Noncommercial applicants to avoid auctions 

Concluding that “inartful drafting is not the same as ambiguity,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found in favor of National Public Radio in an appeal from the Commission's prior determination that noncommercial educational (NCE) stations would be required to take part in an auction if they decided to file for non-reserved (commercial) frequencies.

New Products (sep 2001) 

Armstrong Transmitter | Bird Electronic | Eventide | IDT Impact Development | MediaFORM | Neumann | Shure | Sonifex | The Hollywood Edge, Soundelux Microphones | Yamaha

Class reunion 

Radio is the only truly “personal” medium, nearly always experienced by many separate, simultaneous audiences of one.

Rules for Digital Auxiliary Services Proposed 

In an ever-evolving effort to smooth the transition from analog to digital technology, the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to revise its rules to allow broadcast auxiliary services (BAS) to convert to digital technology along with broadcast stations.

Thoughts on FM 

I often wonder if Major Armstrong knew what he was giving to the world when he began developing frequency modulation as a public service.

Watch Those Hands 

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

Field Report: RadioSoft Comstudy 2.2 

ComStudy 2.2 is a suite of RF study tools, the primary functions of which are the prediction coverage and interference, along with the study of AM and FM allocations. The software also supports TV and land mobile; however, my version does not support those functions. If I had to describe this software in just a few words, I'd have to say, feature packed.

Back to School 

What we know about using the Web today may be akin to a 16th century map of the western hemisphere.

Hiring Technical Staff 

The hiring of technical staff is critical to any operation. A typical broadcast operation relies heavily on computer technology not only for its office functionality, but also for its program production and delivery. Many companies seek broadcast engineers who have a good balance of knowledge and skills in the area of computer hardware and software as well as video, audio, and transmission.

Switches and Hubs 

This month we will look at a the Ethernet switch.

Reader Feedback 

PDAs, GDC, LPFM and Purchasing.

Satellite Radio: A Manager's Perspective 

For thirty years, many public radio stations built their public service model by broadcasting programs purchased wholesale from national program producers.

Making Money on the Web (the 2001 plan) 

Making money online is possible by using the complimentary aspects of the website and radio.

Building and maintaining a client base 

In our ongoing discussion about the business of contract engineering, we've touched upon the importance of managing records, resources and risks. This

The Wireless Revolution Revisited 

The core technology took some twists and turns before it finally attained killer-ap status. There has been considerable interest and discussion of late

Streaming Under Attack 

Webcasters that survived the Copyright Office's December royalty decision have been dealt another nearly fatal blow.

Renewed Interest 

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

New Products (Jul 2001) 

LPB: Silent Boom | Wheatstone: Studio furniture | Jutel: Radioman | Ward-Beck: POD 17 & 19 | Middle Atlantic: RackTools | BSI: Studio kits | Marti: Digital Cellcast | Everstream: Encoder wrapper | Stainless: Design services | Andrew: MT1000/MT2000 DryLine | Orban: Opticodec | Audemat: FM_MC4 | TC Works: Spark 2.0 | Yamaha: CDR10 | ERI: iBox

Data Routers 

Routers, switches and hubs are integral parts of a wide-area computer network. Each has its own unique function.

Tall AM towers 

Usually, bigger is better. But in the case of AM towers, taller is not always better. A very tall AM radiator is not always the best radiator. In fact,

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