NMEA Convention takes to the air waves

NAPLES, Fla. – For the first time in its history, the National Marine Electronics Convention, to be held Oct. 18 – 21, in Naples, Fla., is going on the air through both satellite radio and a national network of radio stations, it reported in a statement today.

World of Boating Radio will set up at the 2007 NMEA Convention this year to interview both attendees and exhibitors. World of Boating Radio is broadcast every Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m. EAST live on Sirius Satellite radio channel #125 as well as on 35 radio stations throughout the nation. WOB can also be heard worldwide over the Internet.

“This is a great opportunity for exhibitors introducing new products to talk about new features and capabilities,” said Bonnie Barsa, NMEA’s president. “It is also an opportunity for dealers to talk about the benefits to the boating consumer of doing business with your local NMEA dealer.”

The broadcast, she said, is part of NMEA’s ongoing efforts to provide helpful information to the boating consumer on new marine electronics products.

“Our mission is to focus on the lifestyle and the broad appeal of boating,” said Greg Holt of World of Boating. “We want to make boating sound like so much fun that everyone will want to go boating. We are really looking forward to the NMEA Convention because of the high interest in new marine electronics.”

World of Boating, he said, is aired to an audience of 100,000 listeners per episode. The program is downloaded more than 300 times daily off of the World of Boating website.

World of Boating Radio will record the evening of October 18 during the NMEA Convention Welcome Reception as well as all day October 19. The program will be broadcast on Saturday, October 21.

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