Christopher Tarr

Milwaukee, WI

Often referred to as "The Ninjaneer" or the "Geek Jedi", I have a knack for explaining difficult to grasp technology in a way that anyone can understand. Unlike what is considered the "typical" Engineer, I'm known for my outgoing personality and sense of humor.

I am the Group Director of Engineering for Magnum.Media, a locally-owned family company, overseeing the technical operations of over 25 signals in the state of Wisconsin .

An experienced Engineering manager, I joined the Society of Broadcast Engineers in 2003, and received Certified Broadcast Technologist Certification in 2004, Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist Certification in 2005, Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer Certification in 2005, was one of the first to receive the Digital Radio Broadcasting Certification when it was offered in 2007, earned the Certified Senior Radio Engineer certification in 2011, and was one of the first to earn the Certified Broadcast Network Engineer Certification in 2012. In 2006, I was elected to a two-year term on the National Board of Directors for the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and in 2007 was the recipient of the Wulliman Award for service to the Engineering community of Southeast Wisconsin from the Milwaukee SBE chapter. I continue to serve as co-chair of the local chapter.

In 2012, I moved to a part time position at Entercom to join 88Nine Radio Milwaukee to help design and build their new multi-million dollar facility in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood. Once that project was completed in 2014, I moved back to Entercom in my previous role. I moved to Magnum.Media in April of 2020.

In addition to Engineering management, I am a staff writer for "Radio Guide" magazine and a co-host of the "This Week in Radio Tech" podcast with Kirk Harnack of the Telos Alliance.