Win $250 gift card at SBE Membership Meeting

Planning a trip to the NAB Show? Win a $250 gift card to Best Buy at the annual SBE Membership Meeting sponsored by Vislink.

Make sure you attend the membership meeting on Tuesday, April 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. in room S225 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We are giving away three $25 restaurant gift cards and a $250 gift card to Best Buy. The first 100 SBE members to arrive will also receive a commemorative pen. All of this is possible, thanks to Vislink.

SBE Leadership Development Course – space limited

The SBE Leadership Development Course takes place July 31-Aug 2 in Atlanta. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Offering leadership training to broadcast engineers has long been a commitment of the SBE, and this year is no different.  Instructing this course for the third year is Rodney Vandeveer, a Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision at Purdue University. He brings more than 30 years of industrial and business experience in management positions in human resources, training and development and manufacturing.   This highly interactive course includes discussions and group exercises on various workplace scenarios.  Specific subjects include a self-assessment, generational differences in the workplace, managing  conflict, leading change, and much more. The cost for SBE members is $590 and $640 for non-members. Would you like to speak with someone who actually participated in the course? Contact Kimberly Kissel at and she will put you in touch with a past student.

$200 Gift Card Giveaway

Enter to win a $200 gift card at the SBE booth during the NAB Show.  Stop by booth L29 April 16-19 for a chance to win the daily $200 gift card giveaway thanks to the SBE booth sponsors.

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Scholarships available

Interested in continuing or beginning your education in broadcast engineering? Apply by July 1 for one of three Ennes Trust scholarships offered through the SBE.

Each year, the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust offers three scholarships to those who aspire to a career in the technical aspects of broadcasting. Scholarship awards are available for tuition, room and board, textbook costs, or technical training program fees approved by the SBE Scholarship Committee. Preference is given to applicants who are members of the SBE; however, any eligible individual is encouraged to apply.

Available scholarships include:

  • Harold E. Ennes Scholarship
  • Robert D. Greenberg Scholarship
  • Youth Scholarship (for graduating high school seniors).

Click here for a scholarship application and more details. Visit the Education section of the SBE website or contact the SBE national office at (317) 846-900 for additional information.

Certification exam deadline extended

Are you planning on taking a certification exam during the NAB Show? The deadline to apply for the exam has been extended through the weekend. Applications are due by Monday, March 26. Please fax or email the filled out applications to Megan Clappe, certification director.

The exams will be given on April 17, beginning at 9 a.m. in Conference Room 9 of the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

TWiRT IPv6 discussion and COX Media Group tour

On TWiRT Kirk Harnack reviews the SBE column by Wayne Pecena in Radio World. Register for the SBE IPv6 webinar by Pacena on July 11.

TWiRT is a weekly podcast that reviews current news, commentary, ideas, fun, and tips to help broadcast engineers.

More prizes added to SBE Membership Drive

SBE Membership DriveCheck out the new SBE Membership Drive prizes, thanks to SBE Sustaining Members and publishers. Over 30 prize winners will be drawn, including the lucky grand prize winner who will win a trip to the SBE National Meeting in Denver, Colo. Sponsor a new member today and be entered to win!