Thursday, September 21 - 1:30 to 6 p.m. - Room 102
Once an industry buzzword, "digital" is now commonly used in nearly
every aspect of radio. The audio side was the first to become
digital, and now the RF side is becoming digital. New ways are being
found to utilize computers in day-to-day radio operations. This
session has two separate segments. The first segment from 1:30 to 4
p.m. covers issues concerning IBOC and its implementation. The second
segment from 4 to 6 p.m. looks at the role computer networks play in
Now that the IBOC proponents have joined together as iBiquity
Digital, the focus of this IBOC session can look at the specific
progress and planning that are underway. Real-world implementation
will be discussed in areas of projected costs, equipment requirements
and specifications, site installations, and processing.
The session moderator is Glynn Walden of iBiquity Digital. Presenters
include George Cabrera of Harris, Dave Hartup of Xetron, Wendell
Lonergan of Nautel and Frank Foti of Omnia Audio/Cutting Edge.
Networking in the broadcast facility
Computer networks are used for more than just business operations.
Most stations use some type of computer-based, networked audio
storage and playback system. More recently, network usage includes
equipment control and diagnostics, and distribution of audio files
and their associated data.
This session will cover the basics of computer networks, look at the
changing role of the radio engineer from audio and RF to computer
networking, and provide a case example of a radio networking
The session moderator is Chriss Scherer of BE Radio magazine.
Prespenters include Ralph Hogan of Washington State University, Terry
Baun of Criterion Broadcast Services, and Chris Cottingham of AMFM