SBE Wraps Up Another Successful Membership Recruitment Drive

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The Society of Broadcast Engineers has announced the wrapup of another successful membership recruitment drive, adding 68 new members to the professional society's rolls during the initiative, which took place between March 1 and May 31. 

Each year, the SBE, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, conducts the drive, which calls on current SBE members to encourage their non-member colleagues to join the association. 

 As a recruiting incentive to members, the SBE asks for prize donations from SBE sustaining member companies. In addition, the recruiter will earn $5 per new member (up to $25) off his or her 2023 membership dues. 11 sustaining member companies plus the SBE provided prizes this year, ranging from shirts and hats to broadcast equipment. The SBE donated logo items, a copy of CertPreview, and a free Webinars by SBE registration. The theme for the 2022 drive was "Expand Your Network."

All the recruiters were eligible for the Membership Drive Grand Prize: A trip the SBE National Meeting this fall. (A cash prize option is available if the winner is not able to travel to the SBE National Meeting.) That meeting will be held during the 2022 SBE 22 Broadcast & Technology Expo in Liverpool, N.Y. The Grand Prize winner this year is Jack Conway of Cox Media Group, Owasso, OK.

The SBE thanks the sustaining members who provided prizes: Blackmagic Design, Broadcasters General Store, Davicom, Heartland Video Systems, latakoo, LBA, Orban, Shively Labs, Sutro Tower, Telos Alliance, and Tieline. The list of prizes and the winning recruiters will be published in the August 2022 issue of The Signal, the SBE's bi-monthly newsletter, and on the SBE website.

The close of the drive resulted in 68 new recruited individual members, who were sponsored by 61 current members. The recruiters represent 32 different SBE chapters.

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), a non-profit, professional organization formed in 1964, is devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering. Operating from our national headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, SBE is a chapter-based membership association with approximately 5,000 members and 114 local chapters nationwide.

Tom Butts

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Tech (, the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.