An act of localism 

The Norman Lear Center study of media coverage of the last election has prompted Senator John McCain to introduce a localism bill, which is causing waves.

Field Report: Adobe Systems Audition 1.5 

In 2003, Clear Channel Radio made a strategic decision to purchase several hundred copies of Adobe Audition, a software-only audio editing program, for its network of stations.

Possible changes to expanded-band rules 

Three expanded-band pioneers have filed a petition for rulemaking asking the FCC to amend its rules and afford Class B status for stations operating in the AM expanded band.

Effective facility consolidation 

The state of current networking technology now permits users several flexibility for the reconfiguration of any office environment.

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February marks the 80th birthday of WTIC in Hartford, CT.

Market sizes under new rules 

The new market definition does not rely solely on determinations by Arbitron. Arbitron merely defines the market.

New Products (Feb 2005) 

New products from Behringer, Contour Hardening, Digigram, Edirol, Kenneke Communications, Ledtronics, Symetrix, Tascam and Vestax.

Field Report: Tascam CD-RW750 

The recorder automatically senses and changes a digital sampling rate, making it possible to do digital transfers from MDs, DATs and other digital signals that are sampled at 32kHz or 48kHz.

The formula for success 

For it to succees, stations need to create excitement about IBOC.

Field Report: Cold Heat Soldering Tool 

You have seen the TV spots for the latest and greatest products that we just can't live without. Recently there was one that caught the eye of our reviewer. It might have caught your eye as well.

Field Report: SAS Rubicon, Riolink and 32KD 

Radiovisa in Los Angeles has installed a consolidated router and console system from SAS. The system reduces the cabling needs as well as the in-studio equipment needs for the stations.

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A classic oscilloscope and the motor generators at KGO are our look at the past. Also take the pulse of the industry with Radio by the Numbers.

Maintaining directional antennas 

The directional antenna system is a unique balance of art and science. Keeping it in top operating condition will preserve the system's efficiency and likely keep it in compliance with the FCC.

New Products (Jan 2005) 

New products from ATI, Audio Design Associates, Audio Science, Dielectric, Digigram, DK Technologies, LEA International and Professional Sound.

Denver Waiver policy rescinded 

The Denver Waiver reflects an effort by the FCC to adjust its general FM allotment standards--developed for universal application to all situations across the country--in acknowledgment of the fact that some circumstances don't fit conveniently into a universal mold.

Digital alternatives 

While a single digital transmission standard has not yet been adopted by the FCC, the industry has already begun moving to IBOC. Despite this, HD Radio isn't the only game in town.

Field Report: OMT Technologies Imedialogger 

The Imedialogger can record 12 audio sources and can play back and record simultaneously. The Bonneville St. Louis stations put it to the test.

Field Report: Clenney Communications Optelator II 

After the third lightning strike, Joe Ternovan, chief engineer of Infinity Columbus, OH, looked into other means of protecting the system from lightning strikes through the telephone line. He found the Clenney Communications Optelator.

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Remembering the Auditronics Destiny 2000, a review of radio listening in 1927, and the habits of radio listeners and TV viewers with online shopping.

December 2004 Contents Online 

Featured headlines from the Currents Online in the December issue.

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