December 2005

December 2005


Keep the HD Radio Rollout Simple

While radio waits for the mass rollout of receivers with HD Radio capability, personal electronics devices are bypassing terrestrial radio completely.


Step Up To the Mic

Listeners are more familiar with the sound of the human voice than anything else, and with a little effort and the right mic, an announcer can sound like he is right there. Tried and true mics work, but there are plenty of new possibilities.


Waitt's Store-and-forward Satellite Programming

Satellite-delivered radio formats are not a new idea. But instead of a continuous audio stream and a fixed clock for affiliates to follow, Waitt Radio Networks uses a store-and-forward approach that allows greater flexibility to its subscriber stations.


All about ISCSI

This relatively new protocol for storage technology offers many compelling benefits.


New Products (Dec 2005)

New products from AKG, Armstrong Transmitter, Auralex Acoustics, Automation Systems Interconnect, Belden, Digidesign, Digital Juke Box, DK Technologies, Eddystone Broadcast, Edirol, Fiberplex, Furman Sound, Henry Engineering, Inovonics, Korg, Lawo, Lectrosonics, Middle Atlantic Products, Mojave Audio, Muxlab, Otari, Prism Sound, Road Ready Cases, Spectral Communications, Studio Network Solutions, Timewave and XP Sound.


The next step for technology

Consumer media habits continue to evolve, and there are a few technologies that are likely to cause a paradigm shift over the next five years.


Relaxed tribal notification standards

Tower construction projects on tribal lands must be coordinated with local tribes. To prevent non-responses from keeping tower projects on hold, the Commission recently announced a new policy for dealing with tribal and native Hawaiian organizations.


Field Report: Digigram VX882HR

The VX882HR is a Windows-compatible PCI sound card suitable for a variety of radio and recording applications.

Field Report: Broadcast Electronics Big Pipe

When Clear Channel Minneapolis needed multiple T1s to handle its data, Jess Meyer looked for a better way. He found it in the Broadcast Electronics Big Pipe.


Alternatives to AM IBOC

IBOC continues to be a hot topic among readers. Read on to find out what they have to say.

Idea for AM OBOC2 and/or AM EV-DO

Larry Ray's idea on how to use the existing AM band as redirect to an FM multicast station.


Sign Off

Do you remember the Telex Magnacord?


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Currents Headlines from the December 2005 Issue

The online headlines from the December 2005 issue of Radio magazine.


December 2005 Advertiser Links

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