2009 NAB Radio Show Sessions and Events


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The engineering sessions and events at this year's NAB Radio Show cover some timely topics, including the new AM proof rules, the Electronic Program Guide project, HD Radio sideband power and IP audio. In addition, there are some sessions outside the engineering track that might interest you. We have included them in this schedule grid. Most Engineering Sessions are held in room 201B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

............ Engineering Sessions
............ Other Sessions
............ Exhibit Floor
............ Meetings and Events

Wednesday, Sept. 23
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Operating Under Emergency Conditions
Steve Davis, senior vice president, engineering and capital management, Clear Channel Radio
  • Advice and tips from engineers called upon to keep their stations operating under the most adverse conditions.
  • 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Tower Failures - How to Prevent Them
    David Davies, director, structural products and services, ERI
  • Overview of the major causes of tower failures with advice on how to prevent a catastrophic situation.
  • 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. How Radio Can Do Video Economically and Profitably
    John Potter, VP/director, Radio Training Academy, RAB
  • Learn how to inexpensively create, package, present, close and distribute the many forms of video advertising to local clients and prospects.
  • 10 a.m. - Noon Planning, Building and Maintaining an IP-based Radio Facility
    Kirk Harnack, executive director, international business development, Telos/Omnia/Axia
  • This workshop details and demonstrates ways to plan, implement and maintain an IP audio system in a facility.
  • Noon - 2 p.m. NRSC Meetings
    2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Electronic Program Guide Update
    Moderator: Rick Ducey, chief strategy officer, BIA Advisory Services
    Panelists: Adrian Cross, software development team leader, Unique Interactive
    David Maxson, principal, Broadcast Signal Lab
    Skip Pizzi, media technology consultant
  • Overview of the lab and field trials of an HD Radio Electronic Program Guide (EPG) system for IBOC in the U.S.
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Opening Address and Digital Think Tank Super Session
    4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Exhibit Floor Open
    4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Opening Reception (Exhibit Floor)
    Thursday, Sept. 24
    8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Measurements and Mathematics for the New AM Proof Rules
    Benjamin Dawson, president, Hatfield and Dawson
    Ronald Rackley, principal, du Treil, Lundin and Rackley
  • Three hours of intensive instruction will help attendees understand practical application of the Method of Moments computer modeling techniques now authorized for AM DA proofs.
  • 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. HD Radio Initiatives: Today’s New Opportunities
    Moderator: Bob Struble, president and CEO, Ibiquity Digital
    Panelists: Don Barros, director of mobile electronics, 6th Avenue Electronics
    Javier Farfan, marketing, TV, video and music business, Microsoft
    Jim Loftus, vice president/general manager, CBS Radio Philadelphia
    Mark Turley, media director, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Learn to drive HD Radio initiatives such as multicasting, ROI and maximizing resources available.
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibit Floor Open
    11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Exhibit Floor Lunch
    2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Practical Datacasting Today
    Jim Roberts, datacasting product manager, Broadcast Electronics
  • Insight to enhancing current datacasting efforts and extending it to social networks and mobile devices.
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Tower Leasing NTR: Positioning Your Vertical Assets Online
    Patrick McCamley, partner, Towersource
    David Wendlandt, partner, Towersource
  • Learn about generating revenue from a tower and increasing online exposure of its assets.
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibit Floor Closing Party
    6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. NAB Marconi Radio Awards Reception, Dinner and Show
    Friday, Sept. 25
    7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. FCC Breakfast
    8 a.m. - 9 a.m. New NRSC IBOC Mask Measurements
    David Maxson, principal, Broadcast Signal Lab
  • Workshop outlines the details of NRSC-G201, NRSC-5 RF Mask Compliance: Measurement Methods and Practice.
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. The IBOC Power Issue – You Have Questions, We Have Answers
    Moderator: Milford Smith, vice president, radio engineering, Greater Media
    Panelists: Tim Bealor, vice president, RF products, Broadcast Electronics
    Jeff Detweiler, director of broadcast business development, Ibiquity Digital
    Gary Liebisch, regional sales manager, Nautel
    Geoffrey Mendenhall, vice president - transmission research and technology, Harris
    Mike Starling, VP, CTO, NPR
    Michael Troje, sales manager, Continental Electronics
  • The controversial matter of HD Radio digital sideband power levels will be thoroughly aired in this panel session.
  • 11 a.m. - Noon Tower Sites I Have Known and Photographed
    Scott Fybush, Fybush Media
  • Fybush covers some of his road trips that highlight the history of radio.
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m. NAB Radio Luncheon
    1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. Digital: It Can Be Simple
    Moderator: Vic Savelli, executive vice president, Archstream Media
    Panelists: Chris Bell, president and CEO, Enticent
    Mike Glickenhaus, president and CEO, VMIX Media
    Josh Ray, vice president of business development, Spacial Audio
  • Investigates the tools needed to stream, podcast, mobile market, socially network and more.



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