Candidate Slate Announced for 2023 SBE Elections

A slate of candidates for the upcoming SBE election has been assembled. The SBE Nominations Committee, chaired by SBE Immediate Past President Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, ATSC2, AMD, DRB, CBNE, provided a list of candidates, and one floor nomination has been received. Additional floor nominations will be accepted until June 30. The slate of candidates: … Read more

SBE Promotes Stephen J. Brown to SBE Fellow

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) has elevated Stephen J. Brown, CPBE, CBNT, of Appleton, WI, to the membership rank of Fellow. The SBE Board of Directors elected him at its meeting held April 16, 2023. Mr. Brown’s career in broadcasting began in 1975 when he began working for WAPL-AM/FM as a part-time announcer and … Read more

SBE Launches Eighth Compensation Survey

Through May 16, 2023, 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 eighth survey continues to help us establish a baseline for subsequent surveys and build compensation trends. The complete results of the … Read more

EAS State Plan Updates

As most engineers are aware, the FCC has begun reviewing the required updated EAS State Plans from each state. These plans were required to be uploaded to a special EAS template on the Commission website. Engineers need to stay in close touch with the State Emergency Communication Committee (SECC) in your state about any changes … Read more

DoD, Broadcasters Agree on Spectrum Sharing Arrangement for Select Military Bases

Military to use Electronic News Gathering (ENG) spectrum to enhance readiness and spectrum superiority The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) announced a joint memorandum of understanding with the Department of Defense to allow non-exclusive access to commercial spectrum at 2025-2110 MHz at 26 U.S. military sites. The bases … Read more

SBE Mentor Program Adds Subject Matter Experts

The Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, recognizing the need to fast-track new technical talent in the broadcast technical environment, created the SBE Mentor Program in 2016. The program partners a new engineer with a more-seasoned professional, which allows the more-experienced person to share his or her gained knowledge, … Read more

SBE MemberPlus Adds SBE University Courses to Member Benefit

The Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, introduced a membership benefit enhancement called SBE MemberPlus in 2018. SBE MemberPlus includes all the benefits of SBE membership and includes access to all the live and archived Webinars by SBE in the library for one low upgrade fee. Adding SBE MemberPlus … Read more

SBE Expands SBE Ennes Workshop at 2023 NAB Show

RF 101 Boot Camp and NextGen Technical Training are the unique tracks for a two-day educational event. For many years, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, presented the SBE Ennes Workshop, a day-long educational event, at the NAB Show in the spring. Over time, the NAB reduced the … Read more

Nomination Committee Seeks Candidates for 2023 SBE Elections

The annual election of officers and directors to the national SBE Board of Directors will take place this summer. The SBE Nominations Committee seeks qualified candidates who are voting members (Member, Senior, Fellow or the designated representative of an SBE Sustaining Member) in good standing (dues paid). Candidates must hold an engineering level of SBE … Read more