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Pubradio Engineers Offer Conference Scholarships

Scholarships targeted at new public radio engineers

The Association of Public Radio Engineers is offering a limited number of scholarships to cover registration and some travel costs for some lucky public radio engineers who want to attend the Public Radio Engineering Conference.

This year’s PREC is April 17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Due to the tough economic times and travel constraints at many non-coms, APRE wasn’t sure it could offer scholarships this year. In fact, the APRE board did not ask for donations from its peers in public radio engineering as it has previously. Made possible with a grant from Harris Broadcast, the scholarships are targeted at public radio engineers who are new to the field and have never attended a PREC before.

Nominations for scholarships must be received by Monday, April 6. Further information about scholarship eligibility and the nomination process is available at

Other companies that are supporting PREC this year are: Broadcast Electronics, DAVID Systems, NDS, Nautel, Axia Audio/Telos Systems, NPR Satellite Distribution system, NPR Labs, ERI, Dielectric and DTS/Neural Audio — for a total of approximately $26,000 committed for this year’s conference, according to APRE. The association says it has nearly 50 registrations by attendees so far.

As a reminder, general registration for the annual radio technology meeting closes on Friday, April 3.