Operations/Programming Resources for COVID-19

Free Webinar “The New Normal Programming & Personality In a Once-In-A-Lifetime Crisis”

If you missed the live April 7th webinar by Tracy Johnson, view it here

Combating Scams:

  • FCC has developed a COVID-19 scams page that includes tips to assist consumers with protecting themselves and their loved ones.
  • Guide includes scam audio and a sample text hoax that was circulating.

Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order:

Lists “News Media” as essential workers, which includes anyone involved in producing a radio or television broadcast and means:

  1. Those broadcasters who cannot work from home are exempt and can travel to stations, towers, breaking news locations, etc. No credentials identifying you as News Media are needed because no authorities will ask for them.
  2. News Media who do not have access to childcare now qualify for “Essential Workers Childcare.” Apply Here


Jacobs Media:

Radio Ink:


Remote Editing Vendor:

  • Leostream Platform enables remote access from anywhere. Users experience at-desk performance when connecting to hosted media editing software. Leostream supports a wide range of display protocols, for both Microsoft Windows and Linux remote desktops. You can use the best protocol for the job including HP RGS, Mechdyne TGX and both Teradici Cloud Access Software and PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards, providing high-quality graphics for applications running in the datacenter or cloud. The Leostream Connection Broker allows IT to pool, assign, and manage all PCoIP devices in their organization from a single interface. Email: sales@leostream.com Phone: 781-890-2019

US Dept. of Homeland Security CISA

  • Access and Fuel letters: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Communications Coordination Branch (NCC) has issued two letters that may help broadcasters gain access to their broadcast facilities and/or fuel in the event of a travel restrictions.
  • Guidance On The Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce – Within this document, under the Communications subheading, CISA identifies “Workers who support radio, television, and media service, including, but not limited to front line news reporters, studio, and technicians for news-gathering and reporting” as essential critical infrastructure workers.

Abolition of Main Studio Rules:

Being A Leader In A COVID World: Inspiring article by Matt Harrington of Harrington Brands

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