November 2008

November 2008


Show support, get supported

When someone laments that attending the NAB Show in Las Vegas is too expensive or too far, I ask if he attends a regional show. Unfortunately, the wrong answer is too often given.


Data Lifesaver

There are numerous published statistics, but the bottom line is that it is inevitable you will experience a failure causing a partial or total loss of data.


Eye on Radio

What does one do when asked to design and build a TV studio right in the middle of his radio station? Run with it. That's exactly what Cumulus Media-owned WQKC-FM did.


Tips on reducing, reusing, and recycling at your station

There are a lot of useful things thrown out as trash every day. While much of it really is garbage, even a slight glance at another man's trash can yield an unexpected treasure.


Vertical Radiators

Sometimes we tend to forget some of the fundamental facts of electronic life involving radiation which, after all, are requisite for radio transmission.


FCC Clarifies Backfill Policy

One of the new policies requires broadcasters to add nondiscrimination clauses to their advertising contracts. At renewal time, a certification will have to be made in Form 303-S that all advertising contracts contain such clauses.


Field Report: Primera Technology Bravo SE

The Bravo SE automated CD ripper from Primera Technology can be rented from the company's website.

Field Report: Rode Procaster

The Procaster is Rode's answer to a new mic for radio's on-air studio. Most radio stations still use a non-condenser mic for on-air purposes. This is the new version of that mic


Nautel NV40

Nautel's design philosophy for RF transmitters has always been to use solid-state technology. The improved redundancy and safety associated with multiple


New Products

New products from Audessence, Audio-Technica, Auralex Acoustics, API, Axel Technology, Beyerdynamic, Broadcast Devices, Broadcast Electronics, Burk Technology, Emmis Interactive, Hercules, Holophone, International Datacasting, Klein + Hummel, Klotz Digital, KRK Systems, Ledtronics, Lima, Mackie, Markertek, Mayah Communications, MGE Office Protection Systems, MXL Microphones, Neutrik, P.I. Engineering, Pioneer New Media, Stream Guys, Tapco, Transaudio Group and Vcreative.


Insight to IBOC 17 - Nov 2008

The Radio magazine DAB Answer series continues with the 17th installment. This issue looks at the NPR Labs' analysis of IBOC coverage and interference, IBOC around the world, and a look at the state of awareness of HD Radio.


Sign Off

Looking back at Harold Hallikainen's modified Moseley TRC-15 and looking ahead with today's radio listenership.


Currents Headlines from the November 2008 Issue

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

Radio Currents Online - Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Nov 10 - Nov 16, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Nov 10 - Nov 16, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Nov 3 - Nov 9, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Nov 3 - Nov 9, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2008.


November 2008 Advertiser Links

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

Contributor Pro-File: Jake Robinson

This month: Meet Jake Robinson, manager of engineering and IT for Cumulus Media of Indianapolis and Louisville, KY.