SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
May 26, 2022  


Thank you for visiting the Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. We're glad you're here!

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) is the only organization devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering. With more than 5,000 members and 114 local chapters, the SBE provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help you keep pace with our rapidly changing industry. The SBE amplifies the voices of broadcast engineers by validating your skills with professional certification, by offering educational opportunities to maintain and expand those skills, and by speaking out on technical regulatory issues that affect how you work.

SBE Chapter 37 is a very diverse group, including a variety of media professionals in the Nation's Capitol. Our members include local radio and television engineers, national and international network technicians, consulting engineers, electronics manufacturers and Federal employees working in media and broadcast related positions.

Regardless of your area of broadcast interest, you are sure to find a warm welcome at the Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Please join us at our next meeting and try us out for size. We hope you will enjoy your visit.

Upcoming Events

Please check out details of our next meeting. We hope to see you there!  Future events of interest include: 

May 26 2022 - NAB Update with Mark Schubin

SMPTE Washington DC Section will host Multiple Emmy-winning, SMPTE Life Fellow, Mark Schubin for his NAB Update.  Mark has attended every NAB show since 1973 and has been reporting on them for decades. We're not sure of what he'll find this year, but he promises surprises about AI, ATSC 3.0, the cloud, virtual cameras, and more. A complete camera system, including optics, the size of a grain of sand? Attend and see! This session is open to all members and non-members of SMPTE. Please forward to any of your colleagues and students you think may be interested.

Register here:

Date & Time: May 26th, 2022 7:00 PM EDT

June 14 2022 - Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

SBE Chapter 37 guest speaker Tom Ray will host a discussion on the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program - what is it, why it's a good idea, what stations typically miss, and what we look for.  For details and a registration link, please see our next meeting page.

Date & Time: June 14th, 2022 6:30 PM EDT

SBE News and Events

Each year, the SBE membership elects members to serve on the national Board of Directors, the governing body of the society. This includes all four officers for one-year terms and half the 12 directors for two-year terms. Additional candidates may be nominated by the membership. Any eligible member proposed by at least ten members to the national Secretary by July 1 will be added to the ballot.

The election will take place July 15 through August 17. Balloting will be via the election website, except for those members who have opted out of electronic voting this year or who have not provided the SBE National Office with their email address. They will receive their ballots through the mail.

The Nominations Committee is chaired by Roswell Clark, CPBE, CBNT. Committee members are John Collinson, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, CBNE, New Port Richey, FL; Chris Crump, CBNE, Buford, GA; Mark Johnson, CSRE, Panama City Beach, FL; Jason Ornellas, CBRE, CRO, Sacramento, CA; and Jeff Schick, CBT, Forest Hills, NY.

For more information about candidacy, contact SBE Secretary Kevin Trueblood at or SBE Executive Director Jim Ragsdale at or 317-846-9000.

Nominations Committee Candidate Slate
* indicates incumbent

President – Andrea Cummis, CBT, CTO *
Chapter 15 New York City; Bethlehem, PA

Vice President – Ted Hand, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, ATSC3, DRB*
Chapter 45 Charlotte; Charlotte, NC

Secretary – Jason Ornellas, CBRE
Chapter 43 Sacramento; Sacramento, CA

Treasurer – Kevin Trueblood, CBRE, CBNT
Chapter 90 Southwest Florida; Estero, FL

David Antoine, CBRE, CBNT
Chapter 15 New York City; Bronx, NY

Greg Dahl, CPBE
Chapter 96 Rockford; Rockford, IL

Mark Heller, CPBE
Chapter 80 Fox Valley; Two Rivers, WI

Mark Johnson
Chapter 106 Florida Panhandle; Panama City Beach, FL

Tom McGinley, CPBE, AMD, CBNT *
Chapter 16 Seattle; Missoula, MT

Dennis Sloatman
Chapter 60 Richmond; Midlothian, VA

Shane Toven, CPBE, DRB , CBNE *
Chapter 43 Sacramento; Antelope, CA

Fred Willard, CPBE, 8-VSB, CBNT *
Chapter 37 District of Columbia; Washington, DC

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Beginning in May 2022, the SBE has started a monthly online meeting for SBE chapter chairs to gather and share ideas. Held the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, the meeting is hosted by SBE Executive Director Jim Ragsdale via Zoom. It’s an open forum discussion, but there could be a specific topic presented. All chapter chairs or a chapter designate are encourage to join. Notices and reminders will be sent via the SBE chapter Chairs remailer. SBE National directors and officers will likely join the discussion as well.

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At the 2022 NAB Show, the Society of Broadcast Engineers unveiled an enhancement to the society’s website that allows members to add some personal information to their membership listing. SBE members can add their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn social networking page links and a profile picture, which will be visible to other SBE members. Members can also enter and track information for their own recertification points, which are only visible to the individual member.

The SBE website was updated and relaunched at the end of 2020. The member profile section was one of several additions built into the redesign plan.

The member information is displayed by running a membership search on the website and then clicking the member name for the added information. Only SBE members can view the results, and must be logged in to the website. Members can add to or update their own information by finding their own listing in the directory, clicking their own name, and then selecting the option to update their information or track their recertification points. Once the member contact information is submitted, it will be reviewed before being publicly available.

The website enhancement was publicly announced at the SBE Membership Meeting, held April 25 at the 2022 NAB Show. SBE President Andrea Cummis, CBT, CTO, said, “With so many people using social media, it was natural to enhance our own membership listings to include those sites. The added function of tracking SBE recertification points addresses a call from members to assist them with their recertification.”

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