Image of Richard Arsenault in his office  RICHARD ARSENAULT

1st RADIO TECHNOLOGIES

 BROADCAST RADIO CONSULTANT

INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL &
ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS
IEEE MEMBER


SOCIETY OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS
SBE SENIOR MEMBER


BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY
BTS MEMBER

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Welcome... Thank you for the opportunity to let me help you. For over 30 years, I've provided consulting services to the broadcast radio industry including the preparation of FCC exhibits, feasibility studies, maximization / expansion of broadcast radio station coverage, new facility planning / design and much more. I'm a former staff engineer with the prestigious Washington, D.C. consulting radio engineering firm of Jules Cohen and Associates, was a commercial broadcast radio station proprietor / General Manager and additionally was employed as Chief Engineer and/or Director of Engineering for numerous broadcast radio operations. I understand the challenges of radio and can communicate concepts and ideas without unnecessary technical jargon.


Consulting services are offered to individuals and companies with an interest in FM, AM, Low Power FM (LPFM), Translator, Booster and Shortwave (SW) radio plus HD digital radio, internet streaming, computer automation systems and networking. If you decide to utilize my consulting services, I'll attempt to reveal how we can meet your goals without wasteful expenditures and possibly expose a few adjustments that will give your station an immediate boost. If you already have a station, I'd like the opportunity to be your consultant and research all options to maximize and extend your broadcast coverage. We can find creative ways to integrate state-of-the-art digital telecommunications technologies into your existing radio broadcasting operation. I'll research station acquisitions, facility relocation and FM translators / Boosters for fill-in service use by both AM and FM radio stations. As your consultant, I'll recommend options and do my best to include cost effective solutions. Contact me directly using the above phone number or by email: radioservices@ieee.org


Sincerely,

Richard Arsenault

IEEE FCC GENERAL CLASS LICENSE IMAGE SOCIETY OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS LOGO ETA FCC EXTRA CLASS LICENSE IMAGE
The Institute of Electrical &
Electronics Engineers
Elected Member
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC)
General Class License
Society of Broadcast Engineers
Senior Member
Radio / Television Electronics
ETA, Int. Certification
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC)
Extra Class License

REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF BROADCAST RADIO CONSULTING / CONTRACT SERVICES

For Full Power FM, Low Power FM (LPFM), AM, International Short Wave (SW), FM Translator / Booster and Travelers' Information Service (TIS) Broadcast Stations:




Consulting matters specific to FM, LPFM, Booster and Translator Stations:


Additional consulting issues specific to AM Radio Stations:


Additional non-broadcast consulting services:

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Purchased a New Jersey radio station in 1994 where I was the General Manager, Sales / Marketing Manager, Director of Engineering / Chief Engineer and more... Fully paid the mortgage on this station after 5 years of ownership, sold it at a profit a year later, reinvested the proceeds and have remained continually active in radio and television consulting completing a number of projects.

While employed as a staff engineer with a broadcast radio consulting engineering firm in Washington, D.C., I gained considerable knowledge in broadcast radio and television feasibility engineering studies and in preparation of FCC engineering exhibits for applications. In my consulting practice, I have prepared FCC Construction Permit (CP) exhibits for new stations, power increase applications, short-spaced contour-protected facilities, tower / supporting structure changes and directional antenna applications. Successfully prepared and filed my first FCC Petition for Rulemaking in 1989. My two most recent Rulemaking Petitions were filed in 2010 requesting amendment to existing broadcast radio laws under Part 73, Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Additional experiences at other stations include employment in the capacities of General Manager, Advertising Consultant, DJ / talk show host / announcer, Radio Broadcast Engineer, Designated Chief Operator and Chief Engineer. Technical involvement has included broadcast radio consultant and contractor services for new station design / construction. Upgraded and maintained the studios and transmitters simultaneously for 14 radio stations. Was always a pleasure to run into a station in an emergency and feel the satisfaction gained in coming through by restoring operation promptly..... time and time again without outside assistance from other consultants, engineers or technologists. On three different occasions, single-handedly had to relocate and reconstruct the on-air studios overnight, twice due to emergencies caused by extreme weather conditions.

Other experiences include business consultant, bidding and contracting both government and private sector projects, proprietor / manager of retail and service businesses, television, cable (CATV), MATV, consultant to a satellite earth station installation company, computer hardware / software, industrial electronics technician for the Process Engineering Department in manufacturing, editor, college instructor, technical report writer, lecturer and guest speaker at association meetings.

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE DEGREES / HIGHER EDUCATION -
USNY (Excelsior College), Bachelor of Science degree with significant studies in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Business Management, 1981.
Thomas Edison State College of NJ, credits earned via individual assessment and college level challenge examinations

ACTIVE FCC LICENSES -
Commercial General Class Radiotelephone License w/ Ship Radar Endorsement
Extra Class "Ham" Radio Operator License

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS -
Member of the 'AM Broadcast Radio Improvement Task Force', effective November 2010.
Elected to 'Member' grade by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) effective 1983
Member Broadcast Technology Society (BTS)
Elected to 'Senior Member' by The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), Washington, D.C.

ACTIVE CERTIFICATIONS -
Consumer, Commercial, Audio/ Hi-Fi and Radio/TV Electronics, Certification; ETA, International
Certified Communications Specialist, US Coast Guard Auxiliary

PREVIOUS LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, CERTIFICATES & MEMBERSHIPS -
Certified Broadcast Engineer at the Senior Level by examination, Society of Broadcast Engineers - SBE, issued 7/1/1985
Member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, Inc. (SCTE), 2001
Certificate for Teacher of Vocational Technical Occupations - Electronics Technology, State of NJ Department of Education, 1979
Certified Technician, National Association of Business and Educational Radio - NABER
Real Estate Salesperson License, State of New Jersey Board of Realtors
Certification Administrator, Electronics Technicians Association, accrediting agency: Iowa State University, 1981-85
First Class Radiotelephone Operators License issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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