Category: Chapter News

May Chapter Online Meeting

Our “regular” monthly chapter meeting on May 13 will include Jeff Wilson and Alex Hartman, LookingGlass co-creator and now Nautel team member, to discover what LookingGlass can do for your radio stations and business. The webinar will include an overview…

2020 Scholarship Applications Open

Every year, Seattle SBE Chapter 16 offers assistance for chapter members wanting to improve their technical skills and further their technical knowledge in the broadcast industry.  The chapter has established the Arne Skoog Memorial Scholarship Fund for Broadcast Engineering Education…

April “Luncheon” Meeting Report

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the April 8th Luncheon was held online using the popular “Zoom” online meeting technology. There were 28 members and guests online for the meeting. Jim Dalke talked about Washington’s “First Informer” legislation and the…

Alex Brewster named Hubbard Seattle Chief Engineer

Hubbard Radio has announced Alex Brewster as their new Chief Engineer, coming aboard April 15.  His new responsibilities will include technical oversight for Hubbard’s KQMV 92.5 FM, KNUC 98.9, KRWM 106.9 FM, KIXI 880 AM, and KKNW 1150 AM Alex…

March Luncheon Report

The March Chapter Luncheon was held on Wednesday the 11th at the KIRO-TV Studios in Seattle.  Nick VanHaaster from GatesAir was the presenter, talking about the latest developments in ATSC 3.0 and GatesAir’s Intraplex Ascent AoIP transport. Chapter Chair Dave…

February Luncheon Report

  Jim Dalke, Editor – Fifteen members and guests attended our February 12th Luncheon at KIRO TV Studios in Seattle.  Chapter Chairman Dave Ratener opened the meeting at about noon and conducted a brief business meeting. Our guest speaker was…

January Luncheon Report

“RF radiation issues and practices for broadcasters” was the topic of our January luncheon presentation by Stephen Lockwood, Senior Engineer and Partner with Hatfield and Dawson Engineers. The presentation followed a brief chapter meeting with Chapter 16 Chairman, Dave Ratener. …

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…