions, retransmission consent negotiations and the recent developments with the NSA.


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EEO Webinar
NHAB's EEO Webinar

On May 30th, Scott R. Flick and Paul A. Cicelski from the MBA’s federal legal counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, presented “EEO On the Road to Renewal: Seizing Your Last Chance to Avoid EEO Problems at License Renewal Time.” Those who attended the webinar received EEO credit for their public files. If you would like a copy of the presentation, click here. EEO credit will not be issued to those who did not attend the webinar.
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