New York (January 5, 2010)—The New York Section of AES will celebrate the 75th anniversary of FM with an in-depth panel and presentation on the history of the groundbreaking broadcasting form, on Tuesday, January 12.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Major Armstrong’s first public demonstration of FM broadcasting. Major Edwin Howard Armstrong was one of radio’s legendary figures; inventor of super heterodyne and FM, the Major fought for years to enforce the patents on his creations, a struggle which lasted until his death in 1954. The panel discussion will look at Armstrong’s legacy, including insights from several who worked with him and others who have worked tirelessly to keep his achievements in the public eye.
The panel, moderated by David Bialik of DKB Associates, will include Steve Hemphill of Solid Electronics Laboratories; Herb Squire of DSI RF Systems Inc.; Scott Fybush of Northeast Radio Watch; and others to be announced.
Hemphill, an Armstrong fan, will discuss the Major’s impact and his work. Squire will examine why Major Armstrong’s Yankee Network delivered a higher quality of audio than other networks of the day. Demonstrations will be played. And Fybush will look at some of the improvements of FM broadcasting since Armstrong.
The event will take place Tuesday, January 12, at 7:00pm in the Joseph Urban Theater of the Hearst Corporation Tower, located at 300 West 57th Street (8th Avenue between 56th & 57th Streets). You must present photo I.D. at the Main Lobby AES Table
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