In this week’s edition: 

The coronavirus epidemic is continuing to turn all of our lives upside down. How can broadcasters ensure we can stay on the air, continue providing information to our communities and keep our staff and families safe, while vacating crowded studios and following new guidelines for social distancing?

This week, we continue our special series of Top of the Tower Podcasts addressing the many questions broadcasters are facing right now.

Today, we’re talking transmission systems with Jeff Welton, Nautel’s regional sales manager for the central US. One of the most visible educators out there in radio engineering, Jeff has been honored by the SBE, APRE and now by the NAB, which presented him with the 2020 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award.

Normally, we’d be talking to Jeff in Las Vegas at the NAB Show, but instead he accepted his award virtually, and then led the Nautel Users Group (among other webinars) virtually, too.

We talked to Jeff about lots of topics, including whether broadcasters are still moving ahead on transmitter projects, the exciting new LookingGlass SDR-based FM spectrum monitoring tool, all-digital MA3 HD Radio on AM, and much more!

What questions do you have right now about how to make remote studios work, how to keep revenue flowing in challenging business times, and about how we can all stay sane while we serve our communities? Bring them on – we’ll try to get you some answers!

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