Contributor Pro-File: Bruce Roberts 

This month: Bruce Roberts; Chief Engineer; Apex Broadcasting; Charleston, SC

Sharpen Hand Tools for Longer Life 

With the use of a fine needle file more life can be coaxed out of an old wire stripper.

FCC approves AM station rebroadcasts on FM translators 

Under the new rules, AM stations may rebroadcast on "currently authorized" translators in the non-reserved portion of the FM band.

WNOX Knoxville 

Ed Hooper once again sends fantastic pictures of the old days of radio with his new book Knoxville's WNOX.

Mounting Computers 

While several methods of mounting various workstations and servers has been addressed before, sometimes a specific computer just won't fit on anything you have. A simple solution is as near as a suspended ceiling.

Field Report: Platformic 

Not only has Platformic helped Broadcast Company of America design two websites, but the Platformic tool-set enables it to keep its content dynamic and current.

Marketing radio 

For all radio does to promote itself as a consumer technology, it keeps coming up short.

Multicast DHCP 

At the rate the radio industry is going, within 10 years the most common audio connection won't be an XLR but an Ethernet RJ-45.

Field Report: Audemat Relio 

With IP, dial-up, multi-level multi-user, lots of channel capacity, graphic user interface and graphic programming, the Audemat Relio was just what KUT Radio was looking for in a remote control.

Using the operating impedance bridge 

The development of the operating impedance bridge by Delta Electronics about 40 years ago made antenna impedance measurements not only much easier to perform, but more accurate.

127th AES New Products 

127th AES New products from Mackie, Wireworks, Neutrik, Lexicon, DPA Microphones, Sennheiser Electronic, Cakewalk, Audio Precision, Blastwave FX, Hosa Technology, Disc Makers, RTW Radio-Technische Werkstatten, Shure and Audio-Technica.

New Products - September 2009 

New products from Alesis, Altinex, Behringer, Blue Microphones, Furman Sound, HM Electronics, KRK Systems, L-com Global Connectivity, NKK Switches, Rode, SM Pro Audio, Sontronic and Symetrix.

Broadcast Showing Progress in Internet Revenue 

BIA estimates radio and television stations collectively drove approximately $805 million in online dollars, equal to 7.3 percent of the $11 billion local online advertising money spent in 2008.

Reuse Console Button Caps 

It is very simple to remove old button legends with a Dremel tool with the 409 cut off wheel.

Contributor Pro-File: Brian Urban 

This month: Brian Urban Chief Operator; KUT Radio, University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX

Antique radios 

Steve Johnson has an extensive collection of antique radios. We highlight a few of the more interesting items.

Mounting Power Supplies 

We're a power-hungry industry. Electrical power, that is. As our technological diversity increases, our demand for power and reliance on power supplies follows.

Alternative power systems 

While approaches using the sun, wind, sub-surface heating and water cause no pollution and little-to-no operational expense once installed, they have been relatively costly to deploy.

Field Report: Microgen TS9080 

Tim Diehl gives the Microgen TS9080 100 percent thumbs up. It is an outstanding test tool and a must for serious engineers.

Julius Genachowski joins renewed FCC 

There's a new man at the helm of the FCC. Julius Genachowski has served as chief counsel to former FCC chairman Reed Hundt as well as being involved with media and telecommunications, so at least he joins the agency with some familiarity as to its function.

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