Radio Show Demos Multiplatform Station

Engineering program takes on the changing radio broadcast environment
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It’s no surprise to anyone in the radio broadcasting biz that broadcasters have to address more than one platform to compete. The upcoming NAB Radio Show in Chicago, Sept. 14–16, recognizes that effort with its engineering program session track.

The first day of the show is Studio/Production Day. The main thrust will fall on the “multiplatform” station. Practices and concerns from remotes to video integration to streaming to social media will be examined. Presenters include Gary Kline of Cumulus Media, Paul Shulins of Greater Media, Brian Janes of ESPN Radio and Glynn Walden of CBS Radio. Mary Ann Seidler of Tieline Technology will moderate an overview discussion featuring several of the presenters at the end of the sessions.

The second day, Sept. 15, brings Transmission/Distribution Day. Both old and new will be talked about – the latest in transmitters and streaming options. Expect to see Jeff Littlejohn of Clear Channel Radio, Paul Brenner of Emmis Communications and several mainstays from Cavell/Mertz Associates. Sept. 15 also features National Radio System Committee meetings. Session attendees are invited to visit.

The last day of the show is Tower Day. Maintenance and safety of increasingly crowded towers will be the topic du jour.


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