Monthly Meeting

May Meeting

May 26, 2015

Thursday May 28, 2015 6:30PM

                         Tour of Ventura Broadcasting Company

Meet at Ventura TV 3619 E. Ventura Ave. Fresno

(At Orange between 6th & 7th streets)

(Free parking in the Ventura TV lot behind the gate)

click HERE for Map


Ventura Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a division of Ventura TV, Video Appliance Center, Inc., a local Fresno retailer of electronics and appliances since 1951.

Ventura Broadcasting Company currently offers 16 television networks spread across three channels including KVBC 13, KBID 31, and KGMC 43.6, home of Me-TV Fresno.

Established in 2013, VBC is one of the newest broadcasting companies in Central California (DMA 55) and strives to bring you high-quality, engaging, domestic and international entertainment – for FREE!


April Meeting: Thursday April 30, 2015 7:00PM

April 24, 2015

SBECMAClogoTour of CMAC  Community Media Access Collaborative

Meet at the CMAC Facility 1555 Van Ness Ave. Fresno (corner of Van Ness and Calaveras)

(Free parking in the lot on the NorthWest corner)

click HERE for Map

SBECMACbuildingCMAC is a membership-based, non-profit corporation created to help local organizations, independent producers, non-profits, schools, public agencies and others better connect with our community through the use of media – primarily television and the web.

The Community Media Center is located in the Fresno Met building in downtown Fresno (map). This modern facility features a spacious 900 square foot production studio, private editing suites, meeting rooms, classroom space, and a computer lab, along with a variety of portable production gear. It also houses our automated broadcast center, which delivers programming to CMAC TV channels on Comcast, AT&T U-verse, and the Internet. The Media Center offers a full range of production tools and training at low cost to community users in Fresno and Clovis allowing organizations and independent producers to create their own TV programs and web content. CMAC also operates three television channels on Comcast and AT&T U-verse available for local organizations and independent producers to air programs they create.

March Meeting: Thursday March 26, 2015 7:00 PM

March 22, 2015

Tour of Cocola Broadcasting

706 W. Herndon Ave Fresno

Pizza & Sodas provided


SBEgaryCocolaCocola Broadcasting Companies began as a dream – one man’s dream to explore non-traditional uses of the television medium. Gary Cocola was a forty-year veteran of radio and television when he decided to create an independent television station which would offer viewers local and alternative programming.

“One of my main goals,” says Gary Cocola, President and CEO of Cocola Broadcasting Companies “is to always come up with new ideas and then implement those ideas into reality.”

February Meeting: Thursday February 26, 2015 12 PM

February 24, 2015

Clovis HomeTown Buffet

SBE HomeTownBuffet (1)

No Host LUNCH Meeting

Back Banquet RoomPay as you enter


January Meeting: Thursday January 29, 2015 7PM

January 22, 2015

It’s the SBE66 Annual BIG PIZZA BASH at Luna’s Italian Restaurant in Clovis

 – Hosted by SBE66 –

Great Food – Fine Fellowship – Officer Elections

It’s TASTY  !!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 16, 2014


SBE HomeTownBuffet (1)         DECEMBER MEETING                 CLOVIS HOMETOWN BUFFET

Head on over to the Clovis HomeTown Buffet for lunch with the gang at SBE66.

Join us for a Christmas lunch. There is no formal program but we’ll be discussing the reassignment of the SJV EAS LP2 station designation in the local EAS plan.

Plus, you’ll want to be around just in case Mr. Kris Kringle shows up with that stocking stuffer you need.



November Meeting: Thursday November 20, 2014 12:00 PM

November 19, 2014

     Clovis HomeTown Buffet

     No Host Lunch Meeting

Meeting to be held at the tables just outside the Banquet Room

     (Pay as you enter)

October Meeting: Thursday October 30, 2014 12:00 PM

October 28, 2014

Clovis HomeTown Buffet

No Host LUNCH  Meeting

Back Banquet Room  (Pay as you enter)

Meadow Lakes BBQ/Picnic and Transmitter Tour

September 10, 2014

Saturday September 20, 2014  12:00pm – 3:00pm

Meadow Lakes Picnic Area

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 Dude, Where’s my Tri-Tip?

Although this question has been asked many times before, the answer has always been less than satisfactory–until NOW!

Just ask these two guys:

You would think these two retired (dudes), who’ve spent most of their professional days trying to keep things from going up in smoke, wouldn’t have a clue about the fine art of grilling—but you’d be WRONG. They’re experts at letting the smoke out.

IMG_0164 (640x480)In fact, Ken Holden and Ron Hunt can also cook it, slice it and serve it. (Dude, we’re talking about tri-tip here.) According to Pat Fennacy, “That Holden could never figure out what was wrong with my Continuum Transfunctioner but he can cook-up one hellava tri-tip!” 

Dude, we have finally found your tri-tip. Come and pick it up yourself by taking the short drive up to the  Meadow Lakes picnic area Saturday, September 20th. Remember, this is an SBE66 family-and-friends event, so you better not be the only one in the buggy on the drive up the hill. As always, SBE will provide the Tri-Tip BBQ and refreshments, but there’s more. That’s where you come in. This is a pot-luck event. Attendees whose last names end in A-K should bring salads and/or side dishes. Names ending in L-Z should bring dessert items. It’s OK to break the rules if you have a special dessert or side dish you want to bring. Ice for the drinks is always welcome. The festivities officially start at noon, but help setting up the tables is always appreciated if you can arrive earlier. We’ll also figure out how to throw in an official SBE66 meeting (short) somewhere along the way.

After you can eat and drink no more, join the caravan for a quick tour of your favorite Central Valley broadcast transmitter facilities.IMG_0183 (640x480)

“Whoa, I bet you can talk to the whole universe with that honkin’ tower!”

See you at Meadow Lakes, Saturday September 20, at Noon.  Don’t miss it!

August Meeting: Thursday August 28, 2014 12:00 PM

August 26, 2014

      Clovis HomeTown Buffet

No Host LUNCH  Meeting

Back Banquet Room  (Pay as you enter)