Tag: FCC Inspections: Minding the Rules

Steve Sandlin

TAB2023

August 2-3

JW Marriott

Downtown Austin

Steve Sandlin is about to begin his 49th year 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 eight 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 reviews, Steve enjoys spending time with his classic cars.

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Wayne Kube

TAB2023

August 2-3

JW Marriott

Downtown Austin

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

Wayne spent the next chapter of his Broadcast Engineering career as the Chief Engineer at KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas; the Engineering Manager/designated chief operator at WFAA-TV in Dallas and the Director of Engineering & FCC Compliance at Belo Corp in Dallas.

Wayne then became a Consulting Engineer for Gannett/TEGNA Television and Hearst Television and is currently the TAB ABIP Inspector since 2014. 

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