When the HD Radio time delay between the analog and digital signals is not set properly, the resulting effect can be an annoyance to the listener. Brian Beezley studied the station in Southern California and found some disappointing results.
Even the best technology will ultimately fail if no one wants to use it.
The time had come for KKDA Dallas to abandon the classic U-shaped cabinetry and start completely from scratch. The challenge was that the new studio had to be in the same location as the previous, which could not be enlarged.
There is no doubt that radio has been changing in dramatic ways in the past few years. But these advancements in technology and radio's overall capabilities haven't just changed the way we listen to music-it has changed the way we transmit music-and a radio engineer's job is more complex and developmental than ever.
The mechanics of analog tape and the value of VU meters.
There are many facets to broadcasting surround content. Besides choosing a technology, the station's technical staff has to become appropriately educated, suitable monitoring is needed to listen to the content, and the related infrastructure has to be suitably in place.
At this year's NAB Radio Show, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. will showcase real-world applications of Dolby Pro Logic II audio technology.
Make the most of your time at the Radio Show with our convention session overview.
How to use a bench power supply, refurbishing an old laptop for EAS and fixing a module from a console you don't have.
Today, many of the clunky boxes that served us so well in the past have been replaced by networked hardware and software systems, which, while providing a far more powerful and compact platform to fill the operational needs of a facility, now take the form of black-boxes and software files. (The tools you use no longer came from a metal cabinet.)
CBS Radio's KYW Newsradio saw a move as an opportunity to update the facility, upgrade the infrastructure to a digital, router-based system and have an individual identity in the marketplace.
Proper labeling makes the job easier. John Landry explores several options in lbeling just about anything.
There are unique circumstances in every radio station--some physical, some due to specifically requested functionality--that cannot always be addressed by the features of the major components of the system. What becomes necessary in many cases such as these are special devices that fill in those gaps and provide the last little piece of the puzzle that makes the system complete.
A seven-station, medium market radio operation expands in a new facility.
Two main concepts embody conditional access technology: entitlement and encryption. The entitlement is an authorization; the encryption is a digital scrambling of the content.
While the HD Radio rollout still qualifies as being in its early phase, the technology itself was first demonstrated as a proof of concept in the early 1990's.
Automation systems are a key part of on-air, streaming and multicasting operation, and with the increased reliance comes an increased need for reliable content delivery, off-site backups and disaster recovery.
Tips, tricks, hints and more. Tech Tips is a new feature to help you get the job done.
It's a syndicated morning show, and it has a new headquarters after building a showcase. Step inside the new Tom Joyner studios.
Another full week of sessions, meetings and exhibits filled the middle of April as broadcasters and equipment manufacturers and suppliers converged on the city that has been the host of the NAB convention continuously since 1991. Here's a review of all things convention-related.