Category: Engineering & ABIP

Michigan Broadcasters Invited to Alabama Engineering Webinar

The Alabama Broadcasters Association is invited Michigan broadcasters to participate for free in their monthly engineering webinar series.  The first webinar will be this Tuesday, January 19 from 11 a.m. to Noon Eastern Time and will feature Bert Goldman, president of Goldman Engineering Management, Inc. Goldman brings more than 40 years of experience and specializes… read more

Detroit SMPTE Presents ‘Adventures in Channel Combining’

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Adventures in Channel Combining.” Guest speaker is Jim Stenberg of American Tower. This presentation will familiarize the audience with some… read more

Detroit SMPTE Presents ‘Capturing Remote Content with Ross Production Cloud’

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be Capturing Remote Content with Ross Production Cloud. Together we’ll take a look at the changes that the pandemic has wrought… read more

SMPTE Will Feature NDI as October Meeting Topic

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on October 13.  The topic will be NDI (Network Device Interface) and will feature guest speakers Will Waters, Head of Product Management, NewTek and Grant Guston, AVI Systems. Network Device Interface (NDI)… read more

ABIP Inspector Will Travel Through Thumb, Northern Lower Michigan in September

The MAB has limited openings still available in our 2020  Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program, (ABIP) season. Our inspector will travel through Bay City, the Thumb Area, Ludington, Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, Alpena, Chalevoix and Harrisville from September 14 to 21.  Think the FCC no longer does routine inspections? Guess again. Book your inspection now, as… read more

NAB Announces 2020 Engineering Achievement Award Recipients

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the recipients of its Engineering Achievement Awards. Established in 1959, the Engineering Achievement Awards are given to individuals who are nominated by their peers for significant contributions to advancing broadcast engineering. The 2020 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award Jeff Welton is regional sales manager, Central US, for Nautel… read more

Michigan ABIP Program Field Notes: 2019 Inspections

By:  Mark Croom, Riverfront Communications, LLC It’s been a privilege to visit broadcast facilities around the state as the Alternate Broadcast Inspection Program representative for the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for the past two calendar years. It’s always interesting to see what kind of shape I’ll find stations in from the compliance standpoint. Here are… read more

Reserve Your 2020 ABIP Inspection Now

Scheduling has begun for the 2020 Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP).  The MAB conducts these alternative inspections regionally from April to October. Every broadcaster wants to be in full compliance with FCC rules, but finding out that you are not in compliance by receiving an FCC fine, can be a costly learning experience. The Michigan Association… read more