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 NRSC Full Committee Chairman

Milford K. Smith, Jr.
Greater Media
PO Box 6501
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Mr. Smith (or Smitty as he is best known to his peers) is Vice President of Radio Engineering for Greater Media, a position he has held for the past 30 years. For the preceding 11 years he held a similar position with First Media Corporation, another large private 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. It is considered the ultimate recognition of achievement in the broadcast engineering profession. In Radio Ink magazine's annual listing of most admired radio engineers in the U.S., Mr. Smith was included every year since its inception. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEEE), the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) and the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE).

As a member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Mr. Smith has been active in the NAB as a member of its FAST ROAD technology advocacy program and the newly formed NAB Radio Technology Committee. He is likewise active in the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC), serving on its Digital Radio Broadcast subcommittee, its RBDS subcommittee and its AM FM Analogue Broadcasting subcommittee. He is the former long time chairman of its DAB subcommittee, which has been involved for over fifteen years in the evaluation and development of the next generation of digital radio service for the United States, now very much a reality. In April of 2007 he was selected as the overall chairman of the NRSC. Mr. Smith routinely participates in many industry events as both a presenter and as session chairman. In December of 2010 he was selected as the recipient of the Radio World magazine's "Excellence in Engineering" award, given annually. From Radio World: "Recipients of the award represent the highest ideals of the U.S. Broadcast Engineering profession and reflect those ideals through contributions to the industry".

In his position with Greater Media Mr. Smith is responsible for the overall technical operations of Greater Media's 25 radio stations and manages its tower portfolio.