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Jay Yeary

Jay Yeary

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Student
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Archiving/Restoration
  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Broadcasting - Archiving/Restoration
  • Broadcasting - Internet Distribution
  • Broadcasting - Radio
  • Broadcasting - Television Sound
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound

Job Duties:

  • Engineer
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Acoustician
  • Mixer
  • Recording Engineer


Jay Yeary is an audio engineer specializing in broadcast and media. His far-ranging experience includes FOH, live broadcast mixing, sound design, music editing, and technical broadcast engineering. He is currently the author of the "Inside Audio" column for TV Technology Magazine. It appears that Jay will do just about anything if it involves audio.

He is an AES Fellow, two-time chair of the Atlanta AES section, a member of both SMPTE and SBE, and a multiple Emmy Award winner.

After nearly three decades in Atlanta, he relocated in 2015 to San Antonio, Texas with his wife Anne and pup Coco.

AES Awards

In 2014, James Yeary was presented with the AES Fellowship Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership, service, and dedication to the AES Atlanta Section, and for achieving quality audio projects at Turner Studios over a long period.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Emmy Award for Outstanding Collaborative Achievement in Audio "The Braves Do It",

Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement, Television News Excellence in Audio "First Down By A Nose",

Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement, Television News Excellence in Audio "TV Violence Special - Open",

Telly Award Finalist for Audio Sweetening "TV Violence: Parents Under the Gun",

Emmy Award for Outstanding Collaborative Achievement in Audio "College Football Campaign"

Education Background

English/Engineering - Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA

Employment History

Sep 2015-present: Engineer at JHM
2014-present: Self-employed at Transient Audio Labs
1988-2014: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
1987-1988: Radio Producer - Real Life Media
1984-1987: Senior Audio Engineer - WOF TV
1977-1984: Audio Engineer - PTL TV

Related Experience

Musician, Listener

Why Am I An AES Member?

Being a member of the AES is increasingly about education for me. I'm always trying to learn something new and share it with others and the AES gives us all front row seats to both the history and the future of audio.

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