GeekSpeak for 2004-09-10

Digital Radio

FM Radio is taking the giant step into the digital
age. KUSP Station Manager,
Terry Green and Engineer, Brant Herrett -
join the Geeks for an in-depth discussion on FM
Digital conversion and KUSP’s plans for Digital Radio]. The benefits and
drawbacks of Digital Radio on GeekSpeak.


Photo of KUSP General Manager, Terry Green
Terry Green has been part of the community radio movement in California since 1985. He began as the technical consultant for the community group that founded KZFR in Chico, which signed on air in 1990. In 1994 he joined the North Coast’s leading public radio station, KHSU-FM at Humboldt State University in Arcata. Terry served as KHSU’s Chief Engineer until 1999, and as Station Manager from 1999 until 2003, when he joined KUSP. Terry is currently Vice-President of California Public Radio, the statewide organization of public and community radio stations.

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Brant started in the broadcast industry at the age of 16 at KOL radio in Seattle. He was Chief Engineer of a number of Western Washington area radio stations until moving to the Bay area in the late 70’s. He worked for a number of years doing R & D for manufacturers in the TV and Video Teleconferencing industries as well as being one of the pioneers in the desktop publishing software industry. He currently works as an engineering consultant in the broadcast industry and works on new product development in the computer industry. He studied engineering at the University of Washington and graduated from UCSC in 1996 with a degree in Imaging and Aural Arts.