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SOCIETY OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS

CHAPTER 74 - MIDLANDS NEWSLETTER
Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa
www.sbe74.org
"The Association for Broadcast
and Multimedia Technology Professionals"
Newsletter Updated October 19, 2020

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Chapter Meeting Wednesday October 28th, 11:30am
 
Zoom online only.
 
Don’t miss out,
anyone interested in SBE is welcome to attend!

John Beck, with Bott Radio Network, will be joining us with a presentation he developed that is oriented towards the college student interested in working within the broadcasting industry.  It has been utilized as part of the Missouri Broadcasters Association radio talent institute for the past several years.  While most of the students are interested in production and programming, we wanted to show that engineering will still be an important aspect of their professional lives.

John has served as the Network Engineering Manager for Bott Radio Network, based in Overland Park, KS, since 2004, and now serves as Bott's Senior Broadcast Engineer. He served in various positions at HCJB World Radio in Quinto, Ecuador for 20 years and at several Kansas and Missouri radio stations prior to that. 

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The November SBE74 Meeting is still in the works.

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SBE Certification Exam Schedule

Exam Dates

Location

Application Deadline

 

Nov 6-16, 2020

Local Chapters

Closed

Febuary 5-15, 2021

Local Chapters

Dec 31, 2020

June 4-14, 2021

Local Chapters

April 16, 2021

August 6-16, 2021

Local Chapters

June 11, 2021

November 5-15, 2021

Local Chapters

September 10, 2021

 

 When you are ready to take an SBE certification exam, please fill out the appropriate application and send it into the SBE National office.
 
Certification Study software is available for sale at:
http://www.sbe.org/sections/CertPreview.php
 
To find out more on SBE Certification go to:
http://www.sbe.org/sections/cert_index.php
 
The local Certification Chair is Jim Leedham
402-680-2424,
jleedham3@cox.net
 
You may also contact Megan at the national SBE Certification Office:
mclappe@sbe.org
Phone: 317-846-9000
  
Certification is an excellent way to learn new skills and move up in your chosen profession!
 
There are many certification levels in radio, TV
and Computer Networking.  
You are encouraged to study and prepare for these valuable exams.
The study software is a good tool to help you know
when you are ready for a particular level.
 
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OFFICERS of SBE Chapter 74
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 Chapter Chair
James Duchesneau, NET
jduchesneau@netnebraska.org

Frequency Coordinator:
Kevin Faris, ATS
kf64358@windstream.net
Cell: 402-681-4439
Work: 402-345-6400
Home: 402-296-6907
 
Chapter Vice Chair & Programs:
Jeff Heins, My Bridge Radio
jlheins@gmail.com

Chapter Secretary:
Darrel Sudduth, Retired
ds50206@windstream.net
 
Chapter Treasurer & Certification: 
Jim Leedham CPBE/CBNT
402-680-2424
jleedham3@cox.net

Chapter Treasurer: 
Stephen Miller
402-378-8725
stephenmiller@cox.net

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Chapter Newsletter Editor:
Matt Sperling, NET
msperling@netad.unl.edu
 
Website www.sbe74.org :
Joe Meldrum, KETV ABC 7
 
Four officers are elected yearly in March.
Committee Chairs are appointed by the Chapter Chair.
 
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SBE MEMBERSHIP
If you wish to become a member of Chapter 74,
Just join the national Society of Broadcast Engineers,
go to www.SBE.org
and click "Join SBE" at the top of the web page.
Or call the National SBE office at: (317) 846-9000.
Or email kjones@sbe.org
Sign up for Midlands Chapter 74.
If someone recruited you, be sure to give them credit in your application.
 
Everyone is welcome to attend SBE74 Chapter meetings 
as a guest anytime you wish.
Come and meet fellow broadcast professionals and learn, while you have fun!
There are no local dues, just join national at www.SBE.org 
when you are ready.  The benefits are well worth it!
 
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MIDLANDS CHAPTER WEBSITE
Visit the SBE74 website at: www.SBE74.org 
for info on the SBE in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.
Including: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Sioux City
and other communities in the region.
 
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The SBE74 NEWSLETTERS
are sent to members of the Midlands Chapter,
as well as sponsors and friends who wish to know
what the Chapter is doing.
 
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know of any email addresses to add,
would like to offer a short article,
or have any corrections
send an email to: the Chapter Chair (see above)
 
Thanks for participating in the Society of Broadcast Engineers
and Chapter 74!



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