Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner – October

Clay’s Corner – October

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 30 years of doing this column – This must be some sort of record for this kind of thing? I got to thinking about how I went about it back then – A couple of items were recalled from the musty depths of…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986. The FCC’s new Electronic Test Reporting System, ETRS, has certainly got a lot of attention of late, and with good reason.  As you know I have been involved with EAS for many years, at many levels.  I find a wide range of attitudes…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

  Providing news and views from a broadcast engineer’s perspective since September 1986. In the many years I’ve been writing this column I’ve written about many sales of broadcast stations…in fact, since September of 1986 there are few stations around here that have not changed ownerships.     In the recent instance a lot of ‘firsts’ were…

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Clay’s Corner for July 2016

At the outset – A big welcome to Seattle to our newest Chief Engineer – Matt Green. Matt is now in the seat once occupied by now retired Dwight Small. Then there was this announcement from Marvin Marcelo, GM of Northwest Public Radio and TV at the Murrow College of Communications at WSU – It…

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Clay’s Corner – June

Lots of EAS happenings this past month – Here is a quick look – REGIONAL IPAWS/EAS TEST – The test scheduled for June 9th has been rescheduled for June 15th due to the prior date conflicting with the Cascadia Rising exercise.    A couple of things about this – 1)          You will probably want to have…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Looks like continued donations for KPLU as they strive to become community owned radio station.   Helping with the process was a listener that said they would donate $500,000 if the listeners would do the same – It took them only 9 days to…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Over the many years I have been working in this business, and writing this column, I run across the name of a  person that I have worked with in the past.  In this case Andy Laird.    First met Andy at West Tiger Mt…

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Clay’s Corner – March

Clay’s Corner – March

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 If you read this column regularly you may have noted the above header…Got thinking about the fact that this year will mark 30 years that I’ve been producing this creation….Thought it was time for a bit of dress-up.   Let me know what you…

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Clay’s Corner – February

Clay’s Corner – February

I guess I’ve always been a bit of a weather-nut…. When I was younger, before I discovered radio, I thought about getting into that field…. Perhaps this is why I write about our weather in this column? Looking back at 2015 some thoughts about this subject – Last Winter was a no-show.   Very little snow,…

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Clay’s Corner – January 2016

Clay’s Corner – January 2016

This past year I submitted a number of items related to the drought we were experiencing…Then, as Cliff Mass said would happen – A switch was thrown and we went from drought to deluge.   Finally, after perhaps after wading thru deep-water – the word has come down- The drought is officially over as of the…

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