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
The City Of Columbia will host the seventh annual National Night Out Kickoff on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Finlay Park, located at 930 Laurel St., from 6-10 p.m featuring
a variety of public safety vehicles, live entertainment, “Catch the Criminal” scavenger hunt, a neighborhood display contest, inflatable rides, home security displays and tons of family fun.
On Tuesday, August 5, National Night Out will be celebrated in Columbia’s neighborhoods with cookouts, community block parties and more. Details will be available in the coming weeks.
For more information, please contact Community Development at 803-545-3373 or visit www.columbiasc.net/community-development.
Check out the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series, now through August 16. Karaoke Idol will be held every other weekend at 6 p.m. There will be weekly winners for a cash prize and the finals will be held on Saturday, August 16. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers.
The Summer Concert Series is held every Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Finlay Park, located at 930 Laurel St featuring the following acts:
· July 26- Mystic Vibrations
· August 2- Daniel Lewis
· August 9- Coconut Groove Band
· August 16- Horizons
For more information, please contact Parks and Recreation at 803-545-3100 or visit
Registration is open for the City of Columbia’s 8th Annual Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Finlay Park at 9 a.m. For registration or vendor information, contact the City of Columbia Public Relations Department at 803-545-3020 , email@example.com or vist http://www.columbiasc.net/headlines/071020141557-mayors-walk-against-domestic-violence
Carolina School for Inquiry is hosting summer camp this summer for pre-K to 6th grades students looking for a fun summer filled with trips, games, friendship and, yes, learning. Camp hours are from 7:30 to 3:00 PM with extended care until 6:00PM From June 9, 2014 to August 1, 2014 . We are located at 7405 Fairfield Road. If youwould like more information please call 803-691-1250 anD ask For Mrs. Willis-Faust
Historic Columbia's newest museum at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home—South Carolina's only presidential site—delves into the Reconstruction Era through the eyes of the young man who become the 28th president of the United States and the world's first modern international statesman. Through exhibit galleries, hands-on interactive displays, audio and video components and signage, visitors explore the Wilson family's lives in Columbia while tackling the charged social, political and economic issues of the Reconstruction Era, 1865-1877. Tours run on the hour 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday – Saturday and 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday. at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street. Learn more at www.historiccolumbia.org.
Birthright of Columbia is in need of summer maternity clothes, infant gowns/sleepers 0-3 months, hypoallwergenic baby wash/lotion, diaper ointment, and Q tips.
Please contact Sally Chardos at 803-781-7457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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 email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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.