WGXC FCC and Station Quiz
This is an open-book take-home quiz. The primary goal is to ensure your knowledge of the policies that guide and restrict your use of the public airwaves. You must answer the questions below to be granted on-air access as a programmer. You are welcome to take the quiz as many times as you need to.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
1. What is the station's broadcast frequency?
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2. What are the station's call letters?
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3. What is the official Station ID?
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4. WGXC is a program division of ________.
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TRUE OR FALSE?
1. Programmers are paid employees of the station.
2. The WGXC Twitter account can be used to promote any show.
3. As a programmer, your participation in a WGXC pledge drive is optional.
4. Public hours at the WGXC Hudson Studio are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PROGRAMMERS AND THE STATION
1. Programmers are required to complete a minimum of ________ hours of volunteer service annually.
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2. What is one way you can volunteer during a Pledge Drive?
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STUDIO CONDUCT & BOARD OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITES
1. Name at least three things a programmer/board operator is responsible for during the course of a show:
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2. What is the station policy covering the consumption of food and drink in the WGXC studios?
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3. Which of the following is the legal station ID?
4. How many underwriting announcements are required during a show?
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5. If you need to miss your show, who is the first person to notify?
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6. List two of the responsibilities of the outgoing host during the transition between shows.
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7. WGXC listeners are invited and encouraged to send feedback regarding the station's programming to ________ or ________.
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8. What should you do if you arrive for your show and are unable to enter the studio?
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TRUE OR FALSE?
1. Hosts are permitted to promote events on air that directly benefit them, as long as it's tastefully done.
2. The WGXC Public File is located in the large filing cabinet in the Hudson studio.
3. If a programmer needs to miss their show, staff must be notified by email or telephone at least 48 hours in advance.
4. The best way to conduct a remote on-air interview is via Skype.
FCC REGULATIONS & ON-AIR CONDUCT
1. Give one example of an "inducement."
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2. Give one example of a "call to action."
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3. Describe your favorite restaurant in a value-neutral way.
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4. What is payola?
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5. What is plugola?
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6. What is "safe harbor?"
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7. When can indecent, obscene and profane material be aired?
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