The mission of the Alaska Broadcasters Association is to provide assistance which enables members to serve their communities of license through education, representation and advocacy. To that end, we recognize the following objectives of the Association:
Improve broadcast services for the people of Alaska
Promote and protect a favorable economic and regulatory climate for broadcasting
Educate members and the public about the opportunities available and advances possible through the efforts of free, over the air, broadcasting
Enhance the application of new technology to benefit radio and television audiences
Facilitate communication among broadcasters and others in the allied fields
Expand job opportunities in the field of broadcasting
Encourage students to enter the profession through scholarships and educational programs
Coordinate mutual efforts with educators and educational institutions to improve instruction available to prospective members of the profession
The Alaska Broadcasters Association was founded in 1964 to serve broadcasting in the public interest and address matters of common concern to the Alaska radio and television industry. The Alaska Broadcasters Association is a vital and ever changing organization. With 100% Alaska TV stations and 96% Radio stations as members, the ABA represents the broadcast industry in Washington DC and at the state and local level. The ABA administers intern grants for stations and an annual scholarship. As part of a substantial member benefit program the ABA also provides a low cost tri annual Alternative Inspection Program
Alaska Broadcasters Association Memberships
An FCC station license or construction permit is the key to membership eligibility. Most Alaska stations, commercial, non-commercial and public are members of the ABA.
ABA is flexible and structured to meet the changing needs of its members in a rapidly changing industry. If you are a broadcaster in Alaska, the ABA is FOR you. For others, the ABA is the first line of contact with the broadcasting industry. Here you can find out more about our organization and what is happening in this ever-changing field of broadcasting in Alaska and throughout the country.
ABA is governed by a membership-elected board of ten (10) Directors, plus an Alternate Director, representing broadcasters from the four major districts of the state: Southeast, South Central, Interior, and Western Alaska. The Board then elects a President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer. The Board meets on a monthly basis holding at least four meetings each year.
The Alaska Broadcasters Association is proud to have been helped over the years by many fine associate organizations: Manufacturers, consultants, service firms, and other companies and agencies recognizing the importance of continuous contact with Alaska's broadcast industry. Associate members are welcome to participate in ABA functions, with the single exception of station business meetings. Associate memberships are non-voting. Associates are entitled to advertise in publications. Listing in the ABA Membership Directory is also included in the associate membership free of charge. Please contact the ABA office to become an associate member.