Who is the JBA?
The Jacksonville Broadcasters Association, Inc. is as much an informal online community as it is a formal organization of past and current broadcasters. Recognizing that those who share the experiences and history of Jacksonville broadcasting are spread across the world we use online contact as well as luncheon meetings to keep our community together and active. JBA incorporated in 2015 as a formal non-profit Florida corporation.
Throughout the year, usually quarterly, luncheon meetings are held at various locations. Current and former broadcasters are invited for a Dutch-treat gathering whether member of not. The meetings also feature panel discussions, presentations and interviews in addition to the socializing that serves as the foundation of the meeting. Meetings are announced on this website as well as through an email notice, newsletter and, of course, our Facebook page. Would you like to be on the email list to know when the next luncheon is scheduled? Go to Contact Us and subscribe to our email newsletter.
What does it cost to be a member?
Annual membership is $20. Among other things gives you the right to nominate and elect the officers and board of directors. Your interest and your participation, however, is what we desire. We expect to develop a number of future projects in our effort to preserve the history of Jacksonville broadcasting or support a scholarship or advocate for those issues we feel important to the preservation and effectiveness of broadcasting. At that time we can as a group discuss how best to fund such an undertaking. Whether you are a dues-paying member you are always invited to attend our meetings and become involved.
What can you do to help?
To start with you can help us build the best depository of historic photographs and materials to document the history of the industry in our region. To a large degree much of this material has already been making appearances on our Facebook pages which is fine. We are currently interested in some of the earlier materials to make sure they are not lost or forgotten. When we say materials we mean photographs, audio and video air checks, promotional materials, etc. We have a technical team who can assist in making conversions and copies. You can go to our Contact Us page and let our Program Administrator know what you have or what you can offer.
What is the purpose of this web site?
We expect this website to evolve over time. It will support our Facebook activity as well as future social media links but it will also distinguish itself by becoming a historical reference of Jacksonville area broadcasting through the years. And, you CAN help in this effort.