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Engineer's Log of Mark W. Persons
Convention in Wisconsin

October 26 and 28, 2010:  The 56th annual Broadcasters Clinic was held at the Marriott Madison West Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin, for broadcast engineers.  It was combined with a national meeting of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.  More than 300 attended.      
Mark met with many long time friends including Steve Brown from WHBY Radio in Appleton, WI.
Many technical sessions were given to keep engineers up to date on the latest in broadcast engineering.
There were 70 exhibitors showing off wares.   
Among them was Jim Gorman of Gorman-Redlich with his new CAP-to-EAS Converter.  At $1350 list price, it is a real bargain.   
The first evening, there was a Nuts and Bolts Session where "War Stories and Your Stories" were related by attendees.  Judges gave points for each entry. 

Mark told the story about the radio station owner who had to let is best salesperson, a woman, go after learning that she was selling herself as a part of radio advertising packages.  There were great laughs from the audience.     

Mark also met with John Bisset who recently joined Tieline as a salesman.  Mark first met John in about 1980 when John was working for Delta Electronics.  At the time, Mark got to know John because he was the only one without white hair at Delta.  Now, Mark and John both have white hair in spite of the blond look they have in this photo as a result of the lighting.  Mark and John are a frequent contributors to Radio World Magazine       
On the second night, a band provided entertainment.  The group was made up of members of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.  See, engineers can do more than fix transmitters! 

This is where Mark met Professional Engineer Charles "Buc" Fitch in person.  A great meeting and a great friendship.  

There was the SBE National Awards Dinner for this organization that has more than 5200 members worldwide.  SBE Fellows were honored by SBE President Vincent Lopez.      
Clif Groth is also a long time friend of Mark.  Clif ran sound for the convention and did a great job.

Mark wore his Snoopy computer tie.  A fitting one for a technology gathering.        

November 1, 2010 E-mail:  Thank you for sharing the story with me.  I love the pictures..Linda from Madison, WI.

Quote of the day:  This was a good gathering to go to.    

The stories go on and on.  Stop in again sometime.  I'll leave the soldering iron on for you. 
Mark W. Persons

  Questions?  Email Mark Persons:  teki@mwpersons.com     

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