SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
May 26, 2022  

Our Next Meeting

Broadcasters General Store

All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Meeting Date:

June 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM Eastern


Virtual Meeting via Internet


Our meeting will be virtually. 

Please Register in advance for this meeting using this link.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To learn about Zoom, please see this tutorial.

We typically open the meeting 30 minutes prior to the scheduled meeting time to give everyone time to mingle and visit, begin Chapter 37 business at the scheduled meeting time, and introduce our guest speaker shortly thereafter. 

To save valuable time when we have large attendance, we have omitted the opportunity for attendees to introduce themselves.  (Sorry, it just takes too long.)  Instead, please feel free to add your affiliation after your Zoom name and say "Hello" via Zoom's chat function. 

Please note that Chapter 37 meetings are being recorded.  If you prefer not being recorded, please disable your camera and mute your audio. 

Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

Tom Ray

Guest Speaker: Tom Ray

Our June meeting will focus on the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program - what is it, why it's a good idea, what stations typically miss, and what we look for.  Our guest speaker, Tom Ray of Tom Ray Broadcast Consulting, LLC has been conducting ABIP's for 9 years now, starting with the New York State Broadcaster's Association and now doing ABIP's for Maryland, Delaware, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and Iowa.  Tom has pretty much seen it all over the past 9 years, and, in addition to a lot of good information, will regale you with a story or two of some nightmares he's encountered.  You'll be surprised to learn they've not necessarily been in small markets.

Thomas R. Ray, III, CPBE, AMD, DRB, is a 45 year Broadcast Veteran.  He started his career at WDRC AM/FM in Hartford, CT, spent time as Chief Engineer of WTIC AM/FM in Hartford, CT, and spent 16 years as VP/Director of Engineering of Buckley Broadcasting and Chief Engineer of WOR Radio, New York City.  He served 6 terms on the Board of Directors of The Society of Broadcast Engineers, had the first high powered full time AM HD Radio facility in the world (WOR), installed the first large scale Axia system in the US, literally wrote the book on HD Radio installation for the SBE, served on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Broadcaster's Association, and, when iHeart bought WOR, started Tom Ray Broadcast Consulting, LLC which does contract Engineering work, equipment installations, ABIP inspections for the Broadcasters Associations of New York, Maryland, Delaware, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and Iowa. 

Tom is also the "EAS Guy" for the NY State Broadcaster's Association (and is currently finishing the re-write of the NY State EAS Plan), and is the EAS Consultant for the City of New York.  He also wrote most of the Digital Radio Broadcast specialty Certification exam for the SBE.  Recently, after 45 years of being primarily a Radio guy, he did his first ever remote television broadcast on both Palm and Easter Sundays for the Archdiocese of Hartford. 

In addition to SBE Certifications, he also holds an FCC General Class Radiotelephone license and Amateur Extra W2TRR.  He lives in New Windsor, NY with his wife, Sue, and his dog, Ted (yes, his dog is named Ted).  His wife is Traffic Manager for a local station in New Windsor, NY - his son is a television director in Hartford, CT -  his brother is traffic/production manager and on air at WICC, Bridgeport, CT, - his daughter is literally and figuratively the smart one.  She's a Veterinarian with no Broadcast ambitions.

Special thanks to sponsor Broadcasters General Store for sponsoring the video conference and other technical support costs of Chapter 37.  We look forward to (virtually) seeing you soon!

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