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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In 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.
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: email@example.com
1900 Pineview Rd
Columbia SC, 29209
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
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
Register now to join men from across the Midlands who will be standing up against sexual assault and abuse, on pair of heels at a time, Thursday, April 17. The 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event takes place from 5:30p- 8pm in front of the SC State House. The walk begins at 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. For more information visit http://www.stsm.org/events/walkamile
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.
The Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals is one of Pawmetto Lifeline's largest fundraising efforts, Saturday, April 5th at Finlay Park. It’s a fun-filled family event while helping to save homeless pets across the Midlands! Walk as a team, individual or participate as a virtual walker. There will also be great prizes and incentives! To register or for more information visit http://www.supportprojectpet.com/site/TR?fr_id=1250&pg=entry. Or contact Sarah with any questions at 803-465-9174
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia (BBBSGC) has changed the date of Bowl for Kids’ Sake to Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 1p -5p at Columbia Lanes (1732 Bush River Road). BBBSGC is challenging Columbia businesses, organizations, and residents to start something for a child in our community by participating as a team captain, bowler, sponsor, or donor.
To form a team, sponsor the event, or donate in support of a team, visit www.bbbsgc.org/bfks. Deadline to register is Friday, March 14.
The Lower Richland High School Track Program will sponsor the Diamond Hornet Invitational on Saturday, March 8, 2014. We are inviting you to attend what promises to be a very competitive track meet. The meet will begin 9:00AM with the JV 100 meters and varsity field events at the Lower Richland Stadium in Hopkins, South Carolina.
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
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.
Serve your fellow man at Transitions, 2025 Main Street! Volunteer meal service opportunities are available with the Salvation Army. See dates and times below. To sign up, call Ken at 803-233-9969 or email Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue Jan 14, 2014 Lunch
Sat Jan 18, 2014 Dinner
Tue Jan 21, 2014 Dinner
Tue Jan 28, 2014 Lunch
Tue Feb 4, 2014 Dinner
Fri Feb 7, 2014 All day
Sun Feb 9, 2014 Lunch
Tue Feb 11, 2014 Lunch
Sat Feb 15, 2014 Dinner
Tue Feb 25, 2014 Lunch
Tue Mar 4, 2014 Dinner
Fri Mar 7, 2014 All day
Tue Mar 11, 2014 Lunch
Friday, March 7 from 6:00p to 11:30p at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC:
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, and Live Band. All proceeds go to The Free Medical Clinic and Alumni Scholarship Fund for medical student scholarships.. Black Tie Optional. For more information, call Phone (803) 777-7000