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“Chapter 76, Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), generally meets on the 2nd Wednesday after the first Monday of each month. The date rarely varies from this formula. This keeps the meeting towards the middle of every month.

The usual meeting location is the Sizzler Restaurant, 1010 Postal Way, Springfield, OR 97401, 541-726-9933  and the time is 11:30 a.m. You do not need to be a member of the SBE to attend these meetings, nor do you have to be a member of the local broadcast community. As long as the topic of the meeting is of interest to you, you’re invited. If you see that a given month is “Reserved” for an exhibitor, it means simply that. Additional details of meetings are posted here as soon as they’re available.”

Wednesday, April 18th, 11:30 AM (One week later than usual)

“Solutions That Allow You & Your Organization to Benefit From the New FCC Studio Ruling”.

Mark’s brief talk will specifically focus on the new change in FCC regulations regarding local studios and the technology that will allow broadcasters to take full advantage of this new opportunity. A satellite broadcast engineer for decades, Mark is uniquely qualified to speak on this subject as an expert in the field of content distribution and integration.
Mark has designed and installed multiple systems for non-commercial broadcasters, who have for years taken advantage of technical solutions to distribute their programing across multiple regions to their audiences while keeping a local feel to their programing.

Mark Johnson CSRE, a well-known leader in the broadcast transmission industry for over three decades, has been the “go to” guy for other audio and video content providers for years, including NPR Satellite Services and Ka You Communications. Though Mark graduated from Florida State University in the 1980’s, his real training began as an assistant to the Chief Engineer of WTNT AM/FM in Tallahassee, Florida and a broadcast producer for the Seminole Sports Network. Over the years Mark has continued his training through Harris Transmitter School (FM and FM25K), and is Global VSAT Advanced Certified.

Lunch will be provided. You do not have to be a member of SBE to attend these meeting; simply an interest in the subject.


Future meetings-2018     

May 9th                      NAB Wrapup                  John Bisset <>              

June 13th                   ERI                                Donald P. Roudebush <>

July 11th

August 15th                 RFS                           Eddy Vanderkerken, Director of Sales, Broadcast Division

September 12th         GatesAir                     Nick Van Haaster <>

October 10th              Rohde & Schwarz        <>

November 14th

December 13th          Holiday Dinner