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Ginny Morris

Ginny Morris, a third generation broadcaster, is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Hubbard Radio, LLC. Hubbard Radio operates 30 radio stations in Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, and Cincinnati.

While still in college in 1982, Ginny began working in the promotion department of their flagship TV station, KSTP-TV. She started with special projects and promotional events and eventually became the manager of that department in 1985.

In July 1990, she was asked to take on the challenge of managing KSTP- AM, the original holding of the Hubbard Family’s broadcasting business (originally licensed as WAMD in 1923). It was in that role that Ginny developed her true passion for and interest in the radio business. In May 1995, she added KSTP-FM (KS95) to her duties, becoming President and General Manager of both KSTP radio properties.

Having had success with developing local talent for KSTP-AM, the company began syndicating it’s talent on a regional basis and formed a new company, the Hubbard Radio Network in August 1999. The Hubbard Radio Network works with 26 affiliates throughout the Upper Midwest and continues to add stations.

Hubbard Radio purchased WIXK-AM/FM in New Richmond, Wisconsin, in December 2000. In June 2002, WIXK-FM was moved to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The format was changed to a new type of Talk Radio, and is now referred to as myTalk107.1. MyTalk107.1 is one of the first, if not the only, FM talk station in the country building talk programming for women.

A former Chair of the NAB Radio Board, Ginny currently serves on the Executive Committee of the RAB (Radio Advertisers Bureau) and serves on the board of BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) and the Library of American Broadcasting.

An active member of the Twin City community, her current and former civic board experience includes Chairing the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Ginny also currently serves on the boards of MinnCann and St. Thomas Academy.
In 2000, Ginny was named President of Hubbard Radio, delegating much of the day-to-day operations to others in the growing organization.

Ginny and her two children live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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At Hubbard Radio, the best people in local media build dominant brands that connect consumers and advertisers to build better businesses and communities.

We succeed by always doing the right thing with focus, urgency, and passion.

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The National Radio Talent System

Dan Vallie, a lifelong radio broadcaster, is the innovator and founder of the National Radio Talent System™ and the Radio Talent Institute™. The program gives each student a learning experience they could not get anywhere else. The National Radio Talent Institute team uses its contacts and reputation in the radio industry to invite radio professionals to teach during the institute.The National Radio Talent System™, the only program of its kind in the world, was created to answer the long discussed issue of a radio talent farm for the industry, an incubator of well-rounded, well-educated college talent with a passion for radio and a determination to get into the business.

“Our industry offers young people the opportunity for entrepreneurship,personal fulfillment, and financial success.  To attract these bright and talented students we have the brightest and most talented radio industry professionals teaching the sessions in each institute. We attract intelligent and talented students with a positive attitude, and the radio professionals that teach them support and encourage a positive attitude that lets them know of the great opportunities in broadcasting and what an exciting time it is.  The ‘professional faculty’ from the industry that come and teach display the same attributes we want to see in young broadcasters entering the industry.”

The National Radio Talent Team works throughout the year with universities and to connect with both young talent who want to be in broadcasting and with radio professionals who embrace the vision and believe and support the mission of bringing young talent into the industry today and who will be leaders in the industry tomorrow as radio continues to thrive.

The vision of a Radio Talent System has become reality and now radio professionals recruit from young talent who are just as determined and passionate about getting into radio as you were. And the talent system continues to grow with more institutes across the country and support from broadcaster groups, individual broadcasters, and broadcast associations.

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Mission

Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.

Vision

NAU leads the way to a better Arizona and a sustainable world through personalized attention to student success and scholarly excellence.

Values

  • Student centered: We place student success at the center of our academic and service planning, policies, and programs.
  • Integrity: We operate with fairness, honesty, and the highest ethical standards.
  • Diversity: We strengthen our community through diversity of cultures, experiences, and perspectives.
  • Service: We partner with our communities, in the spirit of collaboration, to provide services and expertise to support Arizona, the nation, and the world.
  • Discovery: We engage in innovation to create, share, and apply new knowledge, scholarship, and artistry.
  • Excellence: We commit to the highest quality in all endeavors.

 

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The Arizona Broadcasters Association is a non-profit corporation that acts as the official trade association for Arizona’s over-the-air radio and TV stations.

ABA membership includes more than 200 radio stations, television stations and associate members, and is led by a President & CEO, Operations Manager and governed by a board of directors.

As priority #1, we promote and protect the limitless possibilities of Arizona’s free, over-the-air broadcasting industry, with a focus in three areas; protecting business, futureproofing our industry and building relationships.

PROTECTING BUSINESS

The ABA funds Arizona’s only broadcast lobbyist at the state legislature, offers station protection programs to prevent routine FCC inspections and fines, provides free personalized and on-demand training, and promotes the voice of Arizona broadcasters on the national stage to better influence fair regulation. The ABA also financially supports the defense of independent journalism as a majority donor to Arizona’s First Amendment Coalition.

FUTUREPROOFING OUR INDUSTRY

The ABA invests heavily in the next generation of Arizona broadcasters, partnering with universities and trade schools to build staff pipelines and more effective recruiting programs, alongside the awarding of scholarships. The ABA also prioritizes product education around evolutions like next gen TV and smart speaker use, ensuring member stations know what’s coming next and feel armed with the training necessary to drive business forward.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

The ABA connects broadcasters with the key leaders across Arizona who can help them grow their stations, providing ad agency networking and advocacy, connection to politicians and decision makers, broadcast legal support, and vendor introductions. The ABA also invests in building community relationships with government agencies and non-profit organizations, offering these organizations deeply discounted access to TV and radio advertising.

The ABA is also a member of the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations and supports the programs of the National Association of Broadcasters.

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