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John Wilhite, senior systems design engineer at Harmonic

October 14, 2020

Webinar Guest: John Wilhite, senior systems design engineer at Harmonic.

Wilhite has been involved with the ATSC for more than a decade. He’s been heavily involved with the broadcast community since 1995 when he started his career with DiviCom (now Harmonic) as an engineer testing code and systems for deployments.


Gil Reynolds, VP, and Station Manager of Hometown TV, and Randy Smith, Owner of KAQC TV – Atlanta, Texas

September 30, 2020

Webinar Guest: Gil Reynolds, VP, and Station Manager of Hometown TV, and Randy Smith, Owner of KAQC TV – Atlanta, Texas.

Topics include Producing for FRIDAY NIGHT under the LIGHTS LIVE and also find out tips from Reynolds and Smith on football production.


Vince Graziano with Beyond Private Label

September 23, 2020

Webinar Guest: Vince Graziano with Beyond Private Label

We are always looking for more sources of revenue, and the digital frontier is one of those locations we need to be hunting.  This week’s webinar will present a way that you can offer white labeled digital products to your sales arsenal without costing you a dime or adding to your staff!  We’ll hear from Vince Graziano, Operations Manager at Beyond Private Label.  He will show us how to use websites and social media marketing as revenue generators for your station’s business – and give you the ability to offer your customers some great products!


Warren Trumbly, ATBA Hall of Fame Recipient

September 16, 2020

Webinar Guest: Warren Trumbly, ATBA Hall of Fame Recipient

With over 50 years in broadcasting starting in Radio in 1967 weekends in Top 40 radio). His first job in TV was as an operator in 1974 at channel 19 in Modesto, CA (KLOC radio & TV) and learning engineering. He has worked for 2 transmitter companies (Townsend Associates & TTC) and 2 antenna companies (Jampro & Antenna Concepts). In 1976, he joined KOAT 7 (ABC) in Albuquerque, NM as a studio engineer. Since 1976, he has built several full power TV stations as chief engineer and GM in Albuquerque, Sacramento, San Jose, and Salinas-Monterey. Since 1990, he built and managed three full power stations in California while building his own group of LPTV Stations 5 in California and 2 in Arizona.

A former board member and past president of the Community Broadcasters Association, he is currently a TV Committee member of National Religious Broadcasters, and a member of the National Translator Association, Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance Hall of Fame recipient and semi-retired.


Bryan Compton

September 9, 2020

Webinar Guest: Bryan Compton

One of the largest business expenses is electricity and Bryan will give us some ideas on how to save money – even at home.


Gary Cocola

August 26, 2020

Webinar Guest: Gary Cocola

Cocola is the owner of Cocola Broadcasting Companies, with headquarters in Fresno, California. He gained his first experience with the television business at the age of 17 while working for a local television station. He appeared as a panelist on a local program at KFRE-TV, Channel 12, in Fresno called “Open House” with Al Radka. His job was to judge new records for a program called “Traffic Pops.” He then became a co-host of the television program “TV Record Hop,” a local dance party show on the same station.


Josh Weiss

August 19, 2020

Webinar Guest: Josh Weiss


Kory Hartman from TV 43 Wisconsin

July 29, 2020

Webinar Guest: Kory Hartman from TV 43 Wisconsin

Kory has been in broadcasting since the age of 15 and has worked as a music radio DJ, radio and TV engineer, and TV weathercaster. In addition to his radio and low-power TV station, Kory also runs SevereStudios, a company that streams live video of tornadoes and other severe weather. He, his wife Jamie, and 2 teenage sons live just north of Madison, WI.


Jason Fiore

July 15, 2020

Webinar Guest: Jason Fiore, International Sales and Business Development for Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC