Random Noise

Notes from the editor.

Random Noise: July 2018

July 20, 2018
By
DENNIS THOMPSON

DENNIS THOMPSON

As many of you know, there is another nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System coming up on Thursday September 20th. This test will also includes a WEA (Wireless Emergency Alert) test message to be sent to cell phones. Be aware that, on or before 11:59 p.m. EDT, the day of the test (Sept. 20, 2018), EAS participants must file the day-of-test information sought by ETRS Form Two. This Newsletter includes information on what FEMA will do the day of the test, as well as some links to help you prepare.

Steve Dresser is taking a quick summer break from the FCC applications and actions desk, but will return next month.

We have a great meeting coming up featuring a presentation by Eddy Vanderkerken, director of sales from the Broadcast division of RFS (Radio Frequency Systems). They’ll be hosting the July lunch meeting at the Mitsui Buffet. As always, bring any questions, concerns, and updates you may have for the meeting before the RFS presentation. Hope to see you there.

Random Noise: April 2018

April 21, 2018
By
DENNIS THOMPSON

DENNIS THOMPSON

Thanks to the “Amazing Joe’s”– Talbot and Mauk from the Telos Alliance, and the Ostlund’s– John and Eric, at One Putt Broadcasting for putting together a great March meeting presentation for the SBE 66 crew. For those who could not attend, see our photos of the event at the end of this Newsletter. more…

Random Noise: March 2018

March 23, 2018
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

It’s NAB time again, boys and girls! The usual Las Vegas venue April 7 – 12. If you have a paid SBE membership you’ll be eligible for some free prizes more…

Random Noise: February 2018

February 16, 2018
By
Dennis Thompson

DENNIS THOMPSON

It was nice to see many of you at last month’s Pizza Bash at Lunas restaurant, always a fun evening.  The results of the officer elections held during the dinner will bring us some new, but familiar faces to the board for 2018. The new SBE66 Chairman is Jaime Gonzalez, CE of KNXT-TV, taking over for Ken Holden who served as Chairman since 2008. Replacing Pat Fennacy as Vice Chariman, will be Ken Preston, former Chief Engineer of KSEE who has recently returned to the Central Valley to enjoy retirement.  Steve Dresser will continue his duties as Secretary-Treasurer. If you have any suggestions for upcoming meeting topics or have a lead for a product presentation, please let them know.
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Random Noise: January 2018

January 18, 2018
By
Dennis Thompson

DENNIS THOMPSON

As we begin 2018, I would like to say thanks to all our sponsors (many long time) who have supported us throughout the year(s).  Thanks also to our presenters who hosted meetings and provided informative presentations.  We look forward to their continued support in the upcoming year.  As always, the Central Valley SBE welcomes businesses who can benefit by sharing their products and services in presentations or Newsletter sponsorships. more…

Random Noise: December 2017

December 21, 2017
By
Dennis Thompson

DENNIS THOMPSON

If you’re reading this it means that you’ve almost made it through 2017, congratulations.

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Random Noise: November 2017

November 25, 2017
By
Dennis Thompson

DENNIS THOMPSON

Well it always seems to happen, that post-Thanksgiving craziness that lurks about-especially when you’re close to a large shopping mall. It has a way of making the daily craziness of the more…

Random Noise: October 2017

October 23, 2017
By
Dennis Thompson

DENNIS THOMPSON

And in old news, (yesterday). . . The Federal Communications Commission voted to lift the requirement, established in 1940, known as the Main Studio Rule. more…

Random Noise: September 2017

September 6, 2017
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Even though the FCC has closed some of their field offices doesn’t mean they’re not listening. Over 60 Pirate Radio stations have been fined. One problem is that they don’t pay as well as the big corporate NOVs. more…

Random Noise: August 2017

August 30, 2017
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

The EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) Form One filing deadline was August 28th. The FCC is excepting late filings due to the disruption of Hurricane Harvey. more…