Who: Chris Imlay
From: Booth, Freret & Imlay, LLC
What: Rules, Regs, and the Broadcast Engineer
When: May 8, 2019 6:30 PM

Chris Imlay, SBE's General Counsel, was our guest speaker once again on Wednesday, May 8th.  Along with input from various SBE committees and the SBE Executive Board, Chris represents SBE's interests before the FCC and other government agencies and has done so for many years.  He also keeps us informed with his Legal Perspective article in the SBE publication The Signal and his presentation before Chapter 37 last May (2018). 

As those who attended last May's meeting can attest, Mr. Imlay is a superb public speaker who always seems to have something interesting on his mind.  Thus, we again gave him carte blanche regarding discussion topics.  He updated us on current technical regulatory topics, spectrum allocations, and broadcast auxiliary spectrum issues. As always, the presentation and discussion was interesting and informative.

Chris Imlay, Managing Member, Booth, Freret & Imlay, LLC, has practiced Federal Communications Law for the bulk of his professional career to date. His other communications clients include the American Radio Relay League, the national association of broadcast and communications technical professionals; JVC Kenwood USA Corporation; the National Football League; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Robert Bosch, GmbH; Broadcast Sports, Inc.; numerous television and radio broadcast, common carrier, and private wireless licensees of the FCC; video production companies and manufacturers of communications and electronic equipment.  His work for the amateur and broadcast engineering associations include preparation of materials in FCC rule making and adjudicatory proceedings, consultation with local chapters and members, extensive representation of communications users, and consulting with local counsel for those users, in connection with Federal, state and local regulation of Federally-licensed communications facilities.

A bite to eat, kindly provided by Brian Szewczyk and our friends at GatesAir, was served at 6:30 pm. We had a bit of Chapter 37 business about 7:00 pm, and our presentation followed shortly thereafter.  Special thanks to RadioOne engineers for hosting the event. 

Meeting Attendees

Mr. Ricardo Alfaro
Mr. Chris Babendreier
Mr. Matt Butcher
Mr. Jonathan Charry
Mr. Brian Haywood
Mr. Chris Imlay
Mr. Kent Kramer
Mr. Luis Mattos
Mr. Daniel Ryson
Mr. Greg Strickland