Gadgets, widgets and interfaces 

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.

Americom Reno 

A seven-station, medium market radio operation expands in a new facility.

Tech tips on labels and test jigs 

Proper labeling makes the job easier. John Landry explores several options in lbeling just about anything.

Conditional Access for HD Radio 

Two main concepts embody conditional access technology: entitlement and encryption. The entitlement is an authorization; the encryption is a digital scrambling of the content.

Open Mic: IBOC history, part 2 

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.

The ins and outs of automation 

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.

Tech tips on small tools, magnetics, and more 

Tips, tricks, hints and more. Tech Tips is a new feature to help you get the job done.

Building a showcase 

It's a syndicated morning show, and it has a new headquarters after building a showcase. Step inside the new Tom Joyner studios.

2007 Pick Hits 

During and after a convention, everyone asks, What was new at the show? Here's your answer: the Radio magazine Pick Hits.

Facility Facelift 

With six new studios and offices, everything had to be coordinated to work in harmony and keep the station flowing. To complicate things, in the middle of the project was an HD Radio conversion.

A look back at NAB 2007 

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.

Planning for Surround 

In today's marketplace, radio station programmers and managers are looking for new and creative ways to attract and keep listeners. One way is through

Mic processing & On-air processing 

Audio processing is one province of the field of broadcasting that remains solidly in the hands of the engineer at a radio station.

Jazz at its Best 

The design of the Jazz at Lincoln Center performance space allows for acoustic isolation making the theater an ideal place to create recordings for live and tracked productions that air over XM.

Digital Audio Testing 

With analog, engineers know how to measure levels, frequency response and distortion to gauge the audio performance. Unfortunately, digital audio changes all this.

Open Mic: IBOC History, part 1 

In March, the FCC approved rules that change IBOC from its experimental status to an approved system. The system that is now known as HD Radio can trace

Sample and Hold 

Since the first stations officially commenced HD Radio transmissions in 2002, the number of stations implementing the technology has steadily increased.

Alternate Channels 

U.S. radio listenership is slipping while British listenership is increasing. What's the difference: technology.

When it's time to move 

Adding rooms and extra parking spaces to an existing building doesn't always work, as Entercom Kansas City found out. Deciding to make the move was only one part of the process.

Now Arriving at the Content Depot 

It has been a prolonged transcontinental haul for the Public Radio Satellite System, the distribution network that handles thousands of hours of programming each year for more than 400 public broadcasters.

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