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.

Field Report: Digigram Ethersound ES8in/ES8out 

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

New Products (Jun 2004) 

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

What's in a name? 

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

New Products (May 2004) 

New products from Advanced Digital Systems, Behringer, Broadcast Electronics, Carlsboro Electronics, Heil Sound, Kroy, Middle Atlantic, Soundcraft, Tieline America, Whirldwind.

Field Report: Omnia Audio Omnia-6fm 

Mike Rogers reviews the Omnia-6EX on-air radio audio processor.

Safety first 

It may seem that a typical broadcast facility doesn't have all the safety concerns of a construction site or a manufacturing facility, but accidents happen.

Sign Off 

Do you remember? In 1981 Applied Technology offered two audio processors with digital control capabilities. The Maximod digital peak limiter used a digital

Field Report: Broadcast Warehouse DSPX 

Doug Irwin reviews the DSP-based on-air radio processors.

Concerning combiners 

Until the advent of FM, combiners were rarely required. After FM was introduced, the need for a method of feeding two or more FM frequencies into a single

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

Do you remember? The Sound Technology 1500A was a microprocessor-controlled audio measurement test system. According to an ad in 1981, the unit was conceived

One bad apple 

The big topic this year will be indecency, thanks to the FCC and the consumer media that keep feeding this monster. It’s amazing how a little skin during a primetime broadcast can become a point of obsession for so many bureaucrats.

AM longevity 

Having read the Reader Feedback section in the January issue of Radio magazine, I must wholeheartedly agree with Jim Jenkins. AM radio is far from dead,

An MPEG of a different color 

Low bit-rate audio coding is an enabling technology for a number of applications like digital radio, mobile multimedia applications and Internet streaming

New Products (Apr 2004) 

FET condenser mic Brauner Microphones Phantom C: A fixed cardioid, phantom-powered FET mic, this product offers 8dBa self noise, 28mV/Pa cardioid sensitivity

TDM Data Solutions EAScriber Pro 

Weather warnings have been pouring into the studios all night about as fast as the falling rain outside. The air staff braces for another round of storms

Field Report: RFSoftware RFInvestigator 

Don Mussell reviews the RF mapping software.

New tower notification system 

The FCC has adopted a Tower Construction Notification System that is intended to help guide broadcasters through the often difficult process of determining

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