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September 2016 Meeting Notice

The State of the FCC Television
Spectrum Auction and Repack


Tuesday, September 20, 2016


6:15PM Refreshments, 6:30 PM Meeting


Rocky Mountain PBS – 1089 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204


Sandwiches, chips, sodas and cookies will be provided, donation suggested


The State of the FCC Television Spectrum Auction and Repack


Jay Adrick

This will be a presentation on the state of the repack auction presented by Mr. Jay Adrick via Skype.

Speaker Bio:
Mr. Jay Adrick served as a Vice Chairman of Advanced Television Systems Committee,Inc. Mr. Adrick is a 44 year veteran of the broadcast industry, is a leader in the design and integration of digital broadcasting systems. He is leading the development of the MPH In-Band Mobile DTV system, providing strategic guidance for the development of new broadcast products and representing Harris in the world of broadcast standards. Earlier in his career at Harris, Mr. Adrick led the teams that designed and built many of the leading broadcast facilities including The Golf Channel, The Weather Channel, The Discovery Channel, National Public Radio, The Voice of America, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Iraqi Media Network and many other broadcast facilities. He also led the product development for the Harris FlexiCoder, MasterPlus and MonitorPlus products during the US digital rollout as well as leading the technical team that designed the Harris/PBS DTV Express. He serves as a board member of the ATSC Forum and serves as a Director of Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. In addition, he has served on both of the FCC Media Security and Recovery Councils. A member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, he has authored and presented a large number of technical papers and chaired various technical presentations. He was a professor of Communications at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio) for eight years and also taught broadcasting courses at the University of Cincinnati. While at Xavier, he served as the director of radio and television and was a founder of public radio station WVXU-FM. His broadcast career began in radio engineering in Cincinnati and he has worked for several radio and television stations in the Cincinnati market, serving in various engineering, production, on air and management roles. Mr. Adrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communication arts and a Masterís degree in educational communications from Xavier University.

Tom Craig
SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section Chairman

Shane Toven, Chairman,
SBE Chapter 48


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