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The SCBA Winter Conference will be January 29-30, 2015 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  The conference begins Thursday morning with the Broadcast Exhibition, featuring 35 vendors representing the very latest in broadcast technology and supporting broadcast services. 

Engineers will participate in joint sessions with Ron Rackley of du Treil, Lundin & Rackley, Inc. and special guest speaker, Sam Matheny, Chief Technology Officer, at the National Association of Broadcasters.  The afternoon will feature breakout sessions for  radio and television. Speakers will include Diana Stokey of RCS, Dennis Ford of Fiber Group, Ted Nahil of GatesAir and Philip Greenway of Santee Cooper.

Sales Account Executives will hear from Jeff Schmidt of Sparque, Inc. about advanced consulting skills that can set them apart from the competition.  Selling is a contact sport – and Jeff will demonstrate how to reach the right contacts and ask the right questions.

Managers and Supervisors need to identify high performing people, who will stay around for the long haul.  Merit Gest of Noll & Associates will lay out a comprehensive plan to do just that.  From interview techniques, writing job postings, reviewing resumes, and ranking candidates, to designing the all-important “on-boarding” plan that will ensure the success and retention of the new hire. 


On Friday evening, the annual Awards of Distinction will be presented. We hope you will join us in honoring this year’s recipients for their contributions to South Carolina broadcasting.






SCBA would like to thank the following for offering sponsorship support to our upcoming conference.


SC Army

National Guard

Sinclair Broadcast Group




Media General




Comrex Corporation

Patrick Communications

Tower & Communication Services

Westwood One



Tri-County Tech

Weather Metrics

Winthrop University Mass

Communication Department






The SCBA Board of Governors recently met and selected the 2015 Awards of Distinction recipients.  These honorees will be recognized at the Awards of Distinction Dinner & Ceremony which will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015. 


Honorary Life

Membership Recipient


Lee Brown


Greenville, SC


Masters Award



Beryl Dakers


Columbia, SC



Masters Award



Jack Kuenzie


Columbia, SC




News personnel are invited to attend SCBA's annual news training on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  Scott Libin from University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communications will conduct the workshop.  An outline for the day is below.  Registration opens at 9:00 am and the session begins at 9:30 am and concludes at 3:30 pm.  The cost is $35/person and includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. Registration will open up in early February. 

  • Ethics Eye-Opener
  • Time Management:  Everybody's an Expert
  • Working Lunch (optional)
  • Storytelling Still Works




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.

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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