The killer app for IBOC 

With the FM implementation of IBOC, standard broadcast stations will need to deal with a number of technical problems related to making IBOC work with RF propagation issues.

The fix for IBOC 

Radio magazine readers share their voices on the important issues.

New multiple ownership rules adopted 

Twenty months and 500,000 comments later, the FCC, by a 3-2 vote along party lines, adopted its new media ownership rules on June 2, 2003.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

An early Gates transmitter and a look back at AM directional rules.

A station buyer's technical checklist 

When a company decides to purchase a radio station, the station's technical plant is often overlooked by the buyer.

A close call for the 2003 NAB Radio Show 

The 2003 NAB Radio Show nearly misses a great opportunity.

New Products (Jul 2003) 

New products from Active Power, Armstrong Transmitter, Arrakis, ATI. Audioarts Engineering, AudioScience, Bext, Dalet Digital Media, Dielectric, FastChannel Network, Forecast Consoles, MDO UK, Middle Atlantic Products and Neutrik.

RF amplifier basics 

A radio transmitter is a collection of stages. How these stages function determines the operational capability of each transmitter.

Field Report: Liebert Foundation MCR 

More equipment into smaller spaces? This review shows how a rack design can keep things cool.

Field Report: APT/Pulsecom PCAU 

Local telephone companies no longer support analog dedicated circuits. The PCAU gets around the limitation, as this review describes.

The troubles with IBOC 

Our readers speak out on IBOC, the recent FCC translator filings and reminisce of days gone by.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

Paying for Internet content, digital cart machines and the start of satellite radio.

An IBOC roadblock 

In the middle of May, the road to IBOC took a major detour. What has been an ongoing work in progress with a predictable slow and steady pace has been

FCC regulatory fees up 23 percent 

The Commission has issued its annual Notice of Proposed Rule Making to solicit comments on proposed changes to the regulatory fees.

Field Report: Benchmark Media Systems DAC1 

Critical recording requires critical monitoring; a perfect job for the Benchmark Media DAC1.

Field Report: AudioTX Communicator 

The AudioTX Communicator is a software-based codec that runs on any Windows PC.

Radio's friend or foe? 

New technology can be described as either emerging or breakthrough. IBOC is hardly breakthrough.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

WELL-FM's Western Electric transmitter, the first Picks Hits and the attendance trend at NAB.

Useful emergency info 

Our readers speak their minds. This month, the issue is raised about better ways to diseminate public information through RBDS.

IBOC procedures simplified 

No more STAs. The FCC now requires only a notification letter for a station to commence IBOC transmissions.

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