Radio magazine Article Wins 2008 Society of Broadcast Engineers Award

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Radio magazine Article Wins 2008 Society of Broadcast Engineers Award

Aug 8, 2009 5:00 PM

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Overland Park, KS - Aug 1, 2009 - Each year, the Society of Broadcast Engineers holds an annual awards program to recognize the efforts of SBE members and chapters. Individual awards are selected by a committee that reviews the nominations. The 2008-2009 award for Best Technical Article, Book or Program by an SBE Member has been awarded to Tim Anderson, CSRE, for his article Considerations for Elevated IBOC Sidebands, which appeared in the August 2008 issue of Radio magazine.

The award recognizes the author of the best technical article, book or paper in its contribution towards the increase of scientific, operational, artistic or technical knowledge in broadcast engineering. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the winning article was published in Radio magazine, and the eighth time Radio magazine has been honored by publishing the winning article.

The winning article discusses the challenges that radio stations must consider when implementing digital radio technology, which is a current topic of concern for many radio station in the United States.

Radio magazine Editor Chriss Scherer commented on the recognition. "The SBE's Best Article Award fits well with the editorial mission of Radio magazine. We provide information to help readers and website visitors do their jobs better. Receiving a peer recognition such as this validates our editorial focus and mission."

Here are links to the Radio magazine articles that have previsouly received the SBE award for best article by an SBE member:

Performance evaluation

Dec 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Doug Irwin

With HD Radio, it's important to monitor and measure the time alignment and level alignment between the analog modulation and the MPS, and stations will likely want to monitor the RBDS on the analog channel along with PAD data for both the MPS and SPS. Fortunately, there are now multiple monitoring devices made specifically for HD Radio, and each of these devices gives the end user options about which parameters are to be measured, and how the device is to alert the user once a problem is detected.

100 years 100 innovations

Dec 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Descriptions by Doug Irwin, introduction by Chriss Scherer

As radio broadcasting celebrates the 100th anniversary of Fessenden's Christmas Eve broadcast, we detail the top 100 technical innovations that have influenced radio, as nominated by you, the reader.

The details of EIA/TIA 222 Rev. G

Sep 1, 2005 12:00 PM, By John Battison, technical editor, RF

The new specification's table of contents lists 15 main topics or objectives, each of which may have as many as eight subsections.

Disaster Planning Put to Good Use

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 PM, By Roswell Clark, CSRE CBNT

The Florida broadcasters' recent experience during Hurricane Charley was a case study in how reaction and preparation can affect the outcome of a disaster plan.

Running interference

Apr 1, 2003 12:00 PM, By Thomas R. Ray, III, CSRE

WOR has encountered many positive results during its transition to IBOC. These tests were used to gather data on nighttime interference.

New tower standards

Apr 1, 2002 12:00 PM, By John Battison, P.E., technical editor, RF

In the U.S., the joint TIA//EIA-222 standard oversees the design of broadcast and antenna supporting towers.

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Broadcast Antennas

1999, By John Battison, P.E., technical editor, RF

This series of articles was printed in issues of Radio magazine throughout 1999.