2007 NAB Radio Show Technical Sessions


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Tuesday, Sept. 25
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Meet & Greet Reception
Wednesday, Sept. 26
8 a.m.-12 p.m. SBE Radio Engineering Forum - Moderated by Chriss Scherer
8 a.m.: HD Radio Technology Update - Raymond Miklius
8:30 a.m.: VSWR Measurements in Broadcast Systems - Tim Holt
9 a.m.: The Pitfalls and Procedures of HD Radio Measurements - Ben Brinitzer
9:30 a.m.: The SBE Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist Certification - Ralph Hogan & Chriss Scherer
10 a.m.: Audio Processing for HD Radio - Frank Foti & Greg Ogonowski
11 a.m.: STL Considerations for HD Radio - Kevin Campbell
11:30 a.m.: Practical Implementation of PAD (PSD)
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Career Fair
2 p.m.-5 p.m. NRSC Meeting
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The Infinite Dial - Larry Rosin
In the AM radio days, there were about a half-dozen radio choices for most consumers. With the advent of FM, the number expanded to perhaps 20 or 30 options. Today, with satellite radio, streaming and podcasts, the options are nearly infinite. The consumer will soon see an “Infinite Dial,” where any kind of radio, for any kind of taste, will be available at any time.
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Podcasting: Downloading Content, Upload Dollars - Daniel Anstandig & Holland Cooke Podcasting. Everybody's doing it - but who's doing it right? Who's making money and who's using technology effectively to enhance their key talent's image and the station's overall ratings?
3:45 p.m.-5 p.m. Super Session-The Bedroom Project: How Young Americans Use, Consume and Interact with Technology and Media - Fred Jacobs
“The Bedroom Project” will present the industry with a new look at how young adults use digital media in their everyday lives. The project surveyed 30 young adults, ages 18-28, on their use of digital media devices in their natural surroundings.
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Opening Reception on Exhibit Floor/Exhibit Halls Open
Thursday, Sept. 27
7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. FCC Breakfast
Hear from top FCC regulator(s) about the agency's agenda and what's in store for radio broadcasters. Hot issues such as digital radio, media ownership, satellite radio merger and AM on FM translators are bound to be on the agenda.
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. State of the Industry - David Rehr
The state of the radio industry address will cover the NAB's efforts to reposition the industry's role in America and find the right messages to fully describe free, local radio's value to listeners and communities. Also, for the first time ever, the HD Radio Multicast Award will be presented to recognize unique and groundbreaking programming on multicast stations.
Keynote Address - Frank Luntz
Dr. Luntz will expound on his book Words that Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear, offering insight into how word choice can positively impact station's messaging. The book delves deeply into the art and science of language creation, examining how the simple choice of words can change the course of history.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Exhibit Halls Open
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. HD Radio for Managers: Stages of Implementation
Jeff Detweiler, Geoff Mendenhall, Dan Mettler & Jim Watkins
Attendees will take home updates on licensing, the equipment needed for conversion, where to buy it and how to budget/finance the deal.
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Technology: What's Next - Steve Goldstein & James McQuivey
A discussion of the current trends in media use and how radio can avoid being marginalized in the future.
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. RF Safety Course - Part 1 - Richard Strickland
This course is specifically tailored to the work environment and covers the following: Overview of RF radiation issues for broadcasters; biological effects of RF radiation and the distinct differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation; FCC and OSHA regulations — what they are and what you need to do to comply; Workplace hazards: Transmitter Sites; The unique issues at AM stations; Remote operations (where news personnel can find problems such as on rooftops); RF hazard protection equipment — you may not need it but your contractors probably will Signs — what they mean and what you need; FCC enforcement activities — the instructor has been personally involved in two landmark cases; Recent overexposure incidents that may provide food for thought.
2 p.m.-5 p.m. RF Safety Course - Part 2 - Richard Strickland
RF safety violations can be dangerous and expensive. A must-attend if you are responsible for the operation of a transmitter site.
3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. We've Got it Covered: Radio's Hottest Legal Issues Discussed
John Garziglia, Esq. & Frank Jazzo, Esq.
From digital radio, to AM on FM translators, to satellite radio merger fever, experts will weigh in on the challenges facing broadcasters every day and the issues that will impact future business.
3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. HD Programming: The New Frontier
Michael Albl, Charlie Cook, Don Kelly, Cynthia Morgan & Andy Mussaw
When it comes to programming, HD multicasting opens up a whole new age of experimentation. Whether it's extending the main channel's brand or striking out in a completely new direction, these programmers are taking full advantage of this new technology.
Friday, Sept. 28
8 a.m.-12 p.m. Exhibit Halls Open
8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Breakfast on the exhibit floor
8 a.m.-12 p.m. AM/FM Transmitter Workshop & Breakfast - John Bisset
How well do you understand your transmitter site? This session offers an in-depth look at transmitter troubleshooting. If your background is computers or studios, and you feel like the transmitter site is a black hole, shed some light on the subject at the Radio Show's Transmitter Workshop. Even if you are an old pro, the tips and tricks learned here will help you hone your troubleshooting skills. In addition to explaining basic AM and FM theory, routine maintenance techniques for engineers managing multiple sites will be discussed. A section on troubleshooting transmitters is included, along with a fun time of audience participation troubleshooting real world problems. A discussion of potential HD installation problems will be included for those planning a future HD upgrade.
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. HD Radio: RIFF2's Road to Success
Bob Bloom, John Long, Mark Pennington & Milford Smith
The blank canvas HD Radio has provided has many broadcasters faced with the challenge of juggling more stations and filling them with compelling content. This session will give you a real world example of a station that has put a HD-2 station on the air, are branding and marketing it and are generating revenue. Staff from one the leading edge HD-2 stations, RIFF2, will be walking you through their process from start to finish, including 20 things you need to do (or not do) when you implement HD-2.
12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Radio Luncheon: National Radio Award Presentation and Speaker - Jerry Lee



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