SBE Introduces EAS Advisory Group
Larry Wilkins will serve as chairman
Emergency alerting is a
crucial and fast-evolving part of the world of broadcasting; now engineers have
another resource to help them sort it all out.
Broadcast Engineers President Jerry Massey has authorized the formation of an
SBE EAS Advisory Group, the organization has announced.
group will work to “stay abreast of developments regarding EAS that will affect
SBE members,” according to a press release. These developments in federal
regulations, policy and technology will then be communicated to the relevant
SBE leadership and staff.
Chairing the group will be contract
engineer Larry Wilkins, shown right, of the Alabama Broadcasters Association. The other
members are George Molnar, James Hoge, Ed Czarnecki of manufacturer Monroe Electronics/Digital
Alert Systems and Harold Price of manufacturer Sage Alerting Systems, all of
whom serve on the SBE national committees involved with EAS issues, are
involved with emergency alerts or are SBE sustaining members that manufacture
The group reports to Education Committee Chair
Wayne Pecena and Government Relations Committee Chair Joe Snelson.
forward, one focus of the group will be to field reports concerning origination
or distribution problems from broadcast stations and state emergency
communications committees,” said Wilkins. “Using the expertise of the committee
members along with information from our contacts with the FCC and FEMA, a
recommended solution can be issued to the industry.”
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