May 2008

May 2008


Is it really a secret?

When we prepare articles and material for Radio magazine and RadioMagOnline.com, one of the prime directives is to provide information that will help you, the reader, do your job better


Rise of the Console

The reality is that there aren't that many analog consoles made any more, and installing them, in the old-fashioned way, just isn't that economical


Comfort & Sound

When many people hear the term "small market radio" they get a mental image of old, worn-out equipment, shag carpet on the walls and rundown surroundings. WLOH in Lancaster, OH, defies this stereotype


Insight to IBOC 15 - May 2008

The Radio magazine DAB Answer series continues with the 15th installment. This issue looks at the CBS Radio tests to evaluate building penetrations of increased HD Radio sidebands, the top 10 tips to implementing IBOC, and a review of the state of the HD Radio rollout.


Tips on punching in, light switch modification, mic flags, and fans

Punching in, leaving the light on, mic identity and staying connected


Taming a wild monitor point

When monitor points suddenly exhibit surprisingly high field strength, one's first inclination is to look at the previous logs and ask the technical staff about the monitoring point's history


Diversity in broadcasting

The FCC's overarching goal here is to bring more minorities and women into the broadcast ownership ranks. Historically, these groups have not been represented in those ranks in the same proportion as their numbers in the overall U.S. population


Field Report: Olympus LS-10

What sets the LS-10 apart from the other recorders can be seen the moment you take it out of the box. The outer case of the Olympus LS-10 is constructed from aluminum and fits nicely in the palm of your hand. Extremely lightweight, it weighs less than 6 ounces and is comfortable to use

Field Report: Axia Element and Livewire

Our system has been very reliable and versatile. It is easy to troubleshoot and quick to reconfigure for special needs. Upon launching the first station to air, we noticed an immediate extension in frequency response on both low and high end as well as an improvement in depth and clarity, with the same audio chain we had been using before


Applied Technology: Broadcast Electronics The Radio Experience

Datacasting, or messagecasting as we call it at BE, is simply the broadcasting of data, whether it's audio or a text message in the form of data


New Products

New products from Aeroflex, Air Cannons, Cedar, Comrex, Deva Broadcasting, Dynasonics, ERI-Electronics Research, Fifty Thousand Watt Software, Har-Ken Specialties, I/One Connects, Intracom Systems, Izotope, Mackie, Mayah, Mediatron, Middle Atlantic Products, Music 2 Hues, Neumann, Neutrik, Noisecom, Panamax, Samson Technology, Sealevel, SM Pro Audio, Soundcraft USA, Tapco, Technica del Arte and Adam Pro Audio, Vision Enhanced Studios, Yangaroo and You/Com Audiocommunicatie


Better marketing of HD Radio

The marketing of HD Radio is all wrong


Sign Off

Shure SM60, WUSJ-1340 AM and the XM/Sirius merger


Currents Headlines from the May 2008 Issue

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

Radio Currents Online - Apr 28 - May 4, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of April 28 - May 4, 2008

Radio Currents Online - May 5 - May 11, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of May 5 - May 11, 2008

Radio Currents Online - May 12 - May 18, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of May 12 - May 18, 2008

Radio Currents Online - May 19 - May 25, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of May 19 - May 25, 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.


May 2008 Advertiser Links

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

Contributor Pro-file: Mark Bohach

Bohach graduated in 1982 from Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH, with an AAS degree in broadcast engineering. Since then, he has been continuously involved in radio.