Yesterday it was announced that Broadcast Engineering magazine would cease publication. I spent more than 20 year with the publication and I remember many good times. I took these pictures at the 2003 National Association of Broadcasters show. Broadcast Engineering was so full of ads that when we put the issues in our trade show booth reception desk, the shelves holding them bucked under the weight. Today, trade show reception desks are largely safe from this danger.
The passing of Broadcast Engineering is a sad commentary on the struggles of print media, a tough economy, and the dangers of aggressive fiscal management in a publishing segment that has long favored more entrepreneurial strategies.
Is anyone interested in holding a gathering at NAB to, one last time, say goodbye to an indusrty institution?