Get your entries ready for the 2016 SCBA State Television And Radio (STAR) Awards!  Entries must have been produced and broadcast between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.  If you traditionally participate in the STAR Awards, consider entering in additional categories.  If you have not participated in the past, make this your year!  Click here for more information on 2016 categories

and entry requirements.




To insure the continued growth of our Educational Foundation and to further broaden the educational programs it can support, SCBA has created a Fellows Program that allows individuals to make personal contributions to the Foundation. Fellows’ donations are structured as follows and may be a one-time contribution paid in full or may be spread in self-directed payments over a designated number of months or years. Get more information here.




SCBA is offering one scholarship to The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.  The scholarship covers tuition and up to $1000 for some travel expenses with receipts provided (airfare, hotel, and up to $50/day for meals).  Scholarships are applicable to the program outlined below.  If no SCBA members apply or are selected to attend a particular seminar eligible for an SCBA scholarship then the scholarship will roll over to the next year.  For more information on the scholarships and seminars, visit www.poynter.org


Seminar Eligible for SCBA Scholarship:

 TV Power Reporting Academy

Seminar Dates: In Person September 16-18 (Online resources also available from August 29-October 4th for recipient)

Application Deadline:  August 1, 2016

Scholarships Available: 1


Applicants may apply online at www.poynter.org

Applicants should include on their applications that they are applying for an SCBA scholarshipApplicants must be full-time employees of SCBA member stations and generally should have at least three years of professional experience.










SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition

On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives, McKissick Museum will host a panel discussion on

South Carolina broadcast history.  Joe Pinner, longtime host of the

Mr. Knozit children’s show, and

fellow broadcasting pioneers will

talk about their decades of experience in local radio and television.  The exhibit showcases items from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Archives which McKissick maintains on behalf of the SCBA.  Members of the curatorial team for On Air in South Carolina will be available to chat about the exhibit and answer questions.  A light reception will follow at the Museum.


This is event will be free to the public. It will take place in Currell College Auditorium, adjacent to McKissick Museum


For additional information, call 803-777-7251.



Wednesday, March 31st marked the end of one chapter in the life of Joy Henderson and the beginning of another. Joy will transition from the role of Executive Assistant at SCBA to the role of Chief Development Office of her home and family. Joy and her husband, Cory, adopted sweet Ella several months ago and have made the decision for Joy to be an at-home mom for their three children. Joy will be missed.

The new Executive Assistant is Paula Thayer who comes to us with a background in office management, event planning and broadcast experience as a traffic operator and a master control operator. She is married to Ken Thayer who is the retired chief engineer from WIS-TV and they make their home in Blythewood. 

You may contact Paula by phone at 803-732-1186 or by e-mail at paula@scba.net


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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