Milwaukee, WI - Jan 17, 2008 - Chapter 28 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers in Milwaukee awarded its Wulliman Award to Chris Tarr, CBRE DRB CBNT CBT. The award was presented by Richard Ryan, CPBE, Chapter 28 Wulliman Award Chairman, at the chapter's meeting held on Jan. 15.
The Wulliman Award is presented to a member of Milwaukee's SBE chapter who has contributed exceptional service to the chapter and to the broadcasting community of southeastern Wisconsin. Tarr, who is the 20th recipient, has demonstrated the spirit of the award by becoming a primary host for Chapter 28 meetings. He has made several chapter technical presentations and recently created and helps author a website that helps engineers exchange ideas. This past year, Tarr was elected to a position on the SBE national board of directors, and he continues to share his experiences and knowledge with other colleagues. Tarr serves as director of engineering for Entercom radio stations in Milwaukee and Madison.
The Wulliman Award was established upon the retirement in 1988 of James Wulliman, CPBE, to honor him for his service and to recognize others in the future who exhibit that same spirit. Wulliman made significant contributions to the Milwaukee engineering community for many years. He was the Society of Broadcast Engineers' first Certification Committee chairman and is considered by most to be the father of the SBE Certification program. Wulliman is a Life and Fellow member of the SBE.