The Association of Public Radio Engineers has its own website.
The URL is www.apre.us. APRE had appeared as a tab on the NPR Labs website since the engineering association was born with the help of that organization. The association incorporated and became its own entity two years ago.
At the recent CES convention, APRE President Ralph Hogan told me the the association had intended to set up its own site eventually all along. The NPR Labs site now links to the new one.
Vice President Dan Mansergh said the group contracted with Club Express, a vendor that handles club and association websites. “They keep the database and handle renewals.” Previously, APRE members handled the membership details and NPR Labs updated the site for APRE. The new system is easier for the public radio engineers, all volunteers for the organization.
APRE has roughly 100 members, mostly public radio station engineers and other technical employees. Its leaders would like to reach out to more noncommercial stations, says Mansergh.
The group is busy planning its 11th spring meeting in advance of the NAB Show. The Public Radio Engineering Conference is set for April 7–8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
APRE is accepting proposals for papers to be presented at the event; if interested you can submit a 150–200 word abstract of your paper to [email protected] by Jan. 28.
PREC registration opens soon.