Engineering Services

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.


Our February 28th Engineering Webinar (one week later than usual) will feature "Mr. Onmia" Frank Foti with Telos Alliance.

Frank will be covering the correct procedure for setting up a broadcast processor.  You need to watch out for certain things to maintain a full sound while keeping it clean and intelligible.  Sometimes there is a fine line between creating the correct sound and destroying the sound.  We will also discuss the difference in processing for analog, digital, and HD multi-channels.

Register for this webinar by clicking here.

If you want to see past webinars, visit 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.