Category: Chapter News

It’s Christmas Party Time!

Preparations are underway for the big Annual Chapter 16 Christmas Party Saturday, December 14 at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union.  The doors will open at 5:30 pm for “happy hour” hosted by Hatfield and Dawson Engineers followed by the…

November Luncheon Report

Eric Swanson of Hatfield and Dawson Engineers presented a summary of the television repack and the impact on the Seattle-Tacoma television market. Chapter Chairman Dave Ratener opened the luncheon with a brief meeting that included some of the plans for…

Earl Fleehart – In Memoriam

Earl Fleehart, Lifetime Member of SBE Seattle Chapter 16 passed away October 12, 2019. Earl was a past President of Chapter 16 and organized the very successful Seattle SBE Trade shows in the 1990’s. A Celebration of Life will be…

October Luncheon Report

The October Chapter luncheon meeting featured a step back in Seattle broadcast history as John Price interviewed Gary Hart, retired telephone engineer and broadcast technical liaison.  Gary shared his experiences keeping broadcast remotes and STL’s going in an analog world…

RF101 Series Webinar

Ryan Phillips, Chapter 16 Program Chairman, will be hosting a weekly Educational Webinar covering the RF101 Series, an introduction of RF fundamentals needed to successfully monitor a broadcast facility. Schedule: RF101 Broadcast Terrestrial Transmission Systems MODULE 1: October 22, 2019…

September Luncheon Report

The September Chapter Luncheon featured a video conference with audio guru Bob Orban.  Orban products have been considered the benchmark for audio processing in the radio and television industry.  The interactive session included a discussion of the latest Orban products…

Educator Plaque Presentation

SBE Chapter 16 member Roland Robinson was presented with a plaque honoring for be selected as the Chapter Educator for 2019 by Chairman Jon Kasprick. Roland was unable to attend the Chapter picnic in August. Roland is an instructor of…

Waveguide National Award

SBE Seattle Chapter 16’s website “The Waveguide” ( www.sbe16.org ) has been selected by SBE National as the 2019 Best Chapter Communication of the Year. The award will be made at the SBE National Awards Reception and Dinner on October 16…

The Grand Chapter Picnic

Forty-two Seattle Chapter 16 members gathered at the historic and picturesque KIRO-AM on Vashon Island for their annual summer picnic Saturday, July 13. The picnic menu included the traditional hot dogs and cheeseburgers with all the trimmings.  The food was…

Chapter Election Results Announced

The annual SBE Chapter 16 board election was held last month and the 2019-2020 officers have been announced. Dave Ratener has been elected as the new Chairman, with Ryan Phillips Vice Chairman, Caleb Pearl Secretary, Mike Brooks Treasurer, Jon Kasprick…