December 2012

December 2012

December 2012 cover

The 2012 Salary Survey in Review

As part of our annual Salary Survey, we ask respondents what they would like to change about their jobs. The answers might surprise you.

WYSO 91.3 FM Turns Relocation Adversity into Opportunity

There were many challenges and hurdles during the project, but station personnel persevered to the benefit of the Miami Valley's public radio audience.

Test and Measurement Needs for the Shop

With so much streaming media, digital audio, digital RF and more around the station, new tools have become necessary. If you were to build an engineering shop today, what test equipment is necessary, and what's available?

Social Media Software

Terrestrial radio has been slow to keep up with the offerings of social media-centric Internet radio platforms such as Pandora, but there are tools a station can use to change that.

Wireless News and FM Auction Update

Since the FCC's inquiry on wireless mics on TV channels 2 through 51, there have been new developments that will likely impact the use of wireless mics and other low-power devices in vacant spaces on TV channels, and the FCC has now invited a new round of public comment to refresh the record.

New Products (December 2012)

New Products from AKG, Auralex Acoustics, Olympus, Studer and more.

Field Report: Tascam DR-05

The DR-05 recorder is lightweight and the size is desirable for handheld operation; two factors you want in a portable recorder packed with a list of features.

Field Report: NewTek TriCaster

TriCaster is a plug-and-play device that enables even non-technical users to stream, play and record video all at the same time.

Side by Side: On-air Condenser Mics

When you need a mic in the air studio, it's easy to reach for your old favorite. But there are other choices, including condenser mics.

In-house Signal Distribution

Doug Irwin offers more ideas on distributing FM, AM and TV signals around a facility.

Sign Off: 2012 Salary Survey

Our annual salary survey looks at the current state of personal earnings for broadcast engineers.

Currents Headlines from the December 2012 Issue

The online headlines from the December 2012 issue of Radio magazine.

December 2012 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the December 2012 issue of Radio magazine.