In February, General Manager Ben Downs will travel to Toronto, Ontario to address an international group of broadcasters about AM radio. Downs is nationally recognized as a subject matter expert on AM radio and its position in the marketplace.
“Over the past six years, I’ve worked closely with the FCC in Washington to identify the problems and solutions facing AM operators,” Downs said. “The noise level of our modern digital life has made the AM frequencies hostile territory for broadcasting. Every iPhone, CFL bulb, and phone charger emits noise and interference right in the middle of the AM broadcast frequencies.”
The conference is attended by broadcasters and regulators from Canada, Mexico and the US. Downs will appear on the program with FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai.