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: 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.

Sign Off 

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.

December 2004 Advertiser Links 

Links to the advertisers in the December 2004 issue of Radio magazine.

Applied Technology: Digigram Exaudi 

Now that individual computers take care of all the tasks related to radio automation, the logical evolution is integration of audio transport for program contributions and distribution.

Field Report: Studio Technologies 210 and 220 

Studio Technologies announcer's consoles played a big role in bringing two of 2004's biggest sporting events back to their audiences. Remote engineer Raul Velez reviews these controllers.

FCC streamlines preservation review 

Under the agreement, the Commission's streamlined process will provide certainty and ease burdens on everyone involved in the historic preservation review process.

Connections 

The lines between audio and data are blurred further every day. Recent technology and product introductions take this even further.

The lo-fi demise of AM radio 

More reader comments regarding the AM radio bandwidth reduction by Clear Channel and Crawford.

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.

December 2004 Contents Online 

Featured headlines from the Currents Online in the December issue.

Sign Off 

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

Phasors and ATUs 

The phasor is not the frightening cabinet of horrors that some engineers consider it to be. While it may seem daunting, a basic understanding of its operation will make maintenance of the antenna system much easier.

The value of datacasting 

In established radio markets there are usually several stations capable of covering the same signal coverage to that market. The question is, will there be enough datacasting opportunities to go around?

Broadcast Electronics FMI-703 

This FM transmitter is capable of analog and digital signal transmission. It includes the BE FSI-10 and FXI-60 exciter for IBOC operation.

New Products (Nov 2004) 

New products from Anritsu, ATC, Axia Audio, Behringer, Broadcast Tools, DBX Professional Products, Digigram, Digital Juke Box, Firstcom Music, Harris, Henry Engineering, Mackie, MGE UPS Systems, Microboards Technology, Patriot Antenna Systems, Pearl Microphone, Labs, Pomona Electronics, Primera Technology, Professional Sound, Rolls, RSI, Sencore Electronics, Software Authority, Steinberg, Symetrix, TOA Electronics and V-Soft Communications.

Field Report: Telos Systems Zephyr Xport 

The Xport can transmit audio via POTS or ISDN to a studio-located ISDN Zephyr codec. Kirk Chestnut provides a review.

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