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FEMA Issues Alert on Vulnerability in EAS Encoder/Decoder Devices

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a public notice that states that it recently became aware of certain vulnerabilities in EAS encoder/decoder devices which, if not updated to the most recent software versions, could allow an intruder to issue EAS alerts over the host infrastructure (TV, radio, cable network). FEMA…

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Midlands Earthquake Swarm Longest in Recent History

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 30, 2022) – Geologists studying the ongoing swarm of earthquakes in Kershaw County believe this may be the longest period of successive earthquake activity in the state’s recorded history. An earthquake swarm is a sequence of seismic events occurring in a local area within a relatively short…

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2022 SCBA AWARDS OF DISTINCTION INFORMATION

The SCBA Awards of Distinction Dinner was held on March 31, 2022, and honored three outstanding broadcasters.  Click here to view a video of the evening or click here to view the photos from the event.

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Political Broadcast Webinar Now Available On Line

By Frank Montero and Sara Hinkle on Feb 28, 2022 12:06 pm On February 24, 2022, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth attorneys Frank Montero and Sara Hinkle teamed up with Bobby Baker, Gary Schonmen, and Sima Nilsson of the FCC’s Political Programming Staff to present a webinar on the FCC’s political…

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FCC Announces Effective Date of New Political Programming Rules

Recently we posted a blog alerting that the FCC was updating aspects of its political programming and recordkeeping rules.  That FCC Order revised the definition of “legally qualified candidate for public office”, and also amended the political file rules.  The revised rules are effective 30 days after publication of a…

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