Category: Clay’s Corner

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…

Clay’s Corner for December 2011

Here we are again ….The Christmas Season and the end of another year…As you get to my place in life (old) you understand how time really flies.   It’s still hard for me to believe that I’ve been in this…

Clay’s Corner November 2011

Our last meeting was at KIRO-TV in Seattle.  If you were not there, you missed an excellent program on trying to manage audio levels and loudness in Television..  Radio is very lucky that it does not have to fight this…

Clay’s Corner for October 2011

The last Quarter of 2011…Wow!    Fall is certainly in the air here in the great Pacific Northwest…At this writing, we have already had a couple previews of wind and rain and the snow level is down to 5-6000 feet…