The SBE has named Radio World columnist John Bisset its Educator of the Year Award, citing his nationally recognized “Workbench” column and his work as a frequent presenter at Ennes Workshops presented by SBE around the country and at chapter meetings.
The society stated, “John has written the well-known Workbench column that has appeared in Radio World newspaper for 17 years. His columns, which appear 26 times each year, have provided hands-on, real-world engineering information to the U.S. radio industry. His columns are read by thousands of readers, helping to establish him as one of the most recognized radio engineering experts in the country.” Bisset is a regional sales manager for RF at Broadcast Electronics.
The organization also named its Broadcast Engineer of the Year Award for 2006, John Lyons. “Each year, SBE recognizes a member who exemplifies the epitome of professionalism and who has made significant contributions to the field of broadcast engineering during the award year.” Lyons is assistant VP and director of broadcast communications for The Durst Organization, owners and operators of the Master TV and FM site at 4 Times Square in mid-town Manhattan. He earned Radio World’s Excellence in Engineering Award a year ago.
The SBE announced the winners of its 2006 National Awards, who will be recognized during the SBE National Awards Dinner, held during the SBE National Meeting, Oct. 10-11, 2007, in Monroeville (Pittsburgh), Pa. The National Meeting is being held in conjunction with the Broadcast Equipment Expo SBE Regional Convention, sponsored by SBE Chapter 20 of Pittsburgh.