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Summit Explores Trends in Transmission

Award-winning engineers Mendenhall, Kean and Welton on panel

Geoff Mendenhall

“Critical Trends in Transmission” will be on the docket in the radio sessions of the Pro Audio & Radio Tech Summit on April 1.

The summit is a one-day online event that is free and also includes a track about pro audio plus virtual exhibits. (Register here.)

“We’re pleased to welcome Geoff Mendenhall and John Kean, two of broadcast’s most respected engineers, to talk about transmission topics in our 30-minute roundtable,” said Radio World Editor in Chief Paul McLane.

John Kean ©2018 Patty Schuchman Photography
John Kean ©2018 Patty Schuchman Photography.

And newly added is Jeff Welton, regional sales manager at Nautel, widely known for his expertise in transmission and practical engineering.

“So that’s not one, not two, but three recipients of the NAB Radio Engineering Award for our session. Truly an accomplished panel,” McLane said.

“We’ll have a discussion about the impact of the DTV spectrum repack in radio, the opening of all-digital as an option on the AM band, and audio streams on ATSC 3.0.

“We’ll also touch on the transport of FM composite baseband via IP networks, the growing interest in single-frequency networks and the possible impact of hybrid radio.”

Geoffrey N. Mendenhall, P.E., is an RF engineering consultant who has spent most of his 55-year career developing broadcast equipment technology for leading manufacturers. His many contributions have made him one of the industry’s best-known experts on FM transmission. He has authored over 50 technical papers on broadcast technology.

John Kean is a member of Cavell Mertz and Associates and has 45 years in television and radio technology. He is former senior technologist at National Public Radio, where he directed network projects and technical studies at NPR Labs, which he helped found. He also has done consulting engineering with Jules Cohen and Associates and with Moffet Larson and Johnson. He is active with the Audio Engineering Society and National Radio Systems Committee.

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