10.31.2008 02:30 PM
CBA Picks New Officers, Board Members
Kyle Reeves of My Town TV in Searcy, Ark., has been
elected president of the Community Broadcasters Association, the trade
association for Class A and Low-Power TV broadcasters.
members elected the officers at the group’s annual convention this week in Las Vegas.
“I accept this privilege, firmly focused on
achieving tangible results that will create necessary regulatory changes to
establish a stable platform upon which we may build a vibrant future for the
many small businesses such as mine as well as the countless diverse owners and
operators represented by all Class A and LPTV stations,” Reeves said in
outlined the organization’s plan for two crucial components: the migration of
qualified Class A stations to full power status, and a timely and realistic
package of solutions to aid in the transition of all LPTV and Class A stations
to digital operations.
The first issue was scheduled for a vote at the FCC’s Oct.
15 meeting, but was canceled the previous afternoon when FCC Chairman Kevin
Martin realized he didn’t have the votes for his proposal.
The second issue, the digital transition, could be helped
along by $65 in grant money coming through the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration, which is seeking comment until Nov. 14 on how to manage those