Category: Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner for October 2012

What a summer !!! Even the natives are getting restless as the great dry spell of 2012 continues on and on. A lot of brown grass in my neighborhood….and a lot of very distressed trees also I might add. Then…

Clay’s Corner for Sept 2012

We sadness we note the passing of John Battison the founder of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Who passed at that age of 96 on August 28th.      I recall chatting with John at an SBE Meeting a couple of years…

Clay’s Corner for August 2012

The big story in July had to be the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.  It was interesting to watch all the networks scramble to cover the story….Hopefully we won’t have another one of these. August has some special meaning for me…

Clay’s Corner for July 2012

Before I forget it – Be sure and make plans to attend the annual Seattle SBE Picnic at the KOMO-AM Transmitter on Vashon Island.   Saturday July 28th.  This is a great event for the whole family.  There will be up-dated…

Clay’s Corner for June 2012

Is your station ready for the big EAS Deadline of June 30th? I’ve been communicating with one of the major suppliers of EAS hardware and they too have been surprised by the last-minute requests for purchase. I suspect that many…

Clay’s Corner for May 2012

Well the FCC came out with their latest rules for EAS, including a prohibition on what we have been doing here in Washington State since October of 2010….That is using a technique called Text to Speech, often called TTS. Needless…

Clay’s Corner

For those of us in the PNW we are reading the news about balmy weather in other parts of the country and wondering what happened to us. Waking up to a blanket of snow in my yard in late March…

Clay’s Corner for March 2012

This month we have seen the passing of 3 people, in broadcasting I knew Wally Nelskog – Unlike many I know, I did not work for Wally, however if you worked in Radio in the PNW you certainly knew his…

Clay’s Corner for February 2012

On the 11th of January we held our State EAS Committee (SECC) Meeting at the Sand Point at the offices of the National Weather Service. At some point in the meeting, WCM Ted Buehner mentioned that some weather was coming…

Clay’s Corner for January 2012

Welcome to 2012 ! Lots of news this month…. Contrary to what we were hearing, the FCC did not release their new EAS Rules…so the waiting continues.   We do know that FEMA has been testing the new IP based national…