COVID has disrupted another broadcast event. The Alabama Broadcasters Association has postponed its annual conference until January.
“While we are disappointed to have to make this change, it is in everyone’s best interest,” ABA stated in an email. “The surge in the rate of infections and hospitalizations has to be addressed. We’ll all do our part and put off our gathering for a few more months.”
The conference was to have been held Aug. 13 and 14. It will now be held on Jan. 21 and 22 at Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham.
Companies of interest to Radio World readers that were listed as exhibitors for the event include BGS, Bonneville Distribution, Dielectric, GatesAir, Nautel, RCS, SCMS, Shively, Telos Alliance and Tieline.
The association said people who have already registered can email ABA either to hold the registration for January or request a refund.
Meanwhile, 680 miles to the southwest, the Texas Association of Broadcasters opened its two-day convention and trade show in Austin on Tuesday.