April 2005

April 2005


Digitized and confused

I steered the sales people at a couple of local electronics dealers to terrestrial, digital receivers without using the terms IBOC, HD Radio or the dreaded high-definition radio and was told the that the receivers did not exist, that stores had head units but not the receiver unit or that the store had no plans to carry these units.


The Proper Support

The one element of an air studio that makes everything work together is often the most overlooked.


WLRN expands its on-air services

WLRN, a high-power FM operation based in Miami, is the pre-eminent NPR member station for South Florida.

KQED: Improving on excellence

When the most-listened-to public radio station in the country upgrades to all-digital production, you can be certain that it will not be a timid or hesitant move.


Syndicating a Website's Content in Five Minutes

RSS is being seen by increasing numbers of Web users as an alternative to e-mail, because it can be used by Web surfers to track changes on websites without requiring a user to release an e-mail address.


New Products (Apr 2005)

NAB new products from 25-Seven, Aphex Systems, ATA Audio, ATI, Audio Processing Technology, Audioarts Engineering, Audio-Technica, Bias, Bird Electronic, Broadcast Electronics, Burk Technology, Comrex, Dielectric, Digigram, DK Technologies, ESE, Genelec, Harris, HHB, JK Audio, Lynx Studio Technology, Marantz, MGE UPS Systems, Nautel, Neumann, Neutrik, NKK Switches, OMT Technologies, Orban, Pristine Systems, Propagation Systems, Prophet Systems, RFS Broadcast, Rohde & Schwarz, Sierra Automated Systems, Staco Energy Products, Symetrix, Tascam, Translantech Sound and Wheatstone.


IBOC's real return

Perhaps the answer to the return on investment for IBOC lies in its ability to keep pace with the emerging services.


New rules for tower locations

These new requirements immediately affect the contents of FCC applications for construction permits.


Field Report: Audio-Technica AT2020

The AT2020 is a good choice for remote broadcasts where quality sound is required and you don't want to risk a more expensive microphone.

Field Report: Snap Appliance Snap Server 1100

This NAS provides a fast, easy data backup system for a facility's computer data.


Applied Technology: Dielectric HDR Plus

The most daunting task of IBOC has been how to combine the analog and digital signals in a cost-effective manner. Dielectric believes it has the answer.


Advanced DAB

Find out what your constituents think about hot topics in radio.


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Sign Off

Which medium did people rely on most during the 2004 hurricanes? Radio, of course.


April 2005 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the April 2005 issue of Radio magazine.