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Looking back at photos from Johnny Beerling's Radio 1 book and looking ahead with radio revenue projections.

Transmission lines 

A transmission line is a far more complex piece of equipment than many people realize. In its simplest form it may be considered as just a pair of wires merely carrying ac power.

Contributor Pro-File: Geoff Peacock 

This month: Meet Geoff Peacock, chief engineer, Clear Channel, Mobile, AL, and Pensacola, FL.

Moseley Event 5800 

I highly recommend the Moseley Event 5800 as an excellent STL solution, with a ton of expandability and bonus features.

16? Sweet! 

While Radio magazine is celebrating the past 15 years, it actually traces its roots to 1959 when Broadcast Engineering magazine was first published.

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That Was Then Hank Landsberg of Henry Engineering sent us these photos from his past. To the left is Landsberg when he worked for Drake-Chenault in 1974.

Field Report: Allen & Heath Zed-14 

When a critical mix is necessary, especially if auxiliary sends and recordings are needed, the Zed-14 is an invaluable tool at a simple or extensive remote event.

New Products 

Broadcast dynamic mic Rode Procaster: The Rode Procaster is a professional, broadcast-quality dynamic microphone, specifically designed to offer no-compromise

Getting out of the noise floor 

Satisfaction usually equates to fun in the workplace. According to studies of many large organizations, employees are apparently having less fun at work.

FCC may mandate HD Radio reception by satellite receivers 

In August, the Commission issued a notice of inquiry under the aegis of its XM-Sirius merger order seeking public comment on whether the FCC should (or can) mandate that satellite radio receiver devices include HD Radio receivers.

Contributor Pro-File: Chuck Ince 

This month: Meet Chuck Ince, market engineering manager, Gap West Broacasting, Missoula, MT.

FCC Clarifies Backfill Policy 

One of the new policies requires broadcasters to add nondiscrimination clauses to their advertising contracts. At renewal time, a certification will have to be made in Form 303-S that all advertising contracts contain such clauses.

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Looking back at Harold Hallikainen's modified Moseley TRC-15 and looking ahead with today's radio listenership.

Show support, get supported 

When someone laments that attending the NAB Show in Las Vegas is too expensive or too far, I ask if he attends a regional show. Unfortunately, the wrong answer is too often given.

Field Report: Primera Technology Bravo SE 

The Bravo SE automated CD ripper from Primera Technology can be rented from the company's website.

Field Report: Rode Procaster 

The Procaster is Rode's answer to a new mic for radio's on-air studio. Most radio stations still use a non-condenser mic for on-air purposes. This is the new version of that mic

Vertical Radiators 

Sometimes we tend to forget some of the fundamental facts of electronic life involving radiation which, after all, are requisite for radio transmission.

Contributor Pro-File: Jake Robinson 

This month: Meet Jake Robinson, manager of engineering and IT for Cumulus Media of Indianapolis and Louisville, KY.

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Looking back with photos from KHSL 1290 from Dino Corbin and a sample of how many people make up radio engineering departments.

Bullet-proof facilities 

As part of the group charged with the responsibility of maintaining a broadcast facility, engineers have the added responsibility to ensure the stations continue operating through all types of emergencies.

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