Watching the clock 

With so much broadcast equipment relying on internal clocks to function, many of these devices will need to be updated so the change to and from Daylight Saving Time take effect on the correct days this year.

The HD Radio Network 

The advent of HD Radio is requiring the broadcast industry to take a closer look at its station's networking system and infrastructure. Minimizing network-related

Sample and Hold 

A recent In-stat study that examined the status of the digital radio roll-out shows a steady trend to date and an optimistic outlook for the future of digital radio receiver sales.

A different kind of consolidation 

After working with separated facilities for many years, Westwood One consolidated its operation into three adjacent buildings. The facility now has the foundation and updated infrastructure to look to the future

Where does the signal go? 

Whether you are predicting coverage to determine if your antenna is operating properly or producing a map your sales people can use, propagation prediction is a science and an art.

Fight over Flight 

In the past year, the Avian Group has filed a petition to the FCC to halt licensing and license renewals for all communications towers in the Gulf Coast region, as well as a suit against the FCC regarding seven towers in Hawaii that are alleged to be harming two endangered bird species.

Eight minutes or less 

When WBAL/WIYY had to design a production kit to cover the Baltimore Ravens, portability was important, but not the key. Time was the constraining factor. In this case, tear-down time had a special motiviation for the station if the crew wanted to catch the ride home.

Planning for a digital future 

In 2005 American Tower was approached by current and prospective tenants to consider modifying the aging antenna and its combiners to transmit HD Radio. The result of this project is an antenna installation with greater capacity, additional redundancy, and natural transition path for the stations to go digital.

100 years 100 innovations 

As radio broadcasting celebrates the 100th anniversary of Fessenden's Christmas Eve broadcast, we detail the top 100 technical innovations that have influenced radio, as nominated by you, the reader.

Built solid 

The foundation of every studio begins with the studio furniture. While the furniture determines the growth potential of the room, conversely, the room will also dictate the type and style of furniture used.

The Finishing Touches 

Once the studio furniture is in place, it's time to install the equipment, right? Not yet. Cable management, air flow and the finishing touches of mounts and access holes must be addressed.

Serving the public 

Enhancing its visibility and interaction with the listening public, WUNC's new radio facility is located at site of the American Tobacco Company where Lucky Strike and other popular cigarettes were once made.

Open Mic: Barry Thomas 

Lincoln Financial Media's VP of Engineering Barry Thomas discusses the company's HD Radio roll-out.

Sample and Hold 

The number of stations transmitting HD Radio signals has nearly doubled since September 2005, and Ibiquity hopes to see 1,200 stations on the air by the end of this year.

Tools for installing and maintaining an HD Radio system 

Ibiquity continues to develop the tools and resources available to stations adopting HD Radio technology. They recently released four white papers that cover networking assessments for HD Radio, which provide useful information to stations making the HD Radio transition.

Implementing Surround 

When WGUC initially made the transition to HD Radio in 2003 it was looking forward to the added benefits it would bring, such as the ability to broadcast 5.1 surround sound. The station is now transmitting surround broadcasts whenever possible.

Staying Connected with STLs 

With the trend toward digital audio transport, and lately data transport, a whole new generation of radio STL systems has been developed.

HD Radio for a statewide network 

Radio magazine has covered several HD Radio installations at the commercial broadcast stations, so it was time to look at noncommercial side of radio to see how one radio network was making the change to HD Radio.

Night at Brant Rock 

Dec. 24, 2006, will mark the 100th anniversary of Fessenden's audio broadcast. Learn about the innovator and the technology he applied to make it work.

WUNC - Additional Photos 

Online exclusive: additional photos from the WUNC Facility Showcase in the November 2006 issue.

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