Engineering Services

Annual Broadcast Exhibition -            January 26, 2023

This all-day exhibition features equipment, products, and services of interest to radio and television broadcasters including general managers, engineers, programming and production personnel, and other station decision-makers.  The exhibition is held each January at the Winter Convention and usually features over 35 vendors.  It is considered "one of the best in the country" by vendors and attendees alike.  The 2023 Winter Conference & Broadcast Exhibition has been scheduled for January 26, 2023, so please put this on your calendar.  Watch the website for updates as they become available.

Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)

SCBA’s Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program offers stations protection from random FCC inspection for a period of three years.

How to Enroll in ABIP

Emergency Alert System (EAS)

EAS LOGO - 7-27-2021


Attention Engineers:

Through a joint effort of the Alabama Broadcasters Association, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, we offer a FREE monthly engineering webinar that is open to all SCBA member stations.  These webinars are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 AM Eastern time.


Next month our special guest will be Andy Butler senior systems engineer with PBS. He will be covering the care and feeding of backup generator systems. It is important to keep them ready for use in case of a commercial power failure.

Mark your calendar for our next webinar Tuesday, August 16th,2022 10:00 AM central time. Register online here.

If you have missed any of our webinars or want to watch them again, all our past webinars are available on the ABA Engineering Academy YouTube Channel.


The Engineering Academy now publishes a weekly newsletter for those involved in or interested in Pro Audio. Articles will address setting up and mixing audio for live events including church services, along with tracking and mixing in a studio. It is sent out each Wednesday morning by email.

These webinars are free to SCBA members and registration can be made by contacting the SCBA office at (803) 732-1186 or

Past Monthly Engineering Webinars are archived online. Contact the SCBA office for details on how to access these webinars.

Cybersecurity Takes Another Step 

The US Government has issued warnings to all American companies about looming cybersecurity threats tied to the current political climate with Russia.

Now reports are indicating that UPS units with internet connections can be at risk.

Engineers are encouraged to keep those units either off the network or take steps to ensure they are behind a firewall and have two-step authentication for maximum protection.

Tower Inspections after Storms

Since several states have gone through a couple of storms with very high winds over the last few weeks, engineers are encouraged to gather up their binoculars and visit the tower site.

Check for anything on the tower that may have broken or come loose, such as transmission line hangers and clamps, antennas, and tenant equipment. Look around the ground to see if anything has come off.

On AM towers inspect the insulators in the guy wires to make sure none have been broken.