November 2007

November 2007

Out of mind, but not out of sight

"Why do you listen to radio?" Depending on how listeners are asked this question, the replies can be wildly different, as was shown in a recent study. The results go beyond the actual question to reveal other important aspects of radio.

Putting it all together

It's no secret that everyone feels pressed for time. Workloads are increasing while staffs continue to be cut. We are asked to do more, but we're not always sure how to get it all done and keep track of the steps along the way. The good news is that there could be some assistance already available.

Planned Transition

A station rebuild usually includes all new equipment. Sometimes, it's not practical to replace everything, in which case, an incremental approach is needed. The Cumulus Indianapolis stations had a decent facility, but the on-air consoles weren't performing as expected or needed. The new consoles solved the existing problem, but they also set the stage for a future upgrade path.

Tips on analog tape, tape recorders, tape bias, logic inputs, and logic control

Part 2 of the analog tape series investigates the electronics. We also offer some insight into the basics of electronic logic.

RF filters

Radio-engineering work is very involved with filters of one kind or another. The science of broadcasting depends on the correct passage of various frequencies through differing pieces of equipment. Some frequencies are in the audio range and others are in the RF domain.

FCC continues active enforcement of radio rules

Reports from the FCC violation list including handling of filing fees, proper tower fencing and EAS compliance.

New Products from the NAB Radio Show and AES

New products from Belden, HHB, Ecreso, Studio Technologies, DACS, Canford Audio, ATC, Wegener, Steinberg, Day Sequerra, Genelec, Adam Professional Audio, Gepco, Riedel, Globalstor, Jampro, Blue Microphones, Sennheiser Electronic, Izotope, Lexicon, Wireworks, OK Radio Group and Neutrik.

Field Report: Unlimi-Tech File Catalyst 2.0

File Catalyst 2.0 is a software-based application that uses UDP to transfer files and data more reliably than basic FTP. The File Catalyst server and client system compresses data to reduce payloads and maximize bandwidth.

Omega Engineering PX319 and PX219

Remote and accurate line pressure monitoring is just one important aspect of remote facility maintenance. Omega Engineering has a range of products to fit this need, and the PX319 and PX219 are used at the Cox Radio Orlando facilities.

The high cost of HD Radio receivers

Radio magazine readers speak up on HD Radio receiver availability, the RIAA's financial tactics, the right way to plan a project and a simple thanks for our Find the Mic Sweepstakes.

Sign Off

Remembering the RCA BTF 20E, WBT's cold war-era studio bunker in a North Carolina bomb shelter and how radio compares to other media on its influence in auto purchases.

Insight to IBOC 13 - Nov 2007

The Radio magazine DAB Answer series continues with the 13th installment. This issue explores the details behind HD Radio tagging, explains the extended hybrid operating mode, talks to Citadel's Martin Stabbert about AM IBOC at night, and compares various studies about HD Radio awareness.

Currents Headlines from the November 2007 Issue

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

Radio Currents Online - Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2007

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Radio Currents Online - Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2007

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

Contributor Pro-file: Dennis Sloatman

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November 2007 Advertiser Links

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