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WEGENER RECEIVERS UTILIZED BY BROADCAST INTERNATIONAL FOR BUSINESS MUSIC APPLICATION

 DULUTH, Ga., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wegener Communications, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with Broadcast International (BI) to provide Compressed Digital Audio SCPC (Single Channel Per Carrier) equipment for BI's business music applications.
 The equipment will be used by Broadcast International to provide satellite delivered music and in-store advertising to the Montgomery Ward & Co. chain of approximately 350 stores nationwide.
 The DR95 digital audio receiver supplied by Wegener utilize MPEG compression technology. The MPEG technology provides outstanding quality program audio, while advanced forward error correction ensures the most efficient usage of satellite power and bandwidth. The DR95 receivers are fully addressable, a factor contributing to the decision of Broadcast International to purchase Wegener equipment, according to Bob Thurman, director of Data Services for Broadcast International.
 Broadcast International provides, operates and maintains private satellite communication networks in the retail segment of the business environment, as well as value-added services for existing VSAT networks. The company currently operates approximately 8,000 satellite locations nationwide.
 Bob Placek, president of Wegener Communications, stated: "We are pleased to provide this digital audio network for Broadcast International. This reinforces Wegener's position as a leader in business music applications."
 Wegener Communications, Inc. is a subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (NASDAQ: WGNR) based in Duluth, an Atlanta suburb. Wegener Communications designs and manufactures audio, data, and video transmission products and systems for satellite and terrestrial networks. Wegener equipment is used extensively throughout the cable television, radio and television broadcast, and business broadcast industries.
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 /CONTACT: Gerald A. Decker, APR or Joni Fletcher of CommunicationMasters, 404-263-6464, for Wegener, or Ken Leffingwell of Wegener, 404-623-0096/
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