AES 117th Convention Broadcasting Events coordinator David Bialik has developed three panels to apprise radio professionals of technological advances and career opportunities across the broadcast spectrum. The AES 117th Convention will be held October 28 – 31 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
On Thursday, October 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Opportunities for the Engineer in the Digital Broadcast World will address shifting job prospects and the training necessary for a successful career in broadcasting today. Moderated by John Casey of Radio World, the panel will include Andy Butler, PBS; Tony Masiello, XM Radio; Glynn Walden, Viacom/ Infinity; David Wilson, CE; and David Layer, NAB.
On Friday, October 29,10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bialik will moderate the 14th AES Digital Broadcasting Radio Forum. Having matured from theory to reality, digital radio is an integral component of today’s multi-faceted communications industry. Discussing this evolution and its future potential will be David Layer, NAB, NRSC; Mike Starling, Tomorrow Radio; Michael Lyons, Ibiquity; Tony Masiello, XM; David Wilson, CE; Geir R. Skaaden, Neural Audio; and Fred von Lohmann, Electronic Frontier Foundation.
On Saturday, October 30 Surround for Digital Radio will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Emil Torik moderates; panelists Robert Orban, Orban; Rocky Graham, Dolby Labs; Frank Foti, Telos Omnia, Robert Reams, Neural Audio; Alan Kraemer, SRS Labs; Tony Masiello, XM Radio and Michael Lyons, Ibiquity will discuss radio’s evolution past the barriers of stereo and the introduction of surround sound to broadcasting. The panel will discuss the various 5.1 systems currently in the market and their ability to interface with existing broadcast and bandwidth restraints.
On Saturday, Oct. 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mike Adams will present a historical abstract titled The Birth of Radio Broadcasting: Charles Herrold and the First Radio Station.
For a complete schedule of AES events, visit www.aes.org.