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NASB DRM USA to Meet in Nashville

Shortwave confab includes update on Alaska Aurora project

The National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters and the Digital Radio Mondiale USA association will unite in Nashville on May 7 and 8 to share facilities for annual meetings. The groups share a similar membership.

Nashville-based WWCR and Franklin, Tenn.-based World Christian Broadcasting are the local hosts of the meetings.

May 7 is the DRM USA meeting. The latest in DRM news and events will be presented. Gary Barbour of shortwave radio manufacturer Ten-Tec will provide a presentation. Later a tour of WWCR and World Christian Broadcasting’s facilities will be conducted.

May 8 is the NASB meeting. The state of the industry will be discussed; that will be followed by a panel discussion on shortwave activities in Europe. Other morning activities include discussions of sports programming on shortwave, the Aurora DRM program in Alaska, new technologies from Galcom International and World Christian Broadcasting’s Madagascar project. Kintronic President Tom King will have a presentation. The afternoon will focus on NASB business topics.

Not surprisingly, wherever radio professionals, especially engineers, gather the local food offerings will be explored at length. Several lunches and dinners at Southern food hotspots are planned.

TCI International, Media Broadcast, Continental Electronics, VT Communications and Thomson Broadcast & Multimedia have sponsored events within the meetings.

For reservations contact NASB Secretary Dan Elyea at [email protected].