The Society of Broadcast Engineers mourns the loss today of its founder, John Battison, P.E., CPBE. Our sympathies are extended to his wife Sara, daughter Victoria, son Mark the entire Battison family and his many friends and colleagues.
John’s dream to form an organization devoted solely to the professional development of broadcast engineers and the field of broadcast engineering was realized far beyond what he had imagined. For more than 48 years, the organization, which was fueled in its early days by his vision and passion, has positively affected the lives and careers of thousands of men and women who have made broadcast engineering their career. All of us, who have benefited from our affiliation with the SBE during our careers, owe a debt of gratitude to SBE Member #1, John Battison.
Ralph Hogan, CPBE, DRB, CBNE