AES New York 2019
Broadcast & Online Delivery Track Event B19

Saturday, October 19, 1:30 pm — 2:45 pm (1E07)

Broadcast & Online Delivery: B19 - Emergency Preparedness and Safety for Broadcasters

Scott Fybush, Northeast Radio Watch
Kirk Harnack, Telos Alliance - Nashville, TN, USA; South Seas Broadcasting Corp. - Pago Pago, American Samoa
Jim Leifer, American Tower - Boston, MA, USA
Howard Price

For broadcast engineers at all levels, emergency preparedness has never been as important as it is today. Natural disasters are more frequent and longer lasting, stations face ever-increasing security threats, and there are an ever-increasing number of transmission and distribution paths that have to be kept resilient and fully functional.

In this session we will examine multiple aspects of emergency preparedness, including working with local emergency management officials, preparing for the ongoing needs of your staff and their families, hardening facilities to better survive disaster, and current best practices in designing and building backup and disaster recovery facilities for stations large and small.

This session is co-presented with SBE, 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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