Paul Brenner is NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award Winner
The NAB has
announced that Paul Brenner is NAB’s 2012 Radio Engineering Achievement Award
Brenner is senior
vice president and chief technology officer for Emmis Communications. Brenner’s
work at Emmis focuses on technology business development, industry
partnerships, broadcast engineering strategy and the development of new
broadcasting and Internet content distribution systems.
According to the
announcement, Brenner works both within the industry and with pure-play IT
development companies. His perspective gained from interaction with automakers,
Internet software companies and portable device makers led him to product
developments such as live traffic information through the Broadcaster Traffic
Consortium and “TagStation”song
tagging for radio broadcasters, developed in partnership with Broadcast
Brenner is also president
of the Broadcaster Traffic Consortium, a partnership of 16 radio companies in
the U.S. and Canada formed to distribute data via FM RDS and HD Radio. He has
been a member of the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability
Council working group for EAS CAP and NAB’s Digital Radio Committee.
Brenner joined Emmis from IT consulting firm DataShare Corporation in 1998. He
holds a Masters degree in Information Systems as well as degrees in E-Business
and Electronics Engineering Technologies.
Also announced, Glen
Reitmeier is the NAB 2012 Television Engineering Achievement Award winner.
Reitmeier is SVP Technology Strategy & Policy for NBC Universal. He leads
NBC Universal’s technical efforts on industry standards, government policy,
commercial agreements, antipiracy operations and advanced engineering.
NAB presents its
Radio and Television Engineering Achievement Awards each year at the NAB Show
in Las Vegas. The awards, established in 1959, are given to individuals for their
significant contributions that have advanced the state of the art in broadcast
This year’s winners
will be honored at the Technology Luncheon on April 18, at the NAB Show.