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Conn. Broadcasters Host Gubernatorial Debate

Also will honor Coach Jim Calhoun

If we do our math right, Dwight Eisenhower was in office when the Connecticut Broadcasters Association held its first convention. Now it’s getting ready for the 59th.

CBA will convene in Hartford on Thursday. At a luncheon it will hand its Lifetime Achievement Award to retired basketball coach Jim Calhoun, in recognition of work on behalf of charitable causes.

The association also has invited Gov. Dan Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley to a debate that will conclude the convention and be aired around the state; questions will be from a panel of Connecticut broadcasters.

Among sessions of note, Jeffrey Hedquist of Hedquist Productions, whose work appears in Radio World, will speak about “Sensual Radio.” Curtis LeGeyt, senior VP of the NAB, will be a panelist in a legislative affairs session. A tech panel about disaster recovery will feature John Ramsey, president of Ramsey Communication Services; Jeff Hugabonne, a chief engineer for CBS Radio; and Rick Walsh, market engineering manager for iHeartMedia. Four technical executives from ESPN will talk about their multiplatform strategy. And John Ramsey will host a session targeting needs of high school, college and faith-supported radio stations, as well as public and LPFM stations.

Note that advance registration to the convention is required, and it is open only to CBA members.

The association was created in 1955.

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