It’s not NAB but NABA that was honoring Eddie Fritts this week.
The North American Broadcasters Association held its annual meeting at CNN World Headquarters in Atlanta; the group represents North American broadcasters at the ITU and WIPO and is based in Toronto.
Topics of the conference included WiMax and white spaces, the push toward hand-held devices and digital radio innovations.
Presidential leadership of the organization was handed from Ray Carnovale, VP/CTO of CBC/Radio Canada, to Leonardo Ramos Mateos of Grupo Televisa. NPR’s Mike Starling was among the organizers, and a luncheon keynote was given by John Lyons of the Durst Organization about “thinking green” in facility design. NABA's board of directors includes executives from Sirius, CBS, CPB and HBO.
Fritts received the organization’s International Achievement Award. Shown in the photo are Secretary General Donald Baylor, President Leonardo Ramos Mateos and Fritts; John Lyons snapped the photo for RW.
Mike Bergman concluded one session with an update about the National Radio Systems Committee and announced that it is prepared to bring NRSC-5-A to a vote at its meeting at NAB2008 updating it to NRSC-5-B.