Columbia, MD - Feb 20, 2008 - Hal Kneller has been hired by Ibiquity Digital to be the company's international business development director. He will retain his home base in Punta Gorda, FL. His first day with the company will be Feb. 29.
Kneller re-joined Harris in 2002 as radio district sales manager for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Virginia Islands. In March 2004 he was promoted to manger of public radio initiatives, dealing with National Public Radio, NPR member stations and other public radio providers including state networks, plus acting as Harris' liaison between the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Public Telecommunications Facilities program. Also in this position he interfaced with NPR's ongoing effort to promote digital broadcast migration and the furthering of this technology by fostering the partnership of Tomorrow Radio between Harris and NPR. In September 2005 he also assumed the role of strategic marketing and marketing communications for the Harris radio business unit and in July 2006 was promoted to senior manager in the same position. In July 2007 he was promoted to senior manager - business development, digital radio.
Kneller has owned and operated radio stations in Florida and Arkansas since the mid-1980s and has also served as a consultant to stations that are moving or rebuilding their facilities. Before rejoining Harris, he was director of radio engineering for NPR affiliates WGCU-FM/WMKO and Radio Reading Service in Fort Myers/Naples/Marco, FL.
He has served on the NAB DAB Task Force and its predecessor, the NAB AM Improvement Committee, and currently serves on the Ibiquity Advisory Board. He was elected as an IAAIS Public Director in 2001 and chairs its technology committee.
He holds several SBE certifications: CPBE, CBNT, AMD and DRB. He is a graduate of Emerson College, Boston, MA, with a degree in mass communications.