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The Next Meeting of SBE Chapter 74 will be this Wednesday
February 28, 2018, 11:30 AM 
Lunch @ Valentino’s 5022 S 108th St, Omaha
Program: Plans and budget for the next
NBA/SBE/Ennes Nebraska Engineering Conference
Wednesday August 15 at Embassy Suites in Lincoln NE
Nominations for chapter officers will be finalized
and future programs will be planned. 

Next month, Wednesday March 28, 2018
Program will be presented by Jeff Dempsey from Wide Orbit Automation
the former Scott Studios/Google Automation system. 
He will discuss the process of planning a successful automation system.
Jeff will also speak on the concept of virtualization. 
As usual this will be a lunch time meeting.
The Nebraska Broadcasters Association welcomes
Mike Gann, Roger Moody and Dave Otradovsky (Dent) into the NBA Hall of Fame on August 14th in Lincoln, during the 84th Annual NBA Convention.

These inductees will be the respective 100th, 101st and 102nd membersof the NBA Hall of Fame, which was established in 1972.
Mike Gann is the Assistant Chief Engineer at Omaha’s KMTV. After earning his Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska in 1974, Mike worked at KFAB for over four years before joining KMTV as a staff engineer in 1978. He has guided KMTV through a number of technological advancements to continually meet new industry standards and as a recognized expert in his field, Gann has been called upon countless times by colleagues, former coworkers and even competitors over the years due to his in-depth knowledge of RF engineering. Beyond his daily involvement with KMTV’s towers, control rooms, cameras, live trucks and video streams, Gann is highly respected as a mentor to engineers throughout the region. Engineers are the unsung heroes of the broadcasting business, and Gann personifies the best of his profession.
 Save The Date, Wednesday August 15, 2018 in Lincoln
The Nebraska Broadcasters Association in cooperation with SBE Chapter 74 
once again brings you the: 
Nebraska Engineering Conference, featuring Ennes Workshops 
Radio & TV sessions will run all day, including an Engineers Lunch 
Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln Nebraska
Sponsors are needed to pay the expenses. Sponsoring companies will be given appropriate credit publicly.  Contact Chapter Chair Kevin Faris if interested.  
Details on the programs will be posted once the schedule is finalized. 
 Thanks to Nick VanHaaster with GatesAir 
for presenting the SBE74 program in February. 
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