Discount Admission for Radio Show

Early-bird deal runs to July 4; tech sessions are highlighted
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Prospective attendees to the Radio Show, Sept. 29–Oct. 1, in Washington, should note that registering before July 4 will save $100.

The NAB has released details of sessions with appeal to engineers and other managers interested in technology and regulatory issues.

Sessions include “Ask the Experts: Technical/Regulatory/Legal/FCC,” moderated by Radio World’s U.S. Editor in Chief Paul McLane. He and a panel of experts will examine recent changes and proposed changes in regulations and requirements in areas such as EAS, interference, broadband, digital transmission and LPFM.

The panel will include Peter Doyle, chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau, FCC; Jim Bradshaw, deputy chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau, FCC; Ann Bobeck, assistant general counsel, NAB; Richard Mertz, principal engineer, Cavell & Mertz; Gregg Skall, attorney, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice; Milford Smith, VP, radio engineering, Greater Media; and Glynn Walden, senior vice president, Engineering, CBS.

Radio World contributor John Bisset of Nautel will be on a panel for “Ask the Experts: Building a Radio Station,” moderated by Gary Kline, VP, engineering and IT for Cumulus Media. They will be joined by Mike Starling, VP and chief technology officer and executive director, NPR Labs; David M Gilson, principal, Guild Partners LLC; Antonio Argibay, AIA, LEED AP, principal, Meridian Design Associates and Andy Laird, VP and chief technology officer, Journal Broadcast Group. Obviously they will toss around approaches to and requirements for building a modern radio station.

Another session will look at transmitters, “Ask the Experts: AM/FM/Digital Transmitter Manufacturers.” Hear about the latest in RF transmission technology, power levels, maintenance concerns, etc. from Geoff Mendenhall, VP, transmission research and technology, Harris; Dave Hultsman, regional sales manager, Continental Electronics; Gary Liebisch, Eastern region sales manager, Nautel; and Tim Bealor, VP sales, Broadcast Electronics. Clear Channel Senior VP, engineering and capital management, Steve Davis will be the moderator.

Attendees looking for audio processing tips can join moderator Dom Bordonaro, chief engineer, Cox Radio, and panelists Frank Foti, president, Omnia Audio; Jeff Keith, Vorsis senior product development engineer, Wheatstone; and Jim Loupas, president, James Loupas Associates for “Ask the Experts: Creative Audio Processing.”

And an “Ask the Experts” is devoted to HD Radio. Moderated by Radio magazine’s Chriss Scherer, it will empanel all manner of iBiquity folks.

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