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Cavell, Layer Feted at 2019 IEEE BTS Symposium

Awards given for outstanding engineering and best presentation from 2018 event

IEEE BTS, Gary Cavell, Ralph Hogan, Lanny Nass, Jules Cohen Award
Gary Cavell (center) of Cavell, Mertz & Associates was presented the 2019 Jules Cohen for Outstanding Broadcast Engineering. BTS President Ralph Hogan (right) presents the award to Cavell as the society’s Vice President Lanny Nass looks on.

The 2019 edition of the IEEE BTS Symposium wrapped up on Thursday, Oct. 3, but not before handing out a pair of awards to well-known industry veterans Gary Cavell and David Layer.

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Cavell was the recipient of the 2019 Jules Cohen Award for Outstanding Broadcast Engineering. Cavell is the president of Cavell, Mertz & Associates and has spent his 40-year career in the industry working in radio and television engineering management, facility design and construction, program production and system station system development. Earlier this year, Cavell was recognized with the 2019 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award.

IEEE BTS, David Layer, Matti Siukola Best 2018 Symposium Paper Award
The NAB’s David Layer (left) is presented the 2019 BTS Symposium Matti Siukola Best 2018 Symposium Paper Award by BTS Presidnet Ralph Hogan. The award is presented the year after the paper is delivered.

The organization then honored Layer with the 2019 BTS Symposium Matti Siukola Best 2018 Symposium Paper Award for his paper, “Pilot All-Digital FM Field Test Project.” Layer is the vice president of advanced engineering for the NAB. Layer is a past recipient of Radio World’s Excellence in Engineering Award.

For more information about this year’s IEEE BTS Symposium, click here.

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