Read letters from Radio magazine readers. 

I've lived in Washington, DC, for more than two decades and pass the NAB headquarters several times a month. Recently, I observed a huge banner hanging

Convention time 

So which conventions did you attend? If you’re going to lament that you can’t attend any conventions, remember that I have heard all the common complaints from people who don’t attend conventions.

Field Report: Netia Radio-Assist 

In addition to the functionality, reliability, simple pricing structure and knowledgeable Netia staff, the ease of administration of this system is amazing.

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Jeff Keith's SMO900, a 1957 ad for a General Electric transistor radio and songs played by label on terrestrial radio and Live 365 in 2006.

The NAB Radio Show Exhibit Hall Map 

Navigate the floor of the NAB Radio Show with our exhibit map.

Towerswitch Collocom-2 

Simply put, the Collocom-2 is an easy-to-install, solar-powered device used to play an audio warning or safety message at a tower site.

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Henry Engineering's 1982 Matchbox, a 1925 Kodel Radio Company ad for its Logodyne Big Five receivers and commercial airtime loads ranked by station owner.

A FAQ on CAP 

The mid-July 2007 further notice of proposed rulemaking from the FCC concerning EAS has begun the process of bringing the system into the 21st Century. However, the FCC action raises more questions than it answers.

Planning a wireless LAN 

When it comes time to install a wireless LAN at your facility, there are some basic guidelines that must be followed to make the system to its maximum capacity and keep your network secured against unauthorized users.

FCC launches EAS makeover 

The new EAS rules are designed to facilitate delivery of emergency information across a variety of platforms in a digital format and to provide improved access for disabled persons. The change likely to have the greatest impact on broadcasters is the FCC's adoption of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) for all EAS participants.

New Products 

New products from AKG, ATI Group, Barix Technology, Bext, Joemeek, Klotz Digital, Nautel, Neutrik, Non-Stop Music, RTW Radio, Soundcraft USA, Stormin Protection, Studer, Telos Systems, TFT, Titus Technological, Unlimi-tech Software, Winmedia Software and You/Com.

Field Report: Yellowtec Mika 

Searching the Internet turned up a radical new design: Mika by Yellowtec in Germany. This is exactly what Gary Wachter had been searching for and more.

Awareness is not the same as interest 

The HD Radio "Discover It!" campaign appears to be creating awareness of HD Radio, but it seems to be missing the mark when it comes to consumer interest.

Being duly diligent in station operations 

Take some time to ensure that basic legal and FCC rule obligations are met when taking over as the chief operator at a station.

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WHK celebrates its 85th year this year, the original Media Touch system is revisited, and the next wave of radio listeners are listening to radio at all.

Satellite radio merger? Why not? 

Many doubt that the merger proposal will pass, but if it actually does, what will be the real harm to terrestrial radio? If terrestrial is as good as it thinks, there will be no ill effects.

Low-power follow-up 

Larry Fuss wrote a letter to Senator Harry Reid about the senator's involvement in obtaining a licensed for a pirate radio station. Fuss shares the senator's reply with us.

New directional measurement techniques proposed 

A group of broadcasters, consultants and manufacturers have petitioned the FCC to allow moment method modeling of AM directional arrays as a ways to reduce the burden of taking field strength readings in determining coverage.

New Products 

New products from AKG, Audemat-Aztec, Avlex, Bext, Bird Electronic, Broadcast Electronics, Broadcast Tools, D.A.S. Audio, Day Sequerra, Digi-Data, DM Engineering, Docsoft, Global Security Systems, Harris, Heil Sound, Jetcast, Middle Atlantic Products, Nautel, Neutrik, Prism Sound, Realtraps, RTW Radio-Technische Werkstatten, Sennheiser Electronic, Soundfield Research, Thales, Unlimi-tech Software, West Coast Magnetics and Winmedia Software.

Adam Audio A7 

Adam Audio has taken the original ribbon tweeter technology and created the Accelerated Ribbon Technology (A.R.T.), where a folded-diaphragm membrane is used for the tweeter. The result is a higher velocity air flow for crisper highs.

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