ABA Engineering Academy

Engineering Academy 2015 Schedule Set

TVclass0914ABA Engineering Academy Television Engineering class September 2014

“I just finished my first week as a master control operator. It is a major step up from my prior job. Your class gave me the knowledge and confidence to go for a new and bigger job.” – Joey Norris, MCO –  LIN Southeast Broadcast Hub, Mobile

The classes are primarily designed for those interested in learning more about the technical side of radio and/or television broadcasting and having a desire to move into the engineering area. In the past seasoned engineers have also attended for a refresher plus to pick up valuable information concerning to new technology.

There will also be a number of “special technical subject” one-day seminars scheduled throughout the year. We welcome any suggestions on other topics you feel would be of benefit to engineers.

  • The Radio Broadcast Engineering Class will be held the week of February 16th-20th and repeated July 13th-17th.
  • The Television Broadcast Engineering Class will be held the week of March 23rd – 27th and repeated October 5th – 9th.
  • A special 3-day Radio Advanced Class will be held March 9th – 11th and Television Advance Class April 6th – 8th. These classes will cover more detail theory and maintenance items.

- HDTV Seminar… July 25th

- ABA Convention Engineering Day… August 14th (Friday)
- IP Fundamentals for Broadcasters…TBA
- Art of Live Audio Mixing…TBA
- Television Ingest & Playout…TBA

Radio class outline

Television class outline

“I have picked up things about engineering over the past 13 years working at the station due to my own interest and realization that an engineer is not always available. I feel the ABA Academy helped advance my knowledge significantly.” – Maria Dudzak, KRBD-FM Ketchikan, Alaska

All courses are held at the ABA training center in Hoover. There is no cost to attend any of the classes or seminars. Should you wish to take the SBE certification exam there will be a fee for the test.

You are encouraged to take advantage of these great opportunities to continue your education in Broadcast Engineering. If you have others in your operation or someone you know would benefit, please let them know about the Academy.

“Although my background is in television, the radio applications that were taught in the class were very interesting to me as well. I thought the instructor did a fine job in presenting the materials of the class in an easy to understand way.” – Daniel Black, TD – ABC 33/40, Birmingham


For more information contact Larry Wilkins, Academy Director.

I am impressed with the progressive efforts of the ABA leadership and equally impressed with the Academy program that Larry Wilkins has created in Broadcast Engineering. He has developed impressive curriculum content that address radio and TV broadcast engineering in separate course offerings. The ABA has provided dedicated classroom space for the program and manufacturers have been generous with equipment to provide the hands-on aspects.” – Wayne Pecena, guest instructor, ‘IP Fundamentals for Broadcasters’

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