145th AES CONVENTION Broadcast & Online Delivery Track Event B09: Modern Transmission Facilities

AES New York 2018
Broadcast & Online Delivery Track Event B09

Thursday, October 18, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm (1E07)

Broadcast & Online Delivery: B09 - Modern Transmission Facilities

Scott Fybush, Northeast Radio Watch
Karl Lahm, Broadcast Transmission Services, LLC - Traverse City, MI, USA
Jim Leifer, American Tower - Boston, MA, USA
John Lyons, Durst Broadcasting LLC - New York, NY, USA
Shane O’Donoghue, Empire State Building - New York, NY, USA

The broadcast transmission facility of the 21st century is a different beast from its 20th century predecessor. Bulky tube transmitters have largely given way to sleek solid-state rigs, and radio broadcasters are beginning to adopt the same liquid-cooled technology that has transformed TV broadcasting. In New York and other cities, older master FM antennas are being replaced with new combiners and antennas for the first time in decades. Ownership consolidation has brought former competitors together to share engineers and transmitter rooms. In this session the site managers and station engineers who oversee many of the biggest broadcast facilities will discuss the challenges they face in keeping their plants at the cutting edge of technical innovation.

Co-organized by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

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