MARGARET FORT WALLACE
The South Carolina Broadcasters Association welcomes Margaret Fort Wallace, effective October 1st, to the helm as its new Executive Director.
FCC POLITICAL BROADCASTING RULES
Even though primary and general elections are months away, broadcasters can expect political advertising questions to come up long before any election voting dates. NOW is the time for broadcasters to focus on getting ready for the upcoming crunch of candidate and issue advertising. To help with those preparations, SCBA offered a “free” Webinar to our members on the FCC's political broadcasting rules and policies at the beginning of September. If you missed this webinar, and would like to watch the archived version inluding powerpoint slides, please contact Joy Henderson at the SCBA office (email@example.com). You may include as many of your station staff as you desire to watch the webinar. The Webinar provides a refresher course on the ins and outs of the political broadcasting rules, including recent developments as well as the basic elements: who is entitled to demand political advertising time, what stations may charge for that time, and what record-keeping requirements apply. The webinar presenters will also discuss the impact of court decisions on the FCC’s political rules. Organized by Fletcher Heald & Hildreth, the Webinar features Bobby Baker, head of the FCC's political programming staff, and Scott Johnson (SCBA Washington counsel) and Dan Kirkpatrick of Fletcher Heald & Hildreth.
TO THE 2015
STAR AWARD WINNERS!
Congratulations to all of our 2015 STAR Award Winners. You can see a complete list of the winners here.
The 2015 Radio Station of the
Year is WCKN-FM in Charleston!
The 2015 Television Station of the
Year is WSPA-TV in Spartanburg!
SCBA HALL OF FAME
The South Carolina Broadcasters Association is pleased to announce the opening of the SCBA Hall of Fame exhibit at Winthrop University. Induction in the Hall of Fame is the Association’s most prestigious award, created to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of the broadcast industry in South Carolina or South Carolinians who have made such contributions to broadcasting outside the state. Inductees have reached the highest levels of achievement and success in broadcasting on a local and/or national level. Bronze plaques of inductees are now on display in the beautiful and historic Johnson Hall, which is home to the Winthrop Department of Mass Communication.
SCBA values our partnership with Winthrop, and applauds the extraordinary work of their Mass Communication Department to nurture and train the very best of tomorrow’s broadcasters. The location of the SCBA Hall of Fame in Johnson Hall, is a perfect way to celebrate the partnership. It is our hope the Hall of Fame will serve as inspiration to students to follow in the footsteps of these broadcast leaders.
The University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been relocated to the renovated Health Science building. The new facility combines spectacular preservation of one of the historically significant buildings on campus and the very latest in high technology communications. Featured prominently on the first floor, is the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Gallery, where SCBA history, including profiles of the Hall of Fame inductees are featured on large video screens.
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The SCBA Winter Conference is scheduled for January 21-22, 2016 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, so mark your calendar. The conference begins on Thursday morning with the Broadcast Exhibition kicking things off at the convention center. The exhibition will feature over 30 vendors representing the very latest in broadcast technology and supporting broadcast services. Engineers will participate in all-day training as well as sales professionals. On Friday evening, the annual Awards of Distinction will be presented. Registration will open in late November.