Category Archives: Events

Presentation May 10: Digital Signage for Broadcasters

Jeff Schick, a former broadcast engineer, will show you how and where digital signage can add value, both monetary and communicative, to your facility. He’ll identify where it would be the most helpful and reveal best practices. He’ll review digital signage from the most simple to the most complex and demonstrate how to make a basic digital sign for free.

Join Chapter 47 Los Angeles online Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:30. Register for the Zoom event here

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Jeff Schick is the Chief Technology Officer for Sprite Media and a former radio engineer who worked at IHeart Media, Westwood One and Emmis Communications in New York City. Sprite Media launched in January 2015 with the primary focus of introducing digital signage to the world of radio. Sprite Media offers innovative products and technology available at www.Sprite-Media.com.

GEO Broadcast Solutions to Discuss Fully Synchronized FM Boosters

The presentation will discuss the technology and processes used by GeoBroadcast Solutions to design fully synchronized FM radio booster systems. He’ll give details on how their systems in Boston have improved coverage drastically in that market for three stations, and he’ll show the design for the three-station, five node per station system currently under construction for San Francisco. Finally, he’ll describe what ZoneCasting is, and show some results of the testing underway in San Francisco.

Join SBE Chapters 47, 26, and 9 Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30 AM PST. Sign-up for the Zoom call here

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Bert Goldman is a technical consultant to GEO Broadcast Services. His company is Goldman Engineering Management. He’s part of the design team and also handles FCC compliance and applications. He’s been in broadcast engineering for over 40 years and has served as corporate VP of engineering for numerous radio groups over the years.

SBE Meeting—Lockwood Discusses New RFR Rules

The FCC has released the new RF exposure rules. Is your facility compliant? Learn about what the new rules are and what you need to do now to comply. 

Join us Tuesday, February 8th, at 6:30 PM on Zoom. Register HERE

This meeting is organized by SBE Chapter 47, Los Angeles. 

About the Presenter
Stephen Lockwood is a senior engineer and president of Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, with more than 40 years of experience in the field of broadcasting and telecommunications engineering. He is a Registered Professional Electrical (P.E.) Engineer in Washington, Alaska, and Wyoming and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Engineering Physics from Oklahoma Christian University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Broadcast Technology Society elected AdCom Member, Member and past president of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE) and is a Member of Project Management Institute where is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a Member of SBE where he holds the certification of Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) and AM Directional Specialist (AMD) and holds Amateur Radio Operator License K7SSL.

January 18 Meeting: NextGen TV and Advanced Emergency Alerting

I think most of you would agree that with all the technology we come in contact with daily, we could collectively do a better job of alerting each other of imminent dangers and solutions to those dangers. If you can transmit a couple of dozen TV channels simultaneously, and they come and go dynamically, what do you do about EAS? What about broadcast data that isn’t video?

SBE and NextGen leader Fred Baumgartner will give an online talk about the future of broadcast alerts. Join us Wednesday, January 18th at 11:30 PST via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvduqgrD8sHdyiCiMUEU4M3C95hNgs5hMa. This will be a joint, online meeting with Los Angeles Chapter 47 and Phoenix Chapter 9.

Fred Baumgartner retired this month from his job as Director of Sinclair Broadcast’s ONE Media NextGen TV Implementation that started in 2017. He’s been a long-time SBE leader within the SBE community associated with educational projects like the annual SBE learning sessions at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. In San Diego, he helped lead the Qualcomm MediaFLO experiment from 2005–2010.