December 2006

December 2006


How to make HD Radio succeed: do nothing

Broadcasters, Ibiquity and the HD Digital Radio Alliance are all trying hard to make HD Radio a success. This is all good, but the truth is that for HD Radio to succeed, broadcasters should not have to do anything.


Built solid

The foundation of every studio begins with the studio furniture. While the furniture determines the growth potential of the room, conversely, the room will also dictate the type and style of furniture used.

The Finishing Touches

Once the studio furniture is in place, it's time to install the equipment, right? Not yet. Cable management, air flow and the finishing touches of mounts and access holes must be addressed.


Planning for a digital future

In 2005 American Tower was approached by current and prospective tenants to consider modifying the aging antenna and its combiners to transmit HD Radio. The result of this project is an antenna installation with greater capacity, additional redundancy, and natural transition path for the stations to go digital.


100 years 100 innovations

As radio broadcasting celebrates the 100th anniversary of Fessenden's Christmas Eve broadcast, we detail the top 100 technical innovations that have influenced radio, as nominated by you, the reader.


New Products

New products from Evenfall Acoustics, Mpathx, Prime Image and Yellowtec.


New reporting rules for Internet streamers

Since April 2004 Internet radio stations were supposed to be keeping detailed records about the songs they were playing. The problem was that the CRB had not specified what was to be done with those records...until now. What's worse is that the reporting requirement may completely kill Internet streaming altogether.


Business for engineers

One of the differences between a self-employed person and an employee is that the self-employed person always knows when the job is going to end. A proactive stance in career planning will ensure that the broadcast engineer is always employed and employable.


Field Report: Salem Radio Labs Call Commander

Call screening software is critical to any talk station's operation. Finding a system that be configured to the station's needs is important, and the ability to try it before you buy it can help the selection process. Because the Call Commander software from Salem Radio Labs is free, trying it out is as simple as finding enough time to download and install it.


Sign Off

Remember the Ampex Disc Spot? This merging of a tape recorder and a phonograph never really took off.


Currents Headlines from the December 2006 Issue

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

Radio Currents Online - Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2006

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Radio Currents Online - Dec 4 - Dec 10, 2006

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Radio Currents Online - Dec 11 - Dec 17, 2006

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Radio Currents Online - Dec 18 - Dec 24, 2006

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