February 2006

February 2006


Missing something

CES was a chance to show people that terrestrial radio was just as important today as it ever was. Unfortunately, digital terrestrial radio missed a major opportunity to shine.


Taking the show on the road

As technology has progressed, broadcasters have found ways to use improved technologies in unique ways to make remote broadcasts sound as good as being in the studio, but with the convenience of lighter and more flexible equipment.


Big, but not so easy

Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans would seem to be the last place to originate a coast-to-coast broadcast for New Year's Eve. The city of New Orleans and NPR felt differently, and the pressure was on to prepare for the event.

Preparing for the gold

Proving that it's never too early to start planning, Westwood One began planning for the 2006 Winter Olympics coverage during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.


New Products (Feb 2006)

New products from Adobe Systems, HHB, Mediatone Music, Omnia Audio, Primera Technology and Stormin Protection Products.


The value-added engineer

Have you ever stopped to think about the added value that you bring to your employer? Being the chief engineer at a station carries more experience than you might think.


Webcasting royalty fees in play

A new proceeding has begun to set the music copyright royalty fees that stations streaming on the Internet will pay to record companies and recording artists for 2006-2010. While the new fees are not likely to be finalized until late in 2006, they will apply retroactively to Jan. 1, 2006.


Field Report: Audioarts R55E

While most control consoles can't do anything about bizarre programming and cappuccino spills, there is a console that's easy to operate and accommodating to green broadcasters.

Neural Audio 5225

Several Radio One stations were adding 5.1 to their broadcasts, but it wasn't clear how the Philadelphia stations would handle this conversion within their all-analog facility.


Sign Off

The early days of profanity delay.


Insight to IBOC 6 - Feb 2006

Part of the Radio magazine DAB Answer Series, the sixth installment of this recurring supplement looks into four different kinds of IBOC implementations. It also continues our coverage of production tips for surround. Also, look for a brief Q&A with the president of the HD Digital Radio Alliance, Peter Ferrara.


Radio Currents Online - Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2006

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Radio Currents Online - Feb 20 - Feb 26, 2006

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Radio Currents Online - Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2006

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Radio Currents Online - Feb 6 - Feb 12, 2006

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Radio Currents Online - Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2006

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Currents Headlines from the February 2006 Issue

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


February 2006 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the February 2006 issue of Radio magazine.