We are the WSAB


The Washington State Association of Broadcasters, customarily known as the WSAB, is a member supported trade association representing the management of radio and television stations in the state of Washington. Founded in 1935, membership consists of 28 of the 28 commercial TV stations, and 182 of the 195 commercial radio stations. In addition, there are more than 50 Associate members. Educational radio and television stations are well represented in the WSAB, as are the state’s colleges and universities.




Thursday October 11, 2018



This session, featuring Al Tompkins of The Poynter Institute, will use real-life examples that trip journalists who are trying to find and report the truth. The session is loaded with practical advice that journalists will use on their next shift and includes:

  -detecting bias in how we describe events

 -bias in delivery

 -how to detect fake photos and video

 -how fake social media trolls create their fakes in seconds

 -crowd “actors” who fake events

 -the trolls who start rumors

 -tracking the truth with simple easy tools

 -four critical questions to ask to “think critically”

 Please note that the date and start time for this webinar differs from our normal time.  The webinar is on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:00 am Pacific Time.  This is a multi-state webinar, thus broadcasters from around the country will take part. 

 Once you submit your registration to the WSAB you will receive an email with instructions to access the Poynter Institute’s webinar platform. 

 The WSAB “Fighting Fake News” Webinar is free to member stations and $50 for non-member stations.  You must pre-register for this webinar by Monday, October 8, 2018.




2018 Lowest Unit Rate Windows


The Primary Election in the state of Washington is August 7, 2018 and the General Election is on November 6, 2018.

Here are the Lowest Unit Rate windows for 2018:

General Election (60 days):  September 7, 2018 – November 6, 2018

Washington EAS RMT Test Schedule


The Washington State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) has released its 2018 EAS Testing Schedule, which can be found here.

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The Washington State Association of Broadcasters welcomes the Army National Guard back to our NCSA/Public Education Partnership Program!  Learn more about the Washington Army National Guard here.  (https://www.mil.wa.gov/army-guard)

Get in Contact


PO Box 11341

Tacoma, WA 98411

Email: kshipman@wsab.org

Phone: 360-705- 0774