You're a Listener and you don't get it... Yes you do.
KRUD Listener Tip: Radio Station Engineers love to attend conventions. There is always a convention going on somewhere. Engineers tell management they need to talk to the factory reps about new equipment. They need to check out some new "knobs" for the console... yeah, right!
Engineers, while boring and rather strange in the company of normal people, are an uncontrolled mob of party maniacs when you get a group of them together. Don't even attempt to understand their humor. So the Klystron Tube just blew up!... hahaha hah haha ha aha ahahahhha..
Engineers will leave town for any convention anywhere if they can do it on company time and company money. If it costs them a nickel.. they won't go. It cuts into their table dance money.