Milford Smith – Vice President – Radio Engineering
Mr. Smith is Vice President of Radio Engineering, a position he has held for over 28 years. For the preceding 11 years he held a similar position with First Media Corporation, another large radio group owner. Prior to that, he spent several years with Tribune Broadcasting in New York.
In March of 2005, Mr. Smith was chosen to receive the prestigious Radio Engineering Achievement Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). The award, first established in1959, is given to individuals for their significant contributions which have advanced the state of the art of broadcast engineering. More recently, in November of 2010, he was selected to receive the 2010 Radio World Magazine “Excellence in Engineering” award given annually to an individual who “embodies the highest ideals of the radio broadcast engineering profession”. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEEE), the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), and the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE).
As a member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Mr. Smith is active in its FASTROAD technology advocacy program as a member of its technical advisory group and is also a member of the newly formed Radio Technology Committee. He is likewise active in the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) serving as its overall chairman and is a member of various subcommittees and working groups including its Digital Radio Broadcasting (DRB) subcommittee, its Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) subcommittee and its AM and FM Analogue Broadcasting (AFAB) subcommittee. Working with other radio companies and iBiquity Digital Corporation Mr. Smith has been involved in research and development efforts which have led to the FCC recently permitting significant increases in permissible transmission power for FM HD Radio stations. His current work in the area centers around asymmetrical sideband power levels, digital on channel boosters and all digital AM transmission. Mr. Smith holds a B.S. degree in physics from Amherst.