Thursday, April 11, 2013

NASB Annual Meeting on May 15-17 at Birmingham, Alabama

Jerome Hirigoyen, Head of Business Development and International Broadcasting at Telediffusion de France (TDF), will be one of the speakers at this year's annual meeting of the U.S. National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB) in Birmingham, Alabama May 15-17. Hirigoyen will give a presentation about TDF's large shortwave transmission facility in Issoudun, France that is used by many of the major international broadcasters, including Radio France International.

The meeting will take place at the headquarters of EWTN, the global Catholic television network which also operates shortwave station WEWN in the suburbs of Birmingham. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to tour the large shortwave station in a scenic mountain top area, where station personnel will serve a barbecue lunch as well.

Other speakers at the NASB annual meeting will include Dr. Dowell Chow, President of Adventist World Radio; A.J. Janitschek of Radio Free Asia; Mike Rosso and Dave Hultsman of shortwave transmitter manufacturer Continental Electronics; Mark Allen of Rohn Tower Company; and various representatives of EWTN/WEWN itself.

Shortwave listeners, broadcasters and anyone with an interest in shortwave broadcasting is welcome to attend the meeting in Birmingham, which is free of charge, including a welcome reception and lunches on Thursday and Friday. More information, an agenda and other details on nearby hotel accommodations can be found at The Holiday Inn Express in Irondale, Alabama will provide free transportation between the hotel and EWTN for the meeting.

Questions about the NASB meeting may be directed to

For those who are planning to attend the 2013 NASB Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama May 15-17, we want to inform you that the deadline for making hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn Express-Irondale is next Tuesday, April 16. After that date, our room block will be released by the hotel, and any other reservations will be on a space-available basis and subject to regular hotel rates. The special NASB hotel rate is $75.00 per night plus tax. The Holiday Inn Express will provide meeting attendees with free transportation between the hotel and EWTN Television Network, where the meetings will take place. The hotel will also host a welcome reception on the evening of May 15.

Also, we should note that the e-mail address for making hotel reservations has changed. The new address is: Please send the following information to that e-mail address:
Name of Guest(s):
Email/Phone Number:
Check-in/Check-out dates:
Estimated time of arrival:
Preference of room type (King or Two Queen Beds):
Number of People in Room:
Method of Payment: (Do not provide credit card number with e-mail. The
Holiday Inn Express will contact you later for that information.)

You can find the meeting agenda and list of speakers on the NASB website:

Please direct any questions to:
Jeff White
NASB Secretary-Treasurer
c/o WRMI Radio Miami International
175 Fontainebleau Blvd., Suite 1N4
Miami, Florida 33172 USA
Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-305-559-8186


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