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SMPTE-NY Connecticut Subsection
SBE Chapter 14, Connecticut Valley
Will be conducting a joint meeting

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Carl Hansen Student Center, Room SC225

The Future of Wireless Microphone Operations Presented by Joe Ciaudelli

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to repurpose spectrum from traditional over- the-air TV to mobile broadband through its Incentive Auction, scheduled for March 2016. Pending its success, a large portion of the upper UHF spectrum, specifically the 600 MHz band will become unavailable to wireless microphones in about four years… sooner in some areas. Joe will navigate through the recent FCC rulings essential for wireless microphone operators. Important considerations are about half the existing UHF microphones are likely to be rendered obsolete or require extensive modification. However, there will be pockets (guard bands and duplex gap) in the re-purposed spectrum where mics will be allowed to operate but under different rules. The FCC will be opening alternate bands to licensed microphone operators for shared use with other primary services.

About the Presenter:

Upon graduating from Columbia University with an electrical engineering degree, Joe served in various capacities at Sennheiser USA. A long recognized wireless audio industry expert, Joe provided frequency coordination for large multi-channel wireless wireless used by Broadway productions, major theme parks and broadcast networks. Joe wrote the chapter on wireless microphones for the last three editions of the Handbook of Sound Engineers. He will be a member of the U.S. State Department delegation for the World Radio Conference this November in Gevena, Switzerland.

More info: smpte_ct@gmail.com

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT.
Carl Hansen Student Center
Room SC225

Doors open at 6:00 P.M. (Networking) Meeting starts at 6:45 P.M. Presentation starts at 7:00 P.M.

Light Refreshments will be provided.
There is a Cafe on the ground floor of the Student Center.

Registration is via Eventbrite. Link:

SMPTE-CT_SBE-14_Meeting Flier 101515


It's Not Too Late To Register for This Year's CBA Convention in Hartford

On Tuesday, October 20th, please join us at the Hilton Hartford to learn, renew acquaintances, and celebrate the broadcasting industry of Connecticut.

We have morning sessions designed for producers, sales people, engineers, and managers. And during the lunch program, we will induct 12 Connecticut broadcasters into the CBA Hall of Fame.

Click Here To Register

Here are the Convention details:



9:00 AM-11:45 AM GET BROADCAST CLIENTS TO BUY MORE DIGITAL ADVERTISING (Sponsored by CRN Radio). Stephen Warley, a Connecticut native and founder of Local Broadcast Sales, will share his expertise in integrated digital campaigns, digital conversation starters, and social prospecting. Designed for account executives, sales managers, and management.

9:00 AM-10:15 AM WRITE TIGHT: AIM FOR THE HEART (Sponsored by Kantar Media). The Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins, award-winning journalist, news director, author, and teacher, will discuss the art of writing for broadcast, including the use of motivators to hook an audience, writing powerful story leads, how to find the focus for your stories, and how to transform your narration in minutes. Designed for journalists, producers, talent, and anyone who writes for a broadcast audience.

10:30 AM-11:45 AM LET'S GET CRITICAL: THE POWER OF CRITICAL THINKING (Sponsored by Kantar Media). Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute will use real on-air stories to teach this critical journalistic skill. How to detect spins, deception, and bad information and how to ask questions that prevent flimsy information from passing as truth. Designed for journalists, producers, and talent.

9:00 AM-10:15 AM LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (Sponsored by BMI). CBA General Counsel Eric Kemmler will lead a discussion including David Burns, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop (Washington, DC) and Patrick McCabe of Capitol Strategies, Hartford that will address current broadcasting-related issues in state and federal government. Designed for all broadcast managers and owners.

9:00 AM-10:15 AM 60 YEARS OF BROADCASTING IN CONNECTICUT (Sponsored by Spectrum Services). John Ramsey, General Manager of WWUH-FM and author of "Hartford Radio" celebrates the CBA's 60th anniversary with this retrospective about broadcasting in the Nutmeg State.


10:30 AM-11:45 AM THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CHUCK (Sponsored by Promo Suite). Chuck Pagano, former Chief Technology Officer for ESPN, will share his vision for the future of media technology and how it could impact the broadcasting industry.

10:30 AM-11:45 AM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SKILLS NEEDED FOR THE BROADCASTING INDUSTRY OF THE 21ST CENTURY (Sponsored by NPR Satellite Services). SUNY Professor of Communications & Media Greg Bray and Rahsaan Harris, CEO of the Emma Bowen Foundation will lead a panel discussion about educating, recruiting, and retaining candidates for jobs in the broadcasting industry.


Noon-2:00 PM LUNCHEON, ANNUAL MEETING, AND HALL OF FAME INDCUTION CEREMONY (Sponsored by Nielsen). CBA Board Chair Klarn DePalma, Senior VP & GM WFSB-TV, will conduct the Annual Business Meeting and kick-off the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. CBA Board Member, Scholarship Committee Member, and Past Chair Jennifer Parsons will introduce the 2015 CBA College Scholarship Recipients, including the Paul K. Taff, Mike Rice, and Nelson Brown Special Award Winners. CBA Board Member &, Past Chairman Don DeCesare will emcee the CBA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.


CT Radio History on the Air!

The ten part documentary on the history of Connecticut radio, "CT Radio Memories," continues this month on the University of Hartford's WWUH (91.3 FM and on line at wwuh.org).

WEEK 4 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 (EPISODES 7 &8)

EPISODE 7 - Brass and Park - Radio stories from Waterbury and Bridgeport including the histories of WICC, WNAB, WJZZ/WPSB/WEZN, WATR, WWYZ, WWCO, WIOF/WYSR/WMRQ, WBRY/WTBY/WQQW.

EPISODE 8 - Hometown Radio Part 1 - Stories from radio stations in Connecticut's smaller cities and towns including WCNX/WMRD (Middletown), WILI (Willimantic),WINF (Manchester), WKNB/WRYM (New Britain), WLIS (Old Saybrook), WNLK (Norwalk), and WSOR/WEHW/WKND (Windsor).

WEEK 5 - OCTOBER 7, 2015 (EPISODES 9 &10)

EPISODE 9 - Hometown Radio Part 2 More stories from Radio stations in Connecticut's Smaller Cities and Towns including WBIS (Bristol), WMMW/WBMI/WKSS (Meriden), and WHAY/WRCH/WRCQ (New Britain).

EPISODE 10 - Elm City Radio - The history of New Haven's radio stations including WAVZ, WBIB, WELI, WDEE/WCDQ/WOMN/WSCR, WNHC, and WPLR.

As each program airs it will be available on the Program Archive as soon as it airs.

SBE 14 meetings are open to all interested individuals.

You do not have to be a member to attend.

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Your Chapter 14 Team:
Fred Krampits - Chair
Ryan Krupa - Co-Chair
John Ramsey - Sec/Treas.
Charles Fitch/Mike Graziano, Certification Co-Chairs

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