Lou Libbin Named Political Convention Frequency Coordinator

By on Jul, 12 2016 with Comments 0

airwavesWell-known frequency coordinator Lou Libbin will be the single point of contact for your technical employees for frequency coordination for the upcoming political conventions and well as the next Presidential Inauguration in January.

That means he’s a key guy for backhaul channels.

Huge events that garner lots of news coverage typically entail the use of lots of frequencies licensed for the broadcast auxiliary services.

Make sure your people are on top of this now and not waiting until the event begins.

Libbin will coordinate licensed as well as unlicensed operations in the intense spectrum-congested environment of these high-profile events. The FCC says in its notice that uncoordinated use of BAS might result in spectrum congestion and excessive interference — in other words, chaos.

The broadcast networks established an ad hoc frequency coordination group called ElectionWireless2017. The FCC says all auxiliary broadcast use will be coordinated through Libbin. Reach him at: phone or fax (at 516-374-6700) or by email (at RFrequest@broad-comm.com).

The Republican National Convention is July 18-21 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Democratic National Convention is July 25-28 at the Wells Fargo Convention Center and Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia.

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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