MARGARET FORT WALLACE
The South Carolina Broadcasters Association announced that effective October 1, 2015 Margaret Fort Wallace will become its Executive Director, replacing Shani White who is retiring.
Congratulations to all of our 2015 STAR Award Winners. You can see a complete list of the winners here. Our 2015 STAR Award Reception & Dinner was held on August 8th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia.
The 2015 Radio Station of the
Year is WCKN-FM in Charleston!
The 2015 Television Station of the
Year is WSPA-TV in Spartanburg!
SCBA AWARDS OF DISTINCTION
NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Honor a broadcaster whose life and work you admire – a co-worker, mentor, or protégé. Acknowledge one who has influenced your career and your personal development. Salute an individual whose professional achievements are complemented by service to the community. Recognize those who embody the vision, leadership and ethical principles that are the South Carolina broadcast standard of excellence. To learn more about these awards and to download a nomination form, visit our Hall of Fame Page. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, September 4th. Award recipients will be announced in the fall and honored at the Awards of Distinction Dinner & Ceremony held in conjunction with the Winter Conference in January 2016.
FCC POLITICAL BROADCASTING RULES
Even though primary and general elections are months away, broadcasters can expect political advertising questions to come up long before any election voting dates. NOW is the time for broadcasters to focus on getting ready for the upcoming crunch of candidate and issue advertising. To help with those preparations, SCBA is pleased to offer a “free” Webinar to our members on the FCC's political broadcasting rules and policies Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. CST. You may include as many of your station staff as you desire. The Webinar will provide a refresher course on the ins and outs of the political broadcasting rules, including recent developments as well as the basic elements: who is entitled to demand political advertising time, what stations may charge for that time, and what record-keeping requirements apply. The webinar presenters will also discuss the impact of court decisions on the FCC’s political rules.
Please email the SCBA office at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the registration link. Organized by Fletcher Heald & Hildreth, the Webinar will feature Bobby Baker, head of the FCC's political programming staff, and Scott Johnson (SCBA Washington counsel) and Dan Kirkpatrick of Fletcher Heald & Hildreth.
SCBA HALL OF FAME
SCBA is pleased to announce the opening of two important new venues. A new Hall of Fame exhibit at Winthrop University and a new digital display at the University of South Carolina will provide high profile environments to highlight SCBA history, which will be accessible to students, faculty, broadcast history researchers, and other visitors to the schools.
The University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been relocated to the renovated Health Science building. The new facility combines spectacular preservation of one of the historically significant buildings on campus and the very latest in high technology communications. Featured prominently on the first floor, will be the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Gallery, where SCBA history, including profiles of the Hall of Fame inductees will be featured on a large video screen.
In addition, Winthrop University in Rock Hill will become the new home to the physical SCBA Hall of Fame, featuring the bronze plaques of current and future inductees. The plaques will be hung prominently in a newly-remodeled spacious gallery located in the beautiful and historic Johnson Hall, home of the Winthrop Department of Mass Communication.
USC and Winthrop are the two accredited journalism programs in South Carolina and we enthusiastically support the great work they do in preparing tomorrow’s broadcasters.
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