April 2006

April 2006


A Rosy Future for Radio

Bridge Ratings released its updated projections of consumer use of various forms of radio and digital media, and the results look good for radio -- at first glance.


Sound advice on Processing

More audio processors are being built with feature sets meant to accommodate the trend of delivering content via data-reduced means.


Dayton's voice of the arts gets a clearer voice

The genesis of this project was an opportunity to relocate and upgrade WDPR's transmitter site from a deteriorating leased tower that was only 200-feet tall, to the local PBS affiliate's 1,500-foot tower.


The Grammys on the Radio

Though primarily a TV event with no radio simulcast, dozens of radio stations conducted live radio broadcasts during the two days of rehearsals leading up to the Feb. 8 awards show.


Streaming copyright royalties audited

Starting in February 2006, Soundexchange began auditing 11 of the most popular Internet radio websites.


Working with wireless carriers

Myth: You can solicit communication carriers to lease space on your tower. Reality: Only if your tower is in a desirable location.


New Products (Apr 2006)

More sneak peeks of new products at NAB2006.


Field Report: Air Tools 6200

Though it is specifically designed with microphone processing in mind, the Clear Channel Chicago group decided that there was no reason the Air Tools 6200 could not be used as a stereo program processor.

Field Report: DBX 286A

It's a vocal processor, but you won't find controls labeled ratio, hard/soft knee, threshold and hold/release in the compressor section. Still, you will find that it's easy to use.


Applied Technology: Intraplex Netxpress

Migrating from T1 circuits to an IP-based system is an adventure that, until recently, was not for the faint-hearted.

Furman Lift

As the quality of ac power continues to worsen, the only solution is to condition power before it reaches sensitive electronics.


100 years of innovation

100 Years ago, Reginald Fessenden proved that it was possible to transmit audio via radio waves. To celebrate radio's 100 years of audio transmission, RADIO magazine is preparing a special tribute to the technology of radio broadcasting, and we want your help.


Currents Headlines from the April 2006 Issue

The online headlines from the April 2006 issue of Radio magazine.

Radio Currents Online - Apr 24 - Apr 30, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Apr 17 - Apr 23, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Apr 10 - Apr 16, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Apr 3 - Apr 9, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.


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April 2006 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the April 2006 issue of Radio magazine.