Chapter 36 welcomes new member Darnell Forde. He tells us he retired after 20 years in the Navy as a Chief Electronics Technician and graduated from the San Diego City College Communications program with a concentration in Radio. He’s now pursuing an MBA at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Darnell has been involved in radio both as a talent and as an engineering technician. He said he was introduced to broadcast engineering by Dick Warren in 2006 when Dick mentored him at The Soul of San Diego, KNSN AM 1240. When the lease agreement ended, Darnell continued to maintain the studio equipment at the Bayview Baptist Church.
Why did Darnell join the SBE? “I recently discovered that I have a passion for radio, especially the broadcast engineering aspect of radio and I want to be part of the change that has already started in radio from terrestrial to new media. Although there are complexities, I am willing to learn.
“To date, I’ve done periodic maintenance of broadcast equipment, live remotes, and tours of transmitter sites. After leaving the Navy, my interactions with RF transmitters became limited. [I’d like to] get into radio/broadcast management and be involved in establishing new innovations in radio.”