April 2008

April 2008


A day in the life

What's you typical day at the NAB Show? Everyone's agenda is different during the convention. I am often asked what my day is like at the convention


On-air Telephone Interfaces

Radio broadcasters rely heavily on their telephones. Whether used for news, interviews, contests, requests or talk radio, the ability to easily manage phones on-air is a long-standing requirement, and that''s unlikely to change


Streamlined Station

When I first assumed the chief engineer duties at WHKP, I inherited a facility that, while beautiful and functional, was aging as far as broadcast equipment. The station had been using a DOS-based automation system since the mid-1990s for traffic and play-out of commercial material


Digital Audio Basics

With the increasing amount and complexity of digital audio equipment, video multiplexing/de-multiplexing, complex routing paths and cable defects/influences, problems can develop with the digital audio signal


NAB Show New Products

More new product peeks from the 2008 NAB Show.

New Products

New products from NTI, Falcon Electric, Mayah Communications, Sonifex, Audix, Barix, Samson Technologies, Kaltman Creations, Allen and Heath, Tugicom RF Design, DM Engineering, Fifty Thousand Watt Software, Loopmasters, Broadcast Tools, Furman Sound, Behringer, Farlight, Tapco, Harris, Olympus, Caig Laboratories and Corsair


Content delivery options

As a stand-alone medium, traditional broadcasting is subject to a multitude of restrictions as compared with other Internet-driven delivery platforms


Localism proceeding portends re-regulation of radio

According to the Commission, the proposed rules are designed to address the perception that broadcasters may not be addressing the needs and interests of their communities sufficiently


Field Report: JK Audio Remote Mix 4

With the Remote Mix 4, JK Audio has introduced 21st century cell phone and Bluetooth technology to the remote broadcast clique. In this age of wireless-ness, it''s a timely introduction

Field Report: Sony PCM-D50

We chose the Sony PCM-D50, which is capable of recording WAV files and MP3 playback. The device itself has two built-in microphones; an external handheld microphone can also be used, and there are connections to attach a line-level device


Tips on vehicle maintenance and wasps and bees

Vehicle maintenance, checking for leaks, and wasps and bees


Applied Technology: Viero Web services

Several years ago, a new technology called Web services began to make headway in software architecture. The technology leverages the same mechanisms used by Web browsers and Web servers to allow systems to more easily communicate and share data. Web services have proven extremely useful and are now considered to be mainstream software architecture


Sign Off

Electro-Voice RE-55, Westinghouse and in-vehicle technologies


Currents Headlines from the April 2008 Issue

The online headlines from the April 2008 issue of Radio magazine.

Radio Currents Online - Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of March 31 - April 6, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Apr 7 - Apr 13, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of April 7 - April 13, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Apr 14 - Apr 20, 2003

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

Radio Currents Online - Apr 21 - Apr 27, 2003

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

Radio Currents Online - Apr 28 - May 4, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of April 28 - May 4, 2008


Contributor Pro-file: Dave Lyons

This month: Meet Dave Lyons, chief engineer, WHKP-AM, Hendersonville, NC.

April 2008 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the April 2008 issue of Radio magazine.