March 21, 2024
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Third Thursday - All Things ABIP
A Deep Dive into the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program
On the third Thursday of each month, the NJBA presents webinars on various subjects in cooperation with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters
"All Things ABIP: A Deep Dive into the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program"
with Larry Wilkins, Director of Engineering Services, Alabama Broadcasters Association
The Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) was created several years ago as a joint project between the FCC and State Broadcasters Associations. An ABIP inspector will visit your station to review various items to aid the station in becoming and maintaining compliance with the latest FCC Rules and Regulations. In this session we will cover each of the items that the alternative inspector will be looking at and offer advice on correcting any areas that need attention.
About the Speaker
Larry Wilkins has over 40 years’ experience in radio and television engineering. He started, like a lot of others, while in high school at a 1 kW day timer, in his hometown of Enterprise. After two years of electronics school he began working for the NBC affiliate in Montgomery.
Throughout his career he has built numerous radio/television studio and transmitter facilities. He worked for the Auburn Network for over 20 years handling on site engineering duties at all Auburn Football games. When Larry retired, it was from his position as Assistant Director of Engineering for Cumulus Broadcast, a job he held for 10 years. Larry now serves as the Director of the Alabama Broadcasters Association Engineering Academy and is also the chair of the Alabama EAS Committee and serves on the Amber task force for the State.
Wilkins has served on the SBE National Board of Directors and presently serves on the SBE Certification Committee. He holds Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE), AM Directional (AMD) and Certified Broadcast Network Technology (CBNT) certifications.
He was named the SBE “Engineer of the Year” in 2005, was inducted into the Alabama Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2012 and was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by the ABA in 2015.