Category: Odds and Ends

New Bylaws Approved

The Chapter membership has approved by unanimous consent our recently rewritten chapter bylaws.  The changes include updating our election of officer’s process to allow online voting and bringing the language in the bylaws in line with SBE National guidelines.  The…

Seattle Engineering Job Opportunity

Clear Channel Radio in Seattle is searching for a Director of Engineering. This person is responsible for all aspects of the day to day maintenance of audio studios, transmitters, transmitter sites and remote broadcast locations. Station responsibility includes KBKS-FM, KHHO-AM,…

Clay’s Corner – April 2011

As I sit here in front of my trusty ‘puter….I just received an email from Terry Spring reporting that he was getting reflected power alarms on his antenna at West Tiger. Ahhhh, is it not supposed to be spring? The…

Canadian Offer to Buy Out Fisher Rejected

Jim Dalke, Editor: Fisher Communications has confirmed it received an unsolicited proposal from a Canadian company, Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust.  Huntingdon made the $220 million bid public after the Fisher board unanimously rejected the offer. The offer to acquire…

From the Editor – January 2011

Happy New Year!  2010 was as eventful as any I can remember.  Personally, my getting married in February to a wonderful bride after ten years of singleness topped my list.  In October, it was a month long sabbatical journey to…

From the Chair -December

Seasons Greetings to all – I am writing this on Thanksgiving day due to work commitments the next few days. Our Local WCM (bad weather guy at NOAA) Ted Buehner, has been telling us for some time that La Nina’…

Lightning Storm Knocks Out Forks Washington Radio Stations

12-12-2010 Jim Dalke KBIS-AM and KBDB-FM, Forks, Washington, are off the air after being badly damaged by a rare lightning storm that hit the Northwest Wednesday afternoon, December 9. Both stations broadcast from a common 200 foot tower adjacent to…

FCC Extends EAS Compliance Deadline

November 24, 2010 – The FCC has agreed with the SBE, NAB, MSTV and almost all state broadcaster associations that the 180-day EAS deadline should be extended. Late yesterday, the FCC announced that the deadline will be extended from 180…

Snohomish County Rules Allow Rebuilding AM towers

Snohomish County has approved new rules for shoreline development that will allow existing AM radio towers and ones with permits already issued to be rebuilt if they are damaged or destroyed. A proposed amendment to Snohomish County’s Shoreline Master Program that would…