April 9, 2013 by OH6001SWL
Jerome Hirigoyen, Head of Business Development and International Broadcasting at Telediffusion de France (TDF), will be one of the speakers at this year’s annual meeting of the U.S. National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB) in Birmingham, Alabama May 15-17. Hirigoyen will give a presentation about TDF’s large shortwave transmission facility in Issoudun, France that is used by many of the major international broadcasters, including Radio France International.
The meeting will take place at the headquarters of EWTN, the global Catholic television network which also operates shortwave station WEWN in the suburbs of Birmingham. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to tour the large shortwave station in a scenic mountaintop area, where station personnel will serve a barbecue lunch as well.
Other speakers at the NASB annual meeting will include Dr. Dowell Chow, President of Adventist World Radio; A.J. Janitschek of Radio Free Asia; Mike Rosso and Dave Hultsman of shortwave transmitter manufacturer Continental Electronics; Mark Allen of Rohn Tower Company; and various representatives of EWTN/WEWN itself.
Shortwave listeners, broadcasters and anyone with an interest in shortwave broadcasting is welcome to attend the meeting in Birmingham, which is free of charge, including a welcome reception and lunches on Thursday and Friday. More information, an agenda and other details on nearby hotel accommodations can be found at http://shortwave.org/meeting/meeting.htm. The Holiday Inn Express in Irondale, Alabama will provide free transportation between the hotel and EWTN for the meeting.