Sign Off 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sony Sound Forge 9.0 

The development computer-based non-linear editing software has permeated the broadcast market with option after option for creating a digital audio workstation (DAW). The encouraging fact for many is that the software packages available today are affordable. Sony Media Software's Sound Forge is an established product that provides a great deal of power.

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.

Sign Off 

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.

Contributor Pro-File: Kent Kramer 

This month: Kent Kramer; Director of Engineering; Reach Media/TomJoyner Morning Show

Field Report: Sangean HDT-1 

Device operation is simple, and the Sangean HDT-1 displays lots of information.

Field Report: Wheatstone Bridge 

The Wheatstone Bridge is built around card-configurable frames that can sample any combination of analog or digital audio sources and interface with logic control sources.

Personal-area networks 

Wireless personal area networks might present some interesting applications in a broadcast facility.

FCC acts on noncommercial applications, announces window 

In March, the FCC announced that a filing window for new and major-change NCE-FM applications will be opened in October.

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