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The 2017 STAR Awards will be held on

August 19th at the Columbia Conference

Center (same venue as 2016!)

This year SCBA will transport you to

“Margaritaville” so find your flip flops,

flowered shirts, dresses and straw hats

and join us for an evening of fun

and celebration!  

   

      

 

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June 21, 2017

Dennis Wharton
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CAROLINE BEASLEY ELECTED AS NAB JOINT BOARD CHAIR

-- Jordan Wertlieb elected TV Chair and Randy Gravley elected Radio Chair --

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, has been unanimously elected as NAB joint board chair by the NAB Joint Board of Directors. Beasley takes over from Dave Lougee, president and CEO of TEGNA Media, whose term expired.

Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television, was elected as NAB Television Board Chairman. Emily Barr, president and CEO, Graham Media Group, was elected first vice chair of the Television Board, and Ralph M. Oakley, president and CEO, Quincy Media, Inc., was elected as second vice chair.

It was announced that Joseph M. Di Scipio, senior vice president, Legal and FCC Compliance, Fox Television Stations, LLC, was appointed to the designated network seat on the TV executive committee.

Randy D. Gravley, president and CEO, Tri State Communications Inc., was elected Radio Board Chair by the NAB Radio Board. Mary Quass, president and CEO of NRG Media LLC, was re-elected Radio Board first vice chairman, while Beth Neuhoff, president and CEO of Neuhoff Communications, was re-elected Radio Board second vice chairman.

Kim Guthrie, president of Cox Media Group, was elected to the Radio Board's major group representative seat.

The Board elections took place at the NAB Board of Directors meeting, held June 20-21 in Washington, D.C.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

 

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New Post: No Stay for You: UHF Discount Now in Effect

Posted June 15, 2017

By Scott R. Flick

As we wrote about at the time, in April the Pai FCC continued its efforts to modernize broadcast regulation by restoring an old rule–the UHF Discount–until it can take a broader look at its national ownership cap later this year.  While restoration of the Discount merely reinstated the status quo that existed before the Wheeler FCC's rushed effort to eliminate the Discount last fall, the decision was greeted with disdain by advocacy groups concerned about media consolidation.

After the Commission's April 20 vote to restore the UHF Discount, those groups filed a request that the FCC stay the rule change rather than let it go into effect on June 5, 2017.  The FCC did not act on that stay request, leading the groups to file an additional stay request with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on May 26, 2017.

Given the short time span between the stay filing and the effective date of the Discount reinstatement, the court issued an administrative stay of the effectiveness of the change until it could complete its review of the request and oppositions filed subsequently.  A fair amount of public confusion was caused when a number of publications reported that administrative stay as "court stays reinstatement of UHF Discount", failing to note that it was just a short term stay unrelated to the merits of the case.

This morning, the court lifted that administrative stay, and denied the groups' larger request for a stay pending court review of the FCC's order reinstating the UHF Discount.  In a one-page order, the court tersely stated that the "Petitioners have not satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending review" and denied the request.

As a result, the UHF Discount is once again the law of the land.  It is of course still subject to the pending appeal, which the court will rule on at a later date.  However, even that appeal could be mooted by whatever action the FCC takes in its comprehensive review of the national ownership rule later this year.

 

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Educate Policymakers During July 4 Recess
When Americans seek information they can trust, they turn to broadcasters. The We Are Broadcasters spots highlight why there’s a big difference between broadcasters and the rest. Thank you to the numerous stations that are already airing these spots! 
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2017 Hurricane Preparedness Week

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Joe Farmer or Derrec Becker

Phone: 803-737-8500  |  Social: @SCEMD

 

SCEMD Releases Official S.C. Hurricane Guide

 

Columbia, S.C. - The S.C. Emergency Management Division is releasing the official 2017 South Carolina Hurricane Guide this weekend as part of this year’s S.C. Hurricane Preparedness Week. SCEMD and partner agencies have updated the Guide for the 2017 hurricane season. It details useful information on what residents should do before, during and after the landfall of a major hurricane.

 

Updated sections of the Guide include new storm surge watch and warning information, tips on preparing for an evacuation, ways to stay connected during an emergency and steps to keep in mind when returning home after a major storm. The Guide also features imagery and artwork from last year’s Hurricane Matthew.

The 2017 S.C. Hurricane Guide will be released via newspaper subscription and rack sales Sunday, May 28, in The Beaufort Gazette, the Charleston Post and Courier, the Hilton Head Island Packet, The State, the Sumter Item, the Florence Morning News, the Orangeburg Times and Democrat, the Myrtle Beach Sun News; Thursday, May 25, in the Georgetown County Chronicle and the South Strand News; Friday, May 26, in the Georgetown Times; and Wednesday, May 31, in Beaufort Today, Bluffton Today and the Jasper County Sun Times.

 

Beginning June 1, the Hurricane Guide will be available at all South Carolina Welcome Centers, at any Walgreens store statewide and at SCDMV offices in Bamberg, Beaufort, Bluffton, Charleston, Conway, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Kingstree, Ladson, Lake City, Little River, Mullins, Moncks Corner, Mount Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, Saint George and Varnville.  

 

The online edition of the Hurricane Guide will be available for download at scemd.org.

 

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed May 28 through June 3 to be South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week. SCEMD, county emergency managers and the National Weather Service urge citizens to take time now to prepare for major emergency like hurricanes by reviewing their family emergency plans, developing a disaster supplies kit and talking with family members about what could happen during a crisis.

 

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The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, a division of the Adjutant General's Office, is the coordinating agency responsible for the statewide emergency management program.  SCEMD’s mission is to develop, coordinate and lead the state emergency management program, enabling effective preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters in order to save lives, reduce human suffering and minimize property loss.  

  

Derrec Becker

Public Information Officer

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

Mobile: 803.530.2193 | Office: 803.737.8500

Online: scemd.org  |  Social: @SCEMD

Skype: SCEmergency

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF

THE 2017 HURRICANE GUIDE CLICK HERE.

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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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