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Letter from the Editor

As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” 

For the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters, sixty years has gone by in a flash.  In October of 1954 the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters was founded to “promote cooperation and understanding among its members; to foster and promote the development of the art of radio and TV broadcasting; to encourage and promote customs and practices which will be for the best interest of the public and the broadcasting industry; to protect its members in every lawful and proper manner from injuries and unjust exactions; and to act as a regional contact with other broadcasters associations.”

In 2014, with the cards increasingly stacked against local, over-the-air radio and television stations, we are still thriving.  Sure, there will always be stories about “the good old days” from those wily vets at your station but don’t forget to stop and look around once in a while.  Forget the fact that radio might not be magic to you anymore and listen, actually listen, to the mother who just won a four pack of tickets to a concert for her and her kids.  She’s ecstatic.  Go to NAB.com and read about television stations saving lives by reporting on tornadoes, hurricanes and other emergencies.  We help save lives.  Think about the impact of the annual charity telethon or fundraiser that you grumble about having to volunteer for each year.  You put Christmas gifts under the tree for needy families.

Sixty years later, New Hampshire’s broadcasters continue to do great things for their communities.  We should continue to take pride in providing news, weather, sports and entertainment, not to mention emergency information to our listeners and viewers.  We, no matter if there are 500 media owners or just a handful, still take our use of the public airwaves very seriously.  We’re more than “Big Broadcasting Company, Inc”.  We’re individuals, working locally, trying to make a difference.

Thank you for being part of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters sixty year history.


2014 Call for Entries

The NHAB is celebrating 60 years of hard work and dedication at this year’s Granite Mike Awards! Don’t miss out on an evening filled with laughter, entertainment, and good company. Entries for the 2014 NHAB

Granite Mike Awards will open on Monday, July 7th!

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!

Stay tuned to nhab.org for details on how to enter – it’s never been easier!
New face to the National Guard NCSA campaign
 

Recently, Staff Sergeant Carolina Compton was assigned to the position of Marketing NCO (non-commissioned officer) for the New Hampshire Army National Guard, replacing Sergeant First Class Mathew Lovgren.  Among other duties, the Marketing NCO is our main contact in the state for our NH Army National Guard NCSA campaign.

Compton, a native of Nicaragua, has lived in Northwood since 2002.  She joined the Army and served active duty for nine years and has been with the Guard since April of 2009.  She most recently served as a recruiter in Nashua, NH where she earned the title of “Rookie Recruiter of the Year.” READ MORE>>
Plenty for Broadcasters to Pay Attention to in Washington
 

Between STELA (Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act) reauthorization, continued speculation about the broadcast television spectrum auction and performance rights issues for radio, Washington, D.C. is a busy place for broadcasters.

On June 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a “clean” STELA reauthorization bill that would simply extend the expiration date of current STELA legislation to December of 2019.  STELA allows satellite providers to retransmit distant broadcast signals and some hope to use it as a vehicle to bring about retransmission consent reforms.  The NAB applauded the “narrow” reauthorization bill.  Things are slightly different in the House which seeks several changes but none of them would be considered “major” retransmission reform. READ MORE>>
Joint Management Seminar a Success
 

Earlier this month the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters, along with the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, held the first-ever joint seminar aimed at strengthening management skills among their members.  Survey results suggest that the most at the session walked away with some actionable items to bring back to their respective stations.

The seminar, led by Revenue Development Resources’ Mark Levy focused on some key skills that any manager would find useful. READ MORE>>
Continuing Education Grants are Here for You!

For the second consecutive year, the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters is proud to be able to offer the Continuing Education Reimbursement Program (CERP). Through the CERP, an NHAB member can get reimbursed for just about any educational endeavor that will help them do their job better -- up to $250! 

Some restrictions do apply, and these funds are awarded on a first come-first served basis so you’ll have to act fast!  Applications for this program are available on the NHAB website nhab.org or download it here.
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