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AMBER Advocate

One of the most important public services that the NJBA performs is our

participation in, and strong commitment to, the effective use of our EAS

in deploying AMBER alerts in New Jersey.

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The newsletter is a primary tool to communicate developments, progress, personal stories and improvements to responses to incidents of missing, endangered and abducted children.  We are excited about the progress realized toward our mission of recovering abducted and endangered children and encourage you to remain steadfast in your support of this mission and the AMBER Alert Program. For 2012 we have added new and informative training and technical assistance offerings for your use.

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All Eyes (and Ears) on NJBA in Atlantic City Last Week!

Well, if you missed this year’s NJBA Annual Conference, you missed one for the record books! From the Opening Reception (sponsored by Frank Montero) to our Paramus Mitsubishi Car Give Away (Sponsored by TrafficCast and Cumulus) that wrapped up our Gala Show, each moment was master class and memorable. The NJBA celebrated all things broadcast with an all-star line up and presentations from start to finish. The industry trades regaled our association’s conference  and we could not be prouder of our great New Jersey broadcasters. Special thanks to our presenters, panelists sponsors, Convention Committee and especially Mary, Debbie, Schawn-Paul Aris, Billy, Travis and Isaac, and of course, our award winning Director, David Glazer and the entire team at Caesars!


Education and More

Educational Sessions covered a myriad of broadcast topics hosted by industry leaders like Radio Ink’s Debora Parenti, Sun Broadcast’s Jason Baily, KBA’s Derron Steinberger, Cumulus Media’s Gary Tacinelli, and Research Director’s Tyler Plahanski knocked it out of the park,  and the Radio Reporters Roundtable featuring Mayor Guardian was standing room only! NJBA President Paul Rotella addressed our Members with a “State of the Industry” report, as well. Read a text of his remarks attached. 


NextRadio Sets Records

Lighting up the FM chip in all smartphones is a priority for het NJBA and TagStation’s GSM Libby Hiple provided our Board of Directors with an update for the success of NextRadio. Check her PowerPoint presentation slides out on our Website here.


Star Studded Event

Thursday’s gala opened with an homage created by NJBA pal Gary Gellman of Gellman Images, to Star Wars with Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian welcoming our broadcasters to his home. NJBA Chairman Scott Taylor and President Paul Rotella updated the membership on the past year’s challenges and triumphs and Talkers.com publisher Michael Harrison kicked off the morning line up, which included Charlie Sislen, Gordon Borrell, Stacy Shulman, Rich Tunkle and Fred Jacobs. Libby Hiple from TagStation also had a presentation that will be sent directly to our members. Then BMI Recording Artist Nick Hissom played us on for the opening of our afternoon Awards Ceremony, (Check out his work @NickHissom and his new EPLove Energy”) and continued with FCC  Commissioner Michel O’Rielly  giving us an  update on the Commission’s activities and initiatives and then, 5 time Boxing World Champion Evander Holyfield accepted this year’s Howard Green Humanitarian of the Year award before the crowd. The excitement continued with a stellar performance by the Partnership for a Drug Free NJ’s Shout Down Drugs Winners “Ajani”  and the awarding of 8 scholarships to talented broadcast students from around the state, followed by the induction of legendary broadcasters Ed Hurst, Bert Barron and Casey Kasem into our NJBA Hall of Fame! Mr. Hurst was also honored with our NJBA Lifetime Achievement Award, with Hall of Famer Harry Hurley introducing him, and Kerri Kasem accepting the honor on behalf of her late father after being introduced by Ryan Seacrest! The Gala concluded with the revealing of our Best of the Best winners (listed below) and the drawing of our Paramus Mitsubishi winner Chris McCoy from WMGQ-FM, who won the Mitsubishi Outlander!  All in all: a great conference! Thanks to our Conference Name Sponsors: Sun Broadcast Group and the NJ Army National Guard, and Nielsen, and to everyone who made this a great event and especially to our valued members for making it all worthwhile!


Best of the Best Winners Awarded

The NJBA congratulates all of our Best of the Best Winners and Nominees for making New Jersey Radio and Television Great!


Best Commercial: B 98.5  WBBO for OB Diner “Meeting of the Meat” Tom Rowe and Chris Ales, Producers.


Best News: WKXW-FM  NJ 101.5 “Amtrak Derailment” Hosted by Eric Scott Patrick Levery.


Best Public Affairs: 1450 WPGG-AM Ask the Mayor” Harry Hurley and Chris Coleman, Producers.


Best News & Public Affairs-TV: WJLP “New Jersey Business Summit” & WJLP

“Charleston Shootings” Larry Mendte Host; Joan Slowley Dellett, Assoc. Producer; Brian Hussey, Editor.


Best Promotion: Magic 98.3  WMGQ “Have Yourself a Billy Joel Christmas”  Jeff Rafter, Ed Silver and Bill Shultz, Producers.


Best Student Radio Station: 107.7 The Bronc, WRRC-FM


NJBA Thanks Conference Sponsors

The NJBA extends our sincere appreciation and gratitude to our fabulous Conference Speakers and Sponsors this year, especially Sun Broadcasting Group; New Jersey Army National Guard; Compass Media Networks; Tag Station; Withum Smith+ Brown; BMI; TrafficCast; vCreative; Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth; Nielsen; Borrell Associates; Cumulus Media; Ramsey Mitsubishi; NextRadio; JCP&L; Group M; Research Director Inc.; Broadcasters General Store; Press Communications; Meet AC; HD Radio; Talkers.com and Radio Info.com; Radio Ink; RCS Sound Software; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice; NJHMFA; NJPN; USCG; NJANG; US Air Fore Reserve; Gellman Images; SoundExchange; Radiate Media; KRG Katz Radio Group; Western Pacific Broadcast; Revenue Development Resources; Harry Hurley in the Morning Foundation;  Longport Media; Caesars Casino Hotel and Resort; Greater Media, NJ; iHeart Radio; Wayne Cabot, Tim Schell, and WCBS 880; WABC 770; WOR 710; 970-The Talker,  WOND, WCTC, Encore Entertainment and John Quarrier, David Glazer, and the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey! 



Download Paul’s Remarks here and the Nextradio presentation here.