SCBA JOB FAIR SET
FOR APRIL 10
On Thursday, April 10, SCBA will hold its 14th annual Collegiate Job Fair from 1:00-3:00 pm at the SC National Guard Armory in Columbia. The Job Fair is designed to assist stations with their outreach efforts while also providing them with the unique opportunity to meet and even interview students enrolled in broadcast programs at state colleges and universities. The Job Fair typically attracts more than 150 students, many of whom are due to graduate in May 2014. Stations will be provided with a draped display table and signage at no charge. The station registration dealine is Friday, March 28 and the school registration deadline is Wednesday, April 2.
SCBA OFFERS ON-DEMAND SALES AND SALES MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR 2014
SCBA is offering two sales development opportunities for member stations in 2014. LBS, LocalBroadcastSales.com, offers stations a complete sales training program for your sales team. The online program includes training from over 35 of the nation's most respected consultants and sales trainers, new video training each week, two weekly newsletters, sales research by region and industry, access to all LBS training via mobile, and unlimited access to Ask LBS sales experts.
The Leaders Edge Sales Management Training Program from Jim Doyle & Associates is a comprehensive personal coaching program for media sales managers who want to break the chains of mediocrity and only accept excellence. It's an ongoing, multi-formatted, real-world program that's guaranteed to help managers become stronger leaders. These leaders understand that fresh ideas, motivation and managers become stronger leaders. They understand that becoming part of the Leaders Edge is an investment in their future not an expense! By participating in this program, your management team will receive a weekly newsletter, have the opportunity to participate in live tele-seminars featuring Jim Doyle as well as prominent national leaders and speakers and obtain personal coaching from Jim.
These programs are being offered to members at drastically reduced savings due in large part to the Public Education Program (PEP) which is supported by donated airtime from stations. To sign up, members must participate in the PEP program. The cost is only $79 per sales program per station/cluster. If your station is interested in participating in either or both sales programs for 2014, send an email to SCBA.
POYNTER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
SCBA is offering three 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, go to www.poynter.org
Seminars Eligible for SCBA Scholarships:
TV Power Reporting
Seminar Dates: August 15-September 30, 2014
Application Deadline: July 15, 2014
Scholarships Available: 1
Hands-On Backpack and Mobile Video Workshop Academy
Seminar Dates: June 9-, 2014
Application Deadline: May 5, 2014
Scholarships Available: 2
The radio industry and NAB have been working to increase the number of cell phones activated with FM radio receivers. The opportunity to include radio receivers on cell phones has had its share of challenges: the limited number of smartphones that include FM radio, chip size, power consumption and cost. Despite the opportunity hybrid radio (FM + Internet) on the smartphone provides, there's been no working example of it available in the US, let alone one that can match the rich user experience available through other mobile radio-like products. That is. . .until now.
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NAB ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARDS
The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) is accepting entries for the 2014 Service to America Awards through March 4, 2014. These awards honor five local radio and television broadcasters who have demonstrated outstanding community service work. The awards will be presented at the annual Celebration of Service to America Awards dinner in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 17. This event gives NAB the opportunity to demonstrate the outstanding community service work of local broadcasters before an audience including members of Congress and FCC leadership. In addition to receiving national recognition before an influential audience, station winners also receive round trip airfare to DC, hotel accommodations and two tickets to the dinner. To learn more, go to the awards webpage