January Meetings

Our Membership Appreciation Meeting to celebrate the holidays is
Saturday, January 11, 7:30pm at Santangelo’s Restaurant, 673 Old Liverpool Rd., Liverpool, NY

You don’t have to be a member to attend but must RSVP by 5pm on January 6th
Bring a guest

$20 per person with Open Bar
$13 per person non-alcoholic drinks only
We will have a sit down dinner beginning with cocktails and appetizers

Dinner Choices
Chicken Parmiagiano – w/Penne Pasta
Bourbon Salmon – bourbon glaze over spinach and jasmine rice
Filet Mignon – over garlic mashed potatoes

Dinner includes Garden Salad & Italian Bread
If you have specific dietary needs, please email Tom

Dessert will follow with “Sams” cake and an assortment of Canoli’s

Click Here to Email your RSVP to Tom McNicholl by 5pm on January 6th
Be sure to include:  Number Attending, Your Dinner Choices, Open Bar or Non Alcoholic Drinks

Payment can be made by cash or check at the event on 1/11, or email Tom to make other arrangements.  Additional donations are welcome and appreciated.

Our next Chapter Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 15 at WSTM/WTVH/WSTQ
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Business Meeting
7:00pm Presentation

Our Presenter will be Bill Bennett from Enco
Bill was our presenter in January, 2018 when he was with LAWO

RSVP by noon on 1/14 so we have an accurate headcount for dinner Click Here to email your RSVP

Bill will present, “On The Air From The Cloud”
A presentation to introduce real-time, live Cloud backup, playout and Disaster Recovery from your studio’s on-air playout systems. Bill will discuss cyber-attacks, studio-to-Cloud synchronization, user interfaces, streaming options and other ways to keep DR seamless.


  • Discuss and chronical some of the threats broadcasters are facing today, such as:
    • Cyber-attacks & ransomware
    • Blackhat hackers and backhoes
    • Other things that go wrong and how to be proactive
  • Discuss operational vulnerabilities to today’s “all in one” studio designs vs. what the Cloud can bring
  • Describe where Cloud-based content playout and real-time backup and synchronization has evolved to
  • Explain how the Cloud is being used to support broadcasters today
  • Show functional examples of Web browser control and editing interfaces carried over from desktop app versions
  • Discuss ENCO’s reverence designe for Cloud < > Studio workflows and technical elements
  • Ultimately explain how you can stay on the air after a Disaster from just about anywhere, while maintaining full access to your content when it matters the most

About the Presenter
Bill Bennett is the Media Solutions Account Manager for ENCO Systems, Inc.
Bill Bennett joined ENCO Systems in early 2019 after a sales engineering position with the German manufacturer Lawo. Previous to that, he was a long-time broadcast engineer, consultant and project manager, overseeing ITV & OTT deployments, and venue technical build-out & operations for five Olympic Games and countless US broadcasts spanning the NBA, NHL, NFL and more. He exercised the right-brain as an executive producer and new media business development executive at QVC, and owned a laser display production company (where he got to play with really big lasers).

RSVP by noon on 1/14 so we have an accurate headcount for dinner Click Here to email your RSVP