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October 23, 2014  
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Most Recent Meeting

NPR's New Broadcast Facility

National Public Radio

Guest Speaker: Bud Aiello

October 14, 2014

Perhaps you have heard that the new National Public Radio facility must be seen to be believed.  Well... October meeting attendees just had that opportunity, with a visit and tour of NPR's new headquarters and studios. 

Meeting sponsor NPR Satellite Services kindly provided lunch.  We are thankful for their support. During lunch, Kent Kramer conducted a tiny amount of Chapter business and then we got underway with NPR's presentation.  Some interesting statistics were provided by NPR's Bud Aiello, our guest speaker in his Powerpoint presentation:

  • 330,000 Square Feet
  • Certified Leed Gold
  • 20 Studios
  • 34 Audio Console System
  • Dual 8124 x 8124 Audio Routers with Virtual Layers
  • Fully Automated On Air switching to 24 Output Channels and ICM/IFB
  • Fully Automated Internal Routing and Facility Assignments
  • 4.5 MW Generator System
  • 2.4 MW UPS System
  • Ground System is Buried Under the Building

Following the Powerpoint, that also included photos of the facility that were impractical for us to see in person, Bud and Dan Riley took us on a tour of the facility.

We were pleased to see many Chapter 37 members, visitors from neighboring chapters (Baltimore, Ft. Meade, and Hampton Roads), as well as a number of guests.

 

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Attendees

Name
Mr. Bud Aiello 
Mr. Steven Barousse 
Mr. Allen Baylus 
Mr. Doug Bievington 
Mr. Bob Boone 
Mr. Sam Brown 
Mr. Ed Bukont 
Mr. Todd Cowling 
Mr. William Dargan 
Mr. V. Lee Dennis Jr. 
Mr. Richard Fleeson 
Mr. David Garner 
Mr. Andrew Gunn 
Mr. Mike Harris 
Ms. Darlene Holmes 
Mr. Jesse Janosky 
Mr. George Kinney 
Mr. David Kolesar 
Mr. Kent Kramer 
Mr. Fee Lee 
Mr. Donald Lockett 
Ms. Krissy Mabry 
Mr. Ashok Malhutna 
Mr. Brian Oliger 
Mr. John Penovich 
Mr. Normen Portillo 
Mr. Frank Qualls 
Mr. Michael Rhodes 
Mr. Dan Riley 
Mr. Art Rose 
Mr. Daniel Ryson 
Mr. John Salmond 
Mr. Lang Sturgeon 
Mr. Russell Taylor 
Mr. Michael Vaia 
Mr. Tu Vu 
Mr. Fred Willard 
Mr. Peter Yokel