Already 10 years in the making, in-band on-channel digital audio broadcasting has promised to be the next evolution of terrestrial radio; an evolution that would carry the radio industry through the next 100 years.
The NAB convention has come and gone. What was different about this year's show was typified by how many people I did not see.
As IBOC gets closer to being a reality, radio stations are starting to see the light ahead. This light is not just the promise of an improved service, but also the realization that nothing in life is free.
Welcome to the new look ofr BE Radio magazine.
Satellite radio is here. Five years after the FCC issued the two licenses, this service, anticipated by some and feared by others, is a reality.
At the end of November, the National Radio Systems Committee released its report recommending that the FCC authorize Ibiquity Digital Corporation's FM In-band On-channel digital radio broadcast technology as an enhancement to the current analog FM broadcasting system in the United States.
At this time of year it is customary to look back at the events of the past and look ahead to the possible future.
Last month I wrote about the role that traditional broadcasting played in relaying information when many newer technologies could not keep up with the events of September 11. Just days before that event, I was putting some thoughts together about another event that took place earlier that same month: the NAB Radio Show.
When a major historical event takes place, we often remember, and are usually asked repeatedly, “Where were you at that time, and what were you doing?” September 11 is one of those days.
From when the satellite radio licenses were first issued, I have been asked repeatedly if satellite radio will succeed. My answer then was a resounding maybe...
I am sure you have cursed another driver for paying more attention to his cellphone call than to the road. The sensory blitz of everyday life is hard
Radio is about to get a shot in the arm. Satellite radio stands ready to serve millions with the start of services from Sirius and XM. Wall Street expects
We all know that habits change. Radio listening habits (and naturally radio itself) have undergone some changes from their origin. The most dramatic change
Is there a future for Internet radio? It depends on whom you ask. The news in mid-April certainly put a damper on all things audio on the Internet. First,
When Michael Powell was appointed FCC chairman earlier this year, the Commission was already under fire from several sides. Many people thought that Kennard's
The consumer view of digital technology.
Almost one year after it was initially created, LPFM has been reduced to a sliver of its original idea.
Radio tends to favor a conservative approach. Once the innovator in RF technology and audio, radio now follows the lead of other industries. On the eve
The push to digital facilities continues almost every-where. For radio, this not only includes RF transmission but also transmission via other means.
I recently returned from the West Coast after attending both the NAB Radio Show and the 109th AES Convention. Apart from the one-day show-floor overlap,