The Society of Television Engineers

Welcome to the Society of Television Engineers Web Site.  Established in 1940,  STE is an organization unique to Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.  Its members include key individuals involved in television broadcast engineering and the manufacture of television broadcast equipment.  The purpose of the STE is to provide a common ground for key technology  personnel to get together and discuss common technical problems, and to help each other solve them.


STE dinner meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of each month, July and August excluded. Meeting activities include a social cocktail hour, dinner, a table-by-table industry event reports and introduction of guests. This is followed by a formal program that covers new or interesting broadcast, production and post production systems, standards, products, or techniques.  Meetings are open to anyone interested in the field. 

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Next Meeting

Our Next Meeting will be held Thursday June 19th at The Castaway in Burbank, and will feature Jim Davis & Fred Molina of showing the Arri AMIRA camera.
New  Board Members

Congratulations to our new Board for 2013-2014:

Charter Members

Greg Boren

Tony Ciesniewski

Vince Humphrey

James A. Smith (NBC)

Dave Zulli


At-Large Members

Steve Andreae

Martin Grahl

Stephen Rich

Nathan Simmons


President - Ralph Kalatucka

Secretary - Greg Boren

Treasurer - George Hamilton



John D. Silva, Los Angeles pioneering television engineer, has passed away on Nov 27, 2012 at age 92.

John's obituary can be found here.
The KLTA newscast announcing John's passing, details, photographs and further links of some of John many accomplishments can be found on the Emmy's website.

Wm George Tokar a former STE member passed away October 2, 2012 after a short illness, he was 97 years old. George began his career in 1936 working for Earl C Anthony at what eventually became KFI radio. When Mr. Anthony started KFI-TV, which later became  KHJ-TV, and now KCAL, he asked George to move over and become a television engineer. George retired from KHJ in 1979.