What will radio’s future air chain look like? A newly announced session of the Pro Audio & Radio Tech Summit on April 1 will explore that question.
“Building the Virtual Air Chain,” sponsored by RCS, will include panelists Roz Clark, who is senior director, radio engineering for Cox Media and chair of the Next Generation Architecture working group of the NAB Radio Technology Committee, and Alan Jurison, senior operations engineer, iHeartMedia Centralized Technical Operations and the chair of the Metadata Usage Working Group within the National Radio Systems Committee.
“Radio is adopting new technologies and practices from the information technology industry for its own success,” said Radio World Editor in Chief Paul McLane, who will moderate the discussion. “What will the infrastructure of the future look like — and will we even have one? How far will the industry go toward a ‘virtual air chain’?”
The summit, announced last week, is a free one-day virtual trade show where radio and pro audio professionals can learn about new products and technology and network with colleagues and manufacturers. Organizers reported strong initial registration after the announcement.
It is produced jointly by Mix magazine, Pro Sound News and Radio World.
The summit will feature a virtual exhibition floor, live chat and a separate track of presentations showcasing technologies and trends in pro audio.
The radio keynote session “Hybrid Radio & Android Automotive” will provide a look at two technology topics that affect how radio stations are heard in the car.