NAB Extra! 2002 

What's the biggest part of the NAB convention? It has to be the products and services on the exhibit floor.

Good sound or sounds good? 

Satellite radio is here. Five years after the FCC issued the two licenses, this service, anticipated by some and feared by others, is a reality.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

The start of NPR | ITC Digicenter | Satellite radio expectations

Facility checkup 

The cold, quiet days of winter herald the season of another annual event: the facility checkup.

EEO: round three 

Having failed twice to convince a federal appeals court that the FCC's equal employment opportunity rules are constitutional, the Commission is again wading into the rip tide of EEO.

Network attached storage 

Networks share a common problem - where will the data be stored?

Tower maintenance 

There are very few jobs in broadcasting where one can start at the top; but tower maintenance is the one where it is best to start at the top and work down.

Meet Kevin McNamara 

Meet the professionals who write for BE Radio.

Field Report: Aphex 204 Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom 

The 1RU device has two independent channels, each with six front-panel controls. Read this review to learn more.

Storage Area Networks 

The concept for Storage Area Networks, or SANs, was born out of the need to protect the most essential byproduct of a workstation or network server - the data. SANs serve one purpose: to aggregate data storage resources to a single repository. Centralization of data is more reliable and allows a higher degree of scalability than other distributed network models.

Local ownership rules in play 

The FCC is expanding its pending radio multiple ownership rulemaking proceeding to include a comprehensive examination of all aspects of the FCC's local ownership rules.

Meet William Harrison 

Meet the professionals who write for BE Radio.

HD Radio: Making the grade 

At the end of November, the National Radio Systems Committee released its report recommending that the FCC authorize Ibiquity Digital Corporation's FM In-band On-channel digital radio broadcast technology as an enhancement to the current analog FM broadcasting system in the United States.

Understanding the DMCA 

What's behind the claims of costs of the DMCA, the RIAA and AFTRA.

Streaming costs and benefits 

As online listening increases and costs follow, the decision to stream is no longer simple. After all, streaming is very different from the traditional broadcast model.

Solid-state tower lighting 

For towers that require incandescent lighting, regular tower-light inspection and maintenance is a task that tower owners must undertake. The annoyances lie in changing a burned-out lamp, affording the cost of a tower climber, timing convenience of the failure.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

American Electronics Labs FM-12KD and FM-25KD | WHAS-AM, Louisville, KY | Sample and Hold

New Products (Jan 2002) 

AETA Audio | Andrew | Audio-Technica | AVCOM of Virginia | Broadcast Tools | Comrex | Crown Audio Dalet | Digigram | Eventide | Helicon Vocal Technologies | IDT Impact Developpement | MGE UPS Systems | Nagra/Castlewood Systems | Neutrik | NTI (Neutrik Test Instuments) | O.C. White | Raxxess | RCS | Samson Technologies | SBS | Sennheiser | Simpleaccess.net | SoftWright | Sound Devices | Switchcraft | Waves

Gigabit Ethernet 

In 1998, the IEEE adopted the standard defining one Gigabit (1Gb) Ethernet over fiber optic cabling. In June of 1999, the standard defining 1 Gigabit Ethernet, or 1000BaseT, over copper pairs was ratified.

Top loading, part 2 of 2 

Part One described the events leading to the development of top loading of broadcast AM antennas. This part continues with details of the types of top loading and discusses the use of the FCC's Rules in planning a top-loaded antenna system.

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