Author: Jim Dalke

From the Chair – November 2010

Clay Freinwald CPBE With one Board Meeting behind us, let me bring you up to speed on a number of items that were accomplished at our recent meeting. First, a word about communicating with those on the Board as well as Committee…

Certification News – November 2010

CERTIFICATION NEWS by: Michael Scott, Certification Chairman The Holidays are almost upon us as the rain is starting to crystallize in the higher elevations. Speaking of ‘crystallization’ of ideas – that is…. in higher mental musings… why not consider your…

We Remember Jay Zacharias

Jay Zacharias, Assistant Chief Engineer – KCPQ-TV, Tribune Television Northwest in Seattle, passed away Friday, November 5, 2010. Survived by his true love and wife Mary; daughters, Angelique (Dave) Daut and Heather Ann (Josh) Zacharias-Langfield; brother, Mark Zacharias; grandchildren Corinne,…

Snohomish County Rules Allow Rebuilding AM towers

Snohomish County has approved new rules for shoreline development that will allow existing AM radio towers and ones with permits already issued to be rebuilt if they are damaged or destroyed. A proposed amendment to Snohomish County’s Shoreline Master Program that would…

Birds and Towers

SBE National recently sent out this notice from the FCC.  It was posted on the chapter remailer and generated immediate comment.  I would encourage posting your comments at the end of this story. Jim Dalke The FCC will be conducting a…

In Memoriam: Larry Bloomfield

Larry Bloomfield, founder of the popular “Taste of NAB Roadshow” and a radio/TV engineer and educator died of a heart attack Nov. 8 in Eugene, Ore. He was 72. Larry’s last presentation of his “Taste of NAB Show” was hosted…

SBE LUNCHEON

SBE LUNCHEON – Monitor Calibration The meeting will be held Thursday, November 11, at  noon at Boeing Field Flight Museum. SBE Chapter 16 November Luncheon will feature L.A. Heberlein, President of SpectraCal, developer of software for professional video calibrators.  Flat panel monitors have replaced the CRTs we have been using…

Clay’s Corner for November 2010

Wow….What a political season !!!!  The only good news is that the coffers of many broadcasters are being filled with record setting amounts of political advertising bucks.  Big money is even being spent on Radio this cycle with, reportedly, $100…

SBE to focus on EAS education

At the 10/26 meeting of the Society of Broadcast Engineers Board of Directors, the SBE Board reaffirmed the Society’s focus in its role with theEmergency Alert System to educate and inform its members, as well as serve as a technical resource to the…