Since 1955, the VAB has helped promote over-the-air broadcasting in Vermont by supporting, protecting and advocating for our member stations. Our services include:
Regulatory and Legislative Monitoring and Advocacy:
We stay in contact with our State Legislators, Members of Congress in Washington D.C. and the FCC to protect the interests of our member stations and their listeners and viewers.
EEO and Workforce Recruitment Assistance:
We provide free employment listings and other EEO compliance resources to our members. Email your broadcast job openings to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recently, the VAB has taken a more active role in connecting our member stations with the next generation of broadcasters through internships and five endowed college scholarships.
Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) Subsidies:
To help our members stay in compliance with FCC regulations, the VAB covers a substantial amount of the cost to have an Alternative Broadcast Inspection done, with certificates remaining valid for three years.
Emergency Alert System (EAS) Assistance:
Alerting and informing the public in times of crisis or natural disaster is the most important responsibility of our member stations. The VAB assists our members with EAS compliance, receivers and keeping the State of Vermont EAS Plan updated.
Professional Growth Training:
In addition to offering in-person professional growth trainings and seminars during our annual convention, the VAB provides members with the following regular on-going webinar series:
- Local Broadcast Sales (LBS) 2nd Tuesday Webinar Series
- Third Thursday webinar series hosted by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters
- Alabama Broadcasters Association Engineering Academy Monthly webinars
If you have a training topic, method or program that will help our members advance their careers and become the best broadcasters they can be, email email@example.com
Keeping Broadcasters Connected & Informed:
The VAB Voice is an e-newsletter that goes out every 7-10 days to over 500 subscribers. We share articles about the latest industry news, regulatory advisories and deadline reminders as well as shine a spotlight on successful station events and acknowledge retirements, promotions and award winners. To subscribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking & Awards:
Annual events, including the VAB Convention in June and the VAB Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet in December, give our members a chance to see old friends, make new acquaintances, share ideas and have some fun!
VAB Board of Directors:
July 1 2021 – June 30, 2023
President: Alexander Von Lichtenberg, WVNY/WFFF
Vice-President: Dave Godette, VOX AM/FM
Treasurer: Chip Morgan, WCLX-FM
Secretary: Jay Barton, WCAX-TV
Member-at-Large: Dana Nahumck, VPR/VT PBS
Past President: Kelli Corbeil, WTSA AM & FM
Executive Director: Wendy Mays
Phone: (802) 233-0296
Mailing Address: 4 Carmichael St., 111-106, Essex Junction, VT 05452
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3miKP1gfZbGfF8vD54VMzg/videos