August 2007

August 2007


A FAQ on CAP

The mid-July 2007 further notice of proposed rulemaking from the FCC concerning EAS has begun the process of bringing the system into the 21st Century. However, the FCC action raises more questions than it answers.


Gadgets, widgets and interfaces

There are unique circumstances in every radio station--some physical, some due to specifically requested functionality--that cannot always be addressed by the features of the major components of the system. What becomes necessary in many cases such as these are special devices that fill in those gaps and provide the last little piece of the puzzle that makes the system complete.


Americom Reno

A seven-station, medium market radio operation expands in a new facility.


Tech tips on labels and test jigs

Proper labeling makes the job easier. John Landry explores several options in lbeling just about anything.


Planning a wireless LAN

When it comes time to install a wireless LAN at your facility, there are some basic guidelines that must be followed to make the system to its maximum capacity and keep your network secured against unauthorized users.


FCC launches EAS makeover

The new EAS rules are designed to facilitate delivery of emergency information across a variety of platforms in a digital format and to provide improved access for disabled persons. The change likely to have the greatest impact on broadcasters is the FCC's adoption of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) for all EAS participants.


New Products

New products from AKG, ATI Group, Barix Technology, Bext, Joemeek, Klotz Digital, Nautel, Neutrik, Non-Stop Music, RTW Radio, Soundcraft USA, Stormin Protection, Studer, Telos Systems, TFT, Titus Technological, Unlimi-tech Software, Winmedia Software and You/Com.


Field Report: Yellowtec Mika

Searching the Internet turned up a radical new design: Mika by Yellowtec in Germany. This is exactly what Gary Wachter had been searching for and more.

Towerswitch Collocom-2

Simply put, the Collocom-2 is an easy-to-install, solar-powered device used to play an audio warning or safety message at a tower site.


Sign Off

Henry Engineering's 1982 Matchbox, a 1925 Kodel Radio Company ad for its Logodyne Big Five receivers and commercial airtime loads ranked by station owner.


Contributor Pro-file: Gary Wachter

Gary Wachter has been actively involved in radio (and some TV) for 35 years.


Insight to IBOC 12 - Aug 2007

The Radio magazine DAB Answer series continues with the 12th installment. This issue examines conditional access for HD Radio, concludes the interview with Glynn Walden on the earliest tests with IBOC, and compares HD Radio awareness vs. interest.


Currents Headlines from the August 2007 Issue

The online headlines from the August 2007 issue of Radio magazine.

Radio Currents Online - Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2007

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

Radio Currents Online - Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2007

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

Radio Currents Online - Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2007

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


August 2007 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the August 2007 issue of Radio magazine.