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Chairman’s Message: January 2024

January 27, 2024
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

 

It’s again time for our favorite SBE get-together at Luna’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Clovis. SBE Chapter 66 will host a great Italian dinner for members and guests. This is also the month we elect/re-elect/railroad the Chapter officers. It has been a pleasure to serve as Chapter Chairman, but no doubt you’ll want to see some new faces at the helm (hint-hint), so bring your nominees to the event. Perhaps you would like to become a Chapter officer? It can be rewarding–ask me how I know. Come and join us for great food and fellowship. Bring your broadcasting stories (woeful and wonderful) from 2023 and your ideas and suggestions for 2024. See you all there on Thursday night. Remember we are beginning the festivities at 6PM since Lunas Restaurant now closes at 8PM. more…

Chairman’s Message: October 2023

October 21, 2023
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

 As usual we had great weather up at Meadow Lakes for the Picnic. Thanks to Ken Holden and crew for the tasty BBQ and also to those of you who brought the other goodies to fill our plates. Our San Joaquin Valley indian summer will most likely be short-lived as  temperatures are dropping, days are getting shorter and the time change will soon be upon us. more…

Chairman’s Message: September 2023

September 15, 2023
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

Well, it’s that time of the year again.  No, not the end of Summer, but time for the annual SBE BBQ at the Meadow Lakes Picnic area. This is one of my favorite gatherings, as it gives me the opportunity to meet and greet  friends and family of my fellow broadcast engineers. If you are planning to make the drive up the hill for the first time, click —HERE–   for directions.

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Chairman’s Message: June 2023

June 24, 2023
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

 It appears that the unusually cool weather of June 2023 has come to an end. Welcome back to the real Central Valley in June/July August. Hopefully you have all things air conditioning running smoothly and are ready for the onslaught of heat. Some of you had commented that it was time for a change of venue for the lunch meetings, so we’re going to return to George’s restaurant in Fresno for our gatherings. If you’ve never been there, you can click on the photo at the top of the Newsletter to bring up a map and information. more…

Chairman’s Message: May 2023

May 22, 2023
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

 

Hello everyone. I hope the month of May has treated you well. 

Our meeting for this month will again be a no host lunch at the Mitsui buffet in Clovis. I will not be able to attend due to a prior commitment at KVPT. However, our vice-chairman Mr. Tom Whitlock will step in to get things rolling, thanks Tom. As always, bring any questions or suggestion to the gathering and I’ll see you in June.

Chairman’s Message: April 2023

April 22, 2023
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

 Thanks to our friends at the NBT 23 Media Tours for a great presentation and lunch during the March meeting. For our April gathering we will return to the Mitsui buffet in Clovis on Thursday, April 27th. As always, bring any broadcasting question/concerns fro us to discuss. If you might have any leads for an upcoming presentation for the SBE group, they are always welcome. See you at April meeting. more…

Chairman’s Message: March 2023

March 20, 2023
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

 Hi everyone. just a quick reminder that this months gathering of the SBE 66 group will be on the last Tuesday of the month 3/28/2023. Instead of our regular day (last Thursday of the month). NBT Tours is making a stop in Fresno, and I wanted our SBE Ch-66 members, to have a chance to see products from the 20+ different manufactures NBT represents. more…

Chairman’s Message: February 2023

February 20, 2023
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

It was great to see all of you at the big dinner feast at Luna’s last month. Thanks for your vote(s) of confidence in reinstalling Tom Whitlock and myself as the SBE66 chair and vice-chair. Steve Dresser will continue as the Chapter’s Secretary-Treasurer doing his usual stellar job. Our winter weather has returned, but don’t let that keep you from attending our upcoming February meeting and no-host lunch at George’s in Fresno (see details just above my head).  This will be our second time at George’s Bar and Grill, due to the great response from those who attended the December luncheon. As always bring along any broadcasting questions and concerns for us to address. See you there. more…

Chairman’s Message: January 2023

January 22, 2023
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

  2022 was yet another very interesting and challenging year for all of us broadcasters who are still out there playing radio, TV and other venues. The SBE Chapter 66 officers; myself, Tom Whitlock, Steve Dresser, and SBE Signal editor Dennis Thompson, wish you all a very Happy and prosperous 2023. more…

Chairman’s Message: December 2022

December 24, 2022
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Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime Gonzalez

I would like to thank Todd Lopes and our friends at Ventura Broadcasting Company for making our November pre-Thanksgiving meeting at KVPT a big success. Our attendance always seems to be a bit better when we can provide a meal–imagine that!  more…