WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2008 – The National Association of Broadcasters announced today the release of its first e-book, Broadcast Towers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money on Vertical Real Estate, authored by Garvey Schubert Barer communications attorneys Erwin Krasnow and Henry Solomon, the book is a first-of-its-kind compilation of industry knowledge on the business, technical and legal aspects of tower ownership and the leasing opportunities available to broadcasters.
"Broadcast Towers is fantastically complete. The guide is much more than advice on making money with your tower. It should be a must read for all broadcast engineers and stations," said Erick Steinberg, former Director of Technical Operations for San Francisco’s KFOG.
Broadcast Towers focuses on how broadcasters can create new revenue through tower leasing opportunities with wireless communication services, one of the nation’s fastest growing industries. Broken into six sections, the book provides a wealth of marketing advice, legal recommendations on federal, state and local government compliance and technical pointers on how to turn broadcast towers into profit powerhouses.
Copies of the e-book can be purchased at the NAB store, www.nabstore.com, and are available for $39.95 each ($35.95 for NAB members). Printed copies are available for $43.95.
About the Authors
An Owner in our Washington, D.C., office, Erwin Krasnow is one of the original founders of Tower America. He has represented sellers and buyers of broadcasting, tower, cable and telecommunications properties in transactions totaling in excess of $21 billion. Mr. Krasnow has been described as "a dean of the Washington communications bar" by the Legal Times, as a "superlawyer of communications" by American Film magazine, and as "the guru of communications law" by the Broadcast Cable Financial Journal.
Henry Solomon is Of Counsel in our Washington, D.C., office. His practice includes the representation of broadcast and telecommunications companies before the FCC and municipalities. He also counsels tower companies, cable systems and communications equipment manufacturers. Mr. Solomon has spoken before numerous communications industry groups, including the National Translator Association, and has written articles on various broadcast and telecommunication subjects. He also founded Coastal Communications, a radio paging company based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
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