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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.

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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.

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.

Contributor Pro-File: Jake Robinson 

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

Field Report: Vorsis AP-2000 

The Vorsis AP-2000 is a five-band AGC/compressor and 31-band limiter with specialized algorithms for bass and voice band processing. Its output feeds will accommodate just about any flavor of FM/HD Radio operation.

Field Report: Ultrasone Pro 750 

Wearing headphones every day as a radio disc jockey and recording musician, there are a few things I require in a good pair: great sound, comfort, durability and serviceability. The Ultrasone Pro 750 headphones measure up to all my requirements.

Still moving forward on HD Radio 

Despite the slow and steady process of the HD Radio evolution, which has included some bumps along the way, there have been some recent innovations pushing the progress forward.

New language for advertising contracts 

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.

New Products 

New products from AKG, Harris, Drawmer, Vorsis, NKK Switches, Soundwave Research Laboratories/Crowley and Tripp, Nautel, Loopmasters, Hosa Technology, Rode, APT, Event Electronics, Image Line Software, Arrakis, MXL Microphones, Mackie, Klein + Hummel, Sennheiser Electronic, ATI Group, Middle Atlantic Products and Yangaroo.

Sign Off 

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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