The meeting was called to order
by Mark Humphrey, chair of Chapter 18 with 30 members and guests present. The
meeting took place at the control point and offices of Clear Channel Radio--
Frank Grundstein, Chapter 18
program chair, stated that the
Jim Perry, certification committee chairperson, stated that Lloyd Roach (WCOJ) passed his AM Directional Certification. The next tests are at NAB, but deadline has passed. April 21 is the next deadline for testing the 1st week in June. There is a new HQ address for the national office. There is also an option of synching up multiple certs.
Billl Gellhaus stated that there will be a new reservation line to battle the spamming issues that have occurred. Please read the announcements to see what the new line will be.
Walt Bundy, SMPTE Section
chair, stated that there will be no SMPTE meeting in April, owing to the fact
that no vendor wants to show up at a meeting and at the NAB Convention in
There will be no Chapter 18
meeting in April, also owing to the NAB Convention. The tentative meeting for
May will be at Day/Sequerra in
Larry Will brought some FCC
actions to the floor. Chairman Martin hinted that there may be a ruling on AM
IBOC nighttime issues. There is a filing window for Companion Translator
issues in TV. It is between 5-1 and 5-12. In April, flash cut to digital,
then otherwise frozen until the end of April. Larry also stated
that Gary Sgrignoli did a presentation in
Mark brought up that renewals are underway, with dues increasing from $60 to $63.
The chapter sincerely thanks
Marcus Xenakis, Director of Engineering and IT for Clear Channel Radio--
The presentation was a tour of
the facilities of Clear Channel Radio--
Phil Owens of Wheatstone provided an update on the company's products and installations. He stated that SAS, Klotz, Wheatstone and Logitek are the leaders in the digital router business.