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SBE Releases 2024 Compensation Survey Results

July 9, 2024

From April 1 to May 28, 2024, the Society of Broadcast Engineers conducted its ninth annual compensation survey to determine salary levels and benefits among broadcast and media technology engineers. This survey provides a wealth of useful information, and it...


SBE 2024 Membership Drive Draws 80 New Members

July 8, 2024

Each year, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, conducts a member recruitment drive. The drive calls on current SBE members to encourage their non-member colleagues to join the association. This year, 79 individual...


Texas Association of Broadcasters Convention to Host Final Course on Continental 816R Transmitter

June 17, 2024

The Continental 816R transmitter is a single-tube and solid-state FM transmitter that has been in use for more than 40 years. More than 6,000 of them are still on the air today. While fully solid-state transmitters are common now, with...


FCC to Test Disaster Information Reporting System on June 10-12, 2024

June 3, 2024

The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will conduct a voluntary Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) exercise on June 10-12, 2024. During times of crisis, such as hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes, the FCC may activate DIRS. Communications...


Candidates Announced for 2024 SBE Election

May 7, 2024

Each year, the SBE membership elects members to serve on the national Board of Directors, the governing body of the society. This includes all four officers for one-year terms and half the 12 directors for two-year terms. Additional candidates may...


Society of Broadcast Engineers Releases Broadcast Station Self-Inspection Guides

April 15, 2024

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has released new Broadcast Station Self-Inspection Guides for FM and TV broadcast stations. The SBE partnered with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to produce the documents, which are the first part of a planned...


SBE Elevates Andrea Cummis, RJ Russell and Conrad Trautmann to SBE Fellow

April 14, 2024

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has elevated SBE members Andrea Cummis of Orange, NJ; Robert "RJ" Russell of Magnolia, DE; and Conrad Trautmann of Trumbull, CT; to the membership rank of Fellow. The SBE Board of Directors elected them at...


Be Aware of Potential 6 GHz Interference.

April 3, 2024

The FCC recently authorized unlicensed very low power (VLP) devices in the 6 GHz spectrum band: 5.925-7.125 GHz. The FCC is also actively considering proposals to allow even greater VLP and LPI (low-power indoor) use in the Band. The SBE,...


Ninth SBE Compensation Survey Now Open

April 1, 2024

Through May 16, 2024, the Society of Broadcast Engineers will conduct a survey to determine salary levels and benefits among broadcast and media technology engineers. The SBE conducted its first survey in 2016. This ninth survey continues to help us...


SBE 2024 Membership Drive Runs March 1 to May 31

February 16, 2024

With the theme, Shape the Future: Recruit a New SBE Member, the SBE will launch the 2024 Membership Drive on March 1, 2024, running through May 31, 2024. As with Membership Drives in previous years, SBE members are encouraged to...


The SBE @ the 2024 NAB Show

February 8, 2024

SBE Ennes Workshop @ the NAB Show: April 12-13 NAB Show: April 13-17, 2024 Las Vegas, Nevada Quick Links Register for the NAB Show (SBE members: Use the SBE code SBE24 for a free exhibits-only pass or $150 off the...


Sage Alerting Releases Rev 96 Firmware Update

February 7, 2024

Sage has released the Rev 96 firmware update. The update needs to be installed by March 11, 2024, to meet the FCC rules regarding CAP Prioritization and national message text. The update is available from any of Sage distributor. Any...


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