From the Editor

From the Editor

From the Editor

Jim Dalke, CPBE AMD 8VSB CBNT As it seems to be every year, the NAB Show in Las Vegas was the big story for April.  The attendance for this year’s show was pegged at 92,112, just a few hundred more than last year.  Traffic on the show floor seemed relatively light, but I did not…

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From the Editor

From the Editor

Jim Dalke, CPBE AMD 8VSB CBNT April 2012 State Legislature and broadcasters Our state legislature has been spending a lot of time this session attempting to balance the state budget.  Of particular interest to the broadcast community, the legislature has also proposed a bill to reduce metal theft.  Because the broadcast industry has been one…

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From the Editor – January 2012

From the Editor – January 2012

Jim Dalke, CPBE AMD 8VSB CBNT Out with the old and in with the new: Happy New Year!  The year 2011 is now history and the year 2012 is now the future. 2011, Looking Back On my list of the biggest news for broadcast engineers for in 2011 were the changes in our EAS system.…

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From the Editor – December 2011

From the Editor – December 2011

Jim Dalke, CPBE National EAS Test The first National EAS test ever is now history.  It looks like most stations in the Puget Sound area were able to forward the 30 second test pretty much as planned, quite like the routine RMT’s.  The voice message was clear at the beginning, but marred by an underlying…

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From The Editor

From The Editor

Jim Dalke CPBE Terry Denbrook It often seems like it is not until one of our peers pass on that we discover a colorful past and support to broadcasters in our radio community that we did not know.  Terry Denbrook was one of those I wish I had spent more time with to hear his…

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From the Editor

From the Editor

September was a busy month with a visit to the other “Washington” early in the month, and a US Patent Office published on September 7.  The patent is a milestone in development of a better way to monitor AM directional arrays, using fiber optics instead of the traditional coaxial cable.  The goal now is to have…

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From the Editor

From the Editor

September  2011 – Jim Dalke CPBE AMD 8VSB CBNT: Trip to Washington DC I just returned to Seattle after visiting the Washington, DC, area.  On Saturday, September 3, I had the privilege of walking my Granddaughter Kate down the aisle as she married a fine young man, Brian Zickle.  The ceremony took place in the garden…

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From the Editor

From the Editor

SBE Annual July Picnic Our annual chapter picnic was another summer success.  Everyone agreed the spacious KOMO-AM transmitter campus was great and the weather was as good as it gets.  While not everybody signed the official attendance roster, the cook estimated he barbequed enough burgers and hot dogs to feed fifty people.  A heartfelt thanks…

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From the Editor

July 2011 Jim Dalke, CPBE AMD 8VSB CBNT It’s July and time for our annual chapter picnic, Saturday the 23rd. We will return to the beautiful park and facilities at KOMO-AM on Vashon Island. The picnic cuisine will include barbequed hot dogs and hamburgers and potato salad and watermelon. Families and friends of the chapter…

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From the Editor

From the Editor

Jim Dalke CPBE AMD 8VSB CBNT Well, the existing Fisher board stayed at the helm of Fisher Communications for another year.  Fisher management has been fighting FrontFour, a dissident group of stockholders that managements says wants to break up and sell the company.  The FrontFour group now has three seats on the board and Fisher could face…

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