Home Login RADIO ONLINE RSS Facebook
Advertisement

IBA to Officially Form Organization Within Next Two Weeks


The Independent Broadcasters Association
The Independent Broadcasters Association

The Independent Broadcasters Association (IBA) is officially forming the organization within the next two weeks. Ron Stone said, "We have 496 owners and operators representing just under 3,000 stations that have signed up supporting the idea of the organization. The next step is the actual formation of the IBA into a legal entity, forming an initial board and getting to work on all the elements we have been discussing that will benefit independent operators choosing to be members of the IBA."

Stone added, "We will see more owners and operators sign up now that the decision has been made to launch, as many have said to me 'I will sign up when I know it is real.' The IBA will make a significant impact on independent broadcaster's bottom line. In three years, every member will echo that the IBA was exactly the right organization at the right time to meet the needs of independents."

The membership investment is a question many are asking, Stone says expect to have that answered soon as the board will take that up as its first task adding that "membership will be affordable and will not be a burden for any size operation."

Bud Walters was one of the early supporters of the concept of the IBA. "Independent broadcasters outside the major markets have a lot in common as we seem to be in a different business than large markets broadcasters. There is good reason to explore this idea of working more closely together," said Walters.

Owners and operators are still being encouraged to sign up at http://radioiba.org/ which will only remain active until the new IBA site is operational. Frequent updates will be emailed to those that have signed up on the site to receive communications. Additionally, those signed up will received specific instructions for membership once the new IBA web site (currently under construction) is launched.

There will be a conference call scheduled for all members in the next few weeks with Ron Stone and the initial board to discuss the mission and goals of your new IBA.

Advertisement

Latest Radio Stories

iHM/San Francisco Names Hunt, Loughran as Program Director
Dan Hunt and Travis Loughran
Dan Hunt and Travis Loughran
iHeartMedia in San Francisco names Dan Hunt (far left) as Program Director for CHR KYLD (WiLD 94.9) and Travis Loughran as Program Director of Hot AC KIOI (Star 101.3), effective May 15. Hunt joins the Bay Area cluster from co-owned WWPW (Power More

MediaCo Acquires Hispanic Broadcaster Estrella Media
Estrella Media
Estrella Media
MediaCo, which owns WQHT-FM (Hot 97) and WBLS-FM in New York, has agreed to acquire Hispanic broadcaster Estrella Media, encompassing all network, content, digital and commercial operations but excluding its local radio and television stations for More

Triton Digital Issues March 2024 U.S. Podcast Ranker
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released its March 2024 (February 26-March 31), U.S. Podcast Ranker. SiriusXM Podcast Network remained in the #1 spot on the Top Sales Networks Report for the month of March, with 42.5 million Average Weekly Downloads and 13.2 More
Advertisement

Adam Carolla Show Podcast Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary
PodcastOne
PodcastOne
PodcastOne's podcast "The Adam Carolla Show," hosted by comedian Adam Carolla, is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. Carolla, who was inducted into the 6th Annual Podcast Hall of Fame during Podfest Expo earlier this year, launched his eponymous show More

Premiere, Elvis Duran Add ''Give It A Chance'' Podcast
''Give It A Chance''
''Give It A Chance''
Premiere Networks and syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran have announced the addition of "Give It A Chance with Kevin Devine and Casey Jost" to the Elvis Duran Podcast Network. The new weekly podcast will launch Thursday, April 25 on the More

AI, Creator Economy Take Center Stage at 2024 NAB Show
NAB Show
NAB Show
AI, Creator Economy Take Center Stage at 2024 NAB Show The 2024 NAB Show exhibitors debuted and showcased thousands of new products and next generation and pioneering technologies from brands that include Adobe, ARRI, AWS, Blackmagic Design, Canon, More

Return to Menu

Advertisement

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Radio news and headlines delivered right to your e-mail box -- and it's free.

Advertisement

Advertisement