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Chief Operator Responsibilities - What Should I Be Doing?

Instructional Method: Online, On-Demand Webinar

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Why You Should Attend

About Your Instructor

What Previous Attendees Thought

SBE Recertification Credit


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The licensee of each AM, FM, TV or Class A TV broadcast station must designate a person to serve as the station's chief operator (FCC Rules 73.1870). Depending on the type of facilities, there are varying requirements as to who this person may be and their responsibilities. This training covers the responsibilities of the designated chief operator and the duties necessary to fulfill this position.

Why You Should Attend

SBE members often serve as the designated (or alternate) chief operator. Others are key support personnel for managerial staff. SBE members who understand the requirements of the chief operator will be an invaluable source for any broadcast facility.

About Your Instructor - Dennis Baldridge, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT

Dennis BaldridgeDennis Baldridge has worked in the field of broadcasting for more than 30 years. He is a Senior Member of the SBE, holds an FCC Lifetime General License (formerly a First Class FCC License) and Amateur Radio Extra Class License (K0DB). Baldridge holds a Masters of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) and teaches science courses for Upper Iowa University. As owner of Baldridge Communications, LLC, he works as a contract engineer and has also authored several articles for Radio Guide.

Baldridge has been associated with the Alternate Inspection Program of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for the past four years. His focus has been helping stations verify substantial compliance to the FCC rules through the use of the FCC's Self-Inspection Checklists.

What Previous Attendees Thought

"Well done, excellent and timely topic. I recommended this seminar to several people who also attended."

"This was my first webinar and it went great! Congrats to Mr. Baldridge for his non-stop performance!"

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 


This webinar is approximately one hour and 40 minutes long.

SBE Members: $49

Non-Members: $75

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Bring this Presenter to Your Area

The Society of Broadcast Engineers is working with select industry professionals, including Dennis Baldridge, to be a part of the new SBE Technical Presenters Group. For a reasonable fee and travel expenses, groups such as state broadcasters associations, broadcasting companies, SBE chapters and others have the opportunity to include one of these speakers in their next engineering conference, or as a trainer for their engineering staff. Speakers from the SBE Technical Presenters Group are generally available to speak across the country. Click here for details on how to confirm Dennis Baldridge at your program.


If you have questions regarding this webinar, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

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