Member Services

In today’s changing economy, IBA would like for you to know that we have not raised our membership dues in many years!  Most Illinois radio and television stations are current members….is your station taking advantage of IBA’s member benefits?

If you are a radio or television station in Illinois, download the Broadcast Membership Form to complete your application.

IBA membership rates are available on the Membership Rate Card, email for rate card.

Completed forms may be emailed to  Forms and payment can be mailed to:  2501 Chatham Road, Suite 200 Springfield, IL 62704.

Member Guides

Illinois EAS Plan

Radio and television station reference for compliance with the Illinois EAS plan. The guide is updated periodically and contains contact information for members of the Illinois EAS Committee and their respective regions. Illinois EAS Coordinator Bill Murdoch provides updates via email as required to members of the EAS Committee.

Political Advertising Guide

Pillsbury Law has furnished this Political Advertising Guide to be used by IBA member stations for information on handling advertising requests for Federal, State, and Local candidates for political races.

Guide explains the Lowest Unit Rate Charges, requests for air time, and more.

IBA’s Most Popular Benefits for Compliance

Government Relations and Legislation

Your IBA functions as a progressive and responsive association and is always on alert for legislation which would prove to be harmful to broadcasters, while at the same time helping to put forth and pass legislation which benefits the industry. Working with John Bradley, IBA Lobbyist in Springfield, Dennis Lyle works with Illinois legislators to maintain a favorable business climate in the state for the broadcast industry. Several times each year IBA sends a team of delegates to meet with members of Congress on federal broadcasting issues.

Legal Counsel in Springfield and DC

IBA member stations have two valuable legal resources available for quick answers to both state and federal questions. Don Craven handles all Illinois advertising issues, Freedom of Information, Cameras in the Courtroom, Reporter Shield, and any other state related item. Scott Flick, Pillsbury Law, fields all questions regarding the FCC License process, EEO matters, Public Inspection Files, and is involved with the ABIP Program. To be connected with either of these two resources, contact the iba.

ABIP: Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

The IBA and FCC provide member stations the opportunity to be voluntarily inspected by an IBA approved inspector at a very low cost. IBA underwrites a portion of this expense for all member stations, once every three years.

EEO Outreach

IBA has formulated four different resources for members to utilize in order to meet the FCC EEO Outreach Requirements: EEO Outreach Contact List, Job Postings on IBA website, and four Career Fairs each year.