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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.