Broadcast Legends Gather To Celebrate Half-Century Milestone
NEW YORK: Radio’s first four decades were strictly monophonic. Despite some early experimentation by FM inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong, even “high-fidelity” FM remained mono until 1961, when the FCC chose among competing systems to declare a standard for FM stereo broadcasting. On Friday evening, Oct. 21 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, a panel of legendary FM Radio engineers will gather at the Clear Channel Studios in the PC Richards Sons Theater 32 Avenue of the Americas in lower Manhattan to celebrate a half century of FM Stereo. The event is a highlight of the 131st AES Convention set for Oct. 20-23 at NY’s Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Developed by the New York Section of the AES and by AES Convention Broadcast/ Streaming Events Co-Chair David Bialik, the panel will be Co-chaired by Bialik and Scott Fybush of Fybush.com / Inside Radio. Participants represent a gathering of iconic broadcast figures including: Richard Burden, an original member of the FM Stereo Committee; Frank Foti, Omnia Audio; Richard Mertz, Cavell and Mertz; Arno Meyer, Belar; Robert Orban, Orban; Skip Pizzi, NAB; Bill Sacks, Orban; Eric Small, Modulation Sciences; Jeff Smith, Clear Channel; and former WQXR Radio Chief Engineer, Herb Squire.
Topics to be addressed include: FM stereo’s birth; the merits of the competing systems that sought FCC approval; the initial technical challenges faced by the new medium; the development of high-density FM audio processing; and, the future of analog FM stereo in an increasingly digital world.
NOTE: ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO 150 AES CONVENTION ATTENDEES
Transportation will be provided from the AES Convention.
YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR $10.00 BUS TICKET/EVENT REGISTRATION AT THE AES TOUR DESK.
YOUR BUS TICKET IS YOUR EVENT TICKET
Meet and Greet 7:00 PM
Presentation 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Article source: http://www.aes.org/blog/2011/10/a-half-century-of-fm-stereo