Shades of big brother 

In late June, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that sought to require broadcasters to retain recordings of on-air programs during "safe harbor" hours. What does this mean for radio broadcasters?

Field Report: Audemat-Aztec FMX480 

A review of the FMX480, a 1RU device that includes an RBDS encoder, DARC encoder, stereo generator, multiplex optimizer and multiplex limiter.

FCC revising RF radiation rules 

The FCC is considering modifications to some of its RF evaluation and measurement procedures, addition of more specific definitions regarding occupational exposure, and elimination of inconsistencies in the RF radiation rules.

Sign Off 

An early effort at creating a digital audio cassette format; the 1960 Democratic National Convention; and radio station acquisitions of 2003.

Field Report: Klotz Digital Vadis DC II 

Tim Wright reviews the Vadis DCII system.

The NAB attacks satellite localism 

The NAB wants the FCC to stop XM and Sirius from doing what they do now—nationwide distribution of major-market traffic and weather to all subscribers—and prohibit them from developing or implementing new technology to deliver such information in a more sophisticated way.

10 years of progress 

The debate over IBOC is as strong as ever.

Update on the PPM 

It is hoped that the PPM will level the ratings playing field by having the unique ability to take into account virtually all forms of media, including those originating from Internet streaming, digital satellite, cable and background sources, as well as traditional over-the-air radio and TV broadcasting.

More hi-fi WiFi 

Learn what our readers have to say about DRM, IBOC and CD recording.

Field Report: JK Audio Compack 

Richard Hamilton reviews this phone/audio interface he uses to create an Internet talk show on trains.

New Products (Jul 2004) 

New products from 25-Seven, Acoustica, Audemat-Aztec, AudioScience, Blue, Bomar, Brother, Brother, Coaxial Dynamics, Eventide, Harris, Lawo, Nautel, Tascam and Total Training

Contibutor Pro-File: Harry Martin 

Meet the professionals who write for Radio. Every month: FCC Update, Harry Martin.

Sign Off 

This is the on-air studio of WFMT Chicago in 1983. WFMT was, and still is, a classic music station with cable distribution of its programming throughout

Antenna currents and field strength 

Sometimes we lose sight of the relationship between current in an antenna and the resulting field strength value.

When hi-fi meets Wi-Fi 

IBOC may or may not be the perfect solution, but with every other form of audio entertainment media moving to enhanced features and capabilities, terrestrial radio runs the risk of being left behind.

290 FM channels on the auction block 

The FM auction initially announced almost four years ago, but postponed four times, is now back on the calendar for Nov. 3, 2004.

Field Report: Musicam USA Netstar 500 

WLIU reviews the audio codec for its remote needs.

New Products (Jun 2004) 

New products from Acoustica, Behringer, Bomar, Digidesign, EXH, Heil Sound, Hollywood Edge, Intelix, Neutrik Test Instruments and Total Training.

Field Report: Digigram Ethersound ES8in/ES8out 

WBHF-AM fixes some post-move challenges, as this review outlines.

What's in a name? 

I'm hearing a frequent misuse of the most basic term dealing with IBOC.

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