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  • Deep Dig

    2017 NAB Show in Retrospect

    June 21, 2017

    The Wandering Engineer is lucky enough (or unlucky enough) to be above the line where his jobs require that he attends the “spring show”

  • Deep Dig

    Loving the Manual

    May 23, 2017

    When hiring broadcast engineers, there are two particulars to which we give special attention.

  • Deep Dig

    Cliff’s Crimper

    April 21, 2017

    The exact minute that I learned what I wanted to do for the rest of my life came as I took a summer job assisting Cliff

  • Deep Dig

    Growing Old on the Radio

    March 24, 2017

    The Wandering Engineer first met Garrison Keillor in that most intimate of settings… on the radio

  • Deep Dig

    Historians All

    February 23, 2017

    There are a lot of tasks in my informal job description that don’t appear in the formal one for broadcast engineers

  • Deep Dig

    Opening a Window

    January 19, 2017

    Electronic media always involve a chicken and egg scenario in which the consumer has to buy a piece of equipment in anticipation of being able to consume desirable content in that medium

  • Deep Dig

    The Weaponized Internet

    December 28, 2016

    Media is a powerful tool for good and for evil — radio, especially so. Today, radio has taken a back seat to social media

  • Deep Dig

    The Allure of Tall Things

    September 19, 2016

    I like towers. Eiffel tower, CN Tower, Sutro, Freedom Tower, Devil’s Tower, Tower of London, broadcast towers, or the ham tower that protects the house from lightning

  • Deep Dig

    A Solid Wall of RF

    August 19, 2016

    When I find something that works, I buy a lifetime supply

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