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APTRA's 2009 Election


 The Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA) is
now electing officers for two-year terms in California, Nevada,
Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington, Colorado, Utah,
Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. The election will take place on
APTRA's website www.aptra.org as part of a new process approved
unanimously by the APTRA board at its January meeting.

   The following offices are open: President, Vice President,
(Nominees may run from any state)

 APTRA Board: one radio board member from Nevada, one radio board member from Hawaii; one TV board member from Arizona; one TV board member from New Mexico, one radio board member from Idaho, one TV board member from Idaho; one radio board member from Washington, one TV board member from Washington; one radio board member from Colorado, one TV board member from Colorado; one radio board member from Utah, one TV board member from Utah; one TV board member from Montana; one radio board member from Wyoming, one TV board member from Wyoming; one radio board member from Alaska, one TV board member from Alaska.

Carryover board members with one year remaining on their term, are: Paul Atkinson, KJZZ-FM, Phoenix, Arizona; Steve Gregory, KFI-AM, Los Angeles, California; John McBreen, KYVA-FM, Gallup, New Mexico; Jackie Yamanaka, Yellowstone Public Radio, Billings, Montana.; Chris Archer, KGMB-TV, Honolulu, Hawaii; Tim Kiley, KESQ-TV, Palm Desert, California; Zach Pearl, KOH-AM, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Calvert Collins, KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, Nevada.



If you work for a radio or tv station that gets its news from
The Associated Press you are automatically a member of APTRA and
are eligible to run for office and eligible to vote.

To nominate yourself, email the following information to Denise
Petski at AP/Los Angeles at dpetski@ap.org:
1. Name

2. Station

3. City

4. Head shot

5. Statement of candidacy, 250-word maximum (why you want to
run and your qualifications)

6. Position Sought


The Election Timeline:

1. April 1-15 - nominations accepted
2. April 15 - nominations are closed
3. April 16 - candidates will be posted in the afternoon
4. April 29 - voting commences on www.aptra.org
5. May 13 - voting ends
6. May 20th - winners are announced

Nominations are now being accepted.