June 2008

June 2008


The next step in EAS

The FCC has an open rulemaking to update one aspect of public warning: the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The current EAS has been in use for more than 15 years, and by itself, it is an improvement over the EBS, but it still has shortcomings.


The 2008 NAB Show, a Review

Because of the size of the convention, it's likely you did not make it to every corner of the exhibits. That's where Radio magazine can help. Through our product wrap-up you can catch up on some of the items you missed.

The Pick Hits of the 2008 NAB Show

The Radio magazine Pick Hits of the 2008 NAB Show are the top 15 new products of the convention as selected by the magazine's Pick Hits panel.

New Products from the 2008 NAB Show

New products from the 2008 NAB Show from AEQ, Arrakis, Audio-Technica, Belden, Broadcast Devices, Broadcast Electronics, Clear-Com Systems, Comrex, Continental Electronics, Deva Broadcast, Edirol, ESE, Harris, HHB, Holophone, Klotz Digital, Nautel, Orban, Pristine Systems, RCS, Sealevel, Sonifex, Vorsis, V-Soft Communications and Wideorbit.

Technology Spotlight: Embedded Exporter

Announced during the 2008 NAB Show, creating the embedded Exporter was a joint effort of the NAB HD Radio Technology Advancement Task Force and Ibiquity, and included the participation of Broadcast Electronics, Continental, Harris and Nautel.

Radio magazine's 2008 NAB Photo Blog

The sights of the 2008 NAB Show captured by the staff and contributors of Radio magazine.


IP Broadcasting and Session Initiation Protocol

Broadcasting over IP is rapidly becoming the paradigm by which broadcasters are planning future broadcast network infrastructures.

Establishing a SIP Connection

Codecs manufactured by members of the Audio-via-IP Experts Group -- AETA, Mayah, Oban/CRL and Tieline -- are SIP compliant. This article details the handshaking communication to establish a reliable connection.


Building the New Guild

In 2007 plans were enacted to redesign the equipment layout and improve sound quality in the Ralph Guild Studio, built inside the Paley Center in 1992.


Tips, tricks, hints and more

Big buttons, mic flags and free software.


Applications for IP tunneling

A connection established through an IP tunnel is similar to plugging a PC into the network connection at the station. IP tunnels can operate through any type of wired or wireless network.


FCC rejects NCE TV-6 waiver requests

The FCC is now dismissing applications submitted in the October 2007 NCE filing window (or just before the window opened) that depend on waiting out the elimination of analog channel 6 TV stations next February in connection with the DTV transition.


Field Report: KLZ Innovations Audiofile

One of the best features of the logger is that the software runs on a computer in my rack room, and the sever runs as a service, which make it difficult to be accidentally disabled or shut down.

Field Report: Audio Compass 1.0

A new software application called Audio Compass makes remote radio broadcasts easy. Now we can produce shows wherever there''s high-speed connectivity and a PC. Audio Compass is a simple software application that turns a PC into an audio codec.


New Products

New products from Agilent Technologies, Nagra, Stream On, Axel Technology, Belkin, Destiny Media Technologies, Fluke, Rapcohorizon, Fiberplex, ATC, ERI-Electronics Research, Zaxcom, Primera Technology, Studer, Furman Sound, Dan Dugan Sound Design, Pinta Acoustic/Sonex, Digigram, and Audessence.


Sign Off

A historical look back at KRFE-AM 940 Fresno, and a comparison of radio listening vs. Ipod use.


Currents Headlines from the June 2008 Issue

The online headlines from the June 2008 issue of Radio magazine.

Radio Currents Online - Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of June 30 - July 6, 2008

Radio Currents Online - Jun 23 - Jun 29, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of June 23 - June 29, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Jun 16 - Jun 22, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of June 16 - June 22, 2008

Radio Currents Online - Jun 9 - Jun 15, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of June 9 - June 15, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Jun 2 - Jun 8, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of June 2 - June 8, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - May 26 - Jun 1, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of May 26 - June 1, 2008.


June 2008 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the June 2008 issue of Radio magazine.

Contributor Pro-file: Todd Feinburg

This month: Meet Todd Feinburg, Host of the Todd Feinburg Show, WRKO Boston.