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Tony McDaid Moves to KPBS

SBE Chapter 36 Chairman Tony McDaid began his new position as Broadcast Engineer at KPBS-FM/TV last month. Most recently he was a Systems Engineer at KNSD/NBC 7. He has also worked as a broadcast engineer for iHeart Media, KFMB, and Qualcomm.

Tony said, “Among the reasons for making the change was a desire to get back to working in radio, which I had come to miss while at KNSD. KPBS is now the only broadcaster in San Diego with both radio and TV stations. It feels like something of a coming home, having worked for the BBC in the UK. I’m very lucky to be here just as new radio studios are beginning to be installed and look forward to a long and happy career at KPBS.”

The SBE Ennes Workshop at the 2023 NAB Show

The SBE Ennes Workshop is the traditional kick-off for the NAB Show. In 2023, it will span two days on April 14 and 15. It will also be a stand-alone event with separate registration from the convention.

There are two separate educational tracks: RF 101 Boot Camp and NextGen Broadcast. It’s all happening at the Westgate Resort, so it’s convenient to arrive two days early and attend the SBE Ennes Workshop before the exhibits open.

Registration for two days packed with information is only $199. When you register for the SBE Ennes Workshop, you will receive a code for $150 off your NAB Show conference registration. Get all the details and register now.

The NextGen Broadcast track also serves as an ideal preparation for the SBE ATSC3 Specialist Certification exam. A special SBE ATSC3 Certification exam opportunity will be offered following the session on April 15. If you are eligible to take the SBE Specialist exam, you must also register (separately) by March 13.

Pardon Our Disappearance

In case you hadn’t noticed, our website and email server were down for the past two weeks. When you stop paying the bill for domain registry, the registry keeper can redirect to a “shaming page,” wherein that agency declares the website registry expired and is awaiting payment to renew the registration or offer it for sale.

However, that redirect page declared that the registry had “expired on 11/11/2024,” two years into the future.

Many thanks to “Lucy,” the overseas support agent for Network Solutions, who, after 45 minutes wasted with online support chat and several other phone agents, finally understood the issue and initiated the fix.

Dave Biondi of and originally offered websites to all SBE chapters in 1997 and we took him up on it. He upgraded us to SBE36.ORG the next year and has maintained the registry as part of a wholesale group ever since. He continues to ignore our offers to pay. Some people.

KLVJ 102.1 Leaves UCSD Site

Crews at the UCSD tower site atop Mt. Soledad removed the remaining equipment at KLVJ (FM) 102.1 after constructing its primary site at the KFMB (TV) transmitter building last year. KLVJ had continued transmitting from the UCSD site until their lease expired this year. The tube-type Harris HT-30CD was retired and the massive FM combiner split to act as a bandpass filter for site partner KLQV 102.9, said regional engineer David Pelz.

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