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August 5, 2009

NAB Radio Show to Feature Three Day Engineering Program

WASHINGTON, DC -- The NAB Radio Show will feature a three-day Engineering Program focusing on technical developments for radio. The program, held September 23-25 in Philadelphia, will include several sessions led by industry experts who will use their experience and expertise to provide advice on some of the key technical issues facing radio today.

Sessions held Wednesday, September 23 will examine tower failure prevention, operating under emergency conditions, plus a special workshop on planning, building and maintaining an IP-based radio facility. Experts will also be on hand to present the results of field testing of an HD Radio Electronic Program Guide, a NAB FASTROAD project that is evaluating methods for providing an interactive on-screen guide to scheduled digital broadcast programming.

On Thursday, Benjamin Dawson, president of Hatfield and Dawson, and Ronald Rackley, principal of du Treil, Lundin and Rackley, Inc., will utilize their engineering expertise to instruct station engineers and consultants on the fundamentals of Method of Moments computer modeling during "Measurements and Mathematics for the New AM Proof Rules." Another session, titled "Practical Datacasting Today," will be led by Broadcast Electronics datacasting product manager Jim Roberts, and will look at how stations can use datacasting to enhance listener outreach.

David Maxson, principal of Broadcast Signal Lab, will lead workshop experts in an examination of the National Radio Systems Committee's (NRSC) guideline document on mask compliance methods and practices during "New NRSC IBOC Mask Measurements." A panel discussion about the future of digital radio will also take place on Friday, during a session moderated by Milford Smith, Greater Media Inc.'s vice president of radio engineering. Titled "The IBOC Power Issue," the panel will discuss a report produced by National Public Radio (NPR) examining in-band on-channel (IBOC) power levels and weigh in on methods to effectively increase digital coverage.

For additional information on the NAB Radio Show Engineering Program visit the NAB Radio Show Web site at

About The NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sept. 23-25 in Philadelphia, delivers a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for station professionals representing all format and market sizes.

Online registration is now available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Radio Show. Click here for additional information.

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