During the 53rd National Radio and TV Week and Expo CIRT that took place at the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City from October 17 to the 20th, the president of the United States of Mexico Lic., Felipe Calderon, announced new FM concessions to which AM broadcasters that want to move to that band can apply. Once the FM license is awarded, the beneficiaries will operate both AM and FM frequencies for one year, at the end of which the AM will be turned off. In addition, 102 licenses will physically delivered to broadcasters that had applied for them. One of the beneficiaries was LBA representative Ing. Sergio Rojano, who will operate the FM station using the AM tower fitted with an LBA Tunipole Antenna that he has in Huauchinango Puebla.
Javier Castillo, Director of Broadcast Sales for LBA Technology, attended the event. During the technical talks session organized by CIRT, he made a joint presentation on Sharing the Use of Tower for the AM/FM Combos with Ing. Felipe Padilla, who has a vast experience with Tunipole antennas in Mexico and other countries.
It was noted that the location of the Expo CIRT contributed to an increment in attendees traffic and we congratulate Ing. Ernesto Reyes for his efforts. This year commemorates the 25th anniversary of Castillo attending his first National Radio and TV Week.