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    Gifts for Engineers

    December 28, 2017

    If you are a broadcast engineer, your life has been a pin-ball game of rapid and random events that happen in a blink of the eye

  • Deep Dig

    Put the “A” in “EAS”

    October 17, 2017

    Emergency communications are a complex topic, and an arena filled with special interests

  • Deep Dig

    Under the Hood

    September 20, 2017

    In the era of components and wires, every piece of equipment came with documentation and a source for parts, at least any proprietary or hard-to-obtain and replaceable element

  • Deep Dig

    The Coming IT Apocalypse

    August 22, 2017

    The equation is simple: Maybe waste resources or risk being culpable when an IT apocalypse comes

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    Wanted: Broadcast Gypsies

    July 24, 2017

    Sometimes, while we’re good with the status quo — ownerships and goals change and so must we

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    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”

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    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

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