The 2001 NAB Radio Show


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When the NAB Radio Show returned after the demise of the World Media Expo, New Orleans played host to the event. That show was well attended, and New Orleans proved itself to be a worthy convention city. Four years later, the NAB Radio Show is making its way back to the Big Easy.

The Fall show covers three days, with sessions beginning several hours before the exhibit floor opens. The biggest change this year is the creation of the NAB Xstream convention, held simultaneously with the Radio Show in the Morial Convention Center. While the two shows are being treated as separate events, registration for one qualifies you to attend the other.

On the following pages you will see a glimpse of some of the products that will be unveiled on the show floor. While most major product introductions are made at the Spring convention, there are numerous new products unveiled here as well. Also, some products debuted as prototypes in April will now be shown as working units.

In the sessions

Just as important as the exhibit floor, the sessions provide a wealth of information. The session tracks cover technical, management, programming and sales topics. We have assembled this session overview to help you plan the best use of your limited time. For complete session information, check the NAB Convention Program.

Wednesday. Since the exhibit floor does not open until the evening on Wednesday, there is plenty of time to attend one of the sessions during the day. Making its annual appearance for a full-day session is the AM/FM Antenna Certification Workshop. This detailed look into the final element of the broadcast system has been updated and will include information on maintenance and inspection of antenna systems. The final portion will address the new engineering considerations when evaluating safe lifting capacities for gin poles.

At 1pm, the session The Portable People Meter is Coming will look at the technology and discuss the results of its first test in the United States (The Arbitron Portable People meter was outlined in the July 2000 issue of BE Radio). This session will provide new insight into the future of radio ratings.

Nearly every station has some kind of Web presence. The session at 1pm will provide information on determining a station's Web strategy and what type of content to make available.

At 2:15, the session Steering Clear of FCC Fines and Forfeitures will look at topics such as indecent programming, failure to maintain public inspection files and improperly installed EAS equipment. The Chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau and several radio legal counselors will steer you clear of the FCC's fines and forfeitures.

Thursday. Radio's future is digital. The day-long session on Thursday called Digital Radio Certification Workshop runs from 10:30am to 5pm. It is expected that 2002 will be the year for the commercial start of IBOC. Attendees will gather practical implementation information needed for budgeting and implementing an IBOC system.

Panelists include representatives from iBiquity Digital and several manufacturers that cover areas affected by the conversion to IBOC.

In a less-intensive session called Understanding New Technology & Radio (3pm to 4pm), attendees can learn about radio's role in the changing entertainment landscape.

Friday. The counterpart to the Wednesday session is the AM/FM Transmitter Certification Workshop. Also a day-long session (8am to 3pm), this covers the ins and outs of the transmitter facility and offers some helpful tips and techniques that will find quick use in the field.

Look next door

The Xstream convention has its own track of sessions, some of which have a direct radio appeal outside the show's efforts to be an all-encompassing streaming event. Here is a brief list of some sessions on Friday with radio appeal.

10am: AM Small Market Streaming How to Really Do it on a Budget

10:20am: AM Leveraging Your Assets Making the Most of Your Media

11:15am: Internet Appliances Threatening the Livelihood of the PC

2:25pm: Digital Rights Management A Legal Guide

3:20pm: Legal Issues Around Streaming Audio

Of course, New Orleans offers plenty to see and do outside the convention, especially if food and music appeal to you.

NAB Radio Exhibitors

360 Systems

1636

Accuracy In Media

2110

Activate

1018

Airdate by TPI

2140

Air Force News Service

2046

Allcast

1032

American Blues Network

2125

Andrew Corporation

1847

Antenna Concepts

2122

Arbitron

1420

Armstrong Transmitter 2126

Audemat

1328

Audio Processing Technology 1347
Audioarts Engineering 1118
Auditronics 1118
BE Radio 1135

Bext

1957

BIA Financial Network

1740

BMI

1763

British Information Services

2100

Broadcast Data Consultants

1757

Broadcast Electronics

1620

Broadcasters General Store

1936

Broadcast Supply Worldwide

1628

Burk Technology 1940
Cartworks/dbm Systems 1433

CMI

2130

Coaxial Dynamics 2154

Communication Graphics

1607

Computer Concepts Corporation

1820

ComQuest Callout

1546

Comrex Corporation 1900
Continental Electronics 1904

Creative Radio

2050

CRL Systems 1436
Crouse-Kimzey 1143

CUE Corporation

1642

Dalet Digital Media

1340

Dataworld

1637

DG Systems

1956

Dielectric Communications 1641

DTN Weather Services

2104

Elcom.com

1860

Emmis Communications

1450

Encoda Systems

1656

ENCO Systems 1962

Energy-Onix

2108

Eonstreams

621

ERI-Electronics Research 1837

EWTN AM/FM

2144

Fairlight On Air

1566

FamilyNet

2041

FastChannel Network

1046

FirstCom Music

1611

Freeland Products

1346

Fresh Music Library

2119

Gepco International 1451
Gorman-Redlich Mfg. Co. 1946

Groove Addicts

2102

Harris 1604

Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter

2112

IBiquity Digital Corporation

1646

Images Ink.

1547

Inovonics 2043

International Communications

1660

International Gamco

2047

Jampro Antennas/RF Systems

1736

KD Kanopy

1550

Kelly Music Research

2049

Keystone Studio

1466

Klotz Digital America 1556

Koplar Interactive Systems

2160

The Label Company

1759

Larcan/TTC

1549

Live365.com

2000

Logitek Electronic Systems 1948
LPB 1800

Marketron

2008

MeasureCast

618

Mediatouch

1728

Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co.

1746

Moseley Associates

1348

Musicam USA

1841

National Weather Service

1761

Nautel Maine

2040

NBG Radio Network

1756

NetMedia Convergence

1766

Network Music

1538

NPR Satellite Services 1540

Olympus Flag & Banner

2156

OMB 1864

Omnia, a Telos Company

1846

Orban 1436

Patriot Commercial Antenna

1357

PMI Audio Group 1551

Powergold 2002

2062

Propagation Systems 1448
Prophet Systems Innovations 1828

Radio Express

2037

Radio Systems 1456
RadioSoft 1447

RadioWave.com

2118

Ramsey Electronics/Avcom

1549

RCS

1920

Register Data Systems

1600

RFS Broadcast

2136

Roll A Sign

1362

Rules Service Company

2147

Sabre Communications

1662

SCA Promotions

2036

Scott Studios 1838

SFX Multimedia Group

1457

Shively Labs 1615
Sierra Automated Systems 1460

SiteShell Corporation

1336

SpaceCom Systems

1142

Strata Marketing

1804

Stratosaudio

1332

Studer 1449

Studio Productions

1429

Superior Electric 923

Superscope

549

S.W.R.

2149

Telos Systems

1846

Texas Memory Systems

1256

The C.A.R. Show

2146

International Demographics

2028

The Omnia Group

1431

TieLine Anerica 1647

U.S. Tape & Label

1801

Valcom Limited

1748

V-Soft Communications 1851

WebFriends

2158

Wheatstone Corporation 1118

Wicks Broadcast Solutions

1810

Williams Communications

1863

World Division

2151

Issue advertisers are indicated in italics.
Current as of July 18. Info provide by NAB

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Show-floor hours

  • Wednesday, September 5
    5pm to 8pm

  • Thursday, September 6
    9am to 5pm

  • Friday, September 7
    8:30am to 4:30pm



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