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.

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Is AM All-Digital Right for Your Station?

It could be if you are ready for the needed investment in time and effort

BY RICK GREENHUT ⋅ RADIO WORLD

The author is director of broadcast business development for HD Radio intellectual property holder Xperi.

There is an important AM digital comments filing approaching on Monday. That means it is time to get serious about all-digital AM broadcasting.

And that means that with all you may have heard recently about the pros and cons of going all-digital with your AM station, it’s about time for some plain talk about what kind of AM station this conversion could potentially benefit, and where it might not yet make financial sense.

First, in the interest of full disclosure, as a 50-year broadcast veteran with a large collection of working antique AM radios, I have to admit to mixed feelings about any AM station dropping their analog signal for all-digital. I was that kid in the Midwest who grew up listening at night to WABC in New York, WCFL in Chicago, KDKA in Pittsburgh, WLW in Cincinnati, WOAI in San Antonio and so many other 50 kW clear channel stations.

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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.