Engineering Spotlight: Gary Blievernicht, MSU/WKAR-AM/FM/TV (East Lansing)

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GaryB_300Gary Blievernicht
Engineering Supervisor, Michigan State University-WKAR-AM/FM/TV, East Lansing.  He has been at MSU since 1992.

Gary is also Chairman of the State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC), which oversees the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in Michigan.

Brief Engineering Resume:
Gary:  
Attended the Purdue University extension in Indianapolis, which morphed into Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis. BS/EET.  I’ve worked at WTTV which was an independent station that later turned into a CBS affiliate, and WISH-TV that was a CBS affiliate and later turned into an independent.

Also, made video discs for two years with RCA Selectavision; a couple of years with the University of New Mexico’s KNME-TV/KUNM-FM; and as Engineering/Operations manager for Eastern Educational Television Network, now American Public Television. Odd that so many places change their name or go out of business after I leave. Must be to protect the innocent.

Q: How did you get started in broadcast engineering?
Gary:  I attended and participate in the Junior Achievement program at WFBM-TV (now WRTV) in Indianapolis. I produced/directed two episodes, and did a bit of sales for the series.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that very few people know…
Gary:  Well, a few know that I have the record for the shortest acceptance speech for an award at the GLBC.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Gary:  Trust the Lord, Jesus.

One thought on “Engineering Spotlight: Gary Blievernicht, MSU/WKAR-AM/FM/TV (East Lansing)”

  1. Since I had the other acceptance speech in 2014, I believe on average it was a normal length … ;0

    Congrats, Gary!

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