Adrick will be speaking at the "TV Spectrum Auction" session (Thurs., Aug. 7 at 1 pm) and the "ATSC 3.0 Update" session (Thurs., Aug. 7 at 4 pm)
A 50-year veteran of the broadcast industry, Adrick retired from Harris Broadcast in 2013 and started an independent consulting practice.
He also rejoined his former company now known as GatesAir on a part time basis as a technology advisor. He is a former member of the board of directors and Vice Chairman of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). He currently serves as the Chairman of the ATSC Mobile Emergency Alerting System Integration Team (M-EAS I-Team). He also chaired the Open Mobile Video Coalition Forum and served on both of the FCC Media Security and Recovery Councils.
His consulting activities are focused on Mobile DTV, Mobile Emergency Alerting (M-EAS), the development of new television broadcast standards, regulatory and spectrum issues.
Adrick is a Fellow of the Society of, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and IEEE Broadcast Technology Society. He was the 2013 recipient of the National Association of Broadcasters Television Engineering Achievement Award.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and a Master’s degree in educational communications from Xavier University where served as Director of Broadcasting and as an Assistant Professor of Communications.
He is a founder and former General Manager of NPR member station WVXU-FM.
While at Harris Broadcast, he headed the broadcast systems business and later developed broadcast technologies and applications that resulted in three U.S. patents.