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Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation

July 13,2017 —Getting away from the day-to-day grind of the job is still important, even when you love the work you do

Broadcast’s Bread and Butter

I’ve often joked that you practically have to be a historian to be a broadcast engineer, at least in North America.

On the Importance of Mentors

One of the best things about going to the NAB Show is running into old friends and colleagues you haven’t seen in a while

Regulatory More Regulatory>

Window Opens on New FM Translators

July 18,2017 —The FCC announced dates for the upcoming window for the filing of new FM translator applications to be associated with AM stations

New Regulatory Relief Efforts for Broadcasters

Not only has the FCC sought comment on proposed rules to eliminate the local main studio requirement, it is also seeking broad comment from the public proposing the revision and/or elimination of broa...

Noncommercial Radio Regulation Relief

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission tweaked its rules for noncommercial broadcasters, expanding their ability to conduct fundraising events for third parties, as well as providing relief...

Technology More Technology>

Virtualization: What Is Happening to My Studio?

June 14,2017 —What stood out in the Radio Hall? What was the buzz at NAB Show 2017?

AoIP Consoles and Systems

If you find yourself tasked with specifying and designing a new studio system based on AoIP control surfaces, and routers then you should make every attempt to get yourself to Las Vegas on April 22.

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Avoid Catastrophic UPS Failures With This Checklist

July 14,2017 —The nature of micro-processor equipped broadcast equipment has also made the presence of uninterruptible power supplies ubiquitous

RF Engineering More RF Engineering>

AM Ground Systems

July 21,2017 —Let’s face it. Civilians generally view engineers as wizards

2017 NAB Show in Retrospect

The Wandering Engineer is lucky enough (or unlucky enough) to be above the line where his jobs require that he attends the “spring show”

Loving the Manual

When hiring broadcast engineers, there are two particulars to which we give special attention.

Help Wanted: Chief Engineer

July 10,2017 —The following is a paid Help Wanted posting

FCC Chief Engineer Wanted

If you’re an engineer with a background in wireless technology and an interest in shaping policy, this position may be of interest


Technical Rule Changes Rank High on Wish List

Alpha Media, Emmis, iHeart, Liberman Broadcasting, NY Public Radio and Urban One joi...

Avoid Catastrophic UPS Failures With Checklist

The nature of micro-processor equipped broadcast equipment has also made the presenc...

Salute Industry Innovators

NewBay introduces a new award recognizing outstanding technology and creative profes...

Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation

Getting away from the day-to-day grind of the job is still important, even when you ...

Pubcasters Tell FCC to Kill the Hourly ID

FCC modernization suggestions from NPR, PBS and others

NAB Says Main Studio Rule Must Go

Organization one of many calling for elimination of the rule, though voices of disse...

It’s ETRS Registration Time Again

Changes in 2017 include registration through the CORES registration system

Commission Grants CPs for LPFM Booster Stations

First-time approval expected to fill gaps in patterns

Commission Proposes "Blue Alerts"

Similar to AMBER Alerts, new alerts would allow agencies to deliver “actionable” inf...

Caroline Beasley Elected Chair of NAB Joint Board

And Tri State’s Randy Gravley will chair the Radio Board