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AES Historical Events Honor Innovators

AES Historical Events Honor Innovators

The upcoming AES Convention in New York includes several programs and events that look at the history of sound reinforcement and one that notes FM radio’s 70th birthday.
“History of Acoustic Sound Reinforcement” tracks how rock and roll changed music and live sound. Moderator Dan Gaydos of the Museum of Sound Recording, with equipment and production speakers, will exchange stories during the session on Oct. 10.
“Major Armstrong’s Contribution to Broadcasting” recounts the life of Major Armstrong. Panelists include Robert Carter Brecht, Henry G. Dietz, Steve Hemphill, Gilbert R. Houck, Mike Katzdorn, Renville H. McMann Jr., Jerry Minter and Charles E. Sackermann, Jr. The panel is organized by Steve Hemphill of Solid Electronics Laboratories, AES Broadcast Events Chair David Bialik, Radio World U.S. Editor-in-Chief Paul McLane and Radio World contributor Scott Fybush of Northeast Radio Watch; Fybush will moderate. This event is now scheduled for Sunday Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
And Himan Brown, producer of radio programs such as “Inner Sanctum,” “Dick Tracy” and “The Adventures of the Thin Man,” will recreate a live audio drama on stage at the Javits Center on Oct. 7 from 6-7 p.m.
For a list of the convention’s historical events, go to the AES Web site.