Member Benefits

Member Services

Since 1951 the Iowa Broadcasters Association has served Iowa radio and television stations as an educational organization.  With over 200 members, it is recognized as one of the top broadcast associations in the country.  Legislatively it is also one of the most active!

IBA members include the owners and managers of Iowa’s commercial and non-commercial radio and television stations, educational stations; and Associate Members, businesses and organizations who provide products and benefits to the broadcast community.

IBA provides a forum for the open exchange of ideas and information.  It encourages involvement and participation among its members, offering a wide range of benefits and providing extensive legislative and legal representation.  Our vision is a membership that is prepared and empowered to succeed in a rapidly changing industry.

As the voice of Iowa’s radio and television stations, IBA advances their legislative and regulatory interests.  Through advocacy, education and innovation, IBA enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age.

If you are not already an IBA member, contact the IBA office for more information and find out how your station(s) can join today.

Legislative Representation – IBA is your advocate and voice in both Washington, DC and at the Iowa Statehouse.

Legal Hotline – As a dues paying member of the Iowa Broadcasters Association… the answers to all your broadcast and business law questions are just a phone call away.  IBA is pleased to offer this service as a member.

IBA Alternative FCC Inspection Program — Every three years, providing “low cost license insurance”…keeping stations fine free.

FCC-Regulatory Legal Filings – Advancing the positions of Iowa broadcasters before the FCC and the Courts.

Job Bank –Free online job postings for Member stations and job seekers.

EEO Requirements – Online directory for station EEO recruitment and outreach efforts.



Helping keep you in the know and one step ahead.

IBA Website – Access to the Members Only section of the IBA website for needed information at your fingertips!

Legal Advisories—Members only alerts to important legal and regulatory issues.

FCC Regulatory Advisories–Providing member stations with updates on important complex compliance issues.

Station Directory–Published annually, and made available to all member stations.

IBA Fast News – E-news updates and information on broadcast issues and Association activities.


Providing year round forums for personal growth and the exchange of ideas.

Summer Convention

Sales & Marketing Seminars

Management and Career Development

Professional On-site Training Seminars

Monthly Training Webinars

Legal & Regulatory Webinars

Freedom of Information Seminars & Workshops 

IBA Foundation Student Grants 

Discounted Services

Reduced IBA Alternative Inspection Fees

Reduced Seminar & Meeting Registrations


Providing statewide peer recognition.

Broadcaster of the Year

Hall of Fame