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November 2022 News and Notes

Our November meeting will be on Tuesday, November 15 at Noon at the Out-O-Town Club or via Zoom. Our program will be with Steve Konopka. Steve will be sharing his experiences at the WBAY transmitter site over the past 47 years, including some passages from an old log book he found on the site. While remote attendees can enjoy his stories, in person attendees will be able to look at a log book he will be bringing as well. For Zoom info, see the newsletter.

The November newsletter is now available.

WBA Engineering Fellowship Grants

The WBA and the WBA Foundation appreciate those who have chosen broadcast engineering as a profession. We realize that all broadcast engineers must stay current in broadcast engineering knowledge, skills, practices, and technologies, and that involves an investment of time and money.

As the broadcast industry evolves, so must our understanding of how to implement new media transmission. Unfortunately, often busy schedules and tight budgets for most engineering departments do not permit engineers to learn new skills and acquire an understanding of new technology. How are broadcast engineers able to keep up-to-date so that our industry thrives?

The WBA and the WBA Foundation offer Engineering Fellowship Grants. This program is meant to provide a stipend for broadcast engineers currently serving Wisconsin member stations to acquire continuing education in broadcast engineering.

For more information and to apply, click here.

May 2022 News and Notes

Our May meeting will be Tuesday, May 17th, at Noon, at the Out-O-Town Club or via Zoom.

Our program will be presented by Bert Goldman from Geo Broadcast Solutions. He will be speaking on Advances in Synchronous FB booster design and construction. Bert is currently the president of Goldman Engineering Management. Bert brings more than 45 years of experience in broadcast engineering. He has extensive experience in facility design, Spectrum improvement, FCC applications, and all facets of station construction.

Zoom connection information is available in the newsletter.

The May newsletter is available.

March 2022 News and Notes

Our March meeting will be on Tuesday, March 15th at Noon at the Out-O-Town Club in Kaukauna. The program will be a presentation by Conrad Trautmann, the Chief Technology Officer for Cumulus Media. He has 20 years in engineering local radio, 16 in network radio, and the past 6 years leading technology for Cumulus Media. His presentation will be on the WFAS 1230 AM switch to MA-3, all digital operation. The meeting will also be available through Microsoft Teams, connection information is in the newsletter.

Our March newsletter is available.