The reality is that EAS does not really work as well as it was intended. Editor Chriss Scherer does not believe any broadcast station should ever, as part of a standard plan, originate an alert.
Radio is beginning to have significant competition; will it continue to stand the test of time?
The complexity of Bonneville Phoenix operation is apparent with just a short visit to the new facility. It would be next to impossible to operate as it is today had it remained in its downtown space.
Porting a data stream to an RBDS encoder or HD Radio importer often requires some kind of conversion step. There are commercial products and services to do this, but it can be done in house.
Gary Kline suggested one of his favorite Iphone apps for radio engineers, Islipstick.
The upcoming generation of radio engineers will encounter a new ease of measurement as a fact of the Commission's new directional antenna proof rules.
The NPR proposal is unrelated to the proposals of the Minority Media and Communications Council and the Broadcast Maximization Committee, which want the FCC to look into the allocation of current TV-5 and TV-6 spectrum for use by radio broadcasters.
While important, EAS can be tricky. The EASyCAST encoder/decoder from Trilithic has taken away most if not all of the potential EAS headaches.
New products from American Audio, APW Mayville, Belden, NTI Audio, Sonifex, Studio Technologies, Tascam and more.
A look back at photos from KZUN in Opportunity, WA, courtesy of Bill Harms.
According to a study by the Council for Research Excellence and The Nielsen Company, broadcast radio accounts for more than half of all audio media exposure each day.
The online headlines from the December 2009 issue of Radio magazine.
This month: Harry Martin; Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth; Washington, DC
Links to the advertisers in the December 2009 issue of Radio magazine.