Chapter 36 will meet for an informal, no-host, no agenda lunch at Filippi’s Italian Restaurant this month. Join us for shop talk and good food 12 noon Wednesday, December 17 at Filippi’s, 5353 Kearny Villa Road in San Diego at CA-163 and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in Kearny Mesa.
Current KGTV Chief Engineer and Chapter 36 Chairman Andrew Lombard will assume the role of Director of Engineering beginning November 19 at KFMB-TV/AM/FM.
This comes two months after Rich Lochmann suddenly retired from his position after nearly 20 years as Director and another 17 as Assistant Chief.
Lombard had been with KGTV for nearly seven years during challenging labor relations and then a transition to ownership by Scripps Media.
Nisie Pimanmas (formerly Teeter) this month left her engineering position at CBS Radio in San Diego to become a project manager for Wide Orbit Automation for Radio at their San Francisco headquarters.
Nisie said, “The broadcast engineers in San Diego were very professional and always had a moment to spare when I had a question. A special acknowledgement to Mike Prasser who took that leap of faith and hired an unemployed baker. And to a special group of engineers who reached out to me or helped me get acquainted with lay of the land, thank you (Matt, Bill, Gary, John, Scott, and everone else)!”
Nisie said she resumed using her maiden name since moving to the Bay Area pending her divorce.
This month we catch up with GatesAir to learn what’s been happening to the company since their spin-off from Harris.
Representatives will review the capabilities of the GatesAir studio products, current and future Intraplex products, and discuss the current state of audio over IP (AoIP) in the broadcast industry. We’ll also look at the next steps that will make AoIP interoperability a reality. Topics will include AES 67, Ravenna, AVB, control needs, and Studio vs. Enterprise vs. WAN applications.
Should be a good time as the meeting is Wednesday, November 19th at 12 noon the 94th Aero Squadron restaurant at 8885 Balboa Avenue east of CA-163. Members and guests are welcome and GatesAir provides lunch. Continue reading November 19 Meeting: GatesAir at 94th Aero Squadron
A proposed $86,400 fine to Midessa Television reminds us that all Broadcast Auxiliary Service microwave links need to be covered with an FCC authorization and that all terms of that authorization need to be correct.
(Thanks to Bob Gonsett for the tip.)