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2006 Product Source

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The IBOC Handbook

by David Maxson and Don Lockett
Publisher: Focal Press, 2007

Broadcast engineers seeking to design transmission systems that are cost-efficient will benefit from this detailed explanation of the various system design options and capabilities. System calculations are presented in a manner that is useful to those who need them, while retaining a clear narrative for those who seek a general understanding of how the technology works. The book also presents a summary of the history of the technology and the standard, and provides forward-looking information on emerging technologies and applications.

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Real World Digital Audio

by Peter Kirn
Publisher: Peachpit Press, November 2005

Useful for the musician or the engineer, the novice or the adept, this book covers subjects from setting your computer up to record audio, to tracking, to using synthesis software, to mastering, to printing scores, to taking it all into a live setting. It provides the information in a step-by-step, linear manner making it palatable for even the most non-technologically savvy, while managing to avoid trudging solely in beginner territory. Included with this book is an instructional DVD of trial software, corresponding tutorials and ready-to-use sound banks and demo loops.

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Station Consolidation: A Technical Planning Guide for Radio Stations

by the NAB Science and Technology Department
Publisher: NAB, 1998

There are several steps that need to be taken when planning and implementing a station consolidation project. You need to determine the FCC-defined size of the market in which the consolidation will take place, as well as the eligibility of the owner to own all of the stations in the planned consolidation. This book will also help readers determine how the physical plants of the consolidation stations might be combined to improve their operating efficiency. The book provides guidelines for completing each of these steps.

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Hands-on Guide to Webcasting

by Steve Mack and Dan Rayburn
Publisher: Focal Press, November 2005

Industry experts address the fastest-growing application for streaming media � broadcasting live audio and video on the Internet. This book provides an end-to-end technical overview of the webcasting process. The book offers instructions for audio and video production, encoding and authoring, to delivery and business issues. The book provides instructions and advice unique to the technical and business challenges of webcasting, as well as detailed data on pricing and what you should pay when outsourcing webcasting services. It is organized in the order in which a webcast is executed, and divided into sections that correspond to the different components of a webcast. Case studies explore webcasting in corporate, educational, institutional and consumer environments.

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by Jose Alvear
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, 1998

A hands-on guide to delivering live audio and video to a website, this book explains how to add streaming multimedia to make a site more interactive. It describes how streaming works, weighs the advantages and disadvantages of different streaming technologies, and helps readers choose and implement the right strategy and hardware/software for their sites. Demo copies of Real Player and other popular multimedia plug-in programs that enable readers to practice editing and converting files are provided. A gallery of best-in-class multimedia samples is provided.

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Encyclopedia of Radio

by Christopher H. Sterling
Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003

Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio covers the full spectrum of this nearly century-old medium. International in scope, it spans the history of radio in major countries and regions throughout the world, tracing radio's role in the development of journalism, advertising, entertainment, propaganda and popular music. More than 600 alphabetically arranged entries cover programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research and radio's evolving technology through the years. Entries include production credits for programs, biographical details for individuals and suggestions for further reading. Illustrations provide visual context to the often-unseen world of radio, and a comprehensive index makes the book a useful research tool.