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Our Commitment to this Great Program: To enhance and insure the high professional standards and economic growth of the Radio and Television industry in the state of Idaho through education opportunities, effective political forum and public service.  We are located at 1674 W. Hill Rd., Ste. 3, Boise, ID  83702.  Contacts: 208 345-3072, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Journal Broadcast Group Names Ken Ritchie VP and General Manager of KIVI-TV and KNIN-TV in Boise PDF Print E-mail
Boise, ID – Journal Broadcast Group has announced that Ken Ritchie has been named Vice President and General Manager of KIVI-TV and KNIN-TV in Boise. Ritchie has served as interim General Manager for the station since spring.
“Ken has been a longtime sales leader at our Boise operations and is well respected in the stations and in the community,” said Debbie Turner, Executive Vice President of Television for Journal Broadcast Group. “He is a natural fit to take on the official role of General Manager and will serve us well in growing the organization. His television knowledge, people leadership and community involvement will be an asset to not only Journal Broadcast Group, but the Boise market has well.”
Ritchie started with KIVI in 1975 as an account manager and over the years was promoted to roles of increasing responsibility, including Local Sales Manager and General Sales Manager until he left the company for a short time to pursue a career in another industry. He returned to KIVI as General Sales Manager in 2002 when the station was purchased by Journal Broadcast Group.
In 2009, Ritchie was named the stations’ Director of Sales, and has acted as interim General Manager beginning in spring of this year.
A graduate of the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting, Ritchie acted as president of the Idaho State Broadcasters Association from 2003-2004 and is proud to have spent 36 years in the Television industry.
Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program PDF Print E-mail
Dear Fellow Broadcasters:
The enclosed information will give you a pretty good idea of the FCC endorsed Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP).  As Connie has indicated to you, your participation is completely voluntary.  The only stations that will be identified to the Commission are those that have passed the inspection, and have been sent their Certificate of Compliance.
In an effort to use both your time, and the time of the ABIP Inspectors in the most efficient manner, the ABIP inspections will be conducted by area or city. That is to say, that when a station schedules an inspection in a particular area or city, the Inspector will attempt to schedule as many inspections in that same general area as possible.
ABIP inspections, as a rule do not take a great deal of time, but it is important that the participating stations are prepared for the inspections, and are cooperative with the inspectors.
Click here for the ABIP Inspection Agreement or use the menu on the left.  If you have any questions that have not been addressed and answered with this document, please do not hesitate to call me at  (503) 443-2299.
Best regards,
Bill Johnstone
President & CEO
Oregon Association of Broadcasters
Getting Your Message Out Through the NCSA Program PDF Print E-mail

If you are a non-profit or state agency and want to get your message across in a more organized manner, the NCSA program might be the answer.

Organizations that operate in the public interest, i.e. non-profits and state agencies who have a message that must be seen and heard in an organized manner can ask to participate in our NCSA program.

Under this program, a non-profit or government agency funds the ISBA to distribute their material. In return, the agency receives advertising time donated by the Idaho broadcasters.

The pre-produced spots for both radio and TV are delivered to the ISBA office. They are then distributed to every commercial radio and TV station with a request that they be used in the station’s regular advertising time slots (usually 1/3 in prime time) for the duration of the campaign.

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EAS Overview PDF Print E-mail







The Emergency Alert System provides quick, actionable warnings to the general public via Radio and Television broadcast stations as well as cable companies.   Federal law requires broadcasters and cable companies to have the necessary equipment installed for delivering presidential (national) alerts.  Fortunately, we have never had a need for such an alert. 


As a public service, however, broadcasters and cable companies routinely and voluntarily provide the public with other warnings such as Amber Alerts and NOAA Weather warnings.  These warnings can save lives and property.  Within a matter of minutes, emergency management personnel (state and local) as well as NOAA Weather can use EAS to notify thousands of Idaho Citizens of impending danger or abducted children.

EAS Overview