The Reference Room

September 1, 2005

Standard Handbook of Broadcast Engineering
By Jerry Whitaker, CPBE
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
This book provides comprehensive and well-illustrated coverage of DAB and DTV. With 57 chapters, it provides need-to-know broadcast, engineering and technical information, data and reference material. It includes data broadcast standards and implementation guidelines, maintenance of RF systems, all types of antennas and receivers. It also provides testing procedures and equipment for new and older technologies.

A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-engineers
By Graham Jones
Publisher: NAB and Focal Press, 2005
There are numerous books available on broadcast engineering but most of them assume some level of technical knowledge and many cover specialized technologies or concentrate on certain areas of the industry. This book is aimed at those people who would not understand, or don't need, the technical depth of more specialized publications. It introduces broadcast engineering in all its aspects, including radio and TV, analog and digital, studios and transmission. This third edition of the NAB title has been completely revised and little of the previous version remains unchanged.

The Business of Streaming and Digital Media
By Dan Rayburn, Michael Hoch
Publisher: Focal Press, 2005
This book answers the question, "What is the value of using streaming and digital media for my business and what can I expect in return?" The book provides direct analysis of how to implement a scalable, profitable venture as well as the common and hidden pitfalls to avoid in business. By focusing on the business implications and technical differences between rich media and traditional broadcast distribution, readers will learn how to gain significant time-to-market and cost-saving advantages by effectively using streaming and digital media technologies.

Radio Production, 5e
by Robert McLeish
Publisher: Focal Press
This book covers everything from operational techniques and producing different program formats, to conducting interviews and writing for radio. The fifth edition features new and updated information on digital production techniques; the Internet and Internet-only radio stations; automatic playout systems; ethics; storytelling; station management; scheduling; and remote reporting. This edition is further enhanced by a supporting CD-ROM, packed with examples, exercises and resources.

Green Book of Songs by Subject: The Thematic Guide to Popular Music
By Jeff Green
Publisher: Professional Desk References; 5th edition 2002
With more than 35,000 songs classified in almost 1,800 categories, this is a useful reference tool for disc jockeys, production companies, researchers and trivia buffs. Since the fourth edition (1995), more than 14,000 songs and 905 categories and subcategories have been added. Green, executive editor of Radio and Records, offers well-known and relatively obscure songs that range from jazz and popular standards to rap and TV jingles.

Digital Audio Broadcasting: Principles and Applications of Digital Radio
By Wolfgang Hoeg and Thomas Lauterbach
Publisher: John Wiley amd Sons; 2nd edition 2003
This edition introduces the recent international standards, applications and the technical issues of the Eureka 147 DAB system. The book explains the basic concepts of DAB including audio processing, data transmission and modulation schemes, and how the system can be implemented and operated.

The Broadcast Century and Beyond: A Biography of American Broadcasting
By Robert L. Hilliard and Michael C. Keith
Publisher: Focal Press, 2004, 4th edition
Because the media are the most powerful forces in the world for influencing the minds, emotions and even the actions of humankind, this book attempts to relate the development of broadcasting and media to the political, economic and social world they both reflect and affect.

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