SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
April 6, 2020  

Our Next Meeting

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

Meeting Date:

May 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM


Radio One
8515 Georgia Avenue
9th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Radio One is at 8515 Georgia Avenue opposite the Discovery Networks building right in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring. Parking is available for a nominal fee in the Wayne Ave parking garage which is behind our building. 

Enter the garage off of Wayne Ave between Georgia and Fenton St. Enter the building off of Georgia Ave. It's locked down after hours so Radio One will have someone in the lobby to let you in and to grant access to the 9th floor.

If you arrive a bit late, call or text Kent Kramer at (310) 701-7511 and he'll send someone down. (Yes, Area Code 310 is correct.)


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Rules, Regs, and the Broadcast Engineer

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Chris Imlay

Guest Speaker: Chris Imlay

Chris Imlay, SBE's General Counsel, will be our guest speaker on Wednesday, May 13th.  As might be expected during these challenging times, you'll be able to participate in this meeting by teleconference sponsored by Mary Schnelle and our friends from Broadcasters General Store.

Along with input from various SBE committees and the SBE Executive Board, Chris represents SBE's interests before the FCC and other government agencies and has done so for many years.  He also keeps us informed with his Legal Perspective article in the SBE publication The Signal and his annual presentations before Chapter 37 since 2015. 

As those who attended his prior meetings can attest, Mr. Imlay is a superb public speaker who always seems to have something interesting on his mind.  Thus, we've again given him carte blanche regarding discussion topics.  While we expect him to bring us up-to-date on current technical regulatory topics, spectrum allocations, and broadcast auxiliary spectrum issues, there no telling where the discussion will go. We're certain you'll find the presentation to be interesting and informative.

Chris Imlay, Managing Member, Booth, Freret & Imlay, LLC, has practiced Federal Communications Law for the bulk of his professional career to date. His other communications clients include the American Radio Relay League, the national association of broadcast and communications technical professionals; JVC Kenwood USA Corporation; the National Football League; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Robert Bosch, GmbH; Broadcast Sports, Inc.; numerous television and radio broadcast, common carrier, and private wireless licensees of the FCC; video production companies and manufacturers of communications and electronic equipment.  His work for the amateur and broadcast engineering associations include preparation of materials in FCC rule making and adjudicatory proceedings, consultation with local chapters and members, extensive representation of communications users, and consulting with local counsel for those users, in connection with Federal, state and local regulation of Federally-licensed communications facilities.

Under normal circumstances, our meeting sponsor makes arrangements for dinner.  This time, you're on your own for dinner and Broadcasters General Store has kindly agreed to sponsor the video conference instead.  In order for us to make the necessary arrangements and provide you with timely logon information, PLEASE RSVP before NOON Tuesday, May 12th by sending a brief e-mail to and let us know that we should expect you!  Also, if you're inviting a guest, we'll need their e-mail address too.  Our meeting will begin with Chapter 37 business about 6:30 pm, and our presentation will follow shortly thereafter.  We look forward to (virtually) seeing you soon!

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