August 2010

August 2010

August 2010 cover

Realities of Media Ownership

While the FCC defends it media ownership rules in court, some commissioners have a simplified view of what it takes to serve the public interest.

Modern Telephone Interfaces

POTS, ISDN, VoIP and beyond.

WDDH: The Big Dog Gets a Facelift

Originally built in 1986 as WKYN, WDDH (95-7 The Hound) was wheezing along with aging analog consoles that needed constant repair and dated handmade chipboard and plywood furniture. You should see the facility now.

Insight to IBOC 22 - Aug 2010

The Radio magazine DAB Answer series continues with the 22nd installment, which looks inside assymentrical sidebands and data tagging.

Tower Siting and the Environment

Environmental protection issues for towers extend beyond air, water and wildlife. It also includes historical buildings, landmarks, protected lands and national parks.

Public File Refresher

While it is true there is little if any demand to see broadcast public files, the public file rule is still on the books and is one of the favorite items that an FCC inspector will ask for.

Field Report: Broadcast Devices DAB-300

The DAB-300 is an automated AES3 switcher that will choose one of four AES3 inputs, and route it to all four AES3 outputs, based on basic configuration parameters.

Field Report: Barix Exstreamer 1000

Functioning as both an encoder or a decoder, the Exstreamer 1000 can get audio there using a modest amount of bandwidth.

New Products (Aug 2010)

New products from Adam Professional Audio, Radio Design Labs, Tascam and Whirlwind.

2010 Product Source

The Radio magazine annual compendium of new products, including the Radio magazine Pick Hits and special sections highlighting remotes, production and more.

Remote Equipment Reset

Michael Bradford needed a better way to reboot the codecs without driving 45 miles.

More on Portable Lighting

Ideas to shed light on your work.

A Technical History of WHAV

Tim Cocodiscusses the construction and growth of the AM/FM combo station between 1947 and the early 1980s.

Broadband Growth Through 2009

According to the Broadband Forum, broadband growth was steady in 2009, with a pick-up in every region in the fourth quarter.

Currents Headlines from the August 2010 Issue

The online headlines from the August 2010 issue of Radio magazine.

Contributor Pro-File: Kirk Chestnut, CPBE

This month: Kirk Chestnut, CPBE; Assistant Chief Engineer; Entercom Communications; Kansas City

August 2010 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the August 2010 issue of Radio magazine.