San Francisco
Roy Trumbull - Editor
Bill Dempster - Artist
Advertisers for this month's newsletter are:

Santucci Video Systems - Sandra Santucci - (818) 704-6324
Belden - Steve Lampen - (415) 440-8393
Media Technical Consulting - Paul T. Black - (925) 827-9511
MARCOM - Martin Jackson - (831) 768-8668
William F. Ruck, Jr. Broadcast Engineer - (415) 564-1450
Ross Marketing Associates - Kevin Frost - (408) 988-8111
Kathrein (Scala Division) - Michael Wm. Bach - (541) 779-6500
Hammett & Edison, Inc. - Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. - (707) 996-5200
Howell Communications - Mike Howell - (559) 674-8989
Econco - George Badger - 650-327-7599
Improbable Missions Fource - Mike Schweizer - (888) 4-ISDN4U
Digi-Gear / Cancomm - Eric Lane - (818) 980-9188
West Penn Wire/CDT - Michael J. La Porte - (650) 652-9080
Microwave Radio Communications - Clark Rhoads - (909) 246-1602

Remember there is no SBE luncheon in the month of December.

SBE Headquarters Needs Biz Cards...

We've had a request from SBE headquarters to supply them with business cards on which any of the following certification levels are shown:
They are needed to document their usage so that SBE can apply to the Federal Trade Commission to register them as service marks. This can only be done if usage can be demonstrated. If you have such a business card, send one to Linda Baun, SBE, 9247 North Meridian Street, Suite 305, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

CBNT Seminar And Test Set For Saturday February 12th At KTVU In Oakland

The CBNT seminar is set for Saturday Feb 12th, 2005 at KTVU in Oakland. We will assemble for coffee at 8 AM and begin at 8:30. There will be a morning break, a lunch break, and an afternoon break. The test will be given at 3:30 and up to 3 hours will be allowed to finish it. Rather than register on site we prefer that you file your application directly with SBE headquarters. Go to, click on SBE Certification Program, then click on Certified Broadcast Network Technologist. That will open up the application form as a PDF file. ( Or Click Here!). Print out the form and mail it in with the registration fee. Note on the form that you want to take the test at the Feb. 12th KTVU seminar.

I'm looking for vendors who would be willing to sponsor the coffee breaks and the brown bag lunch during the seminar. If you are interested please contact Roy Trumbull at .


I had a note from Frank Zepeda to the effect that he may have some MCR operator positions open up in San Francisco in the near future. Contact:
Classic Bay Area Air Checks...

Mike Schweizer, who known as a local phone / tech god for various Bay Area stations, has been airchecking Bay Area radio stations since the late sixties. He passed on a couple of DVDs of airchecks (only a fraction of his archive) to me (Tim) a couple of weeks ago. I have uploaded them and they can be found at:

Great non-telescoped stuff from...

KBRG, KDAY, KDIA, KFRC-FM, KGBS, KGO-FM, KGO, KIKX, KIQI, KLIV, KMPX, KNEW, KOA, KSFX, KTKT, KUSF, KYA-FM, KYA, XEPRS and XERB. And of course KFOG's transition from Beautiful Muzak to the current format. :-)

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