Job Title: Director of Engineering, Nashville
Company: ViacomCBS, Inc.
Status: Life Member
Primary Section: Nashville
Company Website: https://www.viacomcbs.com/
Other Professional Website: http://televisiondesignconsultants.com/
Contact: Tom Edwards
Facebook Address: https://www.facebook.com/tom.edwards.33234
LinkedIn Address: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-edwards-027bb74/
ViacomCBS, Inc., Dir. of Engineering, Nashville, TN. My team is responsible for design, installation, support of high-speed data networks, transmission systems, large file storage systems, audio and video editing systems, graphics design systems, Country Music Television's Radio and Television Studios, as well CBS Interactive Studios and Post Production facility.
BS Electrical Engineering Technology, Western Kentucky University.
CompTIA A+ Software and Hardware Certification
CompTIA A+ Networking Certification
Cisco CCNA Certification
1976 to 1978 - WTVF, The CBS Nashville TN affiliate television station and Century Productions. I was a design and tape engineer.
1978 to Present - WSM, Inc. - Owners of WSM, the Nashville NBC affiliate, The Grand Ole Opry, Opryland Music Theme Park, The Opryland Hotel WSM Radio, and Opryland Productions. I worked at Opryland Productions as a CMX online video editor. Opryland Productions evolved into The Nashville Network which purchased Country Music Television. I became the Post Production Engineering Supervisor. The television properties were sold to CBS in 1997 and Viacom International acquired CBS in 2000. I became the Sr. Engineering Manager of Post Production, Graphic Systems, and Production Management. Viacom International and CBS separated into separate companies in 2006 and I stayed with Viacom. I became Director of Engineering, CMT. Later our facility broadened its responsibilities beyond CMT support which included a Network Operations Center - disaster recovery facility in Nashville, and long form programming formatting for all Viacom channels. Viacom and CBS merged in 2021 to become ViacomCBS, Inc.CBS Interactive has been added to our responsibilities which includes studios and post production facilities.
President of Television Design Consultants, founded in 1985, a television and radio system design and integration company.
I was contacted by the AES Nashville Section to join and serve on their committee to add the broadcast experience to the mostly studio audio engineers that were currently members. Since then I have enjoyed creating our "Spring Mixer", an area school mixing competition that has been very popular. Being a musician, meeting and getting know some of the industry icons has been a very humbling and educational experience for me.
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