Balkite Radio Power Units 

Looking back at a 1927 Balkite ad for radio power units.

Contributor Pro-File: Marshall Rice 

This month: Marshall Rice, Engineering Director; Bonneville International, St. Louis Radio Group

Attending a convention is half the experience 

So is it worth attending the 2010 NAB Show? I think so. And right now is the right time to begin planning to attend.

Wireworks celebrates 35 years 

Looking back at Wireworks 1970s beginnings.

New Products - June 2009 

New products from Broadcast Devices, Continental Electronics, Digital Juke Box, DM Engineering, FM Services, Platformic, Prism Sound, Ultrasone and more.

Field Report: Burk ARC Plus 

The ARC Plus is the logical next step for anyone looking to interconnect sites, or simply make the leap to IP-based control.

FCC proposes overhaul of AM/FM allocation standards 

The core changes deal with the priorities applied under Section 307(b) of the Communications Act when proposals for new stations or community changes are being considered.

Field Report: Aphex Model 454 Head Pod 

The Head Pod's small footprint makes it a great addition to a small computer-based production environment where multiple headphone feeds are lacking.

Wegener Ipump 6420 

Wegener's intelligent, centralized, file-based workflow enables station groups to manage the delivery of unique program content from each affiliate, maintain a local identity and maximize ad revenue.

Honing skills to be ready for business 

You can be sure the economy will recover and you want to be in a position to take advantage of the inevitable opportunities. This is a great time to prioritize goals, make a plan, start the process of learning new skills or increasing the marketability of the skills you already have.

Securing transmitter sites 

Spring is a good time to verify all gates and fences at the transmitter site are in good order.

How to set LNB power 

Recently several major networks have upgraded their satellite delivery platforms. These new systems are from three incompatible vendors, but all have similar features.

Satellite dish check-up 

It is a good idea to inspect the satellite dish as early in spring as you can, and evict any birds nesting. Later in spring, check for wasps in the feed horn or on the underside of the dish.

25 years of Pick Hits: Top winners 

This year marks the 25th year for Radio's Pick Hit Awards, so we look back at the companies who have claimed the most honors.

Contributor Pro-File: Steve Fluker 

This month: Steve Fluker, Director of Engineering; Cox Radio Orlando

HD Radio Time Alignment Tip 

Brian Beezley has documented the audible effects of misaligned time delay and mismatched audio, and he has written a handy utility to help keep the analog and digital elements synchronized.

FM-Capable Cell Phones and NAB Attendance Stats 

Looking back at NAB Show attendance, and looking ahead at FM-capable cell phones.

Field Report: Nautel NV20 

The Nautel NV20 is a solid-state FM transmitter capable of running in analog, digital and hybrid modes. The footprint of this box is amazingly small for the power levels attained.

May New Products 

New products from AEQ, AKG, Alesis, Audio Engineering Associates, Audio-Technica, Avlex, Clark Wire and Cable, Dalet Digital Media, Fostex, Furman Sound, L-com Global Connectivity, Media Monitors, Olympus, Pinta Acoustic/Sonex, Primera Technology, SM Pro Audio, TC Electronic, Ultimate Support, V-Soft Communications and Wireworks.

Do you remember MEOV? 

MEOV offered a wonderful means of providing a way around a potential difficulty in meeting the approved radiation pattern.

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