Congratulations to those stations that were recognized at the SCBA STAR Awards last Saturday. WIS-TV (Columbia) and WJMZ-FM (Greenville) took top honors as Stations of the Year. A complete list of winners can be found here.
Television Station of the Year
Radio Station of the Year
See the entire Photo Gallery from STAR Awards
SCBA would like to thank all the sponsors that made the event possible—SC Army National Guard, BMI, WYFF 4, Media General, Nielsen Media Research, WPDE, SCANA, WIS-TV, WLTX-TV, WCIV-TV, Winthrop University Dept. of Mass Communication, WMBF TV, Entercom, Municipal Association of SC, OTS Media Group, Qantum Communications-Florence, USC School of Journalism and the SC State Museum Observatory and Planetarium.
2014 STAR AWARD SPONSORS
Municipal Association of SC
Dept of Mass Communication
REAL FM RADIO IN SMARTPHONES IS HERE!
IS YOUR STATION READY?
NextRadio® is a hybrid radio (FM + Internet) app that delivers a highly interactive radio experience to smartphones. Introduced in August 2013 by an unprecedented deal between the radio industry and Sprint, it comes preloaded on new Android devices hitting the market from Sprint in stores and online. A recent addition to the list is all HTC One M8s which means that NextRadio is now available on all wireless carriers. See the growing list of devices here:
TagStation® is the engine that powers NextRadio. It enables radio stations to supplement their broadcast with visual content (album art, station schedule, spot & promo enhancements) and points of interaction for display on the NextRadio app. TagStation can also be used to power The Artist Experience for HD Radio™.
Participation in the NextRadio effort through TagStation can be as simple as displaying your station’s logo and tagline, or as rich as using the data service to deliver the type of audio/visual experience today’s listeners expect from radio.
Video summaries of NextRadio, TagStation, and the relationship between the two can be found here:
"What is NextRadio" video: http://tagstation.com/videos/nextradio-app-demonstration/
"What is TagStation" video: http://tagstation.com/videos/tagstation-videos/
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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR AWARDS OF DISTINCTION
South Carolina is served by so many talented and dedicated broadcasters, and by individuals in related fields who work tirelessly to support our industry. It is keenly important that we recognize the achievements of these people, and the contributions they make to the continued growth of broadcasting in our state. We must salute those who embody the vision, leadership, and ethical principles we want to see as the South Carolina broadcast standard.
Honor a broadcaster whose life and work you admire by nominating them for one of our association’s Awards of Distinction. Please see information regarding nominations, or contact the SCBA office if you need any additional information.
IS HERE - HOW TO STAY
ON THE AIR
Hurricane season has arrived, and all broadcasters should be prepared. Your role as first informers is critical to the safety of all Americans during times of emergency. Below please find descriptions of certain federal programs that can help your station stay on the air during both natural and man-made emergencies. NAB encourages you to take full advantage of these programs.
DIRS: All broadcasters should participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). The DIRS program allows radio and television stations to keep the FCC and other government agencies informed about their operational status during a disaster. Enrolling in DIRS will allow automatic, online updates, instead of responding to phone calls from government officials seeking information on your status. The DIRS program also allows stations to seek government help in locating fuel, a generator or other critical supplies.
To read more, click here.
SCBA OFFERS ON-DEMAND SALES AND SALES MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR 2014
SCBA is offering two sales development opportunities
for member stations in 2014. LBS, LocalBroadcastSales.com, offers stations a complete sales training program for your sales team. The online program includes training from over 35 of the nation's most respected consultants and sales trainers, new video training each week, two weekly newsletters, sales research by region and industry, access to all LBS training via mobile, and unlimited access to Ask LBS sales experts.
The Leaders Edge Sales Management Training Program from Jim Doyle & Associates is a comprehensive personal coaching program for media sales managers who want to break the chains of mediocrity and only accept excellence. It's an ongoing, multi-formatted, real-world program that's guaranteed to help managers become stronger leaders. These leaders understand that fresh ideas, motivation and managers become stronger leaders. They understand that becoming part of the Leaders Edge is an investment in their future not an expense! By participating in this program, your management team will receive a weekly newsletter, have the opportunity to participate in live tele-seminars featuring Jim Doyle as well as prominent national leaders and speakers and obtain personal coaching from Jim.
These programs are being offered to members at drastically reduced savings due in large part to the Public Education Program (PEP) which is supported by donated airtime from stations. To sign up, members must participate in the PEP program. The cost is only $79 per sales program per station/cluster. If your station is interested in participating in either or both sales programs for 2014, send an email to SCBA.