Why Engineering Training and Mentorship Matter in 2019

A Q&A with new SBE board member Chris Tarr SUSAN ASHWORTH ⋅ RADIO WORLD Following in the footsteps of an older brother — and now focused on the importance of training and mentoring new professionals — engineer Chris Tarr is stepping up to serve on the board of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. This seat opened when Kim Sacks, CBT, resigned her position on the board. Known as an engineer with “boundless energy for broadcast engineering” (so said SBE President Jim Leifer upon Tarr’s appointment), Tarr will bring a cadre of technical acronyms to the position — among them CSRE, AMD, DRB [...]

By |2019-02-25T14:27:18+00:00February 25th, 2019|General Information|0 Comments

2019 Routine Monthly Test Schedule

Please be aware that the this schedule will be followed throughout 2019. Jan 9.......................Wednesday 9a Feb 4....................... Monday 5a Mar 5...................... Tuesday 9a Apr 10..................... Wednesday 5a May 6...................... Monday 2p Jun 4....................... Tuesday 5a Jul 10....................... Tuesday 9a Aug 5....................... Monday 5a Sept 3...................... Tuesday 2p Oct 9....................... Wednesday 5a Nov 4....................... Monday 9a Dec 3....................... Tuesday 5a

By |2019-01-03T10:39:53+00:00January 3rd, 2019|General Information|0 Comments

MacGyver in the Age of Centralized IT

A special essay on how radio companies can manage the interdependence of local staffs and centralized IT FRANK MCCOY AND MIKE BALLERINI, Radio World DEC 12, 2018 The authors are chief engineer of Salem Communications’ Chicago cluster and CIO of Salem Media Group, respectively. It’s been a bit over two decades since computers largely took over radio station content management. As these systems became more sophisticated, they also became increasingly data network dependent. A lot of this was driven by consolidation in the late 1990s. Those who lived it would agree that consolidation came with a few bumps. In those [...]

By |2018-12-19T14:30:12+00:00December 19th, 2018|General Information|0 Comments

The Value of Standards

Adhering to standards keeps things safe, orderly and consistent Cris Alexander, Radio World Standards. Out here in the engineering world (regardless of the discipline), we live (or die) by standards. This issue of RWEE has something of a standards theme, featuring an article and a white paper dealing with some fairly recent standards with which broadcast engineers have to deal on a regular basis. As I was putting the issue together and thinking about standards, I glanced over at my bookcase and realized that it is well stocked with standards of various sorts. A few examples: • ANSI/TIA-222-G Tower Structural Standard [...]

By |2018-10-17T15:40:42+00:00October 17th, 2018|General Information|0 Comments