FCC Will Extend CPs for Small Businesses 

When the construction permit changes hands, the new owner may be extend the period of the permit if certain conditions are met.

New Products 

New products from Audessence, Blue Microphones, Circuit Research Labs, Digigram, Edirol, Fifty Thousand Watt Software, Genelec, Inovonics, Kaltman Creations, Samson Technologies, Scheduall, Specialized Products, Telular and Vorsis.

Field Report: Zoom H2 

While the Zoom Handy Recorder H2 is a musician-friendly device, radio stations that need top-quality audio recordings quickly and efficiently will find the Zoom H2 a valuable tool.

The Public and Broadcasting updated 

The new edition was released in connection with the FCC's ongoing localism proceeding and is intended to serve as a preliminary instruction manual for members of the public who want to raise issues with the FCC about station performance.

Field Report: Centrance Micport Pro 

Capturing audio material is sometimes best done using a laptop or desktop computer, and sound equipment is sometimes hard to lug around or unavailable. The Micport Pro tags along easily in a computer carrying case. Just snap on your favorite microphone and hit record.

Deva Broadcast Band Scanner Pro 

For me, the attraction of this device was that it was a quick FM measurement tool I could fit in my laptop bag. It was something I could use to make a cursory measurement before I committed the serious hardware to the job.

New Products (Jul 2008) 

New products from Broadcast Tools, Cynocast.com, Drawmer, Har-Ken Specialties, Henry Engineering, Lectrosonics, Mackie, Presonus Audio Electronics, Rycote Microphone Windshields, Samson Technologies, Sealevel and STIL Designs.

The business of engineering 

As an engineer, you likely have a passion for solving problems. You see a challenge, identify possible solutions, formulate a strategy and get the job done. But while most engineers have excellent troubleshooting skills, many do not have the best business skills.

Sign Off 

Looking back at McCurdy Radio Industries from 1974, Marvin Collins on the job at WUSH in 1956 and how today's youth are listening to radio.

Field Report: Audio Compass 1.0 

A new software application called Audio Compass makes remote radio broadcasts easy. Now we can produce shows wherever there’s high-speed connectivity and a PC. Audio Compass is a simple software application that turns a PC into an audio codec.

The next step in EAS 

The FCC has an open rulemaking to update one aspect of public warning: the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The current EAS has been in use for more than 15 years, and by itself, it is an improvement over the EBS, but it still has shortcomings.

New Products 

New products from Agilent Technologies, Nagra, Stream On, Axel Technology, Belkin, Destiny Media Technologies, Fluke, Rapcohorizon, Fiberplex, ATC, ERI-Electronics Research, Zaxcom, Primera Technology, Studer, Furman Sound, Dan Dugan Sound Design, Pinta Acoustic/Sonex, Digigram, and Audessence.

Applications for IP tunneling 

A connection established through an IP tunnel is similar to plugging a PC into the network connection at the station. IP tunnels can operate through any type of wired or wireless network.

FCC rejects NCE TV-6 waiver requests 

The FCC is now dismissing applications submitted in the October 2007 NCE filing window (or just before the window opened) that depend on waiting out the elimination of analog channel 6 TV stations next February in connection with the DTV transition.

Field Report: KLZ Innovations Audiofile 

One of the best features of the logger is that the software runs on a computer in my rack room, and the sever runs as a service, which make it difficult to be accidentally disabled or shut down.

Sign Off 

A historical look back at KRFE-AM 940 Fresno, and a comparison of radio listening vs. Ipod use.

Field Report: Axia Element and Livewire 

Our system has been very reliable and versatile. It is easy to troubleshoot and quick to reconfigure for special needs. Upon launching the first station to air, we noticed an immediate extension in frequency response on both low and high end as well as an improvement in depth and clarity, with the same audio chain we had been using before

New Products 

New products from Aeroflex, Air Cannons, Cedar, Comrex, Deva Broadcasting, Dynasonics, ERI-Electronics Research, Fifty Thousand Watt Software, Har-Ken Specialties, I/One Connects, Intracom Systems, Izotope, Mackie, Mayah, Mediatron, Middle Atlantic Products, Music 2 Hues, Neumann, Neutrik, Noisecom, Panamax, Samson Technology, Sealevel, SM Pro Audio, Soundcraft USA, Tapco, Technica del Arte and Adam Pro Audio, Vision Enhanced Studios, Yangaroo and You/Com Audiocommunicatie

Diversity in broadcasting 

The FCC's overarching goal here is to bring more minorities and women into the broadcast ownership ranks. Historically, these groups have not been represented in those ranks in the same proportion as their numbers in the overall U.S. population

Better marketing of HD Radio 

The marketing of HD Radio is all wrong

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