May 2007

May 2007


How was Your NAB Experience?

It seems that the current trend in new product development is based on incremental improvement, not sweeping change.


Mic processing & On-air processing

Audio processing is one province of the field of broadcasting that remains solidly in the hands of the engineer at a radio station.


Jazz at its Best

The design of the Jazz at Lincoln Center performance space allows for acoustic isolation making the theater an ideal place to create recordings for live and tracked productions that air over XM.


Planning for Surround

In today's marketplace, radio station programmers and managers are looking for new and creative ways to attract and keep listeners. One way is through

Open Mic: IBOC History, part 1

In March, the FCC approved rules that change IBOC from its experimental status to an approved system. The system that is now known as HD Radio can trace

Sample and Hold

Since the first stations officially commenced HD Radio transmissions in 2002, the number of stations implementing the technology has steadily increased.

Digital Audio Testing

With analog, engineers know how to measure levels, frequency response and distortion to gauge the audio performance. Unfortunately, digital audio changes all this.


FCC Gives Reprieve to AM Daytimers

AM daytimers enjoyed a reprieve from pre-sunrise/post-sunset power reductions that might otherwise have been imposed on them on March 11, 2007. The reprieve


The alphabet soup of broadcast engineering

When the early pioneers such as Alexanderson, Fessenden and Marconi commenced the production of non-ionizing radiation no one limited their RF levels, blamed their antenna towers for the deaths of migrant birds, or complained about ugly towers spoiling picturesque views.


Field Report: Whirlwind AES Qbox

When a station changes to AES3 or S/PDIF digital audio, the availability of easy-to-use, rugged and portable test equipment declines greatly.

Field Report: Henry Engineering Studio Drive

The Studio Drive's built-in mic preamp had plenty of gain, low apparent noise and no audible headroom issues.


Insight to IBOC 11 - May 2007

The Radio magazine DAB Answer series continues with the 11th installment. This issue explores ideas to implement surround sound, includes an interview with Glynn Walden on the earliest tests with IBOC, and quantifies the status of the HD Radio transition.


Unethical interference

Radio magazine readers speak out on pirate radio stations, podcasts and more.


New Products

Portable signal generator NTI (Neutrik Test Instuments) Minirator MR-Pro: Besides test signals, this generator provides sweeps, fast chirps and offers


Sign Off

What feature to do consumers want most in their next MP3 player?


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Currents Headlines from the May 2007 Issue

The online headlines from the May 2007 issue of Radio magazine.


May 2007 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the May 2007 issue of Radio magazine.