Originally Posted by radiomaster
Noticed at 33 WVLA's website, they are looking for a Master Control Supervisor, a Master Control Operator, and an engineer.
Maybe a recent housecleaning has been performed??? Maybe people in master control at 33 will pay more attention when NBC is feeding a HD program.
If a TV station can't afford a handful of 13" or smaller monitors for master control and around the station, then they really should turn in their license and let another company provide quality TV service to the city of license.
I want to say that MOST of the time the bad decisions about HD (whether it's 5KALB or 9WAFB or many others) are made by management and not by engineers.
Like radio, most TV the last few years is run by salespeople in management as opposed to the years when broadcasters and programmers ran TV and radio stations. That being said:
Comcorp's Chief Engineer for Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Shreveport is based out of Waco, Texas!!! That's a heck of a commute!!!
Does he fly a helicopter from Waco when BR or Lafayette has technical trouble? How would he know if a part time master control operator is asleep at the HD switch?
Funny....their ad for an engineer says he would need to work in an environment without a lot of supervision--that sounds like the situation right now!
If a TV engineer is not enthusiastic and EAGER for the transition to digital in addition to being knowledgeable, they NEED TO GO.
In Louisiana, there were some engineers hired simply because they were vets from WW2. It's long past time for them to retire.