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Harris Corporation Expands Kneller’s Duties

Harris Corporation Expands Kneller's Duties

Hal Kneller, manager of public radio initiatives for the Harris Broadcast Communications Division, will also have strategic marketing responsibilities for the Radio Broadcast Systems business unit. Kneller will continue to represent Harris for non-commercial radio and public radio projects.
Kneller rejoined Harris in 2002 as radio district sales manager for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, with a focus on making the HD Radio transition smooth and cost-effective as possible. He was promoted to manager, public radio initiatives in March 2004, working directly with NPR and its member
stations and other public radio providers. Kneller helped continue Harris’ partnership with NPR and Kenwood in “The Tomorrow Radio Project” and its extensions, now known as multicasting, which tested supplementary channel programming in HD Radio. He is also the Harris liaison between the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program.
Kneller has owned and operated radio stations in Florida and Arkansas and has also served as a consultant to stations that are moving or rebuilding their facilities. Prior to rejoining Harris, he was DOE for non-commercial stations WGCU(FM)/WMKO(FM) and Radio Reading Service in Fort Myers/Naples/Marco, Fla.
Kneller is SBE certified as a professional broadcast engineer, and is a certified broadcast network technologist and AM directional antenna specialist. Based in Punta Gorda, Fla., Kneller will continue to report to Roland Eid, director, North American Sales and Marketing.