The updated Political Broadcasting Guide from David Oxenford, IBA Washington counsel at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP. is available online in the Members Only section of the IBA web site in the Legal & Rgulatory information section.
The Primary will be held on June 3, 2014 and the General Election is on November 4, 2014 for purposes of calculating the political windows.
Lowest Unit Rate political windows always go into effect 45 days before a Primary .... and 60 days prior to a General Election.
IBA member stations can contact our two Legal Hotlines free of charge with any and all political advertising questions.
As a benefit of IBA membership, IBA dues paying stations in 2014 will now be able to participate in the Radio Advertising Bureau's Monthly Live Training Webinars - free of charge!
RAB offers this monthly training series to individual stations at a cost of $49.00 per month for RAB members and $79.00 a month for non RAB members... However - now regardless of your RAB affiliation, if you are a dues paying member of the Iowa Broadcasters Association you will be able to participate in all 12 of these special training sessions at no charge. It is an annual savings to Iowa member radio stations of $449.00 a year! and available to IBA dues paying stations only.
The 2014 Broadcasters' Legal and Regualtory Advisory Calendar is avaiable in the Members Only section. Just click on the Members Only link on the left, then enter the passward and look in the Legal/Regulatory Information section. This is another IBA Membership Servce, courtesy of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
A panel of eleven judges sitting on the United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in effect, overrode a panel of three judges on the same Court, and sided with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California which had upheld as constitutional the statutory prohibition against public radio and television stations airing paid advertisements for for-profit entities, for issues of public importance or interest, and for political candidates.
A Legal Advisory regarding E-Cigarette Advertising is available for IBA Member Stations. Just click on the Members Only link and the go to the Legal/Regulatory Information section.
Dave Putnam (i), former IBA President presented the Distinguished Service Award to Congressman Leonard Boswell (c) at the Iowa Broadcasters Association Summer Convention on June 26, 2013. Joel McRea (r), assisted in the presentation.
Daniel Miller (r), former General Manager of Iowa Public Television, was inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Hall of Fame at the IBA Summer Convention, June 26, 2013. Dave Putnam (l), former IBA President, presented Miller with the Hall of Fame Award.
Congratulations to Michael Elrod (r), General Manager of KYOU-TV, who was chosen as the 2013 Iowa Broadcasters Association Broadcaster of the Year. Elrod was presented the Broadcaster of the Year award by former IBA President Dave Putnam (l) at the IBA Summer Convention, June 26, 2013, in West Des Moines.
Dave Putnam (Right), IBA Past President presents the President's gavel to Incoming IBA President, Dave Vickers at the Iowa Broadcasters Association Annual Meeting, June 26, 2013.