Gordon Carter received his post high-school education at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, majoring in missionary radio.
Following his graduation, Gordon spent three months working at PJA-6 in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, helping to erect a new tower for the AM radio station there.
Upon return to the States, he began working for WTTM in Trenton, New Jersey, as staff engineer. His duties there included studio and transmitter maintenance, as well as engineering a few remotes.
Following that, he took a position as staff engineer for WFMT, Chicago. Shortly after starting there, he was called upon to help move the studios to a new location. Duties while at WFMT have included studio and transmitter installation and maintenance, design and construction of several items of studio equipment, including an audio routing switcher. During his employment at WFMT he has been involved in three studio moves and three transmitter moves. When WFMT was awarded an interim license to operate an AM frequency, he was called upon to supervise the installation of the AM transmitter and its maintenance. During the most recent studio move he was called upon to do the acoustic design of the studios as well as the electrical design of the entire facility. During his time at WFMT he has held positions of staff engineer, Studio Supervisor, Telecommunications Manager, and Chief Engineer. He retired from WFMT on July 31, 2010.
In addition to his broadcasting work, Gordon has designed church sound systems, and consulted with some overseas missionary radio stations. He has presented papers at the Audio Engineering Society, Public Radio Engineering Conference, Madison Broadcasters' Clinic, and local SBE and AES meetings. He has also authored over 30 articles for various publications, most of which are available through this web site.
Gordon is a Senior Member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He is currently Certification Chairman for SBE Chapter 26. He has held an FCC First Class Radiotelephone License and General Class Radiotelephone License. He is currently certified by the SBE as a Certified Professionanl Broadcast Engineer (CPBE), Certified Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist (DRB), and Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist (CBNT).
He is a member of the Planning Committee for the Public Radio Engineering Conference (PREC) and the Madison Broadcasters' Clinic. He is also a founding board member of the Association of Public Radio Engineers (APRE).