Next Best Thing Media Tour

WFED-AM Transmitter Site - Register Here

2015 University Blvd West
Wheaton, MD 20902 United States

SBE Chapter 37 Picnic
Who: Various Presenters
What: SBE Chapter 37 Picnic, Board Nominations, & Next Best Thing Tour
When: September 30, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Where: WFED-AM Transmitter Site - Register Here
Address: 2015 University Blvd West
Wheaton, MD 20902 United States

Sponsor: Next Best Thing Media Tour

The SBE Chapter 37 annual picnic at the WFED (formerly WTOP) historical art deco transmitter site in picturesque Wheaton, MD will be held on Saturday September 30th, starting at 12 noon.   

The picnic is an opportunity to meet with broadcast engineering friends along with their families, spouses, and significant others. As usual, we'll tell a few "war stories" and dine on delicious BBQ from local restauranter Sloppy Mama's BBQ. The chapter will also start collecting nominees for the board for 2024.

Our picnic is an in-person event. Although it's a bit unusual to utilize Zoom for this purpose, we're asking all attendees to register via Zoom using this Zoom link so we know how much food to arrange for attendees. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

This will also include exhibitions from the Next Best Thing Media Tour, a group of folks touring the country representing broadcast companies and bringing their products and services directly to you. Companies represented at the picnic may include Altronic Research, Angry Audio, Barnfind Technologies, Broadcasters General Store, Challenger Communications, Core SWX, D2D Technologies, Digital Alert Systems, Dielectric, DTV Innovations, ENCO Systems, Forecast Consoles, Henry Engineering, Indipro Tools, Inovonics Broadcast, Jampro Antennas, Inc., Myat, Inc., Nautel, Second Opinion Communications, Inc., SWIT USA, Tieline, Toner Cable Equipment, Inc., WireCAD, WorldCast Systems, YellowTec (note that not all companies may be represented at all events).

Many thanks to sponsors Next Best Thing Media Tour for their support.  Thanks also to Brian Oliger, Art Rose, Dave Kolesar, and the folks at WTOP for helping to make arrangements and for hosting the picnic at the WFED AM 1500 transmitter site once again!

Meeting Attendees

William Harrison
Carl Swanson
Jeff Williams
Walt Barcus
Eric Hoehn
R. C. Woolfenden
Sandra Woolfended
George Molnar
Chris Crump
John Reiser
Rob Bertrand
Mary Schnelle
Luis Mattos
Sean Koning
Tom Buckley
Bud Aiello
John Garziglia
Gale Garziglia
Hannah Stuedeman
Anabelle Robinson
Carl Robinson
Bob Clinton
Kathy Clinton
Joe Davis
Cheryl Davis
James E. O'Neal
Pamela O'Neal
Ed Grogan
Ulis Fleming
Fred Willard
David Eltzroth
Perry Priestley
Kendle Priestley
Steve Floyd
Ken Sleeman
Luisa Sleeman
Mario A. Sol
Silvia Sol
Sergio Alfaro
Kent Kramer
Carrie Kramer
Brian Oliger
Rish Rarey
Dave Kolesar
John Kean
Davit Robakidze