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WBA Releases 2015 Broadcasters Clinic Early Bird Schedule

Clinic will take place from Oct. 13-15 in Madison

MADISON, Wis.� The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has released the Early Bird Schedule for its upcoming Broadcasters clinic set to take place Oct. 13-15 in Madison, Wis.

Highlights for the three day event look to include a lecture from Skip Pizzi of NAB on FM receivers in smartphones, �Three Critical Steps Toward AM Revitalization� from Kintronic Labs� Tom King, �Drones, Drones, Drones� from Bill Pritchett, education director for the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Nautel TV Product Manager Fred Baumgartner on how radio and TV will converge, and updates on ATSC 3.0 and the TV spectrum auction and repack.

Here is the schedule:


7:45 a.m.: Registration & Continental Breakfast � � � �

8:50 a.m.: Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.: Using Livewire+ AES67 to Build Complete Facilities over IP

Greg Shay, Chief Science Officer, The Telos Alliance

10 a.m.: Virtual Future of Broadcast Automation

Paul Stewart, C.R.O., R&D Engineer. ENCO Systems Inc.

11 a.m.: FM Receivers in Smartphones

Skip Pizzi, National Association of Broadcasters

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch

1 p.m.: Interference to Full-Power Stations from LPFM

Jeremy Ruck, Jeremy Ruck & Associates, Inc.

1 p.m.: WBA Board Meeting (Working lunch)

1:45 p.m.: Three Critical Steps Toward a.m. Revitalization

Tom King, Kintronic Labs

2 p.m.: National Certification Committee Meeting�

2:45 p.m.: Pp.m. and Voltaire

Cornelius Gould, The Telos Alliance

3:30 p.m.: Looking for a Pattern in Antenna Design

Sean Edward, Shively Labs

4:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Exhibits Open – Exhibitors Reception

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: SBE Board of Directors Dinner�

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: SBE Board of Directors�

7 p.m.: Nuts & Bolts Session Location: Superior Room

Drones, Drones, Drones

Bill Pritchett, Education Director, Academy of Model Aeronautics


7 a.m.: Registration & Continental Breakfast � � � � � ��

8 a.m.: Fellows Breakfast (By Invitation Only)

8:30 a.m.: LTE Interference to/from Broadcast

Jeff Welton, Regional Sales Manager, Nautel

9:15 a.m.: Lessons Learned From Preparations for the IPAWS National Test

Al Kenyon, Department of Homeland Security � FEMA

10 a.m.: Exclusive Exhibit Time

11 a.m.: Lunch on Exhibit Floor

1:30 p.m.: A Regulatory Update

Chris Imlay, SBE General Counsel

2:15 p.m.: How TV Split From Radio� And How They Will Now Converge

Fred Baumgartner, TV Product Manager, Nautel

3 p.m.: IPv6, It�s Not Going Away

Wayne M. Pecena CPBE CBNE, Texas A&M University � Ka.m.U

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: SBE Membership Meeting

5 p.m.: SBE Awards Reception

6 p.m.: SBE National Annual Awards Location: Salon D


7:45 a.m.: Registration & Continental Breakfast�

8:30 a.m.: Spectrum Efficiency for Behind the Scenes Devices

James Stoffo, Chief Technology Officer, Radio Active Designs

9:15 a.m.: IP-based Distributed Broadcast Production

James Stellpflug, Vice President Product Marketing, EVS�

10:15 a.m.: Ultra-High Definition, Mobile Video, Immersive Audio, and Much More�A status report on ATSC 3.0

Jerry Whitaker, VP for Standards Develop.m.ent, ATSC

11 a.m.: TV Spectrum Auction and Repack Update

Jay Adrick, GatesAir

12 p.m.: Lunch

1 p.m.: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Myths & Realities

Jeff Klang, Great Lakes Regional Counsel, FAA

1:45 p.m.: High Power Tunable Filters

Dan Fallon, Senior RF Engineer, Dielectric

2:30 p.m.: The Promise of the Next Generation Broadcast Standard, And More!

�Louis Libin, Senior Director New Technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group