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Hall of Fame nominations are closed.

Thanks to everyone who made nominations for our VAB Awards:

The deadline for nominations was Friday, September 25th.

The awards will be presented at the VAB’s Hall of Fame Banquet, scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at the Hilton Burlington.

SAVE THE DATE! The VAB Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Saturday, December 5 at the Hilton Burlington.

Registration details coming soon!

FREE Auto Advertising Webinar

VAB members are invited to tune in a free webinar Oct. 13 at noon designed to help your station attract and keep more local auto dealer advertising.  The seminar will be hosted by auto advertising expert John Tkac and is presented by LBS (Local Broadcast Sales) as part of their “Second Tuesday” webinar series.  To register for this free webinar, please visit this link:

Renew your VAB membership today

The VAB membership year runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.  It’s easy to renew your regular or associate membership.  Click here to go to the membership page.  You can pay your dues with any major credit card.

Thanks to our member station support of the NCSA program, we’re able to offer the lowest dues of any state broadcasting association in the nation.

Anyone can join the VAB as an Associate Member!  It’s only $50 per year and includes a listing with contact information on our Associate Member web page.    You’ll also be the first to know about VAB special events and competitions.

It’s ABIP Time

The VAB, in cooperation with the FCC, has established the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) to help stations ensure they are in compliance with FCC regulations.

Under this program, a station that is inspected by a VAB technical inspector, and certified to be in compliance with the FCC’s technical rules, is exempt from routine inspections by the FCC Field Office for three years.

The VAB's ABIP inspector, Robert Shotwell, is approved by the FCC to conduct inspections. These inspections are typically based upon the applicable FCC Broadcast Station Self-Inspection Checklist.

When the station is in compliance, the VAB will send a Certificate of Compliance to the station and to the FCC Field Office in Quincy, Massachusetts.

As a member benefit, the VAB subsidizes the ABIP program, saving every stations hundreds of dollars.  

The ABIP inspection costs $500, but the VAB will pay $400 towards the inspection.

Send your completed station agreement and payment to:

VAB, 500A Dalton Drive, Colchester, VT 05446.

The ABIP program is conducted every three years, and 2015 is an ABIP year. The next ABIP year for Vermont stations will be 2018.   

Download the ABIP station agreement here.