Contributor Pro-File: Ron Bartlebaugh

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Contributor Pro-File: Ron Bartlebaugh

Jan 1, 2010 8:00 AM

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Meet the professionals who write for Radio magazine.

This month: HD Radio at WKSU

Ron Bartlebaugh, CBNT
The WKSU Stations
Kent, OH

Bartlebaugh has been the director of broadcast engineering for WKSU since 1990. He is a frequent contributor to Radio magazine and author of the SBE Certification Handbook for Radio Operators. His broadcasting career began in the mid-sixties at a small station in Western Pennsylvania, and he previously served eight years as chief engineer of Moody Broadcasting's WCRF. He also designs professional sound reinforcement systems and manages mysteriously invisible sound waves using precisely designed acoustical techniques.

The coming of HD Radio to WKSU

WKSU had a major decision to make: Either add 5,000 square feet onto the broadcast center building or complete the installation of IBOC technology at its non-IBOC stations and further enhance the network with the implementation of multicast channel and program-associated data capabilities for each station....