The Society of Broadcast Engineers announced the candidates for its 2016 board elections in June. Ahead of voting, which begins next week, we�re profiling the candidates to learn more about those on the ballot.�
Marcelo Sanchez is candidate for an at-large seat on the board of directors. He is the director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering for CBS�s WBFS/WFOR-TV. He has been a member of the SBE for 25 years and is certified CPBE. He currently serves as the Chairman for the local SBE Chapter 53 and is also serving a term on the national board.
Radio magazine: If elected, what would you like to see SBE do differently than it does now?
Marcelo Sanchez: Explore innovative ways to promote us an organization to expand our membership and help educate next generation engineers.
Radio: The asked for comment on whether there is an increasing spectrum noise problem and if so, what it should do about it. How would you answer that FCC has?
Sanchez: SBE has always stayed away from standard setting, leaving that to SMPTE, ATSC and others.
Radio: Should SBE play a more active role in technical standards-setting for issues like digital radio? Why or why not?
Sanchez: Same as above, we focus on certification of knowledge and skills, and education programs.
Radio: For decades we�ve heard the question �Where will the next generation of broadcast engineers come from?� What can SBE do, that it hasn�t done already?
Sanchez: I believe the next generation gets their news and information from Digital Media, we should explore and exploit those channels.�
Radio: What else would you like voters to know about yourself or your stand on industry issues?
Sanchez: I have been in the broadcast industry since 1982, and I still love it!
The election will take place July 25 through Aug. 25.