Contributor Pro-File: Lloyd Mintzmyer 

This month: Meet Lloyd Mintzmyer, President, Praise Network

When does an omni antenna become a DA? 

In a recently-filed petition against an FM station modification, an issue was raised as to whether a proposed omnidirectional antenna should be treated as directional due to pattern distortion resulting from tower mounting and compensating antenna design features.

What's happening at 700MHz? 

The newly cleared spectrum is perhaps some of the most desirable largely due to the fact that radio frequency in this lower range travels farther and tends to penetrate buildings more efficiently than higher frequencies.

February New Products 

New products from Automated Processes Inc. (API), Axel Technology, Belar, Blue Microphones, Clark Wire and Cable, Furman Sound, Marantz, Neutrik, Nevaton, Omnia Audio, Phiaton, RAM Broadcast Systems, RMG International, Society of Broadcast Engineers, Tascam and Zaxcom.

A Webster-Chicago Model 80 Wire Recorder and the top 20 radio advertisers of 2008 

Looking back at a 30-year-old NAB study guide, a Webster-Chicago Model 80 Wire Recorder and the top radio advertisers of 2008.

KRK Systems Rokit G2 

It is obvious KRK put some work into these speakers, with intuitive features that make the Rokit Series adaptable to many acoustic environments and audio situations. I must say, when you consider the price, the sound and the features, these speakers stack up pretty well against the competition.

President Obama's changes to the FCC 

The bad taste of former Chairman Kevin Martin still lingers, but immediate efforts are being made to cleanse that memory. The first step was President Obama naming Michael Copps to be the interim chairman of the FCC.

Contributor Pro-File: Chris Wygal 

This month: Meet Chris Wygal, engineer, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Samson Technologies Go Mic 

USB microphone

Field Report: Broadcast Bionics Phonebox Solo 

The Solo product is a smaller version of the company's Phonebox 2 product, a software-based call handling and caller information system.

FCC adopts new methodology for AM proofs 

At long last, the FCC is permitting directional AM stations and permittees to submit proofs of performance using moment modeling in lieu of proofs based on extensive field measurements.

Looking for change at the FCC 

We're due for a chairman who can lead the FCC and make real progress. Who's the next chairman? Julius Genachowski, Don Gips, Larry Strickling and Blair Levin are some of the names I have heard.

DM Engineering Audio-Pod 

If you are looking for a way to improve your remote broadcast setup and make your show hosts happy, the Audio-Pod is a handy and cost-effective problem solver.

Sign Off 

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.

Tips, tricks, hints and more on finding a cable break 

A simple way to find a cable break is to use the regular telephone tone generator and the inductive amplifier.

New Products 

New products from Adder Technology, AKG, Audessence, Axel Technology, Balsys Technology Group, Blastwave FX, Broadcast Devices, BW Broadcast, C. Crane Company, Coaxial Dynamics, Core Sound, Digidesign, Furman Sound, Middle Atlantic Products, Myat, Nautel, Neutrik, Rapcohorizon, Sennheiser Electronic, Softwright, Yamaha and Yangaroo.

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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