Broadcast Engineering the North

by: Gerino Mappatao

Publication Date: March 10, 2017
Length: 16 pages
Product ID#: 1-007-300

Core Disciplines: Communications, Information - Technology & Management, Operations Management/Supply Chain

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Radio broadcasting company FRN wants to how to implement network programming in all of its FM stations.  Grant Ramones, a licensed professional electronics engineer, has been hired perform the engineering design and analysis. Network-wide programing and the need to improve signal reception are some of the things Ramones must address. Students are asked to consider: 1) what are the most economical technologies that the network can adopt to allow network-wide programming? 2) what are the methods and measures each station should use to reduce operational costs?

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Discuss the various challenges that the broadcasting company faces.
  • Identify the specific needs of the company that require engineering solutions.
  • Compare and contrast several alternatives in meeting each specified need of the company.
  • Design detailed engineering solutions that meet FRN's specified needs, with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental issues.