June 2009

June 2009


Attending a convention is half the experience

So is it worth attending the 2010 NAB Show? I think so. And right now is the right time to begin planning to attend.

2009 NAB Show Review

2009 NAB Show: Pick Hits, new products and more

2009 NAB Show review: The Pick Hits, new products, technology spotlight and photos.

2009 Pick Hits

The 2009 Pick Hits included products from Axia Audio, Bird Technologies Group, Burk Technology, Comrex, Day Sequerra, Harris, Henry Engineering, Litepanels, Nautel, Shure, Sierra Automated Systems and Tieline Technology.

2009 NAB Show New Products

New products from Acoustical Solutions, AEQ, AKG, Audio-Technica, Bext, Broadcast Bionics, JK Audio, Orban, Overly Door, PTEK, and Yellowtec.

2009 NAB Show Photo Blog

2009 NAB Show Technology Spotlight: IP Codecs

From the 2009 NAB Show: Insight to the IP codec technology on display at the convention.

2009 NAB Show Technology Spotlight: IP Audio Systems

From the 2009 NAB Show: Insight to the IP audio technology on display at the convention.

2009 NAB Show Technology Spotlight: Portable Recorders

From the 2009 NAB Show: Insight to the portable audio recorder technology on display at the convention.


WCFB rebuilds after a tornado

A borderline F3/F4 tornado had cut a path across WCFB's transmitter property, directly hitting the building and 1,500' tower, bringing it to the ground. The building and everything in it was a total loss and it was going to be a long recovery process.

WCFB rebuilds: Temporary Facilities

Getting back on the air was the first priority. Once that was accomplished, steps were taken to improve the temporary facilities.

WCFB rebuilds: Optimizing the Antenna

After the dust had settled on getting WCFB on air at a temporary site, the task of selecting a new antenna for the permanent installation began.


New Products - June 2009

New products from Broadcast Devices, Continental Electronics, Digital Juke Box, DM Engineering, FM Services, Platformic, Prism Sound, Ultrasone and more.


Honing skills to be ready for business

You can be sure the economy will recover and you want to be in a position to take advantage of the inevitable opportunities. This is a great time to prioritize goals, make a plan, start the process of learning new skills or increasing the marketability of the skills you already have.


FCC proposes overhaul of AM/FM allocation standards

The core changes deal with the priorities applied under Section 307(b) of the Communications Act when proposals for new stations or community changes are being considered.


Field Report: Burk ARC Plus

The ARC Plus is the logical next step for anyone looking to interconnect sites, or simply make the leap to IP-based control.

Field Report: Aphex Model 454 Head Pod

The Head Pod's small footprint makes it a great addition to a small computer-based production environment where multiple headphone feeds are lacking.

Applied Technology

Wegener Ipump 6420

Wegener's intelligent, centralized, file-based workflow enables station groups to manage the delivery of unique program content from each affiliate, maintain a local identity and maximize ad revenue.

Tech Tips

How to set LNB power

Recently several major networks have upgraded their satellite delivery platforms. These new systems are from three incompatible vendors, but all have similar features.

Satellite dish check-up

It is a good idea to inspect the satellite dish as early in spring as you can, and evict any birds nesting. Later in spring, check for wasps in the feed horn or on the underside of the dish.

Securing transmitter sites

Spring is a good time to verify all gates and fences at the transmitter site are in good order.

Sign Off

Wireworks celebrates 35 years

Looking back at Wireworks 1970s beginnings.

25 years of Pick Hits: Top winners

This year marks the 25th year for Radio's Pick Hit Awards, so we look back at the companies who have claimed the most honors.

Currents

Currents Headlines from the June 2009 Issue

The online headlines from the June 2009 issue of Radio magazine.

Radio Currents Podcast for Jun 4, 2009

Radio Currents for June 4, 2009: The FCC seeks input on the IBOC sideband power increase, Enco and Dave Scott partner to support SS32, NAB Radio Show housing is now open, McDowell is renominated for his FCC post, John Lyons makes it to the Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and Steve Schott of Continental dies.

Radio Currents Podcast for Jun 11, 2009

Radio Currents for June 11, 2009: 2009 radio revenues are projected to be down compared to 2008, the CTIA opposes FM chipsets in cell phones, a new world record is set for the most radio talk show interviews within a 24-hour period, and Genachowski's FCC Senate hearing is slated for June 16.

Radio Currents Podcast for Jun 18, 2009

Radio Currents for June 18, 2009: Spectrarep, Ibiquity Digital and Sage Alerting Systems partnet to develop emergency alert services using HD Radio, Broadcast Electronics ships HD Radio equipment to Korea, the UK plans to cease analog FM services in 2015, and Don Harms of Clear Channel Satellite dies.

Sales call for the week of May 28 - June 3

Sales call for the week of May 28 - June 3

Sales Call for the week of Jun 4 - Jun 10

Sales Call for the week of Jun 4 - Jun 10

Sales Call for the week of Jun 11 - Jun 17

Axia powers Bonnaroo, Live 105 debuts Jelli, Omnia One processors are installed at several stations.

General

Contributor Pro-File: Steve Fluker

This month: Steve Fluker, Director of Engineering; Cox Radio Orlando

June 2009 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the June 2009 issue of Radio magazine.

Radio Currents Podcast for Jun 25, 2009

Radio Currents for June 25, 2009: Genachowski and McDowell pass round one of Senate reviews for the FCC, the NAB seeks entries for the next HD Radio Multicast Award, Ed Christian will receive the NAB National Radio Award, the the National Radio Hall of Fame honors three, and Arbitron adds TV to the PPM.

Sales Call for the week of Jun 18 - Jun 24

Midwest Communications taps Wide Orbit, and Neutrik dontes connectors to Oregon State University.