Category: Engineering & ABIP

MSU Student Radio WDBM-FM (The Impact) Gets New Antenna

Michigan State University’s student-run radio station WDBM-FM (88.9 The Impact) replaced their 30-year-old broadcast antenna last week at the tower site in East Lansing. Ed Glazer, General Manager of the station, said the old antenna outlasted its 15-year lifespan, but in recent years had been suffering from “diminished efficiency.” The new antenna, which cost between… read more

Engineering: Barix Box Advisory

On April 6, The Alabama Broadcasters Association shared this with us…from one of their members: “Someone is attacking Barix Boxes. Within the past 24 hours, several radio stations and at least one radio network have been compromised. The Barix receiver is pointed to an obscene podcast and its password changed so it can only be… read more

SBE Releases New Engineering Handbook

The Society of Broadcast Engineers and McGraw-Hill Education have released the SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook: Hands-on Guide to Station Design and Maintenance. This new book offers detailed practical information on video, audio, and broadcast transmission systems from dozens of the field’s foremost experts. Featuring everything from basic principles and formulae to the latest technologies and… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Keith Bosworth, Cumulus Media (Detroit)

We continue our spotlight series featuring the hardworking engineers at our stations. To nominate an engineer for a spotlight, please email Alisha Clack at [email protected] Keith Bosworth Chief Engineer for Cumulus Media (WJR-AM, WDRQ-FM, WDVD-FM) in Detroit. Brief Engineering Resume: 2003 Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts 2004-2013 Cumulus Media, Toledo 2013-Present Cumulus Media, Detroit Keith shares… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Eric Send, Midwestern Broadcasting Company

We’re pleased to begin a new spotlight series featuring the hardworking engineers at our stations. To nominate an engineer for a spotlight, please email Alisha Clack at [email protected] Eric Send Engineering & IT for Midwestern Broadcasting Company for the past sixteen years. Brief Engineering Resume: Intern Interlochen Public Radio 1992 WLDR Radio, Traverse City, MI… read more

Geary Morrill

Engineering Spotlight: Geary S. Morrill, Digity Great Lakes Region

We’re pleased to begin a new spotlight series featuring the hardworking engineers at our stations. To nominate an engineer for a spotlight, please email Alisha Clack at [email protected] Geary S. Morrill, CPBE-CBNT Technical Manager at Digity Great Lakes Region for the past three years. Brief Engineering Resume: WLCC (Closed Circuit) Station Manager – LCC ’72-73… read more

MAB Teams Up With SBE at Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo

The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo on May 2-3 will feature a training session and test for broadcasting engineers.  The session is being presented by Wayne Pecena on Monday, May 2. On Tuesday, May 3 broadcast engineers may sit for the SBE certification exam. Important:  if you are sitting for this exam on Tuesday, you MUST fill… read more