LPFM relief bill nears passage 

The bill is now eligible for consideration by the full Senate. A corresponding House bill cleared Committee in mid-October. Assuming the White House approves, too, third-adjacent channel protections could be repealed during the first quarter of 2010.

New Products - Jan 2010 

New products from Audemat, Bird Technologies Group, Nautel, Netia Digital Audio, Neutrik, Samson Technologies and more.

Contributor Pro-File: Ron Bartlebaugh 

This month: Ron Bartlebaugh; The WKSU Stations; Kent, OH

New Products - Dec 2009 

New products from American Audio, APW Mayville, Belden, NTI Audio, Sonifex, Studio Technologies, Tascam and more.

NPR asks FCC to end TV-6 protection rules 

The NPR proposal is unrelated to the proposals of the Minority Media and Communications Council and the Broadcast Maximization Committee, which want the FCC to look into the allocation of current TV-5 and TV-6 spectrum for use by radio broadcasters.

A deserved punishment for KWVE? 

The reality is that EAS does not really work as well as it was intended. Editor Chriss Scherer does not believe any broadcast station should ever, as part of a standard plan, originate an alert.

Iphone tools 

Gary Kline suggested one of his favorite Iphone apps for radio engineers, Islipstick.

Nice PAD 

Porting a data stream to an RBDS encoder or HD Radio importer often requires some kind of conversion step. There are commercial products and services to do this, but it can be done in house.

KZUN circa 1970 

A look back at photos from KZUN in Opportunity, WA, courtesy of Bill Harms.

Safety in the workplace 

The upcoming generation of radio engineers will encounter a new ease of measurement as a fact of the Commission's new directional antenna proof rules.

How U.S. Adults Use Audio 

According to a study by the Council for Research Excellence and The Nielsen Company, broadcast radio accounts for more than half of all audio media exposure each day.

Field Report: Trilithic Easy Cast 

While important, EAS can be tricky. The EASyCAST encoder/decoder from Trilithic has taken away most if not all of the potential EAS headaches.

Contributor Pro-File: Harry Martin 

This month: Harry Martin; Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth; Washington, DC

Number of articles by John Battison 

Total number of articles Battison has penned: 215. How much the broadcast community has learned from him: countless.

Engineers propose abandonment of ratchet rule 

The ratchet rule was adopted in the early 1990s as part of an effort to reduce interference in the AM band.

Changing of the guard 

Another RF expert takes over the RF Engineering column reins from John Battison: Jeremy Ruck. John is stepping back from his routine involvement with Radio magazine.

The Phasor 

The upcoming generation of radio engineers will encounter a new ease of measurement as a fact of the Commission's new directional antenna proof rules.

EAS Checkup 

One piece of equipment that can be left untouched and unnoticed for some time is the station's EAS encoder/decoder. Don't let it become a quiet problem.

John Battison: 1986 View of Radio Future 

In 1986 John Battison wrote an article called Making History in which he made predictions about the future of broadcast radio. Here are his predictions.

USB audio interfaces 

Professional quality audio cards are expensive and many times you have no choice by tto make do with the built-in sound interface from standard PC.

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