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Seattle Broadcast Engineers named to 2010 Most Admired Engineers

Seattle Broadcast Engineers named to 2010 Most Admired Engineers

The Society of Broadcast Engineers congratulates those named to Radio Ink’s list of 2010 Most Admired Engineers, including these members of Seattle Chapter 16: Tom McGinley, CPBE, Director of Engineering, CBS Radio, Seattle Marty Hadfield, CPBE, Director of Engineering, Alpha Broadcasting, Portland Jim Dalke, CPBE AMD 8-VSB, Contract Engineer, Dalke Broadcast Services, Seattle Congratulations also…

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FCC Extends EAS Compliance Deadline

November 24, 2010 – The FCC has agreed with the SBE, NAB, MSTV and almost all state broadcaster associations that the 180-day EAS deadline should be extended. Late yesterday, the FCC announced that the deadline will be extended from 180 days to 360 days, effectively making the new deadline, September 30, 2011. The FCC action…

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In Memorium

Remembering those in our Broadcast Engineering Community: Larry Bloomfield, Florence, Oregon –  “Taste of NAB” Bud Alger, Bainbridge Island, Washington – CE, KCTS-TV Jay Zacharias, Seattle, Washington – Assistant CE, KCPQ-TV

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We Remember Jay Zacharias

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, Aaron and Jacqueline Daut, and many nephews and nieces. Jay was preceded in death by…

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In Memoriam: Larry Bloomfield

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 by Seattle SBE Chapter 16 on September 10 at Clover Park Technical College in Tacoma.…

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In Memoriam: Former Seattle TV Chief Bud Alger

In Memoriam:  Former Seattle TV Chief Bud Alger

Former KCTS-TV Chief Engineer, Bud Alger, lost his battle with cancer on October 31.  A memorial service will be held at Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor Congregational Church on Sunday, December 5th at 6 p.m.   SBE 16 has opened a comment column below in order to allow for reader responses which will be forwarded to Bud’s family before the…

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SBE LUNCHEON

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 for decades.  Our presenter will show contemporary ways to calibrate monitors for optimum video quality. The Luncheon will…

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October SBE Luncheon

SBE Chapter 16 October Luncheon will feature Mike Lee and a presentation of his equipment used to distribute and monitor EAS and CAP messages.  Mike will talk about his ESM product that can monitor EnDecs at stations to provide logging and remote notification.  Mike will also talk about his satellite distribution system for EAS messages.  This satellite system has been deployed in New…

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Election Results

The following were elected unaminously in our SBE Chapter 16 Election of Officers. The election results were announced at the September Chapter Meeting at Clover Park on September 10. Chairman – Clay Freinwald Vice Chairman  Gary Engard Secretary – Arthur Willetts Treasurer – Pat Person Board member – Mike Gilbert Board member – Terry Spring

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SBE Chapter 16 Election

The following members have been nominated for election for 2010-2011 A ballot will be emailed in August to all members. The new board will be installed at the September 10 Chapter meeting. Chairman – Clay Freinwald Vice Chairman – Gary Engard Secretary – Arthur Willetts Treasurer – Pat Persons Board member – Mike Gilbert Board…

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