Being a member of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters has many advantages.
As a member, your organization can participate in advancing broadcasting, provided consultation and advice to businesses, participate in government affairs, EEO recruitment, and more. VAB also plays a strong role in promoting Radio and Television advertising to Virginia businesses.
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- Sponsoring a summer internship program to help educate future broadcasters on the intricacies of the industry and recruit new talent
- Assistance with your employment recruiting to meet FCC mandated EEO requirements through the VAB online job bank
- Featuring an awards program to recognize excellence in station programming, commercials, news, sports, and more
- FREE advice from consultants retained by the VAB on issues concerning FCC issues and general employment matters.
- FCC Regulations/EEOC Guidance – Attorneys, Wade Hargrove, Mark Prak, Stephen Hartzell, Coe Ramsey, and Tim Nelson are only a phone call away for topnotch legal advice from a firm that specializes in FCC matters.
- Human Relations Legal Advice – Wage and hour, hiring and firing, and Americans with Disabilities Act solutions are always available from attorney John Kruchko, who specializes in guiding management through the minefields of personnel problems.
Sales training for account executives from experienced professionals.
At the Summer convention and sales seminars, the VAB have conducted informational seminars on topics such as:
- How to Work Effectively with Ad Agencies
- How to Reduce Music License Fees
- Broadcasting and the Information Highway
- Equipment Financing
- Rating Services
- Radio News Listening Attitudes
- Newsrooms as Profit Centers
- Prospecting for Sales People
- Teamworking Sales
- Selling Time for Greater Profit
- Time Management Ideas
These meetings and conventions allow you to gather, in a friendly manner, with everyone who associates with broadcasting today: suppliers, manufacturers, regulators and competitors.
A monthly newsletter is published to keep you abreast of immediate developments in the industry.
Promoting Radio and TV Advertising
Promoting radio and television advertising to the business community:
- On-air campaigns
- Trade shows
- Convention sponsorships
- Liaison with Virginia Lottery
- Marketing seminars
- Station/agency competitions
- Contact with advertising agencies and public relation firms
The VAB Executive Director and registered lobbyists represent the broadcast industry before the Virginia General Assembly, state boards and agencies, and the Virginia U.S. congressional delegation. In years past, the VAB has successfully lobbied for legislation allowing cameras in the courtroom, and legislation designating broadcasters as “first informers” during a state of emergency.
During the yearly General Assembly Session, VAB lobbyists monitor legislation regarding some of the following subject areas:
- Freedom of Information Act
- Advertising Deductibility
- Advertising Sales Tax Exemption
On the Federal level, VAB lobbyists are regularly engaged on various issues that impact the broadcast industry, including retransmission consent and performance fees.