IEEE MEETING ON BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY—RADIO—SET FOR MARCH 21 IN SAN DIEGO
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Our IEEE Foothill Section members are invited to attend a meeting on current radio broadcasting to be held in the IEEE San Diego Section . With all the emphasis on video, it is important to note that radio / audio has a continuing presence and need in our evolving communications strategies.
TOPIC–Broadcast Radio –State of the Art Today — Directions to Future
March 21, 2016, Monday
Presentation by David Layer
Senior Director, Advanced Engineering
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
And by Paul Shulins
Director of Technical Operations
Greater Media Boston FM Radio Station
Broadcast Technology Society Distinguished Lecture
Jointly sponsored by IEEE San Diego Section chapters of IEEE Broadcast Technology, Vehicular Technology, and Communications Societies
Radio broadcasting is one of the most important and influential methods of mass communication ever developed. Analog radio broadcast technology has roots from the very dawn of the electrical age and evolved to successfully compete with television in the second half of the twentieth century. In the 1990s, digital radio broadcasting emerged and today struggles to become the successful replacement to analog AM and FM radio. With the proliferation of mobile broadband services today, radio broadcasters have new ways to reach audiences and also new forms of competition.
This will be a two-part presentation. The first part, conducted by Mr. Layer, will provide a brief history of the development of digital radio services and their status, and then discuss the various competitive, broadband-based technologies that are becoming more prevalent and which offer an alternative for delivery of audio content to listeners. In the second part, Mr. Shulins, will focus on the current state-of-the-art in radio station engineering and automation, filled with practical information and helpful suggestions as to how broadcasters may best serve their audiences and best make use of the many new digital tools and services at their disposal. The speakers will encourage feedback and discourse with the audience and ample time for questions and answers will be provided.
Date & Time:
Monday, March 21, 2016
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Networking, Food and Refreshments
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Presentation and Q&A.
9710 Scranton Road
San Diego, CA 92121
Questions and Further Information about this meeting:
BTS San Diego Chapter Chair
Contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-419-8524
Cost: Free to IEEE members. $5 for non-members.
David Layer is Senior Director, Advanced Engineering in the Science & Technology Department of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), located in Washington, DC. He is a senior member of the IEEE and is currently serving his fourth term on the AdCom of the IEEE BTS. He was IEEE Broadcast Symposium chair from 2002-04 and recently served as co-chair for the 2011-13 Symposia.
David has been with NAB since 1995, and has been very active in the radio standards setting area. He is the primary NAB staff person on NAB’s Radio Technology Committee and the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC), a technical standards setting body co-sponsored by NAB and the Consumer Electronics Association. David’s recent efforts within the NRSC include serving as principal author on revisions to the NRSC-5-C Digital Radio and NRSC-4-B Radio Broadcast Data System Standards, as well as the NRSC-G202 Guideline on FM IBOC digital power ratios.
Within NAB, David’s duties are varied and broad. He provides technical expertise to NAB’s Government Relations and Legal departments on regulatory and legislative matters which pertain to the broadcasting industry. He is also actively involved in NAB’s technical conference planning and technical publication activities, and has been an author and contributing author for numerous technical publications, including IEEE Spectrum magazine, the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the 9th edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook.
Paul Shulins has been the Director of Technical Operations for Greater Media’s Boston, Massachusetts five FM Radio Stations for the past twenty-six years. He has been working as a Radio Chief Engineer for thirty five years. Paul has been responsible for the planning and day-to-day management of one of the first major market studio consolidations in 1998 for Greater Media’s Boston radio stations. He has designed and constructed many custom, on-air program playback systems, technical facility monitoring and control systems. He is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and has held an SBE Radio Engineer Certification since 1982. Paul Served on the National Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcast Engineering Conference Committee in 2006 and 2007. Paul is also a member if the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, and is an elected member of the BTS AdCom. Paul is currently serving as a member of NAB’s Digital Radio Committee, and served two years on the NAB’s Broadcast Engineering Conference Planning Committee. Paul has a long history of contributing papers to the NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference at NAB, as well as the NAB Radio Show.
Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire System in 1979 with majors in physics, chemistry and natural sciences. He is a private pilot, and enjoys astronomy, skiing, and photography, and is a newly licensed ham radio operator. Paul lives with his wife, Susan, and 17 year-old son, Jesse, in Andover Massachusetts.