October 2008

October 2008


Still moving forward on HD Radio

Despite the slow and steady process of the HD Radio evolution, which has included some bumps along the way, there have been some recent innovations pushing the progress forward.


The Other Antenna

It's worthwhile upon occasion to look at more common technologies to see what the most up-to-date products are and how they relate to common applications. This article is about antennas we don't commonly think of for broadcast transmission.


A Clear Consolidation

Bringing together five New York City FM radio stations with long histories of being in their own studio space is no simple task.

Connecting studio facilities and transmitters

32 Avenue of the Americas is home to one of several large Carrier Hotels in New York City, and as such was an advantageous location for our endeavor.


Salary Survey

While salaries are up this year and seminar attendance is stable, engineers may find themselves fighting to keep up with the demands of engineer and IT manager.

Reaching Millennials

There is a new generation that needs to be spoken to. Millennials (also called Generation Y or Generation M), will possibly be one of the most influential generations in terms of how communication works. What this generation has in common is the ubiquitousness of the use of technology in their lives.

Advancement in Radio Technology

The Radio magazine Advancement in Radio Technology Awards were created to recognize the best available products introduced over the last year with a practical


New Products

New products from AKG, Harris, Drawmer, Vorsis, NKK Switches, Soundwave Research Laboratories/Crowley and Tripp, Nautel, Loopmasters, Hosa Technology, Rode, APT, Event Electronics, Image Line Software, Arrakis, MXL Microphones, Mackie, Klein + Hummel, Sennheiser Electronic, ATI Group, Middle Atlantic Products and Yangaroo.


Bullet-proof facilities

As part of the group charged with the responsibility of maintaining a broadcast facility, engineers have the added responsibility to ensure the stations continue operating through all types of emergencies.


New language for advertising contracts

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: Vorsis AP-2000

The Vorsis AP-2000 is a five-band AGC/compressor and 31-band limiter with specialized algorithms for bass and voice band processing. Its output feeds will accommodate just about any flavor of FM/HD Radio operation.

Field Report: Ultrasone Pro 750

Wearing headphones every day as a radio disc jockey and recording musician, there are a few things I require in a good pair: great sound, comfort, durability and serviceability. The Ultrasone Pro 750 headphones measure up to all my requirements.


Tips, tricks, hints and more for Oct, 2008

The Dremel handheld rotary drill kit, conversion calculators and more tools for your toolbox.


Sign Off

Looking back with photos from KHSL 1290 from Dino Corbin and a sample of how many people make up radio engineering departments.


Currents Headlines from the October 2008 Issue

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

Radio Currents Online - Sep 29 - Oct 5, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Sep 29 - Oct 5, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Oct 13 - Oct 19, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Oct 13 - Oct 19, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Oct 20 - Oct 26, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Oct 20 - Oct 26, 2008.


Contributor Pro-file: Ned Luberecki

This month: Meet Ned Luberecki, Host on Sirius Satellite Radio's Bluegrass channel.

October 2008 Advertiser Links

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