September 2008

September 2008


STL white spaces? Apparently so.

Because the frequencies in the 700MHz band are being auctioned for new uses, these frequencies will no longer be available for auxiliary uses, such as wireless mics. This was further reinforced by the FCC's recent ruling to ban wireless mic use in this spectrum.


Clean up the Audio

Advancement of codec design has allowed lower bit-rates to be employed, and most codecs sound decent at these rates, but they are much more fragile with regards to distortion and susceptible to artifacts.


Web 2.0

Technologists busily reinventing the Web say radio stations can look forward to an Internet where it's much easier to collaborate, innovate, and manipulate data and software on a wide variety of Net-friendly devices.

2008 Product Source


The World's First

As the vision of Mixon Hall was being realized, CIM recognized the necessity of having a recording, production and broadcast studio, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, to match Mixon Hall and its many gifted performers.

Martha Quinn's RadioBu

Having a custom-built personal studio was once a luxury on-air radio talent could not experience. With the move toward computer-based digital recording technologies, more and more on-air talent are finding that owning their own personal studio is now within reach.


The 2008 NAB Radio Show heads to Austin

New products being shown at the 2008 NAB Radio Show from AEQ, APT, Burk Technology, Davicom, ERI, Harris, Izotope, Liquid Compass, Logitek, Nautel, OMT Technologies, Stream On, Vorsis and Wheatstone.

The 2008 NAB Radio Show Map

25-Seven Systems 716 Abacast 710 AEQ 521 Aon Association Services 621 APT 618 Arbitron 401 Armstrong Transmitter 409 Army National Guard 523 ATI-Audio

The 2008 NAB Radio Show Sessions

Selected sessions of interest to RADIO magazine readers at the 2008 NAB Radio Show. Selected sessions of interest to Radio magazine readers at the 2008 NAB Radio Show.


Tips, tricks, hints and more

Changes to make for the fall season, the Extech Mini IR thermometer, steel letters and numbers, BNC extractor, and automatic changeovers for backup generators.


Ground systems

The average ground system is quiet, dependable and retiring, performing its work efficiently, without demand for attention. Unfortunately, too many stations try to economize when installing or maintaining ground systems.


Review of political broadcasting rules

Station personnel involved with programming, sales and traffic should be aware during this election season that decisions about what ads to run, when to run them and how much to charge have broad implications under this regulatory scheme.


Field Report: P.I. Engineering X-keys Desktop

The X-keys Desktop is a practical and fun device that makes lengthy, repetitive and routine keystrokes as simple as a push of a button.

Field Report: Armstrong X-1000B

While he was at first reluctant to consider Armstrong because he was not familiar with the company's products, Terry Suggs' extensive search showed that Armstrong offered the best in pricing and packaging. The transmitter was shipped within a week and installation was seamless.


New Products

New products from Actiontec Electronics, AKG, Alesis, Allen & Heath, Applied Answers, APW Mayville, ATI Group, Audio-Technica, Auralex Acoustics, Axel Technology, Blastwave FX, BTX, Digigram, Disc Makers, Drawmer, Falcon Technologies International, Henry Engineering, Laser Panels, Markertek, Phillystran, Rip Tie, Stanton Magnetics, and Thales Broadcast and Multimedia


Kudos on EAS

Several readers share their views on the method and status of updating the emergency alert system.


Sign Off

Looking back with photos from WOCB AM/FM Cape Cod, an ad from Metrotech, and looking ahead with consumer electronics' forcasting.


Currents Headlines from the September 2008 Issue

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

Radio Currents Online - Sep 22 - Sep 28, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Sep 22- Sep 28, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Sep 15 - Sep 21, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Sep 15- Sep 21, 2008.

Radio Currents Online - Sep 8 - Sep 14, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Sep 8- Sep 14, 2008

Radio Currents Online - Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2008

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2008.


Contributor Pro-file: Russ Berger

This month: Meet Russ Berger, President, Russ Berger Design Group, Addison, TX.

September 2008 Advertiser Links

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