We dedicate more than $100,000 each year to fund paid internships at member organizations. Our goal is to inspire new careers across Arizona local media. We also fund career fairs at all three state universities and financially support college scholarships for rising local media stars.
The AMA fully funds the only lobbyist for Arizona local media at the state legislature, fighting back against any legislation that may impact the critical role of local media in Arizona. We also offer free legal support for member organizations and set aside sizable dollars each year to fund legal battles that affect multiple members, most notably for first amendment and news access issues. We also work closely with Arizona’s congressional delegation in DC to fight for national legislation that supports Arizona local media.
Our Association financially underwrites an independent research study each year to get an updated snapshot of Arizona audience consumption habits. We know member stations need more data to understand today’s media use and make their case for advertising allocations.
We fund paid statewide ad campaigns to promote the critical role of local media across Arizona. We use all mediums available to reach audiences with the goal of helping to better connect communities.
We support the newly-launched Arizona Local News Foundation to connect communities with more local news and information. We fund programs that ensure local news is accessible in every Arizona community.
We offer a free on-demand training platform for most media disciplines, including sales, content and HR. We also offer one-on-one training to help new AEs get up and running quickly. In addition, our radio and TV members have access to inspection programs to help stay in FCC compliance plus we act as a bridge for the state’s emergency alert system.
Network with nearly every local media operator in the state. We’re talking 300 partners that touch most audiences in the state of Arizona. Need an introduction to a specific local media brand? Want to partner on project? Need advice on effective communication? AMA membership gives you a foot in the door with nearly every local media operator in Arizona.
Once a year, AMA membership gives you the opportunity to promote your company directly to our member database. It’s a list that make up a “who’s who” in Arizona mass media. You can pitch your services, promote an upcoming event or simply educate our members on a topic that’s important to you and your business. This is truly unique access.
Are you looking for someone in the Arizona local media industry to be a master of ceremony at your next event? Maybe you need someone to sit on a panel discussion? The AMA works with associate members to help coordinate the participation of some of the biggest names in Arizona local media. Our goal is to help create forums that open up new dialogue and leave participants taking part in unrivaled events.
You’ll gain access to our email newsletters and analysis of the evolutionary trends and new technologies literally changing the face of Arizona mass media. Your member support will also help protect the critical role local media plays in our communities.
Even if you don’t work directly in local media, the AMA offers a long list of on-demand training to all members. This includes interactive courses for sales, leadership, management, communication, HR and administration. Additionally, Associate Members have full access to our webinars on a wide range of topics affecting the future of communications.
A strong association is a key to elevating the caliber of operations in the entire marketplace. With tools for education, a strong political presence, and attention to the underserved members of our community, the association provides necessary tools for all of us to grow. The Hubbard organization and family is totally committed to this fine organization.
The association united broadcasters in a joint effort to negotiate the successful renewal of a 20-year lease renewal with the South Mountain telecommunications site, and without their support and guidance, there would have been a much different outcome. We will continue to be an active member and we encourage everyone to do the same!
Every dollar counts and spending money that doesn't bring a return these days is just not done. Information, sales training and the legal hotline all bring a return to the station. Belonging to the association is important, because it's an organization that impacts decisions that directly affect the radio business and is critical these days for future growth.