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UPDATE FROM THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS CENTER – COVID-19 SCAMS:

 

Scammers are constantly adapting and the recent COVID-19 national emergency is no exception. The FCC has learned of a number of ways fraudsters are seeking to take advantage of consumers.

   

From fake testing kits and unproven cures to government imposter scams and work from home schemes, robocall scams are being updated to reflect the current crisis. These scams prey on our most vulnerable community members and result in financial loss or worse, the use of potentially dangerous “treatments”. 

 

The FCC has developed a COVID-19 scams page (https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams )

that includes tips to assist consumers with protecting themselves and their loved ones. The guide includes scam audio and a sample text hoax that was circulating. We will continue to update the page as we learn about new COVID-19 scams.

 

NAB Advocacy Alert

 


As local radio and television broadcasters navigate the editorial and operational challenges presented by COVID-19, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is providing tools and resources, including radio and television public service announcements (PSAs) in English and Spanish, to help stations accurately cover this issue and prepare for the impact on your staff, community and business.

PSAs and Toolkit


The PSAs inform audiences how they can help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases and learn more at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus website, CDC.gov/COVID19. The tools include guidance on prevention and precautions, creating response management teams and trusted sources.

We urge you to clear some inventory to air these PSAs as often as possible. As COVID-19 presents more challenges to local communities, our audiences and policymakers look to broadcasters to provide accurate and timely information to help keep the public safe, and Congress will recognize and appreciate the leadership of broadcasters in this effort.

We thank you for your extraordinary service to your communities. As new tools become available, we'll alert stations. In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact us at nab@nab.org with any questions.

 

                    

 

  

FEMA has developed a Rumor Control page for COVID-19 here on FEMA.gov. (https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control)

 

This page will continue to be updated.

 

Thank you for everything that you are doing. Please call or write if you need anything.

Derrec Becker, SC CEM

Chief of Public Information & External Affairs

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

Mobile: 803.530.2193 | Office: 803.737.8500

Online: scemd.org  |  Social: @SCEMD

Skype: SCEmergency

As part of DHEC's ongoing outreach efforts, we have developed the attached website banners that your team can use to link stakeholders and staff to the latest updates from DHEC's webpage. As we learn more about this virus, we will continue to update our website at scdhec.gov/COVID19.

 

 In addition, please see below for links to additional outreach materials for your use:

Additional resources and translated materials are available here. We appreciate your support in helping to educate your fellow team members. 

                      

 

The decision has been made to also cancel the Job Fair scheduled for April 8, 2020. 

Please monitor our website for future updates and information.

                     

                  

ATTENTION USC BROADCAST STUDENTS!!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE 2020-21

SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE IS APRIL 10, 2020

 

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in broadcasting in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina – Columbia.

 

JUDGING: Applicants will be selected on the basis of:

 

  • Academic Performance
  • Financial Need
  • Current Involvement in Collegiate and
  • Professional Broadcasting Activities
  • School and Community Involvement

 

AWARDS: FOUR $2,000 and ONE $2,500 scholarships for the 2020-21 school year, one to a rising sophomore, two to rising juniors and one to a rising senior.

 

APPLICATIONS: Applications are available via this link.

 

SPONSORED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA

BROADCASTERS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

                       

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Auction 105 for the 3.5 MHz Band Delayed

By FHH Law on Mar 30, 2020 10:30 am

In a Public Notice released last week, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced a delay in Auction 105 for the 3.5 MHz band due to COVID-19. Short-form applications will now be due on May 7, 2020 and the auction for priority licenses will take place on July 23, 2020. Here is the complete list of...… Continue Reading

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FM Auction 106 Postponed Indefinitely
Upcoming FCC Broadcast and Telecom Deadlines for April – June

     

                     

            

Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)

 

ARE YOU MISSING OUT ON AN IMPORTANT SCBA MEMBER BENEFIT? IS YOUR STATION DUE FOR AN ABIP INSPECTION?

 

Benefits:

  • All SCBA member stations can participate in this FCC-endorsed voluntary inspection.
  • Completing the ABIP insures a station that it is in compliance with FCC regulations.
  • Stations holding ABIP certificates are exempt from routine FCC inspections for a period of three years.

 

How It Works:

  • To enroll in the program, contact the SCBA office at 803-732-1186 or paula@scba.net.
  • SCBA will forward a contract with an estimated inspection date.
  • Stations must return the signed contract with payment prior to the inspection.
  • Upon successful completion of the inspection, stations are issued a certificate that is posted in the station and the FCC is notified of the certification.
  • If the station does not pass inspection, a grace period of 150 days from the date on the contract is provided to allow the station to make necessary corrections to successfully complete the inspection.
  • Stations may choose to notify the FCC when they enroll in the program, and immediately begin the immunity protection. Or they may choose not to notify the FCC of their enrollment, in which case the station has no protection from inspection.

 

All stations should take advantage of this valuable service. Be certain your station is in  compliance and immune from routine FCC inspection.

 

If your station currently holds an ABIP certificate, check the renewal date and schedule your next inspection well in advance to avoid any lapse in immunity.

 

 

                                     

 

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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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