Last week President Trump sent his budget to Congress that included the elimination of funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  The majority of our NPR and PBS stations in Missouri are owned by public universities.  There is movement in Jefferson City to reduce funding to higher education. So our stations could potentially lose funding from two different sources. Our Missouri Public Broadcasters provide important, unique programing to a strong ...Read More
TagStation LLC and Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) have reached an agreement to evaluate TagStation’s NextRadio data. The NextRadio app delivers over-the-air FM broadcasts to the consumer’s smartphone and captures precise data about a radio station’s listeners. TagStation and Nielsen will explore methods to incorporate NextRadio listening data into Nielsen’s audio datasets, potentially paving the way for future big data integrations for the radio industry. NextRadio provides a rich digital and interactive ...Read More
Congratulations to our members! The 8th annual Second Street Awards were held on February 16, 2017. This presentation honors media companies across North America in 26 categories for their outstanding contests, ballots, quizzes, and e-commerce programs. Together, these promotions translate to millions of dollars in revenue for media companies. Missouri Stations that were recognized were: • KSDK-TV - Best Editorial Quiz (winner), Best Photo Sweepstakes (finalist) • KSPR-TV - Best Sweepstakes (finalist) ...Read More
For the first time in 50 years CBS is returning to the birthplace of Walter Cronkite. News-Press & Gazette Co. (NPG) announced Friday the launch of a new CBS affiliate in St. Joseph, marking the first time since 1967 that a CBS affiliate has been based in the city. “We are extremely proud that the birthplace of legendary CBS News journalist Walter Cronkite will be the newest home to a ...Read More
2017 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced KMOX-AM and KYKY-FM (Y98) are finalists for the NAB Crystal Awards.  Click Here for the full list of stations.   
Mark Gordon, MBA President/CEO, has signed a resolution along with the other 50 state broadcasters associations, including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in opposition to a new "Performance Tax."   The MBA would also like to thank the following members of Congress who have signed the  House Resolution 13, the Radio Freedom Act, which also opposes a new "Performance Tax".  Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer ...Read More
The 2017 MBA Awards Contest is now open.  The Awards Committee has added two new awards  -  Breaking Weather Coverage Event and Convergent Media.   Several other award categories have been modified.  All MBA member stations are encouraged to review the category list carefully and enter the contest by the March 8th deadline.   Awards will be presented at the MBA Awards Banquet on June 10th, as part of the MBA ...Read More
 JEFFERSON CITY, MO, January 20, 2017 - Yesterday the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit unanimously revived our lawsuit that challenges a Missouri statute and two Missouri regulations that we believe illegally limit alcohol advertising. These Missouri laws prevent consumers from receiving truthful information in advertising.  Specifically, although retailers can offer price discounts and promotions on alcoholic beverages, these laws keep citizens from learning about those discounts ...Read More
Northwest Missouri State University to Host Nationally Recognized Program Next Summer JEFFERSON CITY, MO, December 5, 2016 - The MBA has teamed up with seven radio broadcast companies to bring the Radio Talent Institute to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville July 31st through August 9th, 2017. The Institute is a ten day radio immersion program bringing talented broadcasting students together with over 30 broadcast professionals for on-air training in ...Read More
Upcoming Events
  1. 2017 St. Louis Media Hall of Fame

    April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. NAB Show

    April 22 - April 27
  3. 2017 Sports Seminar at Kauffman Stadium

    May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. 2017 Convention and Awards Banquet

    June 9 - June 10
  5. 2017 Conclave Learning Conference

    July 26 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 6:00 pm
Latest Update
The MBA is taking part in a pilot project for the Radio Preservation Task Force. This group has been tasked by the Library of Congress to assemble a national radio air check database. Frank Absher, Executive Director of the St. Louis Media History Foundation, is building a regional repository of these air checks in Missouri which could be used as a template for other states.  Collections are already established in ...Read More
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