Month: June 2023

Steve Sandlin

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Round Rock, TX

Steve Sandlin is celebrating his 50th anniversary in Texas broadcasting.  A native of Beaumont, Steve resides in Huntsville.  Though semi-retired, he still acts as a consultant and project manager for radio and television stations throughout the state, with emphasis on AM signals and other RF projects.

Steve also remains active as one of TAB’s Alternate Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) inspectors covering the southern half of Texas.  Steve has been on the inspection team for nine years.

Steve has been a DJ, Sales Manager, Newsman, Staff Engineer and Chief Engineer of both radio and television stations in Texas and has been involved in everything from management changes to new station construction in a number of markets.

Steve is a founding member of SBE Chapter 99 and holds lifetime certification as a Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer.  He also holds a valid FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License and is a member of Texas Radio Hall of Fame and is proud to have been recognized with an Award of Excellence in 2015 at the TAB Engineers Dinner.

When not working around a transmitter or conducting an ABIP review, Steve enjoys spending time with his classic cars along with other business ventures.

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Comscore

TAB2023

August 2-3
JW Marriott
Downtown Austin

Corporate Information

Web: comscore.com
Phone: (347) 885-9490
Address: 11950 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20190
United States

Comscore is the ONLY measurement solution positioned to provide the most accurate, precise and scalable addressability solution for the future of media. Enabling our customers to plan, activate and measure the way they need; acting as a verified “translation engine” to bridge TV and digital.

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TEGNA

TAB2023

August 2-3
JW Marriott
Downtown Austin

Corporate Information

Web: tegna.com
Phone: 703-873-6600
Address:8350 Broad Street, Suite 2000
Tysons, VA 22102
United States

TEGNA owns 64 news brands in 51 markets, making us one of the largest and geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups and reach approximately 39 percent of all TV households nationwide.

TEGNA’s employees are united by a common purpose to serve the greater good of our communities. Our talented team is driven by our strongly-held values to make a difference in our work, our company and our communities. We strive to create an environment which offers professional challenges, encourages innovation and rewards results.

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Wayne Kube

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Round Rock, TX

Wayne Kube’s career in Broadcasting spans over 50 years.  In his very early years, he started out as an announcer/engineer at KZOL-AM radio, 250 watts daytime station in Farwell, TX.

Wayne joined the US Air Force in 1972 where he specialized in the radar/electronics field for almost a decade.   

Beginning in 1980, Wayne spent the next chapter of his Broadcast Engineering career as the Chief Engineer at KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas.  Wayne was founding member & president of SBE Chapter 99 in Bryan.

In 1990, Wayne moved to Dallas where he was Engineering Manager/designated chief operator at WFAA-TV.

In 2000, Wayne became the Director of Engineering & FCC Compliance at Belo Corp in Dallas.

In 2013 Wayne became a Consulting Engineer for Gannett/TEGNA Television and Hearst Television,

Wayne is currently one of the TAB ABIP Inspectors, a position he has held since 2014. 

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Crispin Corporation, a Sony Group Company

TAB2023

August 2-3
JW Marriott
Downtown Austin

Corporate Information

Web: https://www.crispincorp.com/
Phone: 919.845.7744
Address: 600 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
United States

Crispin Corporation, a Sony Group Company, is a leading supplier of broadcast automation and media asset management. Crispin’s next generation solution, Core, provides an adaptable approach to fit ever-changing facility needs. It offers options that fit users’ current needs and can be combined into a hybrid model. From traditional on-prem, virtualized, to cloud or any combination, Core delivers the flexibility to meet customers’ specific requests while enabling their continued evolution. It also supports disaster recovery and provides true system backup.

In addition to Core, Crispin offers solutions such as LoadingDock, a comprehensive, self-contained, web-based ingest tool for processing long and short form syndicated content. The web playlist tool, webRPX, allows users to view and control playlists from anywhere on the network. Also, for a consolidated view, TimelineView enables operators to monitor, control and edit many channels, also through a web browser. All web products provide log in credentials for security and are only accessible on the network. Crispin has always provided a very modular approach to building a solution for each station individually, allowing the flexibility to only purchase what fits the facility’s needs.

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Harvey Arnold

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Round Rock, TX

Harvey Arnold is Senior Vice President, Engineering for Sinclair Broadcast Group and has been with the company for 25 years. He is responsible for engineering activities, supporting approximately 185 television stations spanning over 600 channels in 86 markets.

Prior to joining Sinclair, Arnold spent 17 years with North Carolina Public Television, where he managed and expanded the engineering as well as transmission activities of one of the largest state-wide Public Television networks in the country. Harvey served as an engineering consultant for PBS and its member stations. He was an active member of the FCC Advisory Committee for Advanced Television Service (ACATS) to develop the ATSC standard and to implement over-the-air digital television in the United States.

Harvey holds a BS in Communications from the University of Wisconsin.  He is a member of the SMPTE Board of Editors and is a SMPTE Fellow.  Additionally, Harvey serves as Vice-Chair of the NAB TV Technology Committee. He is active in many broadcast-related technical organizations such as ATSC, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and The Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE). Harvey is the recipient of the Broadcasting & Cable Technical Leadership Award.

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Earle Jones

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Round Rock, TX

Earle Jones. President, Research Strategies and Analytics, Audience Research & Development (AR&D).

Earle Jones directs the development of strategic research initiatives and oversees research innovation and brand development as President of Research Strategies and Analytics. For more than 30 years, Earle has studied and listened to consumers. He has extensive experience in designing research surveys to pinpoint consumers’ core behavioral and emotional drivers.  

The depth of this brand research goes way beyond traditional product features and identifies touch points that drive behavior, build brand loyalty, and increase market share and revenue across all media platforms.

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Texas Army National Guard

TAB2023

August 2-3
JW Marriott
Downtown Austin

Corporate Information

Web: www.nationalguard.com
Phone: 561-948-6367
Address: Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th St., Bldg. 15
Austin, TX 78703
United States

The Texas Army National Guard offers exceptional full time benefits for individuals who only serve one weekend per month and two weeks per year.

Answering the call for the Texas Army National Guard provides career essential training, educational benefits and leadership, while providing an opportunity to serve domestically and abroad.
The Guard is always ready, always there during national emergencies and natural disasters.

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Steve Hasskamp

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Round Rock, TX

Steve Hasskamp enjoyed a long and noteworthy career in Broadcasting that began when he worked at a radio station when he was in High School.  From there, he went on to become a VP & Director of Engineering for a TV station for many years and was also a former broadcast station owner. 

When Steve sold his broadcast station, he worked at Continental Electronics in Dallas in the AM & FM broadcast department before transitioning to high power VLF, LF and shortwave projects around the world.

Steve ended up forming Rock Tex Technologies in Lubbock, Texas and began refurbishing Continental transmitters exclusively and other Continental products.  Ultimately Rock Tex became the largest  parts supplier of transmitter parts and other broadcast related services.   

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Jerry Gumbert

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Round Rock, TX

Jerry Gumbert is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AR&D.

Mr. Gumbert is the steward of one of the most respected and beloved strategy and distruptive consulting and research corporations in America.  His strategic mission for AR&D focuses on three fundamental pillars:  deeply understanding the rapidly changing consumer, fostering innovation and embracing new technologies and expanding into new industries and markets.

Mr. Gumbert is a well-known thought-leader and strategic analyst, and is squarely focused on the changing behavior of the consumers. He uses the law of scarcity and the power of branding to realign products and services with new consumer demands and leads the internal transformation of companies and organizations with change management and workflow reengineering initiatives.

He has worked extensively in the public education, national and local television broadcasting and digital media industries for more than three decades.

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