Achieving Excellence: Awards, Education, and Providing for the Future

Continuing Education Offers Training

IBA offers many training options designed to assist the media sales representatives and sales managers to bring more advertising dollars to your station.  Most of these programs are at no cost or at a low cost to IBA member stations.  The website offers on-line sales training options, available 24/7, from Local Broadcast Sales, RAB and P 1 Selling.  Webinars are offered throughout the year on various topics for sales, compliance, and licensing.  Each year IBA brings some of the best trainers in the industry together for our annual convention that take on such topics as broadcast sales, creative advertising, digital broadcast media, and more!

Awarding Excellence

Each year IBA recognizes the “Best of the Best” in broadcasting with many awards of excellence including the Silver Dome Awards and  IBA Stations of the Year given each year at the annual convention.  In addition, IBA pays tribute to individuals who exemplify excellence in broadcasting with the IBA Vincent T. Wasilewski “Broadcaster of the Year” Award, IBA Pioneer in Broadcasting, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.  IBA along with the IBAcademic Committee offer the student broadcasters the opportunity to compete alongside other student broadcasters and schools in the Student Silver Dome Awards Contest.

IBAcademics-Creating Tomorrow’s Broadcasters Today

This hardworking committee provides outstanding opportunities for students attending Illinois colleges and universities offering broadcast instruction. College students gather at the annual IBA-University, a one-day conference, to learn from broadcast professionals in various sessions.  College students are also eligible to apply for consideration for the IBA Multicultural Internship Program which places students at member stations for a summer internship.  The Illinois Broadcasters Foundation (IBF) provides, promotes and facilitates educational opportunities in the broadcast industry through scholarships and grants, including a $100,000 Scholarship Program.