July 2005

July 2005


One step closer

Let NRSC-5 determine the basic operation of the system, which it has done. The added features and enhancements are needed, but they can wait until the next standards-setting announcement.


Clear Transmission

The increasing interest in HD Radio among broadcasters has prompted radio transmitter manufacturers to invest heavily in the development of new products.


Redefining a heritage

After 79 years on the 23rd floor of its Times Square location, it was time for WOR to move its operations.


New Products (Jun 2005)

New products from Acoustica, Audio Science, Broadcast Tools, Hush Technologies, Nagra, Neutrik, RFS Broadcast, Richard Tell Associates, Rohde and Schwarz, Sound Ideas, Studio Technologies, Sydec Audio Engineering and Tascam.


New radio market definitions tested

As expected, now the Commission has put local market rules into place, they are immediately put to the test by license applicants. Despite this, the FCC maintains that the Arbitron-based market definition will stand and that there is a heavy burden on a petitioner to show that an alternative definition is appropriate.


The Doherty linear amplifier

When first developed, the Doherty amplifier gained a reputation for difficulty in adjustment and consistent operation. Since then, it has proven to be a stable and reliable transmitter design.


Field Report: Neumann BCM 705

The BCM 705 is a dynamic microphone -- the first ever built with the Neumann name. How does it perform for on-air use?

Field Report: Great River Electronics MEQ-1NV

A high-quality mic sound is important, and the use of a separate preamp is common in most installations, but the mic preamp must perform its function without unwanted coloration or distortion. We put the Great River MEQ-1NV to the test.


Portable affordable

When Chris Wygal joined WRVL, his goals were to improve the home-crowd ambience, put a pre-game crew on the concourse of the stadium, make the station's sideline reports easy to hook up and get the game in stereo back to the station. But how was he going do this with a budget that left little room for sports broadcasting?


Sign Off

Who were the top 10 radio station owners in regard to revenue in 2004, and how does each rate with regard to individual station revenues?


Currents Headlines from the July 2005 Issue

The online headlines from the July 2005 issue of Radio magazine.

Radio Currents Online - Jul 25 - Jul 31, 2005

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Jul 18 - Jul 24, 2005

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Jul 11 - Jul 17, 2005

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2005

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2005

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.


July 2005 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the July 2005 issue of Radio magazine.