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SCBA is offering two scholarships to The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.  The scholarships cover tuition and some travel expenses.  Scholarships are applicable to the two programs outlined below; however, a predetermined number of scholarships have been designated for each seminar.  The top SCBA member candidates will be awarded the designated scholarships and any other SCBA members selected to attend the seminars will do so at their own expense.  If no SCBA members apply or are selected to attend a particular seminar eligible for an SCBA scholarship then the scholarship(s) will roll over to the other remaining seminars and will be publicized to the membership.  For more information on the scholarships and seminars,  www.poynter.org


Seminars Eligible for SCBA Scholarships:


Hands-On Backpack and Mobile

Video Workshop

Seminar Dates:  June 1-5, 2015

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2015

Scholarships Available:  1


TV News Anchors: Top

Performance on All Platforms

Seminar Dates:  August 16-21, 2015

Application Deadline:  July 3, 2015

Scholarships Available:  1





SCBA presented the 2015 Awards of Distinction at the Dinner & Ceremony Friday, January 30, 2015 in Columbia. 



Honorary Life

Membership Recipient

                                         Lee Brown


Greenville, SC


Masters Award


 Beryl Dakers


Columbia, SC



Masters Award


 Jack Kuenzie


Columbia, SC






SCBA is accepting USC scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to broadcast journalism majors--one to a rising sophomore, one to a rising junior and two to rising seniors. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2015.




In observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week, The National Weather Service (NWS) will initiate a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 11 at approximately 9:00 am using EAS and NOAA weather radios.  All broadcast facilities are urged to participate in this drill. NWS will be activating using the TOR code.  For radio stations, your EAS unit will activate and a message will be heard from NWS explaining that this is a test.  For television stations, if you are set to pass on activations, a crawl will appear on the screen notifying viewers that this is a tornado warning.  You will need to make your operators aware of this and be certain that you air the audio explaining that this is only a test.  In addition, all stations are requested to publicize the test starting February 25, 2015 so the general public will understand that this event is a test to determine the readiness of EAS equipment and emergency radio receivers located in broadcast facilities, schools, hospitals and other public buildings.  All EAS receivers and weather radios that are set to receive tornado codes should receive the drill message at approximately 9:00 am on March 11.  If your radio malfunctions and you have not received the drill message by 9:15 am, you are encouraged to proceed with the drill anyway.  This annual drill is a way for the public to learn simple precautions that could save lives.  Your station's assistance with the success of this test is appreciated.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact John George, SC EAS Coordinator and SC Emergency Communications Chairman, at 803-951-7443.




One of the most valuable member services offered by SCBA is the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP).  Participation in the program protects your station from random FCC inspection for a period of three years.  More importantly, it is a method to be certain your station is in compliance with all FCC regulations including all technical requirements and public file requirements.  (Inspection excludes examination of EEO and political files.)  If you do not currently hold an ABIP certificate, call SCBA today to schedule your inspection.  If you do hold an ABIP certificate, be sure you check the expiration date and schedule your renewal inspection well in advance so you have no interruption in your protection. Information about how to enroll in the ABIP program is at http://www.scba.net/abip.htm Please call SCBA if you have any questions.




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SCBA's Job Bank
The Internet is the most efficient and effective recruiting tool today!  Stations, post your job openings on the Job Bank and view resumes for all job categories.  Interested in a broadcast career?  Learn about the types of broadcast jobs available and post your resume.  SCBA Job Bank postings are for Equal Opportunity Employers.  Post Jobs

Legal Article on Subpoenas

SCBA's legal counsel offers advice on how to handle a subpoena when your station receives one.

PEP Update

SCBA member stations are in partnership with governmental agencies to deliver public education messages throughout the state.  Many SCBA programs and services are made possible by proceeds from the PEP program.  Stations air PEP spots in the best times available and as often as possible.  The 2014 partners include:  SC Army National Guard, the AAA Foundation of the Carolinas, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and the SC Dept. of Higher Education  Read More

Tips for Non-Profit Organizations

For local radio and television stations across South Carolina, community service is more than a passing concern.  It is a way of doing business.  Every day in South Carolina, from the biggest cities to the smallest towns and everywhere in between, broadcasters are going to bat for community charities, educating residents about important local issues, and delivering lifesaving information and relief in times of crisis or disaster.  Non-profit groups across the state know they can turn to their local radio and television stations for a helping hand.  The tradition of community service by South Carolina broadcasters is unmatched by any other industry and one that we pledge to uphold in the years ahead.  If you want to gain exposure for your charitable organization, school or other civic group, SCBA provides these guidelines for working with the media. Read More






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