Nevada Broadcaster - Feb 6, 2013


VOL. XVIIII     NO. 2     FEBRUARY 6, 2013


Tom Humm, who played a pivotal role in the formation and professionalization of the Nevada Broadcasters Association, and is celebrating his 35th year as a Nevada Broadcaster has been named the recipient of the 2013 NBA Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom will be honored at the 18th Annual NBA Hall of Fame Gala, on Saturday evening, August 17, 2013 at the Red Rock Resort, Casino and Spa.

Humm is very proud to have served the Las Vegas community throughout his broadcast career as the industry and city have grown in size and prominence. Mr. Humm is additionally proud to be a part of numerous teams of broadcasters who have provided over $50 million dollars in public service announcements and appearances for charitable and youth organizations. Working for Beasley Broadcasting has been the highlight of his broadcast career.
George G. Beasley, Beasley Broadcast Group Chairman and CEO, commented, "We value Tom's deep Las Vegas Roots and keen leadership abilities." Vice-President of Operations for Beasley Broadcast Group, Brian Beasley, added, "Tom has given a stellar managerial performance despite a difficult economic climate. He leads by example, instilling loyalty and inspiring excellence in those with whom he works."


Oscar and Carolyn Goodman, who each serving as Mayor of Las Vegas have played and continue to play a pivotal role in the astonishing rebirth of Downtown Las Vegas, have been named the co-recipients of the 2013 NBA Pinnacle Achievement Award. His Honor and Her Honor will be honored at the 18th Annual NBA Hall of Fame Gala, on Saturday evening, August 17, 2013 at the Red Rock Resort, Casino and Spa.
The story will be told how the Premium Outlet Mall and the World Market Center, then led to First Friday, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and The Smith Center. It is the dream that keeps on giving. But the reality already includes a new City Hall, a Neon Museum, a Mob Museum, refurbished hotels, an expanding Fremont Street East and the arrival of Zappo's. We are very proud that Telemundo and KCLV-TV make their home in Downtown Las Vegas. The lyrics of Bachman Turner Overdrive, "Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" seems to best describes the vision of Oscar and Carolyn, as Downtown Las Vegas continues to surprise and amaze.
NBA CEO Bob Fisher promises a totally "reborn" format for Gala 18. He is also proud to announce that last year's Gala leadership are all returning. Kristine Anderson, Chairman; Bob Cummings, Poster / Invitation / Program Journal; Earlene Lefler, Hall of Fame; Judy Reich, Journal Editor; and Eric Bonnici, Adam Sandler and Gary Campbell, Foundation Scholarship Silent Auction / Live Auction.


On Tuesday evening, February 19, 2013, the NBA Board of Directors will gather together in Downtown Reno for a 7:30 PM Dinner Meeting in the private dining room at the La Famiglia Ristorante, 170 South Virginia Street. Las Vegas board members have been asked to coordinate their travel arrangements with Adam Sandler. This includes NBA sponsored round-trip flights on Southwest Airlines and hotel reservations at the Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 East Second Street.
Immediately prior to the Board Dinner, members of the NBA Board will be attending the first-ever Reno Leadership Mixer, being held from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at SoDo, 275 Hill Street in Downtown Reno. A private area at the restaurant and bar has been reserved. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served.
The board members in attendance are looking forward to talking about the industry and the NBA with potential future leaders -- who want to possibly continue expanding their broadcasting experience. The first Leadership Mixer was held in Las Vegas several months ago.


Two weeks from today, Wednesday, February 20, board members, general managers, news directors and key management staff from throughout the state will gather in Carson City. (Adam Sandler will be coordinating travel arrangements for Las Vegas and rural broadcasters.) A very different Broadcasters Advocacy Day is being planned in what NBA Board Chair Brandy Newman has called "a working trip."
We begin at 10 AM in Room 3100 at the Legislative Building for an orientation to the day's meetings.
Everyone in attendance will be broken into small groups who will follow a pre-determined schedule. Meetings with cabinet officers, key legislators and lobbyists will be pre-set in advance. Meetings will be approximately 20 minutes in length and will include a short presentation on "Nevada Broadcasting", outlining our goals as an industry and our roles in each community.
The NBA is now bringing an historical piece of legislation forward, beginning in the State Assembly, which addresses the development of an open market in the publishing of Public Notices. If passed, radio and television stations would have the opportunity to place Public Notices on their web sites. The landmark bill is being brought forward by Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel. The specific language is currently being developed in the Legislative Counsel Bureau.
Every radio or television station; small, medium or large, who is interested in receiving more information and being a part of the legislative process, is strongly encouraged to be present at Broadcasters Advocacy Day. For further and more detailed information, contact Bob Fisher.
Broadcasters Advocacy Day will conclude with the first-ever statewide General Manager's Dinner, beginning at 5:30 PM at Louie's Basque Corner. The restaurant is located at 301 East Fourth Street in Downtown Reno. The dinner has been scheduled early enough for Las Vegas broadcasters to fly home on Wednesday evening. NBA Board Chair felt that it was important to have everyone share in a uniquely northern Nevada culinary experience. General managers are asked to please make dinner reservations in advance with Adam Sandler.


Last year, Lotus Radio in Reno stepped up to the plate and took over the graphic redesign and delivery of The NEVADA Broadcaster. Throughout the past year we have received many compliments on the new format. We want to thank Dane Wilt for his support and Mike Murray for his dedicated work.
We also want to welcome Lotus Radio's Manila Hoang, who is about to take over the newsletter duties from Mike.


First Announcement. The annual Nevada Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 13th, 2013. We will return to Silverstone Golf Club in Las Vegas. In the coming weeks we will feature our tournament web site which will feature registration information and available sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds from the event will go to the Tony and Linda Bonnici Broadcasters Scholarship Fund. For further information please contact Adam Sandler at (702) 794-4994.

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