January 2010

January 2010

Technical support at the FCC...finally

Senate bill S.2881 -- the FCC Commissioners' Technical Resource Enhancement Act -- aims to provide greater technical resources to FCC Commissioners.

Higher Power IBOC

Because the proposed IBOC power increase hasn't yet been approved by the FCC, it may be a little early to budget for transmission facility upgrades -- but at the very least you should be in the planning stage.

The coming of HD Radio to WKSU

WKSU had a major decision to make: Either add 5,000 square feet onto the broadcast center building or complete the installation of IBOC technology at its non-IBOC stations and further enhance the network with the implementation of multicast channel and program-associated data capabilities for each station.

Cover that wire label

Labeling wires is a common task, and you have likely tried many methods.

Unusual adapters

Having the ability to create an adapter on a moment's notice can save the day. Sometimes something unusual -- albeit potentially dangerous -- can save the day.

Grounding standards for broadcast

While there are similarities between various grounding methodologies, asking 10 engineers for their opinions will probably return a minimum of eight different and valid recommendations.

LPFM relief bill nears passage

The bill is now eligible for consideration by the full Senate. A corresponding House bill cleared Committee in mid-October. Assuming the White House approves, too, third-adjacent channel protections could be repealed during the first quarter of 2010.

Field Report: Neogroupe Neoscreener

Neoscreener has been in use at the Clear Channel Radio New York facility for almost two years now, and Jeff Smith cannot imagine some of their shows living without it.

New Products - Jan 2010

New products from Audemat, Bird Technologies Group, Nautel, Netia Digital Audio, Neutrik, Samson Technologies and more.

Images from "Pirate Radio"

Can you identify any of the equipment in these images from the movie "Pirate Radio"?

Thoughts on Audio over IP

In our recent webinar, IP Audio in the Studio, we asked attendees to answer a few questions about AoIP. Here is what they said.

Currents Headlines from the January 2010 Issue

The online headlines from the January 2010 issue of Radio magazine.

Contributor Pro-File: Ron Bartlebaugh

This month: Ron Bartlebaugh; The WKSU Stations; Kent, OH

January 2010 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the January 2010 issue of Radio magazine.