Association of Shortwave Broadcasters, Inc.
and DRM USA Annual Meeting
The 2014 Meeting will take place May 15-16, 2014 at the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau transmitting station in Greenville, North Carolina.
for the meeting is free of charge, and it is open to anyone with an
interest in shortwave broadcasting or listening. To register, fill
out our online
registration form or send your name and e-mail address to Jeff
White at email@example.com.
Dates: May 15-16, 2014 (Thursday and Friday)
Location: IBB Greenville transmitter site (Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station) - Greenville, North Carolina (about 15 miles southeast of Greenville proper)
Hotel: The City Hotel and Bistro in Greenville on the east side of town is recommended for ease of access to the transmitter site. We have secured an agreement with the hotel for a block of rooms for $79.99 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy. Reservations should be made by April 15, 2014. After that date, the room block will be released and reservations will be on a space-available basis and the conference room rate is not guaranteed. The hotel offers a free hot buffet breakfast, free parking and free Wifi. To make a reservation at the special NASB room rate, go to www.cityhotelandbistro.com, click Reservations, enter the dates of your stay and number of persons in the room, and click "Enter your access or promotional code." Then click "Group Code" and enter 90076, and click "Update." You can also make your reservation by telephone to +1-877-271-2616. Ask for the NASB Radio International group block rate.
Transportation: A shuttle service will be employed for pick up and drop off for the conference (between the hotel and the transmitter site). Many airlines fly to Raleigh, which is about 85 miles from Greenville. However, there is an airport in Greenville which is served only by US Airways. This is the preferred airport for those who are flying to the meeting. There is normal taxi service from/to the airport and hotel, but personal individual pickups may be arranged based on flight schedules. (Participants must provide their flight schedules for this service.)
Coffee Breaks and Lunches: A local catering service will provide coffee and lunch services for the two days. The conference area will also serve as the lunch area. North Carolina pork and chicken barbecue will likely be on the menu, though the final menu will be determined at a later date (and of course some vegetarian options).
Meeting Program: Presentations at the meeting will include (tentatively) a talk by A.J. Janitschek of Radio Free Asia about “Green Engineering” and another by David Ricquish of the Radio Heritage Foundation of New Zealand, as well as a live broadcast by Keith Perron of PCJ Radio in Taiwan. Also on the agenda is a presentation by Dr. Kim Andew Elliott of VOA Audience Research about his Radiogram program experiments designed to counteract jamming, and another by Jeff White of WRMI about Radio Miami International's recent move from Miami to Okeechobee, Florida to the ex-WYFR transmitter site.
If you have any questions about the 2014 NASB Annual Meeting, or would like to sponsor an event at the meeting, contact Jeff White at firstname.lastname@example.org
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