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WHAT IS A PSA or COMMUNITY CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT? 


Pre-recorded PSA's and community calendar listings are a service provided to the community by FOX 102 for promotion and/or announcement of community events.

A public service announcement (PSA) is a non-commercial announcement of an event. PSA's are recorded at WMFX for events that collect a fee that will benefit the non-profit organization submitting the request or a tax exempt fiscal sponsor of the organization.

Public service announcements run anywhere from one to three weeks preceding an event.

Community calendar announcements include events that do not charge an admission fee and are posted on the WMFX website event calendar. Community calendars air the week before the event date about 5 times per week (depending upon airtime availability.)

What are the PSA requirements?

All PSA requests must be submitted by an organization that qualifies as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Service Tax Code 501 (c) 3 or have a 501(c) 3 fiscal sponsor.

Organizations are generally allowed one announcement per 30 day period - in the form of a PSA or community calendar announcement. Only one announcement per organization will be broadcast at any given time. 

The following event announcements cannot be produced as PSA's  but can be listed in the Community Calendar:

Rallies/Demonstrations

Free Events

Benefits for Individuals

Book Signings/Public Appearances

Workshops or Classes

Exceptions to these will be considered on a case by case basis.

Specific prices for events or services will not be mentioned on PSAs or Community Calendars. Remember that 'free' is a price.

How Do I Submit A Request For an Event Announcement On FOX 102?

Please send your request on company letterhead along with your PSA announcement to psa@fox102.comIn the subject line please type PSA:and the name of your organization.  Announcements are to be typed in the email document in ten lines or less.  No ALL CAPS, double spaced.  No attachments, no flyers please.  See example below. Please note: not all recorded PSA's are guaranteed to be scheduled, and not all Community Calendar submissions can be included.

Sample Script

Harvest Hope invites you to a concert performance featuring the music of Tuna and the Chunks. The concert takes place at 8 pm at the People’s Community Forum, 1234 Pineridge Way, Columbia 29209. This event is wheel chair accessible and funds raised will benefit Harvest Hope.   For more information, call 803-111-1111.

PSA & Community Calendar Contacts

 Email Requests: psa@fox102.com


USPS Mail:
WMFX-FM
1900 Pineview Rd
Columbia SC, 29209

 

 

 

SHOE DRIVE

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is conducting a shoe collection drive April 1 through April 30. to raise funds for quality litter prevention, recycling and beautification in

the Midlands, while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and

keeping old shoes out of local landfills. Individuals can help by donating gently

worn, used shoes at their homes, church, schools, civic groups and businesses. This

would be a great Earth day project!

 

If you, or a local organization, are interested in learning more about this

opportunity or being a site captain for shoe collection at your place of business,

civic group, school you may contact Keep the Midlands Beautiful by phone at

803.733.1139 or email (mailto:info@keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org) .

 

 

ZOO CAMP

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is now registering participants for Summer Zoo Camp from  Monday, June 9 through Friday, August 15. Young explorers, ages 3 to 12, have the opportunity to explore two different animal-related topics through hands-on activities, up-close animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, educational games, crafts and more!  For registration information, visit http://www.riverbanks.org.

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Town of Lexington is now accepting applications for the Commercial Improvement

Façade Grant Program. Applications are due Friday, August 11, 2014.  To date, the program has awarded 11 grants to businesses along Main St. in an effort

to provide downtown revitalization to help promote beautification and appearance throughout our community. For more information regarding funding and eligibility, please visit our website at www.lexsc.com<http://www.lexsc.com> or contact Wesley Crosby, Grants Administrator at (803) 358-1544 or wcrosby@lexsc.com<mailto:wcrosby@lexsc.co

 

SALVATION ARMY DONATIONS

DOnate GOODs to support your Salvation Army! clothing - household items - furniture - you name it! DROP OFF ITEMS @ The Salvation Army of the Midlands FAMILY STORE, 1312 North Millwood Avenue, or call for a pick up:  803-748-9964 Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM Saturday - 9 AM - 5 PM

 

MIDLANDS WALK TO DEFEAT ALS

The Midlands Walk to Defeat ALS®is The ALS Association's national signature fundraising event, starting at 9am, May 3rd at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. Sign up as a team or individual walker.  For more information call (866) 492-4821 or visit   http://web.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=9744&pg=entry

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART

Enjoy the Columbia Museum of Art every Sunday from noon til 5pm for free at 1515 Main Street.  For more information, call 803.799.2810.  Not valid for special ticketed events.

 

 

SALVATION ARMY VEHICLE DONATIONS

WANTED! The Salvation Army needs Any & All Vehicles Donate Cars, Trucks, RV's, Motorcycles, Utility Trailers, Campers, etc..  Call the Donation Hot Line: 1-877-503-4483

 

DHEC STOP SMOKING LINE

Free nicotine replacement therapy is available to smokers who do not have health insurance through SC D-HEC’s tobacco quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. The quitline is open from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily.  All South Carolinians, insured or uninsured, who call the quitline are guaranteed at least one free session with a trained quit coach and a referral to local resources. Many callers are eligible for up to five free sessions with a quit coach, and pregnant tobacco users can get up to 10 free sessions. Free nicotine replacement therapy, such as gum, lozenges or patches, is available for callers who do not have health insurance.  For more information, visit http://www.scdhec.gov/quitforkeeps.