SBE Re-Elects Jerry Massey as President

The Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, announces the results of the 2016 election for the national board of directors. Jerry Massey, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT, was re-elected as the society’s president. Massey is the regional technical operations director, Southeast for Entercom Communications, and the director of technical operations, MIS, sustainability for Entercom Greenville.

Regarding the election results, President Massey said, “I set several goals when I was elected president last year, and I look forward to working with the board and our members to see these goals to completion.”

Others serving one-year terms as officers, which begin on Oct. 27 are:

■ Vice President: Jim Leifer, CPBE, director of engineering and IT at iHeartMedia/South Florida, Boynton Beach, FL.

■ Secretary: Tim Anderson, CPBE, DRB, CBNE; manager of business and product development, radio transmission, GatesAir; Covington, KY.

■ Treasurer: Andrea Cummis, CBT, CTO, managing partner, AC Video Solutions, Roseland, NJ.

    Serving two-year terms on the board of directors, which also begin Oct. 27 are:

■ Jim Bernier, CPBE, CBNE; Senior Director, Broadcast Engineering, Turner Entertainment Networks; Alpharetta, GA
■ Kirk Harnack, CBRE, CBNE; Director of Multimedia Education, Telos Alliance; Nashville, TN
■ Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE; Director of Engineering , Texas A&M University – KAMU FM & TV; College Station, TX
■ Marcelo Sanchez, CPBE; Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering, WFOR-TV/WBFS-TV; Miramar, FL
■ Mark Simpson, CPBE, AMD, DRB, CBNE; VP Engineering, Townsquare Media; Tucson, AZ
■ Justin “JT” Tucker, CSRE, AMD, CBNE; Regional Director of Engineering Southwest, Cumulus Media Charleston; Charleston, SC

   
    The national board of directors of the SBE is responsible for the development of policy and determines the programs and services the society provides to its more than 5,100 members. Those elected will begin their terms on Oct. 27, 2016, during the SBE Membership Meeting. They will join the other six directors who have another year remaining in their terms (Mark Fehlig, CPBE, 8-VSB, CBNT; senior engineer, RF spectrum; Osborn Engineering; Snellville, GA; Michael Hendrickson, CPBE, CBNT; chief engineer; American Public Media Group/Minnesota Public Radio/Classical South Florida; Lakeville, MN; Ched Keiler, CPBE, 8-VSB, CBNE; senior engineer; ISC/E Three; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Jeff Keith, CPBE; senior product development engineer; Wheatstone Corporation; New Bern, NC; Kevin Plumb, CPBE; vice president, video/audio platform technologies; ESPN Technology; Trumbull, CT; RJ Russell, CPBE; VP of engineering; Fox 29 Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA) as well as Joe Snelson, CPBE, 8-VSB, who is the immediate past president.

The SBE National Meeting will be held Oct. 26-27, 2015, in Columbus, OH, in conjunction with the Ohio Broadcast Engineering Conference, presented by the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, the Ohio chapters of the SBE, and the Ohio chapter of SMPTE.

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Ennes Educational Foundation Trust Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust has awarded four scholarships for 2016. Winners were chosen from applications received by July 1, 2016, from the previous 12 months.

The Harold E. Ennes Scholarship, Robert D. Greenberg Scholarship and John H. Battison Founder’s Scholarship are awarded to individuals interested in continuing or beginning their education in broadcast engineering and technology. The Youth Scholarship is specifically for a graduating high school senior interested in broadcast engineering as a career. Each scholarship awarded this year is for $1,500.

This year the Harold E. Ennes Scholarship recipient is Michael Frushour from Brookfield, IL. Frushour is a student at Columbia College in Chicago studying television production. His introduction to broadcasting was via a television production course offered at his high school. After his sophomore year, he applied some of his college knowledge by helping his high school update its facilities from analog to digital. He plans to pursue a career in live sports production.

Receiving the Robert Greenberg Scholarship is James Copeland from Wichita, KS. He is starting his junior year at Kansas Sate University studying broadcasting. He is currently the program director and student engineer at K-State’s student-run radio station. On the side, he collects classic Heathkit and Collins radios.

The John H. Battison Founder’s Scholarship has been awarded to Clifford White from Tyler, TX. Obtaining his Amateur Extra Class license at age 14, his ham radio acquaintances who worked in broadcasting introduced him to the big leagues of radio. During the summer of 2015, White is freelance radio broadcast engineer in East Texas and studies electrical engineering at LeTourneau University in Longview, TX.

Ruth Willet of Lawrenceville, GA, received the Youth Scholarship. She recently graduated from high school and plans to attend Kettering College in Michigan with a double major in mechanical engineering and engineering physics. She is an active amateur radio operator and was introduced to broadcast engineering through contacts with other amateur operators.

The Harold Ennes Scholarship Fund Trust was initiated by Indianapolis Chapter 25 in 1980 in memory of Harold E. Ennes, author of many textbooks for broadcast and broadcast-related communications training and a member of the Indianapolis chapter. Ennes was a member of the SBE’s national Certification Committee and made many contributions to the early development of the Certification Program. To encourage greater growth, the Scholarship Trust was transferred by Chapter 25 to the SBE national organization to administer in 1981. The name of the Trust was changed in 1995 to the “Harold Ennes Educational Foundation Trust” to fully embrace its expanded role.