Career of the Month: An Interview With Broadcast Engineer Glenn Lefflerby: Megan Sullivan

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Broadcast engineers maintain radio stations—their job is to keep stations on the air and making money. From rewiring a station’s equipment to fixing a transmitter on a mountaintop at 3:00 a.m., these engineers make sure that we, the listeners, can count on music streaming from our favorite stations. As a teenager, Glenn Leffler never dreamed that his desire to be a musician would spark a career in broadcast engineering. Now—running a business, teaching classes at local colleges, and recording his own albums—he is grateful that his passion for guitar and gift for electronics paved the way.

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Publication Date
12/1/2010

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  • on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:09 AM

A broadcast engineer is responsible for keeping a radio station online and his specialty is a knack for electronics. He has been able to combine his love of music with an understanding of sound and engineering. This article describes what he does in a day. He also discusses what happens when lightning strikes a broadcast tower. It appears that this is a unique job and that more people are needed.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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