SBE pays tribute to Battison at National Awards Dinner

Watch the touching tribute to John Battison presented by Radio magazine Editor Chriss Scherer CPBE CBNT, editor of Radio magazine and past president of the Society of Broadcast Engineers at the SBE Awards Banquet at the 2012 National Meeting in Denver on October 24, 2012. Battison was the founder of the SBE and former technical editor of Radio magazine. Click here to view a video of the tribute.

Visit the John Battison tribute page on the SBE website to find out more about his legacy.

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Congratulations 2012 SBE National Award winners!

Wiely Boswell

Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year Wiely Boswell, CBRE

Wayne Pecena

James C. Wulliman SBE Educator of the Year Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT

Individual Awards

  • Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year Award – Wiely Boswell
  • James C. Wulliman SBE Educator of the Year Award – Wayne Pecena
  • Best Technical Article Award – Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD DRB, from the Radio magazine December 2011 issue titled “Ethernet-based Audio Routing: A How-to Guide”
  • SBE Technology Award – Orban, for its free BS.1770-2/R 128 and CBS Loudness Meter
  • Best Social Media Site – SBE Chapter 15, New York City
  • Best Frequency Coordination Effort – SBE Chapter 15, New York City
  • Best Regional Convention -SBE Chapter 24, Madison, Wis.
  • Best Chapter Newsletter – SBE Chapter 24, Madison, Wis.
  • Best Chapter Website – SBE Chapter 24, Madison, Wis.

Chapter Awards
The SBE statistical awards recognize two chapters, based on chapter enrollment. Class A represents chapters whose membership is less than the national median. Class B includes chapters with a membership greater than the national median.

Greatest Growth in New Members Award
A – Chapter 146, U.S. Virgin Islands
B – Chapter 35, Kentucky

Most Certified Chapter Award
A – Chapter 96, Rockford, IL – tie
A – Chapter 118, Montgomery, AL – tie
B – Chapter 24, Madison, WI – tie
B – Chapter 131, Inland Empire, CA – tie

Highest Member Attendance Award
A – Chapter 136, Rio Grande Valley – tie
A – Chapter 145, Magic Valley, ID – tie
B – Chapter 76, Eugene, OR

All awards will be presented during the SBE National Awards Recognition Dinner and Reception on Oct. 24, 2012, during the SBE National Meeting held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Audio/Video Expo and the Engineer’s Boot Camp in Denver.

Read more about the 2012 SBE National Awards in Radio magazine.

Must read Radio World articles on CBNE and Ennes Workshop

Anticipating the release of the new Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE) certification? Take a look at this recent Radio World article with a list of books to use when studying for the exam.  We will have an announcement about CBNE next week. Stay tuned!

Heading to the NAB Show? Here’s a great article in the March 28 Radio World issue of what to expect during the Ennes Workshop by Fred Baumgartner, CPBE, CBNT. Jerry Whitaker’s presentation “The Tube Sound: Fact of Fiction?” during the Saturday program is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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. http://bit.ly/ipv6web

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