Top Online Articles of 2009

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Top Online Articles of 2009

Dec 31, 2009 11:59 PM

As a year draws to a close we like to look back and review the events of the past 12 months. What we see is a mix of good and bad. Still, the look back helps us look ahead.

As part of this look back, we pulled the statistics for articles accessed at We focused on three areas: the site overall, Facility Showcase articles and the Radio Currents. We post a great deal of information online at, and it's interesting to see what you access when you visit the site.

Being that today's newsletter is being delivered on New Year's Eve, we decided to dedicate this issue of the Currents Weekly E-mail to our own top article lists.

Thanks for reading Radio magazine and accessing
-- Chriss Scherer, CPBE CBNT
editor, Radio magazine

Overall Site

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Variation on the Shielded-Loop AM Antenna

Mar 25, 2002 12:00 PM

A variation on the antenna's construction.

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Reporting a Tower Light Outage to the FAA

Jun 6, 2007 10:30 AM

When a tower is not properly lit because of a light outage, the tower owner is required to notify the FAA. Here's how you do it.

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NAB Opens 2009 Marconi Radio Award Nominations

May 4, 2009 11:01 AM

Marconi Radio awards are presented to stations and personalities exemplifying overall excellence in radio broadcasting.

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Tips on RS-232, serial data, and satellite dish tune-up

Aug 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By John Landry, CSRE

Serial data explained Even though there are faster and easier ways to connect data devices, many older protocols, particularly RS-232, live on. I have

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Tower inspection and climbing

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By John Battison, P.E., technical editor, RF

At one time, tower climbing and inspections were something that everyone and anyone could do. In today's safety-conscious world, it pays to play by the rules and do it right.

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Engineer's Notebook

Jun 15, 2011 6:00 AM

The Radio magazine magazine Engineer's Notebook includes tips, tricks, electronic symbols, FCC info, conversions and calculations for engineers, managers and owners.

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Today in Radio History

Dec 29, 2011 9:00 AM

Radio magazine brings you the important dates in history that relate to radio broadcasting.

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Radio 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Jan 1, 2009 1:00 AM

Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Download ours and always be up to date.

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Facility Showcase Articles

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Clear Channel Rochester Moves

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Matt Lightner

A studio move sounds simple, but because the city was reimbursing Clear Channel for the move, the city had to review the bids.

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WOON explores the science of getting small

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Dave Richards

Moving WOON-AM from storefront to little house took less than three months.

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A Clear Consolidation

Oct 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Jeff Smith, CEA CBNT

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

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New Hampshire Public Radio

May 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Chriss Scherer, Editor

Although the timeline for the construction project was to be on the air from the new facility by Dec. 31, 2008, in an almost unheard of turn of events, NHPR originated its first broadcast from the facility at 2 p.m. on Dec. 15.

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WILQ rebuilds transmitter site

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tom Atkins

In the wee hours of the morning the logging truck was hot-wired and taken for a ride on top of Bald Eagle Mountain, the location of WILQ's transmitter site. The driver proceeded to drive the truck straight through the front of the building, using the front door as a target.

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Great ideas in studio design

Dec 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD

Sometimes when confronting design problems it is helpful to have access to other engineers' approaches to the same or similar problems.

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Eye on Radio

Nov 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Jake Robinson

What does one do when asked to design and build a TV studio right in the middle of his radio station? Run with it. That's exactly what Cumulus Media-owned WQKC-FM did.

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Cumulus Cincinnati reinvents by rebuilding and reusing

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Jake Robinson

In our current economy, planning and executing a major project is becoming increasingly difficult. We must find new and clever ways to build and improve our facilities.

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Los Angeles Fires Approach Mt. Wilson Transmitter Site

Aug 31, 2009 2:00 AM

A tower camera at the Mt. Wilson Observatory shows the flames approaching.

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SBE Introduces SBE University

Jan 7, 2009 10:48 AM

The first course offered by the SBE University is AM Antenna Modeling.

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House Moves on Local Radio Freedom Act

Feb 13, 2009 2:10 PM

The Local Radio Freedom Act resolution was introduced by Reps. Gene Green (D-TX) and Mike Conaway R-TX).

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Rehr Resigns as NAB President and CEO

May 6, 2009 3:18 PM

David Rehr joined the NAB in July 2005 to succeed former NAB President/CEO Eddie Fritts, who held the post for 23 years.

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Work to Restore On-Air Signal Begins after WSPA-TV Tower Collapse

Mar 4, 2009 4:09 PM

A trail has been bulldozed to the site and heavy construction equipment is in transit to the location so work can begin.

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State Broadcast Associations Appeal KWVE EAS Fine to FCC

Oct 9, 2009 11:04 AM

The groups plead that the error was unintentional and the fine does not serve the public interest.

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CSB School of Broadcasting Ceases Operations

Mar 6, 2009 8:46 AM

All 26 campuses are affected. While the school was facing challenges in the student loan market, the closure was forced by the school's lender, National City/PNC Bank.

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Top Currents Articles (cont.)

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FCC Allows AMs to use FM Translators

Jul 1, 2009 11:22 AM

The change allows AM stations to use FM translator stations now licensed or authorized in construction permits that have not expired.

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FCC Dismisses KWVE EAS Fine

Nov 17, 2009 9:57 AM

While the monetary fine is set aside, the station is still being admonished for the error.

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Performance Rights Act Passes Senate Committee

Oct 15, 2009 3:05 PM

If signed into law, the bill will require terrestrial broadcasters to pay a performance fee on music played over the air.

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WAEB Tower Falls, Guy Wires Cut

Sep 9, 2009 9:49 AM

Some speculate if this vandalism is related to the vandalism at the KRKO tower site in Washington.

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House Judiciary Committee Approves Radio Performance Fee

May 13, 2009 10:00 AM

This bill will remove the exemption from paying a copyright performance fee on music that terrestrial radio stations currently enjoy.

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KRKO Towers Felled by Vandals

Sep 8, 2009 2:31 PM

While an ecological organization has claimed responsibility, the FBI isn't so sure.

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