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Chapter 76, Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), generally meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The date sometimes varies from this formula, so check for the correct date below.

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.


Bill Bennett of Lawo, Inc.

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When broadcasters swap CD’s, cart machines, turntables and audio consoles for PC-based digital playout, mixing & processing systems, we call that Virtual Radio. At our next meeting, guest speaker Bill Bennett, Lawo's Radio Applications lead in the U.S., will describe virtualization in greater detail by outlining the real applications in use today.  He'll explore how broadcasters may now reap operational benefits and gains by capitalizing on I.T.’s investment in R&D and will discuss virtualization's anticipated role in content creation and broadcast workflow in the future. 
Virtual Radio is a hot topic. A recent episode of This Week in Radio Tech (TWiRT) featured a Lawo presentation on this topic. How did they conduct their broadcast interview? Virtually, of course!
Lawo is a provider of virtual radio products, digital mixing consoles, routing systems, video solutions and turnkey systems for the professional broadcast industry. Their equipment is utilized by TV and radio stations, production companies, and theatres worldwide.
About the Presenter:
Bill Bennett has been a long time audio engineer and project manager, leading venue Host Broadcast & technical set-up and operations teams for several Olympics. He’s also managed and/or engineered broadcast audio for NBA, NHL, NFL and regional events. He joined Lawo in early 2015 after a 12-year consulting & contract engineering career.


Future meetings-2017

September 13: WideOrbit-Michelle King                

October 11: Logitek-Frank Grundstein

November 8: Adder-Conn Dunning

December 14: Holiday Lunches