Events Calendar

All upcoming MBA Events / Webinars / Clinics & Conventions:

  • Aug

    Deadline for applying to South Carolina 2015 Media Law School

    Saturday, August 15th, 2015

    Montana journalists have an opportunity to get updated on media law issues at the University of South Carolina 2015 Media Law School. Journalists will be able to learn from law professors and experienced lawyers during the session on September 30 through October 3 in Columbia, S.C.

  • Aug

    RF Safety Webinar

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

    12:00 p.m. MDT


    1:00 PM CDT/2:00 PM EDT

    Length of Webinar: 45 minutes with 15 minute question and answer.
    Participants will have email/chat channel for questions.

    Login details will be sent one week prior to the webinar.

    The webinar will be archived.


    RF Webinar Abstract 

    This Webinar will review the current FCC and OSHA requirements related to RF Safety at broadcast transmitter facilities. Its purpose is to provide broadcast station Engineering Managers and Station Managers with an understanding of regulation covering Maximum Permissible Exposure Limits, provide guidance in developing RF Safety Awareness documentation and verbal instruction scripts to make employees and contractors fully aware of the potential for exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. The material includes information on the hazards of RF radiation exposure, RF exposure limits and why are they are important, the effects of RF Radiation on equipment and instrumentation, the use and limitation of personal RF monitors, RF safety signage, how to assess the site, tower and/or ground areas before proceeding to perform work, the use of Personnel Protection Equipment in high RF radiation areas, using lock-out/tag-out equipment to keep transmitters off when necessary, and when seek guidance to work in high radiation areas.

    Presenter Bio, Tom Silliman 

    Tom Silliman is currently the President and CEO of Electronics Research, Inc.  He joined the company in 1969 as a project engineer and maintains a close interaction with all aspects of the business, including product design, manufacturing, test, and installation.  He is a graduate of Cornell University, with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees.  Mr. Silliman is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Indiana, Minnesota, and Maryland; a full member and past President of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers and a Fellow of the IEEE, a board member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and serves as Secretary of the Broadcast Technology Society Administrative Committee.  In 2008 Tom was honored with the NAB’s Engineering Achievement Award given to radio and television industry leaders for their significant lifetime contributions which have advanced the state of the art of broadcast engineering.

    TO REGISTER: If you plan to participate in the RF Webinar, please complete the information below and email registration to Confirmation with login details will be sent one week prior to the RF Webinar.