John Lyons Dies; Helped Shape NYC’s RF Skyline

The new broadcast transmission facilities atop One World Trade Center are just the most visible of his numerous accomplishments. He was 71.

TVN TECH

WNJU To Kick Off 1 WTC OTA Transmission

Next week, WNJU is expected to begin over-the-air nighttime transmission testing from One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. The station’s fulltime regular broadcasts from the site are expected to commence seven to 10 days later. By the end of 2017, five stations will be on air from the new location.

NAB 2017 Q&A WITH JOHN LYONS

Durst’s Lyons On Bringing TV To One WTC

NAB is honoring The Durst Organization’s John Lyons with its 2017 Television Engineering Achievement Award on Wednesday during its technology luncheon. Lyons spoke with TVNewCheck Tech Editor Phil Kurz about what it means to receive the honor, the effort to bring TV broadcasting to One World Trade Center and what broadcasters and tower crews will face when they begin mounting new antennas to meet their TV spectrum repack obligation.