Convention Materials and Handouts

Missed something in your session notes? Not enough handouts to go around? No problem.

Here’s handouts, info and more as PDF files from CBI’s 2012 Conference. This is a work in progress, and more handouts will be added as we collect them from our amazing guests and speakers.

Updated Nov. 3
Minimum operating schedule for broadcasters
Online Public File Posting Requirements for TV Stations
Processing Rules for FM Translator Applications filed in the 2003 Window
Public Broadcasters Political Broadcasting Obligations
Quarterly Issues Programs Lists Reference Memo
Radio Local Public File Reference Memo
Underwriting Reference Memorandum
Yearly Renewal Filing Dates

Updated Nov. 6
Upgrade Recommendations

Unattended Operation
New Tower Rules: The FCC Approval Process involving NEPA Environmental Compliance and Antenna Structure Registration
Update on the Current Status of the LPFM Service
New Emergency Alert System Rules EAS-CAP
Managing an Undersized Sports Staff

Updated Nov. 9
Planning for and Surviving an FCC Inspection

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Featured Speakers – Judi Knight

Judi is the founder and chief of New Tricks; a company dedicated to helping small businesses create branded WordPress websites. Judi also helps her clients use Social Media to grow their businesses.  She brings a wealth of experience into her work with a background that include: a Ph.D. in Psychology, CEO of a medical records software company, and real estate developer doing design, build and restoration of special properties.

In addition to working with clients at New Tricks, Judi is the organizer of the Atlanta WordPress Users Group with over 900 members, is a frequent national speaker and blogger and publishes Just a Digital Minute, a popular weekly newsletter with easy social media tips.  Judi’s motto at New Tricks, is  “It’s Never too Late” …to start a new business, to have a great website, or learn to use new technologies to grow your business. Sign up for the Just a Digital Minute and visit New Tricks for more info.


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Knowledge to last long after college

Senior Communication major and News Director for WMCO, Zach Coffman, felt the most beneficial part of the trip was hearing other media students express concerns similar to those of WMCO.

“I thought it was really cool that the students from other schools interacted,” said Coffman. “They voiced their opinions about issues or problems they had with their media programs and everyone was able to respond as to how to best address these concerns.”

See what else WMCO and OrbitTV learned from this year’s CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention from the Black and Magenta.

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National Student Electronic Media Conference a Huge Success

PhotoWe sold out the convention and reports are that almost everyone who attended thought it was a great event.  See the comments for yourself via the twitter hashtag #cbiatlanta!

Photos and more coming soon to the main site at

Some choice quotes from the feed…

Thank You #CBIAtlanta for an incredible week of inspiring guests.

Excited to share the info I learned at #CBIAtlanta and @askCBI with all the staff @KTSW_899 starting tomorrow.

#CBIAtlanta was amazing

#CBIAtlanta thank you for an amazing experience meeting great people from across the country

#cbiatlanta was a blast!

Honestly, we were afraid that Sandy would cause a lot of people to leave early and miss the keynote, awards and membership meeting, but the room was SRO on Saturday, the last day of the convention.  We will have to have a bigger room next year.

CBI will be in San Antonio, TX for the 2013 National Student Electronic Media Convention.

Thanks everyone who contributed to this great event.  If you did not submit a session proposal this year, we hope you will consider submitting one next year. Also, keep an eye out for the awards call for entries this spring.  Entries are free for all members and members receive a discount on registration fees.





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Camera found

If anyone left a camera in the CBI Keynote and Awards, please email Your camera is safe and sound and ready to be mailed back to you!

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Share your thoughts on the CBI Atlanta Convention

The CBI Atlanta conference survey is closed, but if you have more feedback, always feel free to contact our executive director at


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Registration for #cbiatlanta

Registration for the convention will open early today at 4:30 PM.

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Conference Program PDF

As you touch down in Atlanta, start planning your conference! Download a PDF of the Conference Program.

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Our Apologies: The Convention is SOLD OVERSOLD!

What can we say, we strayed from our normal convention routine with other entities and strayed out into the wilderness on our own.  This was a big roll of the dice for CBI as an organization to develop and plan the first National Student Electronic Media Convention.  CBI did not compromise and delivered a convention that is worthy of the CBI history for being a leading resource for Student Electronic Media and developed a great convention in Atlanta!

Both our current members and those who have not previously been members of CBI reacted with overwhelming results.  The response has been so great that CBI was forced to renegotiate the guaranteed room nights at the convention hotel TWICE.

In fact, registrations for the convention were so strong that CBI decided to cap the number of registrations it would accept for this event and has actually declared that it is oversold and will not accept additional registrations. WOW!

CBI is currently looking at venues for the 2013 and 2014 conventions knowing that we need to increase capacity for next year.  However, CBI needs to promise the hotel CBI works with that the convention will draw enough reservations to justify the bonus’s offered, such an a discounted room rate, complimentary in-room wifi, and more.  If CBI does not meet the promised minimums, the cost is very high.  As CBI moves forward with this endeavor, it will cautiously increase its ability to accept more registrations in a manner where CBI can return an even better convention experience while balancing costs and member needs.

Follow CBI (@askCBI), follow the convention (#cbiatlanta), join us on (FB  or for the most interactive experience, join an email list (

CBI brings student media together and together we share and grow.


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#cbiatlanta is the hashtag for this event – tweet it up!



#cbiatlanta is the official hashtag for the convention.  Tweet it up and share your adventures at the convention via FB as well


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Featured Speakers – David Oxenford

David Oxenford is a partner with the Washington DC based law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP.  He has represented broadcasters for over 30 years on a wide array of matters from purchases and sales of broadcast properties and the negotiation of programming agreements to regulatory matters. His regulatory expertise includes all areas of broadcast law including the FCC’s multiple ownership limitations, the political broadcasting rules, EEO policy, advertising issues, station technical improvements, rules relating to noncommercial broadcasters, and programming matters. In addition to broadcasters, he represents a number of state broadcast associations and the National Association of Media Brokers.

He also represents webcasters and other digital media companies on copyright, music licensing and other issues, including litigation before the Copyright Royalty Board.  He was the lead attorney for webcasters on the Small Webcasters Settlement Act and in connection with the Pureplay Webcasters Agreement.

Meet David at Ask the FCC Experts on Friday at 11 a.m.

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Featured Speakers – Ralph Beaver

Ralph Beaver is Manager of Game Day Coordination (GDC) for the National Football League. NFL GDCs track and monitor every radio frequency used at every NFL game and NFL events.  The operation involves radio spectrum management and interfacing any RF technology in use. He has 20 years broadcasting experience as Executive Producer, Technical Director, Network Creator and Marketing Consultant for a variety of sporting events and telecommunications experience in radio, television, cable, telephone, and satellite.

Beaver has also presented white papers to the National Association of Broadcasters Convention and the Broadcast Professionals Management Convention. He serves as a coordinating consultant for over 100 radio stations per year doing LIVE-VIA-SATELLITE programs from all major Disney parks in Florida and California. He also interfaced MLB radio rights holders with satellite communications during spring training season in Florida and Arizona.  Supervises over 130 baseball games broadcast from Florida during the March spring training season. He also serves as Society of Broadcast Engineers frequency coordinator working with all major networks and international broadcasters including NFL Super Bowls.

Meet Ralph at The Technology of the NFL, on Friday 2 at p.m. and learn the behind-the-scenes technology at sporting events, from helmet microphones to flying cameras.

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Featured Speakers – Jerilyn Jaskowiak

Jerilyn is currently the Technical Operations Manager for HLN and the Studio Operations Department in Atlanta. She has been with CNN since August 2006. Previously she worked at WGNX-TV in Atlanta for 18 years as a newscast director and Production Manager. Her career includes stints in Lexington, Kentucky and Dothan, Ala. … a long way from her childhood home in Medinah, Ill.

Learn about Jerilyn’s career at the Women in Broadcasting Panel, Thursday at 4 p.m.

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Registration ends Friday, Oct. 12

Due to overwhelming response CBI will close registration for the National Student Electronic Media Convention on Friday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET. Register today here.

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Featured Speakers – Tony Schiavone

Tony Schiavone is the Sports Director of WSB Radio in Atlanta and can be heard anchoring sports each morning on Atlanta’s Morning News. He also is a member of the Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network … working on the post game show during both home and away games, and writes and produces the Best of the Bulldogs….which won the AP Award for Best Sports Program in 2004. Prior to his years with WSB, he was the host of WCW Monday Nitro on TNT and WCW Thunder on TBS.

Meet Tony at the Sports Talk session on Thursday at 2 p.m..

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Featured Speakers – Rose Scott

Rose Scott is an award-winning reporter and producer of afternoon news programming (“All Things Considered”) on WABE 90.1 FM, the Atlanta National Public Radio affiliate. Scott primarily covers education, minority health, Atlanta historically Black colleges and universities, gender issues and sports.

For the last few years Rose has been covering issues dealing with sex trafficking of minors in Atlanta as well as the country’s biggest cheating scandal found in the Atlanta Public Schools. She often moderates panel on the two topics.

Rose has an extensive background in sports broadcasting and has appeared on CNN, NPR and BET. Well-respected in the Atlanta community for her thought-provoking reporting style, Scott has been honored with several awards including a 2012 Southeast Regional Emmy Award, a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award and an Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Award.  She has also received an award from the Georgia Associated Press and is a Girls Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Award Winner.

A St. Louis, Missouri native, Rose graduated from Indiana State University. Meet Rose at the Women in Broadcasting panel, Thursday at 4 p.m.

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Session Schedule Grid & Maps

A quick look at the preliminary schedule of events and sessions for the convention is available here. This will allow you to plan your days at the convention and deploy those attending the convention with to the sessions that matter the most to your organization.

Maps to the sessions within the hotel are also available.


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Featured Speakers – Will Frampton

Will Frampton is approaching his ten year anniversary as a professional television broadcast reporter, having spent nearly all that time both behind and in front of the camera.  His assignments have taken him around the country and the world, from Indiana to South Carolina, California to Georgia, and a stopover in Afghanistan along the way.

Originally hired out of college to be a sports and news reporter at WTHI in Terre Haute, Indiana, Frampton quickly found it to his advantage to learn how to shoot and edit his own video.  The skill paid off, as his next job in Columbia, South Carolina required him to shoot and edit video every day prior to presenting his report live on air.  During three years at WLTX in Columbia, he earned the confidence of his newsroom to be sent on an embed with the South Carolina National Guard in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The two-week assignment in December of 2007 helped land Frampton his first Emmy award.

A three and a half year stay at KXTV in Sacramento, California was next.  Frampton reported from the front lines of wildfires, the California State Capitol, and South San Francisco, following a massive gas pipeline explosion there in September of 2010.  He also covered the saga of Jaycee Dugard’s escape from 18 years in captivity at the hands of Phillip Garrido.  All the while, he shot and edited the vast majority of his video prior to presenting live on the air.

His current position at CBS Atlanta represents the cultivation of a decade-old dream: to live and work in TV news in his hometown.  That dream came to fruition in September of 2011 when WGCL-TV hired Frampton as a one-man-band reporter.  He credits his skill with shooting and editing video as a primary reason he was able to attain a much sought-after reporter job in the Atlanta market.

Frampton’s reports can be seen regularly on CBS Atlanta News, and

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CBI National Student Media Convention Schedule Update

You will want to arrive on Wednesday for this event!  Sessions start on Thursday at 9 AM and the schedule is full with 80+ sessions and events through late Saturday 8/27.   For a list of sessions, visit which includes a link to the session schedule. Register today in order to receive the early registration discount at member rates.  Not a member of CBI yet?  Become a member today and save on convention fees and more.


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Keynote Speaker – Carol Costello

CBI Keynote speaker Carol Costello anchors the 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (ET) edition of CNN Newsroom each weekday. She is based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Costello previously contributed to The Situation Room and anchored CNN Daybreak, the network’s former early morning news program.

Costello has interviewed four former U.S. presidents, President Jimmy Carter, President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton and has covered four presidential inaugurations.

Costello was a part of CNN’s Peabody Award winning coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill, the 2008 presidential election and Hurricane Katrina. During her time with CNN, she has also reported on the last Space Shuttle launch, the Ohio midterm elections, the shooting at Virginia Tech, the tsunami disaster in South Asia, the Russian school hostage crisis and Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.

Costello’s work has been honored numerous times, including a 1991 Emmy Award for a special on crack and cocaine, a UPI award, several Associated Press awards and an Emmy nomination in 1993.

Costello joined CNN in October 2001 from WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., where she’d worked five years as an anchor and investigative reporter. Before that, she spent three years at WBAL-TV in Baltimore as an anchor and co-anchor. She began her career as a weekend anchor and reporter for WAKR-TV in Akron, Ohio, then moved to WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, to work as the station’s principal weeknight anchor.

Costello earned a degree in journalism from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

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CNN’s Carol Costello to Deliver Keynote Address in Atlanta

Carol Costello, CNN news anchor, will deliver the keynote address at College Broadcasters, Inc.’s inaugural National Student Electronic Media Convention October 27 in Atlanta.

Costello anchors the 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (ET) weekday edition of “CNN Newsroom.” She previously contributed to “The Situation Room” and anchored “CNN Daybreak,” the network’s former early morning news program.

The Emmy award-winning journalist has interviewed four former U.S. presidents and was part of CNN’s Peabody Award winning coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill, the 2008 presidential election and Hurricane Katrina. Costello also reported for CNN on the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, the tsunami disaster in South Asia and the Casey Anthony murder trial.

Costello’s speech is one of many highlights at the first-ever National Electronic Media Student Convention October 25-27 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in downtown Atlanta. A number of industry professionals will present sessions, including representatives from CNN radio and television, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, and reporters and anchors from Atlanta’s ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates.

Additional information on the National Electronic Media Student Convention can be found at Carol Costello is on Facebook and Twitter @CarolCNN.

College Broadcasters, Inc. represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and other related media ventures; ensures a commitment to education and the student pursuit of excellence through active involvement in electronic media; promotes cooperative efforts between the association and other national, regional, and state media organizations; facilitates the discussion of issues related to student-operated electronic media; and other community oriented programs. CBI currently represents over 200 active member stations.

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Featured Speakers – Sonia Moghe

Sonia Moghe is a reporter for CBS Atlanta News. You can watch her on weekdays at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Sonia is one of the youngest reporters in the Atlanta market. She shoots, writes and edits her stories and does multiple live hits a day. She comes to Atlanta from NYC where she was a reporter/anchor at News 12 The Bronx. She got her on-air start at the CBS affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, KGAN, where she covered the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. She has also written and field produced for The Associated Press. “Like” her on Facebook at and follow her on Twitter @soniamoghe to keep up with her stories and suggest stories you’d like to see covered.

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Featured Speakers – June Fox

When June Fox found out that short, highly-myopic females were not welcome to be astronauts, she looked for a different career option. Having written “I will not talk in class” more times than she could count, she figured a job where talking is encouraged was a pretty good choice. In the last 30+ years, June has been on-air talent, reporter, producer, feature writer, sales rep, program director and general manager. Currently Director of Station and Business Relations for DEI, June still goes to the office every day to play with her friends in radio stations all across the nation.

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Featured Speakers – Glenn Schuck

Glenn Schuck began his radio career in 1981 at Seton Hall University. Glenn was News Director and then Station Manager for WSOU, one of America’s oldest and best known college radio stations. The native of Saddle River, New Jersey began his professional radio career as a DJ for such stations as WJRZ/Jersey Shore, PST/Trenton, legend rocker WAAF /Boston and as morning host at KROCK in California.

In 1995 Glenn went back into news, anchoring business reports for CNBC based in New Jersey. His reports were heard locally on 1010WINS. In 1997, Glenn left CNBC for Metro Networks new radio news wire service. In 2000, Glenn joined 1010 WINS as a reporter, and the same month was named News Director for Metro, a Westwood One Company. By 2007, Metro Networks now serves some 2000 news affiliates across North America, including several dozen in the tri state area.

Glenn was the first radio reporter to inspect Ground Zero with Mayor Giuliani the morning of Sept. 12, 2001. Glenn reported the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks for months after the tragedy, and contributed to both an HBO documentary and two books on the terror attacks. While continuing to cover the events out of Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, Glenn’s work has also included dozens of baseball playoff games, the Transit strike, the City Hall shooting, blackout of 2003 and dozens of major breaking news events.

Glenn has been a long standing member of the Inner Circle, a group of City Hall reporters who roast the Mayor each year for charity at a show in late winter. He has appeared on NY1 News, MSNBC and other tv programs on NYC events. Glenn is also the Vice President of the New York Press Club. He and his wife Jennifer reside in Bergen County, New Jersey with their daughter Eva.

Why radio to launch your news career and not TV? Glenn will explain why today’s college students should STILL make radio news their first choice at Radio News — Still a Great Career Choice.

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Featured Speakers – Doug Powell

As an old school sales and marketing professional, Doug has managed wholesale and retail marketing campaigns for well-known brands like Delta Faucets and other big box retail vendors. His professional sales experience began in 1996 and has successfully included inside sales, sales management, and Fortune 20 presentations. For nearly a decade, Doug has been researching, innovating, and implementing SEO and Social Media marketing practices across multiple industries. Innovative, ethical practices have made him one of the foremost experts in his field.

Join Doug for Social Media Marketing for Student Electronic Media and learn how to integrate social media into your marketing strategies.

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