NYSBA Now Accepting Internships for 2018

Once again we are offering our highly acclaimed Internship program for 2018. The program covers interns who are selected by NYSBA member stations during the calendar year January 1 – December 31, 2018. INTERNSHIPS WILL BE OFFERED TO STATIONS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.  FUNDS FOR THE PROGRAM ARE NOT UNLIMITED.  WE URGE […]

Digital Leadership Academy Breaks Attendance Records

For years the DLA has been recognized as the best digital sales training seminar in the country. This was the first year we included the conference as part of the NAB Show New York. Attendance broke all past records with more than 154 people attending the conference. The growth is a testament to the quality […]

Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeart Media, NYSBA “Broadcaster of the Year”

Chairman and CEO of iHeart Media, Bob Pittman, was recognized as the 2017 NYSBA “Broadcaster of the Year.” After a video describing his career achievements, Mr. Pittman’s acceptance speech focused on the importance of radio in today’s media environment. He noted the continued strength of radio in todays the market place, as no other medium […]

Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Honored at Leadership Luncheon

True to form, Buffalo radio legend Sandy Beach provided a straight forward – no holds barred – acceptance speech. Displaying the sharp wit that has kept him on the top of Buffalo radio for more than three decades, Sandy provided the best example of why radio is so important. Janet Lomax, the first African American […]

Regional Digital Training

In past years we hosted regional Digital Training in the fall. We have decided to alter our schedule for this year, and host the digital training in May. We will be working with the Local Media Association for this year’s digital training. Jack Zavoral, Director of Broadcast Services at the Local Media Association, is a […]

"Serving New York" Awards to be Presented at Regional Luncheons

In past years we hosted regional “Serving New York” in the fall. We have decided to alter our schedule for this year.  As we have in the past, we will present stations with a “Serving New York” award for their public service efforts. In addition, we will recognize stations at the luncheon who have won […]

Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

 NYSBA 51st Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting If you are an Excellence in Broadcasting Award winner this year, your award will be shipped directly to your attention at your station.  In addition, we are holding our Serving New York luncheons at seven locations across the state in May, and we will be recognizing this […]

NYSBA at the Federal Communications Commission

On Thursday March 2nd, NYSBA spent a day at the FCC discussing important issues.  With Chairman Pai now at the helm, the FCC will become extremely important.  We are hoping that the Commission will begin to relax a number of its onerous rules.  We also hope it will become more aggressive with its enforcement against […]

NYSBA on Capitol Hill Representing New York State Broadcasters

As we noted last week, the Board of the Directors and “Futures Committee” squeezed 26 meetings on Capitol Hill into a day and an half.  While the schedule was exhausting, we had some terrific meetings with key members. We visited with both U.S. Senators from New York.  Our first meeting with Senator Chuck Schumer, who […]

Important NYSBA Webinar on NY Minimum Wage and Overtime Archived

NYSBA sponsored webinar featuring noted labor law firm Jackson Lewis, provided important information on NY minimum wage and overtime rules.  The webinar covered the new minimum wage rules, which vary by region.  It also discussed how the new minimum wage rules affected the obligation to pay overtime.  Even though the federal overtime laws did not […]