The SCBA Winter Conference is scheduled for January 29-30, 2015 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, so mark your calendar. The conference begins on Thursday morning with the Broadcast Exhibition kicking things off. The exhibition will feature over 30 vendors representing the very latest in broadcast technology and supporting broadcast services. Engineers will participate in all-day training as well as sales professionals. On Friday evening, the annual Awards of Distinction will be presented. Registration will open in December.
SCBA would like to thank the following for offering sponsorship support to our upcoming conference.
Congratulations to those stations that were recognized at the 2014 SCBA STAR Awards. WIS-TV (Columbia) and WJMZ-FM (Greenville) took top honors as Stations of the Year. A complete list of winners can be found here.
Television Station of the Year
Radio Station of the Year
See the entire Photo Gallery from STAR Awards
SCBA would like to thank all the sponsors that made the event possible—SC Army National Guard, BMI, WYFF 4, Media General, Nielsen Media Research, WPDE, SCANA, WIS-TV, WLTX-TV, WCIV-TV, Winthrop University Dept. of Mass Communication, WMBF TV, Entercom, Municipal Association of SC, OTS Media Group, Qantum Communications-Florence, USC School of Journalism and the SC State Museum Observatory and Planetarium.
2015 AWARDS OF DISTINCTION
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.
BROADCAST INSPECTION PROGRAM (ABIP)
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 on our website at http://www.scba.net/abip.htm Please call SCBA if you have any questions.
REAL FM RADIO IN SMARTPHONES IS HERE!
IS YOUR STATION READY?
NextRadio® is a hybrid radio (FM + Internet) app that delivers a highly interactive radio experience to smartphones. Introduced in August 2013 by an unprecedented deal between the radio industry and Sprint, it comes preloaded on new Android devices hitting the market from Sprint in stores and online. A recent addition to the list is all HTC One M8s which means that NextRadio is now available on all wireless carriers. See the growing list of devices here:
TagStation® is the engine that powers NextRadio. It enables radio stations to supplement their broadcast with visual content (album art, station schedule, spot & promo enhancements) and points of interaction for display on the NextRadio app. TagStation can also be used to power The Artist Experience for HD Radio™.
Participation in the NextRadio effort through TagStation can be as simple as displaying your station’s logo and tagline, or as rich as using the data service to deliver the type of audio/visual experience today’s listeners expect from radio.
Video summaries of NextRadio, TagStation, and the relationship between the two can be found here:
"What is NextRadio" video: http://tagstation.com/videos/nextradio-app-demonstration/
"What is TagStation" video: http://tagstation.com/videos/tagstation-videos/
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