Wireless collocation is among the technical topics on the agenda for this fall’s Radio Show, to be held in Dallas.
“We are witnessing an ever-increasing demand for tower space by wireless companies expanding service into rural areas,” organizers wrote. “This discussion will address the requirements of the wireless service and offer solutions that may produce new revenue streams for broadcasters.” NAB provided an overview this week in its Radio TechCheck newsletter; the convention is produced jointly by NAB and RAB.
Another session on Wednesday, Sept. 19, will focus on technical regulatory issues for radio, such as EAS, LPFM, translators and RF/OSHA safety. The National Radio Systems Committee also plans to meet that day.
Thursday’s topics include HD Radio; implementing Artist Experience; engineering management; and “hybrid radio.”
The hybrid radio session is described by NAB: “Several developments are demonstrating how traditional radio broadcasting can be enhanced by other media platforms — on-air plus online services. If embraced by broadcasters, new devices could soon offer rich graphic and video content to supplement the audio broadcast.”
Friday sessions feature disaster preparedness and “Tips From the Workbench.”