Prepare for the Nov. 4, 2023, National EAS Test

Earlier this year, the FCC and FEMA announced that there will be a nationwide tests of the EAS and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on October 4, 2023. If conditions on that date require the rescheduling of the tests, they will be conducted on October 11, 2023. Read about the announcement in SBE News and Headlines. … Read more

Broadcaster Certifications Due for BAS Authorizations in 12.7-13.25 GHz Band

Action Required By November 29 The FCC is in the midst of a proceeding examining whether and how to repurpose the 12.7-13.25 GHz Band for new “expanded use”-namely, broadband wireless. Many broadcast stations make use of the band for crucial broadcast auxiliary services (BAS), including for links from studios to transmitters (STLs and TSLs), electronic … Read more

FCC To Send Nationwide EAS and WEA Tests on October 4, 2023

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission and FEMA announced that there will be a nationwide tests of the EAS and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on October 4, 2023. If conditions on that date require the rescheduling of the tests, they will be conducted on October 11, 2023. FEMA will … Read more

Stations Needs to Update EQS equipment to Accommodate Upcoming EAS Changes

In November 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing changes in the distribution and operation for improved EAS messages. As of December 12, 2023, all EAS participants, including radio broadcasters, television broadcasters, and operators of satellite, cable TV, and wireline video services, must start transmitting EAS messages that are received in the IP-based format, … Read more

SBE 2023 Leadership Development Course Rescheduled for October 4-6

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has rescheduled the 2023 SBE Leadership Development Course for October 4-6, 2023, in Washington, DC. This three-day course is an intensive study of successful leadership and management, designed specifically for broadcast engineers. The course explores the nature of leadership, the difference between being a manager and being a leader, how … Read more

SBE Names 2023 Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year and James C. Wulliman SBE Educator of the Year Recipients

The Society of Broadcast Engineers recognizes achievements from its members through an awards program. The annual SBE National Awards recognizes those who have contributed to the SBE, the industry or their chapters in a number of categories. Winners are presented awards at the National Awards Dinner at the annual SBE National Meeting. The Robert W. … Read more

SBE 2023 National Meeting

September 27-28, 2023 Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH The annual Society of Broadcast Engineers National Meeting will be held in the Syracuse area on Sept. 27-28, 2023, in conjunction with the Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference, presented by The Ohio Association of Broadcasters in cooperation with the broadcast associations of Indian, Kentucky and … Read more

SBE Releases 2023 Compensation Survey Results

From April 1 to June 1, 2023, the Society of Broadcast Engineers conducted its eighth 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 adds to the baseline being developed for subsequent surveys to establish compensation trends. The complete … Read more

Society of Broadcast Engineers Annual Membership Drive Draws New Members in 2023

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, 65 individual members and three Sustaining members were recruited. The SBE Membership Drive ran from March 1 … Read more