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  AFAB Subcommittee Co-chairmen

Gary Kline
Cumulus Media
3535 Piedmont Road NW
14th Floor, Buiding 14
Atlanta, GA 30305

Gary Kline has been actively involved with radio broadcasting for the past 30 years, with an additional five years dating back to his first HAM license. After graduating from Purdue University with a business degree, he still continued to act as the broadcast engineer for both the home and away football games on the radio for thirteen years.

Kline has held positions with several radio broadcast companies over his career, including both NBC and ABC radio in New York. He has been with Cumulus Media for thirteen years, with his current role as Senior Vice President of Engineering keeping him busy with approximately 525 radio stations in 110 U.S. markets as well as a fully distributed network that serves over 4,500 affiliates nationwide. In addition, Gary has provided engineering support, services, and consulting in other places around the globe like China, Canada, and various countries in South America.

Committees and education also play a role in Gary Kline's career. He has been a member of the SBE for nearly 13 years and was one of the first people to take the CBNT exam. Kline sits on the SBE National Board of Directors and is Chair of the SBE Education Committee. In addition to his SBE involvement, he has also served or currently serves on several national level committees including the Media Security Reliability Council (MSRC) - Communications Infrastructure Working Group, NAB Digital Radio Committee, NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC) Committee, NRSC, NAB TAP Radio Discovery Group, IPAWS Practitioners Working Group, and was a member of the Peer Review Group of the Advances IBOC Coverage and Compatibility Study. He is also a member of the AES and AFCCE.

Gary Kline's continued efforts to keep engineers educated, efficient, relevant, and respected in their field certainly does not go unnoticed. This dedication to radio engineering in the industry earned him Radio World's Excellence in Engineering award at the NAB Radio show in Philadelphia in September of 2009.


Stan Salek
Hammett & Edison
470 Third Street West
Sonoma, California 95476

Stanley Salek is a Senior Engineer in the consulting engineering firm of Hammett & Edison, Inc., Sonoma, California. Since joining the firm in 1991, he has managed numerous projects related to broadcast radio and television technology, including analog and digital radio and television transmission analysis, signal coverage evaluation, and RF safety compliance analysis and mitigation.

Prior to his present position, Stan was Director of Radio Engineering at the National Association of Broadcasters, a design engineer with RF and audio broadcast equipment manufacturers, and also managed technical projects at radio broadcast stations. He is a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology, earning a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.

He holds a U.S. patent for an RF modulator design, FCC commercial and amateur radio licenses, is a member of the IEEE, AES, SMPTE, and AFCCE, and has authored articles and book chapters on various topics related to broadcast engineering.

In his capacity as co-chair of the AM and FM Analog Broadcasting Subcommittee of the National Radio Systems Committee, Stan works on the development and enhancement of industry-wide technical standards.