NAB Insider from Radio magazine - April 7, 2009

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  • NAB Announces Results of Board of Directors Election
  • Kelsey Grammer to Receive First NAB Television Chairman's Award
  • Nautel NV Series
  • Propagation Systems PSI CB Series
  • Staco Energy Products Unistar C
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    News from the Convention

    NAB Announces Results of Board of Directors Election
    Washington, DC - Apr 6, 2009 - The National Association of Broadcasters announced the election results for the organization's radio and television board of directors. The two-year terms of the newly elected board members will begin at the June 2009 NAB Joint board of directors meeting.

    Radio board. Incumbents are noted with an asterisk.

    District 1Peter Smyth *
    President and CEO
    Greater Media
    District 3Dan Savadove *
    President and CEO
    Main Line Broadcasting
    District 5Steve Newberry *
    President and CEO
    Commonwealth Broadcasting
    District 7Dave Hoxeng
    ADX Communications
    District 9Randy Gravley *
    President and CEO
    Tri-State Communications
    District 11Matt Mnich *
    President and CEO
    North American Broadcasting Co.
    District 13Julie Koehn
    General Manager
    WLEN-FM Adrian, MI
    District 15Bobby Caldwell *
    Owner and CEO
    KWYN/East Arkansas Broadcasters
    District 17Dana Withers
    Dana Communications
    District 19Jerry Hanszen
    Owner and General Manager
    Hanszen Broadcasting
    District 21Monte Loos
    Operations Manager
    Duhamel Broadcasting
    District 23Mike Novak
    President and CEO
    Educational Media Foundation
    District 25Peter Benedetti *
    President and CEO
    New Northwest Broadcasters

    Television board. All are incumbents.
    Paul Karpowicz, President, Meredith Corporation Broadcasting Group

    Ralph Oakley, Vice President and COO, Quincy Newspapers

    Jim Conschafter, Senior Vice President of Broadcast Stations, Media General Broadcast Group

    John Kueneke, President, News-Press and Gazette Broadcasting

    Paul McTear, President and CEO, Raycom Media

    Ray Cole, President and COO, Citadel Communications Company

    Kelsey Grammer

    Kelsey Grammer to Receive First NAB Television Chairman's Award
    Washington, DC - Four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammer will receive the Television Chairman's Award, April 20 in Las Vegas at the NAB Show Television Luncheon.

    Best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in the classic NBC sitcoms "Cheers" (1984-1993) and its spin off "Frasier" (1993-2004), Grammer was nominated for four Emmys for playing his character on three different sitcoms with the third being a guest appearance on "Wings." Grammer is also an accomplished voice-over artist providing the voices for popular animated characters such as Sideshow Bob from "The Simpsons" and Stinky Pete the Prospector in "Toy Story 2" among others.

    The new Television Chairman Award was established to recognize individuals for a significant breakthrough in one or more specific art disciplines in television.

    Grammer is currently executive producer of the primetime television shows "Medium" on NBC and "The Game" on The CW Network. Other recent works include "Girlfriends" on CW and "The Sketch Show" on FOX. In addition, Grammer will serve as executive producer and star of the ABC comedy pilot "Pryors."

    The Television Luncheon will also include the induction of Bob Newhart into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

    Exhibitor Extra

    Nautel NV Series

    Nautel NV Series
    Solid-state FM transmitters
    Booth Number: N7016
    Building on the NV40, Nautel now offers FM output power ranging from 3.5kW to 44kW with the following product models: NV3.5, NV5, NV7.5, NV10, NV15, NV20, NV30 and the flagship NV40. The NV Series of products offer several unique capabilities. An Advanced User Interface provides more control with access from virtually anywhere, and the AUI increases station efficiency by making it easy for engineers to monitor and control their Nautel transmitters. Nautel provides a control system with a 17" touch screen interface that manages the whole transmitter and multiple exciters. Real-time instrument-grade spectral analysis allows a station engineers to quickly ensure that the station's signal is optimized for digital broadcast. All NV Series transmitters are digital-ready, allowing a plug-in Exgine upgrade to HD Radio broadcasting. Adaptive pre-correction provides linearity and IBOC transmission with no need for additional filters. Common modules across the product line are a plus for customers with multiple transmission sites.

    Propagation Systems PSI CB Series
    Cavity backed antenna
    Booth Number: C2329
    The PSI CB series cavity backed broadband antenna is optimum for a single station or multiple stations. This antenna features a wide band dipole element that excites a cavity resonator, maximum beam control, extremely low VSWR and a uniform pattern with flat response across a wide band of frequencies. This antenna may be arranged for an omnidirectional or directional pattern. In the omni mode, circularity is +/- 2.0 dB or better. Made of marine brass, copper and Teflon, this antenna is rugged and accepts deicers or radomes for environmental protection. The cavity itself is a galvanized welded mesh. Because of the extremely wide band frequency response offered by this antenna, the total number of frequencies is limited only by the total input power.

    Staco Energy Products Unistar C

    Staco Energy Products
    Unistar C

    Single-phase rack-mount UPS
    Booth Number: N2814
    Standard functions on these 1, 2 and 3kVA rack-mount models includes hot-swappable batteries, an internal battery charger, emergency shut-down and programmable receptacles. This double-conversion UPS protects from outages and irregularities in incoming line voltages from 60 to 144Vac or 120 to 288Vac at 45-65Hz. A steady sine wave protects downstream equipment even without going to battery mode. Each Unistar C features PWM sine-wave topology. The high crest factor of the inverter handles all high in-rush current loads without the need to upgrade the power rating. DC-start function ensures that the UPS will start even during a power outage. An LCD display provides real-time indication of all major system parameters and status, including load level, battery remaining and fault signals. Digital signal processing (DSP) provides the UPS with powerful communication capability, which enhances the flexibility for easy remote control and monitoring.

    Digidesign Protools 8

    Digidesign Protools 8
    Audio editing software
    Booth Number: SU902
    Completely updated with a new user interface, more than 70 plug-ins and virtual instruments, fully-integrated MIDI and score editors, and an expanded array of editing features, the new Pro Tools 8 software provides everything users need to create, compose, score, record, mix, produce and broadcast all in one application. At first glance, the most noticeable new feature in Pro Tools 8 is its redesigned user interface, which frames an expanded set of creative tools and a host of features. Enhancements, such as dockable Editor windows and a configurable Edit window toolbar, make it easier to navigate than ever before.

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