Category: Odds and Ends

Clay’s Corner for October

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 CONGRATULATIONS TO WASHINGTON’S MARCONI RADIO AWARD WINNERS – KIRO-FM AND KRWM-FM (WARM 106.9)! Two Seattle radio stations have received the prestigious NAB Marconi Radio Awards – Bonneville’s KIRO-FM…

Clays Corner for September 2019

Clay’s Corner – Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Enjoying summer? At least this one has been relatively free of the choking smoke of last year. We’ve had some rainy days that have kept…

Clay’s Corner – June

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 And the Headline read – “Washington earned the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Best States rankings.” So you say – How come? Booming economy…The…

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Finally!!  I get to say welcome to SPRING!  Since we last met here amount a month ago, I’ve had a lot to write about in the Weather Department….and…

Clay’s Corner – March

Clay’s Corner – Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 So what happened? We had wrapped up January with some record breaking warm days. My lawn was growing to the point that I vowed that…

Clay’s Corner – February

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Thus far, except for a couple dandy wind-storms, we have been having a pretty mild winter.  From what some say…It’s because of the Polar Vortex that’s giving much…

Tiger Mountain Antenna Fire

Jim Dalke, CPBE, Editor – Six Seattle Class C FM stations were knocked off the air Thursday morning, November 8 when a Tiger Mountain master antenna suffered major fire damage. Damage appeared to be confined to the antenna array on the tower…

October Luncheon Report

By Jon Kasprick, Chairman – Don Backus of Rohde & Schwarz joined us at the Tukwila Old Spaghetti Factory for our October 10th luncheon. Don described their high-power, solid-state, liquid-cooled, series of TV & FM transmitters. His presentation included their…

SBE Christmas Party!

Preparations are underway for the big Annual Chapter 16 Christmas Party Saturday, December 15 at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union.  The doors will open at 5:30 pm for “happy hour” hosted by Hatfield and Dawson Engineers followed by the…

Website Gets National Award

Seattle Chapter 16 was awarded the “The Best Chapter Communications Award” at the SBE National Meeting in Boston October 3. The award recognizes the chapter that produces the best locally published newsletter providing up-to-date and relevant information about the industry…