Welcome to Chapter 34

The SBE34, non-profit professional organization, is devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering.

From the studio operator to the maintenance engineer and the chief engineer to the vice president of engineering, SBE34 members come from commercial and non-commercial radio and television stations across New Mexico. The SBE34 provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help broadcast engineers of any level keep pace with our rapidly changing industry.

The Latest in Broadcast Engineering News

At NAB, a Focus on Hybrid and the Dash

We checked in with David Layer to ask about technology initiatives for 2021

BY RANDY J. STINE, Radio World

Normally this is the time of year when technologists at the National Association of Broadcasters are finalizing their agenda for engineering and IT presentations at the spring NAB Show.

Those efforts have been pushed back, with the convention now scheduled for October. But Radio World checked in with NAB Vice President, Advanced Engineering David Layer for an update on the organization’s technology initiatives at the beginning of 2021.

He has been vocal recently about the coming impact of hybrid radios — radios that combine over-the-air and internet connectivity — and the consequent need for FM and HD Radio stations to register with RadioDNS. He expanded on that theme during this interview.


David Grice
Advanced Broadcast Services

Emergency Alert System

Working with federal, state and local government agencies, broadcasters keep their communities informed and safe through EAS.

New Mexico is rarely subject to statewide disasters, but broadcasters are constantly warning their listeners and viewers of hazardous weather such as dust storms, hail storms, and snow storms as well as the dangers of wildfires, flash floods and tornados.