Category: Odds and Ends

Court Rules Cell Phone Caused Tumor

Ever since cell phones got small enough to hold against our ears, they have been blamed for causing cancer.  Earlier this month, Italy’s top court ruled that a business man had developed a brain tumor as a result of using…

Can you provide a caption?

Jim Dalke Waveguide Editor – From time-to-time we come across a picture that calls for a creative caption. Does anyone know where this antenna array is located? Are the techs sure the power is off? Your comments are welcome below.

Wally Nelskog (1920-2012)

KIXI-AM 880 50kW, Mercer Island, Seattle W7FDQ “Foxy Dog Queen” From the Staff of KIXI: Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nelskog family. Wally Nelskog was a Seattle Radio innovator and pioneer. He owned many radio stations throughout his…

Station Staff Responsibilities for EAS

Recently, the EAS-WA remailer had an inquiry from Mark Allen, WSAB President, regarding station staff EAS training and responsibilities.  We are posting Marks question here with some of the responses that were received about an important EAS issue.  You are…

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…