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Palmetto State Broadcasters to Gather

Engineering sessions include EAS discussion

The South Carolina Broadcasters Association has scheduled its winter convention on Jan. 13–14 at the Embassy Suites in Columbia, S.C.

There’ll be sessions and an exhibit floor along with awards, association business and speeches.

Engineer-oriented sessions include “Current State of EAS: What It Means to Broadcasters,” “Tower Failures: Most Common Causes and Prevention” and “FCC Rules and Regulations.” Sessions will be helmed by personnel such as Jerry LeBow of Sage Alerting Systems, Dave Davies of ERI and Scott Johnson of law firm Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth.

Several specialized breakout sessions will be of interest to radio attendees; among those leading them are speakers from Nautel (Gary Liebisch on lightning protection for transmitter sites) and Tieline (Mary Ann Seidler on disaster planning using IP technology).

Among general sessions will be “Local Broadcasters and Social Media.”

Exhibitors will include Accuweather, Broadcast Electronics, BSW, BGS, Comrex, ERI, ENCO, Harris, Myat, Nautel, RCS, Rohde & Schwarz, Sage Alerting Systems, SCMS, Shively Labs, Tower Consultants and WideOrbit.