Fort Pierce, FL
Able to relocate? Yes
William J. Elliott, Jr.
20 Harbour Isle Drive West, Unit PH1
Ft. Pierce, FL 34949
Email: [email protected]
Highly Experienced Broadcast Engineer
Television, Radio, Satellite, Internet, IT
FCC General Radio Telephone License
Society of Broadcast Engineers, CBT
2017 – Present
Seaway Syndicate LLC, Fort Pierce, Florida
Owner/Chief Technical Officer/Program Director
Startup company manufacturing radio station automation systems, syndicated music radio network and high resolution audio services.
2015 – 2018
Jacksonville Educators Broadcasting, WTCE TV, Fort Pierce, W Palm Beach, FL
I was responsible for studio, transmitter, IT engineering and FCC/OSHA compliance at this full power TBN subsidiary station.
2007 – Present
Notable projects include the following companies or government agencies:
L2, New York, NY
Project was for UHD studio in Delray Beach, FL used for corporate videos, CNBC and Bloomberg Networks.
WAGM TV, Presque Isle, ME
Consultant/Director of Engineering & IT
I was brought in to keep CBS & Fox affiliated channels on the air following the departure of the Engineering & IT staff. Work included solutions for on going problems and proposed fixes for a multitude of infrastructure related deficiencies, electrical, grounding, HVAC and FCC compliance issues at the studio and transmitter sites.
Broadcasting Board of Governors, Radio & TV Marti, Miami, FL
Installation of Harris 3DX 100 kW transmitter into 4 tower directional antenna system at the most powerful AM station in the United States operating on 1180 kHz. I designed and wired the remote control interface which also included a Continental 317 C3 50 kW auxiliary transmitter and worked on wiring projects in the radio and television studios. Related projects included multi camera broadcasts at out of studio locations.
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Washington Redskins, Red Zebra Broadcasting, Washington, DC
My responsibilities were the radio network, a sports talk simulcast on 50 kW AM directional WTEM, 10 kW AM WXTR and FM stations WWXT and WWXX. Other duties included automated AM directional stations WWRC and WTNT.
ProTEL News, Homestead, Florida
I have worked for this large SNG and uplink/downlink facility on two separate occasions doing upgrades to the infrastructure and maintaining SD & HD video and digital transmission equipment that serves major television networks in the US and overseas.
Radio One, WTPS, Miami, FL
Work was preparing the studio and transmitter site at this 50 kW AM 6 tower directional station for sale to Salem Broadcasting and included a partial antenna proof.
Also rendered services to:
Red Rock Radio Corporation, Duluth, MN
Crossed Field Antennas, Ltd., Farmington, CT
Flagship Cinemas, Homestead, FL
Keys Radio Group, Marathon, FL
2000 – 2006
IAC, HSN, St. Petersburg, FL
I was responsible for transmission and signal quality assurance of the company’s 4 television networks originating live 24/7/365 from a world class state of the art facility. Worked on a complete rewiring project and digital integration in the teleport where we also provided satellite and fiber uplink/downlink service to numerous major television networks and their crews for news and production events occurring in the Tampa Bay area. HSN is the biggest television production complex on the west coast of Florida.
1999 – 2000
USA Digital Radio (Ibiquity), Columbia, MD
Contract Broadcast Engineer
The work, as part of a team, consisted of research and development in the lab and field on the IBOC digital broadcasting system known today as “HD Radio”. I was the transmitter engineer for the over the air presentation to the FCC at the NAB Radio Show in Orlando.
1998 – 1999
American General Media, Salisbury Broadcasting, Avon, CO
Colorado Group Chief Engineer
My responsibilities were for 11 FM stations and 1 AM directional station. Duties included maintenance of several mountain top transmitters and translators, multiple-hop microwave relays, relocation of studios, new automation, supervision of engineers and contractors.
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1994 – 1998
Entercom, WYUU & WISP, Tampa & Sarasota, FL
I accomplished high power FM transmitter and new diplexed antenna installation for move into the Tampa market of the Sarasota station. Also did large scale build out of the studio plant, LAN, new automation and supervision of 3 engineers.
Eastern Broadcasting, WKCI & WAVZ, New Haven, CT
This was one of the most satisfying positions I’ve ever had and it was a wonderful success story for the owners Bob Zimmerman, Roger Neuhoff and the great management team they assembled for these classic stations. I recently came across a historical post on the internet and this comment from Bob Perry, former PD of WAVZ: “Under Eastern, the entire plant was redone from studios to towers by some of the best engineers in the business – Bill Elliott, Stan Briggs and Wynn Suitor. Three years after buying the combo for 6.5 million, they sold them for 30 million and bought stations in Rhode Island.”
Harris Corporation, Broadcast Division, Quincy, IL
Field Service Engineer
Extensive travel in the US and overseas were a part of this job where I had the opportunity to build stations, integrate equipment and service the company’s studio, transmission and automation products plus conduct customer training.
ASC Technical Services, Moonachie, NJ
Assistant Northeast Regional Manager
I had worked for the predecessor of this company, ALTEC Service Corporation, a few years previous and was brought back by the former CEO and Comptroller. I supervised and assisted union (IATSE) field engineers installing and servicing projection, sound and automation equipment in motion picture theatres from Broadway into upstate New York, New England and New Jersey. Engineer in Charge for NYC premieres of several movies, among them “Jaws 2” and “Animal House”.
Universal Studios – Orlando, FL
Audio, Video, Film Tech
Precision Media, WKSS, Hartford, CT
WCCC, Hartford, CT
WSHE & WSRF, Fort Lauderdale, FL
WTMI, Miami, FL
Education: Grantham School of Electronics, Washington DC & Los Angeles, CA
Schott Aviation, Quincy, IL, Licensed Private Pilot, Airplane