Corporate Engineering

Our Mission
CBC EngineeringThe Corporate Engineering Department of the Crawford Broadcasting Company exists to oversee the engineering operations of the company's 26 radio stations. We are responsible for research and development, project oversight, facility design and construction, purchasing, budgeting and all hiring of engineering personnel.

Crawford Broadcasting Company strives to maintain state-of-the-art studio and transmitter facilities, utilizing the latest developments in technology to make our signals the very best that they can be. Crawford has taken the art of AM broadcasting to new levels with solid-state transmitters, broadband antenna systems and the very latest in audio processing technology. It is also on the leading edge of digital technology, being among the first in the nation to transmit High Definition (HD) Radio signals on some of its FM stations. 

 

Our Staff
EquipmentEach of our major clusters is staffed with a chief engineer and one or more assistant engineers. Our chief engineers are highly-trained broadcast specialists with years of experience in the broadcast engineering field. They are chosen not only for their skills and experience but also for their commitment to excellence. Most of our chief engineers have been with the company for many years. These skilled, capable and committed individuals are a key part of Crawford's commitment to technical excellence.

Assistant engineers are hired and trained with a view to reproducing properly-trained and skilled chief engineers. Our chief engineers treat their assistants as apprentices, teaching them and giving them the benefit of their knowledge and years of experience.

At the corporate level, Cris Alexander serves as the Director of Corporate Engineering. Cris has held this position since 1984. In addition to his administrative function, he serves as a resource to all the chief engineers in the company, providing assistance and guidance when needed as well as maintaining a central pool of highly specialized test equipment that is available to any of the market chief engineers upon request.

 

Oak Flat Project Gallery
We recently completed our new 50 kW transmission facility for KBRT in Southern California.



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