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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter3.6

Broadcast Facility Security, Safety, Disaster Planning, and Recovery

Richard Rudman

Remote Possibilities

Studio City, California

Thomas G. Osenkowsky

Radio Engineering Consultant

Brookfield, CT

Updated for the 11th Edition by

Joseph Pollet

Director of Engineering, Entercom

New Orleans, LA

Introduction

Risk assessment and disaster preparedness and recovery plans may look good on paper, but the ultimate test is always the next real emergency. This chapter is for designers and managers of critical communications facilities that may be at risk from natural and human-made disasters and terrorist attacks. The premises are the same here as in any other area of disaster and contingency planning:

  • Disaster readiness should be an integral part ...

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