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Remembering Colleagues Lost on 9-11-2001

September 11, 2021

On the 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and the failed attack that ended in Western Pennsylvania, the Society of Broadcast Engineers wishes to remember all who lost their lives...


SBE Elects Andrea Cummis as President

August 26, 2021

The Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, announces the results of the 2021 election for the national board of directors. Andrea Cummis, CBT, CTO, was elected as the society's president. Cummis is the chief...


The SBE Ennes Workshop at the 2021 NAB Show

August 17, 2021

On Saturday, October 9, at 9 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SBE's annual Ennes Workshop educational program at the NAB Show takes flight for the 27th time. Attendance requires NAB Show BEITC registration. The Workshop will be...


Chris Tobin Recognized as 2021 Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year

July 27, 2021

The winner of the Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year award for 2021 is Chris Tobin, of Brooklyn, NY. He receives the honor posthumously. The award is presented to a member who has excelled in his or her...


SBE Releases 2021 Compensation Survey Results

July 12, 2021

From April 1 to June 15, 2021, the Society of Broadcast Engineers conducted its sixth 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...


August 2021 National EAS Test Preparation

July 9, 2021

SBE EAS Advisory Group; Larry Wilkins, CPBE, chair As you should be aware by now, FEMA along with the FCC has scheduled the 2021 National Periodic Test (NPT) for Aug. 11, 2021, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. Should conditions arise that...


SBE 2021 Membership Drive Draws 49 New Members

June 30, 2021

Each year, the Society of Broadcast Engineers conducts a member recruitment drive. The drive calls on current SBE members to encourage their non-member colleagues to join the association. This year, 47 individual members and two sustaining members were recruited. The...


Candidates Announced for 2021 SBE Election

June 16, 2021

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...


SBE Posts Tools for 2GHz Sharing With the DoD

June 11, 2021

As the Society of Broadcast Engineers continues to develop its relationship with the Department of Defense as co-primary users of the 2025-2110 MHz spectrum, tools are being created to make it easier for both parties to coordinate and cohabitate in...


Chris Imlay, SBE General Counsel, to Retire at End of 2021

June 8, 2021

Wayne Pecena, president of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, has announced that long-time general counsel for the SBE, Chris Imlay, has shared his plans to retire from that position at the end of 2021. Chris has worked with the SBE...


SBE Certification Director Megan Clappe Named SBE Fellow

May 11, 2021

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has elevated SBE Certification Director Megan Clappe to the membership rank of Fellow. The SBE Board of Directors elected her at its meeting held May 10. Ms. Clappe started working for the SBE in September...


Stations Should Note Reason for IPAWS April 26, 2021 RWT Failure

April 27, 2021

When FEMA issues an IPAWS test or alert it includes a "signature certificate." This operates similar to a password for accessing different sites or files on a computer. In the case of a message from FEMA, a message without a...


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