Category: Chapter News

First Informer Broadcaster – Signed and Delivered!

Jim Dalke, CPBE, Editor – After three years of efforts by Washington Broadcasters to ensure access to transmitter and studio facilities during disasters, Governor Inslee has signed the “First Informer Broadcaster Bill.” Janene Drafs, Chairwoman of the Board of the…

April Luncheon – NAB 2019 Review

The SBE Chapter 16 April Luncheon was held on Wednesday, April 17 at the KIRO-TV studios in Seattle and was attended by 10 members and friends of the chapter. Vice Chair Dave Ratener conducted a brief business meeting together and…

May 2019 Luncheon – Student Career Program

The May Chapter Luncheon will feature Career Opportunities in Broadcast Technology.  The luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 7th at the Round Table Pizza in Federal Way.  Please note: The meeting will begin promptly at 11:30 am this month! The…

George Frese PE 1921-2018

The broadcast engineering community lost a true broadcast pioneer when George Frese passed away on November 23, 2018.  George’s broadcast career touched many SBE members in the Northwest and he will be missed and well-remembered. George Melvin Frese, retired professional…

April Luncheon Announcement

The April Chapter Luncheon has been scheduled for April 17 to accommodate the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas April 7 to 11.  Several chapter members will be attending the NAB Show this year.  The April Luncheon will…

March Luncheon Report

There were 23 members and guests attending the March Luncheon at the KIRO-TV studios in Seattle.  The event was held on March 13 and featured some of the latest products from GatesAir.  GatesAir Regional Sales Manager introduced product managers Tony…

First Informer Broadcaster Legislation Passes

Jim Dalke, CPBE, Editor – The Washington State Legislature has passed the First Informer Broadcaster Bill. The legislation is now on Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for his signature. The bill is like the Oregon State First Informer Bill that was passed…

SBE January Luncheon Report

Jon Kasprick, Chapter Chair – Our January meeting was held at KIRO-TV at noon on the 16th with a presentation and a tour of the Blackmagic Design van.  There were 17 chapter members and friends attending, with many representing Seattle…

March Luncheon Announcement

The March Chapter Luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 13 at noon.  The presenter will be Nick vanHaaster, Regional Sales Manager from GatesAir with their new HD box that combines importer and exporter in one box.  GatesAir will be hosting…

February Luncheon Cancelled!

The February 16 Luncheon has been cancelled due to the Snowstorm.  This event may be rescheduled. The February SBE Chapter 16 luncheon will feature audio processing guru Bob Orban with a live video conference presentation.  The luncheon will be held…