The Repack’s Impact on Radio

September 7   •   9:30 a.m.  -  10:15 a.m.

JW Marriott Austin Innovation Stage in the Marketplace

The television repack, necessitated by the Incentive Auction, means that nearly 1000 TV stations will have to change channels over the next 3 years. Many of these TV stations share towers with FM stations, and the major tower work TV stations are being forced to undertake may mean significant hassle for hundreds of radio stations too. This session will delve into some of the likely impacts radio stations may see, what radio stations can do to prepare and minimize disruption, and what questions radio stations should be asking tower owners and co-tenants.


  • Alison Neplokh, VP Spectrum Policy, Legal Affairs, National Association of Broadcaster


  • Dave Siegler, Vice President, Technical Operations, Cox Media Group

  • Jim Stenberg, Principal Engineer, RF Broadcast, American Tower Corporation