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Next Meeting


Next SBE74 Chapter Meeting

Wednesday April, 29th
11:30 AM, Online Only
IMPORTANT, see below for Zoom conference login information.
Don’t miss out,
anyone interested in SBE is welcome to attend!
Austin Thomas CSTE, CBNE has spent 13 years in the broadcast industry. He has held previous roles covering systems engineering, television station management, broadcast network design, RF transmission systems, and various positions within the manufacturing process in both technical and sales roles. Currently the Regional Sales Manager for the Central U.S at Lawo, where he is focused on bringing industry-leading technology to help broadcasters improve their workflows and make the transition to IP.  

Austin will be presenting on the broadcast industry's transition to IP, some of the challenges the industry faces, and a discussion on how manufacturers like Lawo fit into the puzzle. 

This meeting is an online meeting through Zoom, below is the login information:

Meeting ID: 995 5203 0681

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Meeting ID: 995 5203 0681

The November SBE74 Meeting is still in the works.



Congratulations to the following for new terms:
Darrel Sudduth - Treasurer
James Duchesneau - Chair
Jeff Heins - Vice Chair
Stephen Miller - Treasurer

Twelve votes were received, there were no write-ins.



Each year, the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust offers scholarships to deserving candidates who aspire to a career in the technical aspects of broadcasting.

Scholarship awards are used for tuition, room and board or textbook costs at post-secondary educational institutions, or for other technical training programs approved by the Scholarship Committee. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the SBE; however, any individuals otherwise eligible, including graduating high school seniors, are encouraged to apply. Scholarships within the program include:

    John H. Battison SBE Founder’s Scholarship (open to anyone)

    Harold E. Ennes Scholarship (open to anyone)

    Youth Scholarship (specifically for graduating high school seniors)

    Robert D. Greenberg Scholarship (open to anyone)

Click here for more details:  

A minimum of three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded in 2020. 

Donations to the scholarship fund can be sent to the SBE National Office. Please note which scholarship you would like your donation to be applied.

Scholarship applications must be filed each year by July 1. Announcement of the recipients will be made by August 1, with grants available for the fall semester of the same year.


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