Help Wanted! HA HA.

no you don’t need a hurricane to experience this

In case you’re wondering why I cannot really see myself working in the South Florida area again —

This was a posting I saw a couple months back recruiting for one of my old jobs. Yes, the one where I had to kick the Z-BOLA out of the transmitter every few days.

Post Date: 01/08/2018
Organization Type:
– Radio Station – Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Miami, FL
Job Description:

As the Broadcast Engineer, the Candidate will be responsible for all technical issues deemed necessary for the full and complete operation of the Station. That means the Candidate will oversee and ensure that the station is fully functional on a 24-hour basis.

Salary: $25,000 to $35,000
Send cover letter and resume to: (some circle of hell with a parking lot the engineer is also called upon to guard in the evening)

 

The sad part is, it’s not on that board anymore and the station’s staff page seems to indicate someone filled the position! This doesn’t surprise me – just about everyone I knew doing any sort of broadcast engineering work in Florida has asked me recently if anyone’s hiring over here in California, as the stations there have been downsizing positions like mad, treating remaining fulltime staff like trash, and bringing in random unqualified contractors based on personal friendships instead of actual skills.

Then again I just checked the same job board’s current results for California and this stupid gem appeared from the local TV station that Sinclair Broadcasting is doing their damn finest to run into the ground at high velocity with nitroglycerin in its pockets. Everyone involved and my own freaking DREAMS have warned me about this place.

Post Date: 04/06/2018
Organization Type:
– Television Station – Commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering
Company Sinclair Broadcasting
Location: CA
Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Director of Engineering. A qualified candidate will coordinate or perform maintenance of computer and broadcast equipment of the television broadcasting stations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Oversee engineering staff in separate locations.
• Plan, manage, train, and coordinate technician’s activities
• Oversee Station Master Control operations and supervise the master control operators.
• Operate the station in compliance with all FCC rules and regulations
• Assist and advise in planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations
• Supervise maintenance of computer software, hardware, and local area network applications on systems throughout the stations
• Establish procedures to ensure that all IT equipment is operational and secure
• Keep software versions up to date and follow software license compliance, including all corporate directives for IT security
• Supervise preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting on almost any electronic device or support electronics whether in-house or installed at transmitter; including but not limited to: cameras, video equipment and/or audio switching equipment, processing and monitoring equipment, microwave transmitters and receivers, satellite receivers, and computing equipment
• Supervise and/or perform transmitter maintenance of all transmitters, translators, and microwave systems
• Respond to trouble calls with broadcast or computer equipment (sometimes after regular hours and weekends)
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in broadcast television engineering, preferably with prior engineering management experience.
• 21st century skill set, a great team-oriented attitude and a dedication to quality.
• Strong leadership skills and exceptional communication are absolutely essential for the successful candidate to possess.
• A strong IT background.
• A college degree, SBE certification, and A+ certification are preferred.
• Hold a valid driver’s license.

Send cover letter and resume to: man i hope you have your own 4wd truck because you’re going to need it

Always shitpost safely.

Deep thoughts:

If you were to spend a day doing tower work in the nude, but wearing a safety harness for proper fall protection, the tan lines would be amusing.

Shut up, brain, or I’ll stab you with a Q-Tip.

Hey at least they recycled

On the stock air vane switch from the Boca Raton factory of CSI Electronics, found inside a defunct transmitter…….

Warning to phenylketonurics: may contain slight traces of phenylalanine.

That time of the month??

Upon arriving at the peak of what I’m lovingly referring to as the shitboi….

6000 feet of decomposed granite covered mush….

this was playing on the stereo.

The summit came into view as the sample of the name “Tampax” progressively got more distorted and vocoded into oblivion.

Tamphex (Hedphuq Mix)

Perfect.

So, let’s just put fresh tubes in this beautifully well maintainedOH HELL.

Okay. Fine. Let’s just tune up and

What in the I don’t even

Is this loss?

Site needs a revisit because the exciter went haywire over the weekend. D’oh!!

What an adventure….

I’ll discuss it later but for now, here’s what happened to one of the IPA tubes:

One hambarga?

Do not try to correct her spelling. At least not before you safely discharge all capacitors.

is this loss.jpg

Today’s massive nuclear facepalm count:

2

1. I was asked to see what would be needed to put my cluster’s MARTI UHF remote radios back in service.

2. I saw on Facebook that someone got a tattoo of a lineart interpretation of the fucking Loss meme.

Why. why would you do either one of those things to yourself? Using the MARTI for a remote broadcast sucks but having a shit meme tattooed on yourself is just amazingly dumb.

Tattoos are a piece of art, both ephemeral and long lasting, that one displays upon their body. The loss meme is just awful. It’ll be forgotten as all your base in a few years and yet. Well…. can you imagine trying to explain this shit in like ten years? Pictured, the original comic panel and a similar lineart interpretation of loss.

I dunno, loss.jpg will still probably be better than setting up that will-burt mast and antenna only to find you’re cockblocked by having no line of sight and a Fresnel zone situation… I doubt the plan is to use that dino-radio often.

Guess I’m too easily amused

Hey everyone I just learned that the bizarre Bethel cult ministry here runs the… Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.

Yeah they actually called it that and I am laughing my ass off in response. How perfectly pretentious and bizarre.

Apparently there are other Schools of Supernatural Ministry around too.

First image (from Bethel’s Facebook page) is what the second image immediately makes me think of…
(wait, invert that, WordPress is being a dong)

this is actually located in a ‘power strip’ shopping center.
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