Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner January 2011

Welcome to Twenty Eleven. Coming up at this months meeting of Chapter 16 will be a very interesting program devoted to the changes coming to EAS in our State.   As you know the FCC has not yet released their new-revised Part 11 rules as the Feds continue to stretch out the date when all…

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Clay’s Corner for November 2010

Clay’s Corner for November 2010

Wow….What a political season !!!!  The only good news is that the coffers of many broadcasters are being filled with record setting amounts of political advertising bucks.  Big money is even being spent on Radio this cycle with, reportedly, $100 Million going to the audio-only medium.   I wonder how our neighbors in Canada view all…

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Clay’s Corner

CLAY’S CORNER FOR OCTOBER 2010     Big news for me this month is the fact that I am now the Chapter Chairman of SBE-16.   All I can remember is that it was in the 70’s the last time I was Chairman.   I do remember the Vice Chair was Bill Pickering.    A…

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Clay’s Corner – September

Clay’s Corner – September

As I write this column it’s the 31st of August and we are having the first rain in what, in terms of Pacific Northwest measurement, is a very long time.   At least my lawn will appreciate the moisture from the sky, even if it means that the lawnmower will be pressed back into action for…

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CLAYS CORNER FOR AUGUST 2010

The annual SBE Chapter 16 Picnic, just like last year, it was held in the back-yard of KOMO…a wonderful location for this event. Jim Hatfield showed a number of historic pictures of the early days on the island. Later it was tour time to take a look at some of the high powered AM’s on…

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Clay’s Corner – July 2010

Clay’s Corner – July 2010

Clay’s Corner for July 2010 As most of you know by now – I have agreed to have my name placed in nomination for Chapter Chairman.   It’s been a long time since I served in that role.  I think it was back in the 70’s.  Does anyone remember?   I recall that Bill Pickering (KOMO)           …

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June: Clay’s Corner

June: Clay’s Corner

CLAY’S CORNER FOR JUNE 2010 Talk about time flying!   Here we are half way through 2010 and getting close to our shortest season – Summer.   Unofficially, the Seattle area, Summer starts after the huge rain storm on the 4th of July and lasts, hopefully, until half way through the Puyallup fair. At our…

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Clay’s Corner – May

Clay’s Corner – May

Well it’s been a month since I quit being a full time employee of Entercom and started as a half-time guy at WSU. The most noticeable change is – not – having to drive into downtown Seattle. That freeway slog is something I am very happy to do without. Despite having to put up with…

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Clay’s Corner – April 2010

Clay’s Corner – April 2010

Well I finally did it !   On March 31st I ended my run as a full time employee of Entercom-Seattle.   During just short of 28 years I have managed to work for 3 different owners in a number of different buildings and for a bunch of different call letters.   The time had come to move…

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Clay’s Corner – March 2010

Clay’s Corner – March 2010

As I write this I am about to head for Washington DC to participate in the annual EAS Summit sponsored by NAB and NASBA. This event is a great opportunity for many of the stakeholders in the EAS process to come together to discuss the process of improving our public warning system. My first meeting…

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