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About Us

We are SBE Chapter 74 of the Midlands proudly serving Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs and surrounding areas in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  

All are welcome to attend any SBE Chapter 74 Meetings.

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Nebraska Broadcasters Association 2022 Convention Engineering Sessions on Wednesday August 10th at Embassy Suites, 1040 P St. in Lincoln.

A full day of sessions are planned. We'd love to see you at the NBA Convention Engineering Sessions this year.

Registration deadline is fast approaching. Please register at the link above before July 29th if you plan on attending. If you've already registered, we'll see you there.

8:00 - 8:45 AM - Check-in and Visit Exhibitors/Vendors
8:45 - 9:00 AM - SBE Meeting
9:00 - 10:00 AM - FCC Regulatory Issues & Updates
Matt McCormick, Fletcher Heald & Hildreth PLC
10:00 - 10:15 AM - Break/Vendor Time
10:15 - 11:15 AM - AM Diplexing Projects in Omaha and Holdrege
Joshua King, Kintronic Labs
11:15 - 11:45 AM - KCRO Turns 100 Years Old, A Journey Through History
Mike Shane
11:45 - 12:15 PM - ATSC 3.0 Launches in Omaha, A Behind the Scenes Look
Dale Scherbring, Sinclair Broadcast Group
12:15 - 1:30 PM - Lunch
Rosie's Sports Bar & Grill, Courtesy of Broadcast Depot
1:30 - 2:30 PM - Post Pandemic Maintenance and Backup Systems
Jeff Welton, Nautel
2:30 - 2:45 PM - Break/Vendor Time
2:45 - 3:45 PM - History of Broadcasting and Nebraska
David Ostmo, Sinclair Broadcast Group
3:45 - 4:15 PM - OConsortium Technology Tour
Jim Ocon, Ocon Solutions Company

Click here for a printable schedule. For hotel information, click here.

Mentors are needed for the SBE Mentor Program, Apply Now.

SBE74 Newsletter sponsorships are available to interested businesses, organizations or individuals
for the low annual fee of $100 or two years for $200. Let us know how you want the posting worded. The newsletter editor reserves the right to edit postings.
Contact the Chapter 74 Treasurer Stephen Miller to sign up or renew. 

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SBE Certification Exam Schedule

Exam Dates Location Application Deadline


June 3-13, 2022 Local Chapters Closed
August 5-15, 2022 Local Chapters Closed
November 4-14, 2022 Local Chapters September 9, 2022 
 When you are ready to take an SBE certification exam, please fill out the appropriate application and send it into the SBE National office.
To find out more on SBE Certification go here.
You may also contact Megan at the national SBE Certification Office:

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.
OFFICERS of SBE Chapter 74

 Chapter Chair
Mark Voris, KVSS-FM

Frequency Coordinator:
Kevin Faris

Chapter Vice Chair
Darrel Sudduth, Retired

Chapter Secretary & Newsletter:
Matt Sperling, Nebraska Public Media
Jim Leedham CPBE/CBNT

Chapter Treasurer: 
Stephen Miller

Jeff Heins, My Bridge Radio
Joe Meldrum, KETV ABC 7

Social Media:
James Duchesneau, Nebraska OCIO
Four officers are elected yearly in March.
Committee Chairs are appointed by the Chapter Chair.

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 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!


Visit the SBE74 website 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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