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Dielectric Emphasizes HD Radio; Moves Radio Manufacturing

Dielectric Emphasizes HD Radio; Moves Radio Manufacturing

Calling it “a major commitment to the radio broadcast industry,” Dielectric is expanding its product lines and shifting radio engineering and manufacturing to the Midwest.
The company says the latter move is intended to speed delivery to the coasts and help resource coordination for tower and radio operations.
The company said it plans new products for HD Radio and AM stations, and has added two new sales people.
Radio engineering and manufacturing will move to Dielectric’s plant in Newburgh, Ind. Rex Niekamp will be responsible for radio and tower operations as vice president of tower and radio operations.
The radio engineering staff will focus on developing products to support the transition to digital, specifically antennas and combiners, it said. The company also is focusing on developing a line of products and services for domestic AM radio broadcasters.
“Our initial focus will be on passive RF components, tower/antenna structures and lighting,” said a spokeswoman.
The company has hired sales people to support the broadcast product expansion.
John George of Lexington, S.C., and Al Jason of Cameron Park, Calif., will represent Dielectric radio products and services. George comes most recently from Harris Corp. where he was district sales manager for the southeast. He has worked for Audio Broadcast Group and Continental Electronics and has local FM station experience.
Al Jason comes to the company from ERI, and has worked for Jampro and CMBE. He will be responsible for the western territory.