Boyd Huppert


Boyd Huppert to host South Carolina Broadcasters

2017 News Training Workshop


SCBA is pleased to announce that Boyd Huppert, well-known American television personality, will be the news speaker at the SCBA News Training Workshop on March 4, 2017 at the Columbia Conference Center.

Huppert is a news reporter for KARE 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.  Each week, he adds another Land of 10,000 Stories story which has been recognized for its photojournalism.

In 2007 Huppert received an Emmy Award for "Portrait of Compassion", which ran on NBC's Today Show.  He has won 14 national Edward R. Murrow awards, three Sigma Delta Chi awards, a national Emmy and 92 regional Emmys. He has also won the National Press Photographers Association’s Photojournalism Award for Reporting seven times.

Huppert also teaches broadcast seminars throughout the world. Beyond the U.S., Huppert has taught in Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and Norway. He has also been a member of the National Press Photographers Association’s Advanced Storytelling Workshop faculty for nearly 20 years.

Register now for this single day workshop “It’s Just Video… Until a Storyteller Creates an Experience” with Boyd Huppert. The workshop will run from 9am-4pm with breakfast and lunch included.  Please fill out the registration form and send to SCBA to reserve your space at what will be an exciting day of news training! 



South Carolina Broadcasters Association

Presented 2017 Awards of Distinction to

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Charles Bierbauer, Debi Chard, Gary Griffin and Bill Sharpe

The South Carolina Broadcasters Association (SCBA) presented its most prestigious awards to Charles Bierbauer, Debi Chard, Gary Griffin and Bill Sharpe during their annual Winter Conference Awards of Distinction Dinner on January 26, 2017 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.



                                 Charles Bierbauer                                               Debi Chard



                                        Gary Griffin                                                      Bill Sharpe




February 13, 2017

Prepare for Post-Spectrum Auction Repacking
As the broadcast spectrum incentive auction draws to a close, stations should begin preparing, if they have not already, for the possibility they will be assigned to a new channel as part of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repacking of the television band. We anticipate the FCC will release a public notice marking the official start of the repack in April. All repacked stations will then have three months to submit construction permit applications and cost estimates to the FCC for their channel moves.


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News for broadcast and electronic media leaders



FCC waives quiet rule, updates repack software post-auction

The Federal Communications Commission has waived the quiet period for participants in the FCC's reverse auction to facilitate a rapid repack. The FCC has also updated its TV band repack software with new analysis modes, new map output options and other benefits to expedite the repack.


Click here to read more of the NAB SmartBrief.



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USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications

2016-2017 Career Fair

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This is an opportunity to connect employers with students for internships and entry-level jobs. The Career Fair will be held at the Russell House Student Union.


For complete details and registration information, click here.


Should you have questions of need additional information, please contact:

Katie Bullard

Career Services Manager

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

University of South Carolina

800 Sumter Street

Columbia, SC 29208

ph: 803-777-3347





Pai’s FCC Sends Paper

Correspondence File Rules Packing


Commercial broadcasters soon will not need to keep paper copies of viewer and listener correspondence about station operations in their public inspection files. The FCC voted 3-0 on Tuesday to eliminate the requirements at its first public meeting under new Chairman Ajit Pai. The Order also resolves a security issue for stations because they will no longer be required to keep their main studio open for anyone who walks in off the street who asks to see the public file, which will now be entirely available online. Read more…


















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

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.  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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