13 05, 2019

SBE Issues Reminder For C Band Dish Users To Register

By |2019-05-13T14:38:54-06:00May 13th, 2019|General Information, Regulations|0 Comments

Information requested by FCC must be submitted by May 28 MICHAEL BALDERSTON , RADIO WORLD There is less than three weeks until C Band operators are required to submit information on their use of C Band receive-only station as part of a public notice by the FCC. The Society of Broadcast Engineers has issued a friendly reminder for all of those who may still be outstanding on that request.The public notice calls for operators of fixed-satellite Earth stations in the C Band that are licensed or registered in the IBFS database must certify the accuracy of all information reflected in the [...]

25 02, 2019

Why Engineering Training and Mentorship Matter in 2019

By |2019-02-25T14:27:18-06:00February 25th, 2019|General Information|0 Comments

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 [...]

3 01, 2019

2019 Routine Monthly Test Schedule

By |2019-01-03T10:39:53-06:00January 3rd, 2019|General Information|0 Comments

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

19 12, 2018

MacGyver in the Age of Centralized IT

By |2018-12-19T14:30:12-06:00December 19th, 2018|General Information|0 Comments

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 [...]

17 10, 2018

ETRS Form 3 Due Nov 19

By |2018-10-17T16:02:54-06:00October 17th, 2018|EAS, Regulations|0 Comments

November 19, 2018 –  EAS National Test – Participants’ ETRS Form Three Due – All EAS participants must submit Form Three, which reports the results of the national EAS test held on October 3 by this date.  If a station successfully received and passed on the test, it must report from which source it first received the test, when it received the test, when it forwarded the alert, and other details of what was received.  If the station did not receive the test properly, it will be asked to explain what it knows of why not.

17 10, 2018

The Value of Standards

By |2018-10-17T15:40:42-06:00October 17th, 2018|General Information|0 Comments

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 [...]

17 10, 2018

Update: FCC Extends Satellite Filing Deadline Until Oct. 31.

By |2018-10-17T15:35:03-06:00October 17th, 2018|Regulations|0 Comments

INSIDE RADIO Broadcasters racing to meet tonight’s deadline to register their satellite receivers will get more time. Faced with what the Federal Communications Commission says has been a “large influx” of applications during the past few days, the agency’s computer system has experienced “intermittent difficulties” that have prevented some stations from submitting their registration. So the International Bureau has pushed back the deadline until Oct. 31. Read More