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JOIN US THURSDAY, JANUARY 30TH FOR THE 2020 SCBA WINTER CONFERENCE AND BROADCAST EXHIBITION AT THE USC ALUMNI CENTER, 900 SENATE STREET, COLUMBIA, SC.

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                       REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 1/22/2020!
FOR ASSISTANCE WITH REGISTRATIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT PAULA THAYER AT (803) 732-1186 OR PAULA@SCBA.NET
ENGINEERING SEMINARS
SCBA IS EXCITED TO HOST THE SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ENNES WORKSHOP. THE WORKSHOP WILL INCLUDE ALL DAY ENGINEERING SEMINARS WITH FOUR INDUSTRY EXPERTS COVERING A RANGE OF TOPICS.
 
The Mathematics of Reliability

Designing broadcast systems that have high availability is a somewhat nuanced art. It's easy to have a system with considerable redundancy that performs poorly when it comes to reliability. We all know about "counting nines" but how to calculate the reliability of a system isn't something we do everyday. This tutorial covers how to make such calculations and why the results are sometimes surprising. If your management has ever asked; now you can answer fairly accurately the question of just how reliable your system is, identify the parts that might be improved on, and determine just how much reliability makes economic sense. 
Fred Baumgartner, CPBE, CBNT, ONEMedia

Grounding and Lightning Protection
 
Learn various aspects of facility grounding to reduce potential lightning damage. Utilizing good standards of grounding and lightning protection in studio and transmitter sites is more critical than ever! This presentation reviews how routing of grounding conductors can improve a device's chance of surviving a transient event, how to lay out a new site or studio to minimize changes of lightning related damage and discusses how to improve existing facilities within a budget.
  
Jeff Welton, CBRE, Nautel

Spurs - Your Fault of Not?
 
One of the least concerning, yet most immediate requirements in broadcasting is spurious emission compliance.  It's never a problem until it's a problem. The opportunity for spurious emissions to occur will increase as repack continues. This presentation will explore several spur measurement techniques to identify the sources, strategies to mitigate the interfering signals and considerations for preventing them during the initial RF System design. 

Sean Edwards, Director of RF Engineering Shively Labs

Workbench Tips
 
In this presentation, we will discuss a combination of tips from the Radio World column and discuss the conversion to AoIP and what AES67 means to you. In this session, you will learn useful tips to do your job more efficiently as well as other things to consider when upgrading an analog facility to AoIP.
 
 John Bisset, Telos Alliance

EXPLORE THE EXHIBIT HALL WITH 30+ VENDORS AND SEE THE LATEST IN BROADCAST EQUIPMENT AND INNOVATION.

SALES SEMINARS

Derron Steenbergen - Swagger Institute

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, DERRON STEENBERGEN HAS NEW TOPICS AND NEW CONTENT THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
 
CHECK OUT THE FULL AGENDA AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE HERE.
  
Discovering Your Sales Swagger
 
Discovering Your Sales Swagger will focus on managing the many distractions that keep salespeople from being successful. Nothing fuels the effort of discovering our sales swagger more than confidence. This session will focus on the many things that build our belief in ourselves as well as the things that steal our joy. Go from being distracted and overwhelmed to someone with defined focus and a renewed spirit. Be prepared to be challenged. Be prepared to be engaged. Be prepared to make more money that ever before. 
Recommended for all sellers and managers
 
Digital…It’s Not Just Selling More of It, but Understanding How it Works Best with Selling Radio and Television                       
 
This session will jump into the digital arena and start exploring how we can do more. Many salespeople in most markets are struggling with how to sell digital and social media, and it’s costing them money and credibility. This session will unlock your understanding of how to handle your clients when they say, “well, I have a Facebook page”. It’s time we begin to tell our broadcast story better! For radio and television to stay relevant, YOU must stay passionate. We will wrap up this session with why we are and how you can! 
Recommended for all sellers and managers.

 

The South Carolina Broadcasters Association will present its most prestigious awards to Tommy Suggs and Dave Aiken at the Awards of Distinction dinner to be held on January 30, 2020 at the USC Alumni Center in Columbia.

 

Dave Aiken
Masters Award
Dave Aiken will receive the SCBA Masters Award which is bestowed on an individual who has lifetime achievements as an on-air broadcaster for radio and/or television and who has made significant contributions to broadcasting in South Carolina.
Tommy Suggs
Honorary Life Membership Award

 

Tommy Suggs will receive the SCBA Honorary Life Membership Award which is bestowed on individuals who have served broadcasting by making significant contributions to the industry either in South Carolina or outside the state.

 

          A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR AWARDS

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Monitor Your Tower Lighting or be Prepared to Pay Up – Scripps Settles with FCC to the Tune of $1.13 Million

By FHH Law on Jan 15, 2020 09:01 am

In an order released this week, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that Scripps Broadcasting Holdings had agreed to a $1.13 Million settlement with the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau to resolve violations of tower lighting monitoring rules. What makes this case especially interesting is that the party who is paying the fine and instituting a years-long...… Continue Reading

 

FCC Sets Comments Deadline for Retransmission Consent Proposal

By FHH Law on Jan 08, 2020 11:55 am

On January 2, 2020, we wrote about an FCC proposal to modify the present requirement for cable TV systems to give 30 days’ notice to subscribers when a program channel may be removed because of failure to agree on retransmission consent terms. The deadlines for Comments and Reply Comments have now been announced. Initial Comments...… Continue Reading

     

                     

            

Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)

 

ARE YOU MISSING OUT ON AN IMPORTANT SCBA MEMBER BENEFIT? IS YOUR STATION DUE FOR AN ABIP INSPECTION?

 

Benefits:

  • All SCBA member stations can participate in this FCC-endorsed voluntary inspection.
  • Completing the ABIP insures a station that it is in compliance with FCC regulations.
  • Stations holding ABIP certificates are exempt from routine FCC inspections for a period of three years.

 

How It Works:

  • To enroll in the program, contact the SCBA office at 803-732-1186 or paula@scba.net.
  • SCBA will forward a contract with an estimated inspection date.
  • Stations must return the signed contract with payment prior to the inspection.
  • Upon successful completion of the inspection, stations are issued a certificate that is posted in the station and the FCC is notified of the certification.
  • If the station does not pass inspection, a grace period of 150 days from the date on the contract is provided to allow the station to make necessary corrections to successfully complete the inspection.
  • Stations may choose to notify the FCC when they enroll in the program, and immediately begin the immunity protection. Or they may choose not to notify the FCC of their enrollment, in which case the station has no protection from inspection.

 

All stations should take advantage of this valuable service. Be certain your station is in  compliance and immune from routine FCC inspection.

 

If your station currently holds an ABIP certificate, check the renewal date and schedule your next inspection well in advance to avoid any lapse in immunity.

 

 

                                     

NOVEMBER 2019

SCBA MIDDLEBURG MATTERS

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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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