Radio magazine asked several stations about the options they chose and why.
While terrestrial radio continues to develop and market a digital transmission system, other digital audio services are competing for the same listeners.
As technology has progressed, broadcasters have found ways to use improved technologies in unique ways to make remote broadcasts sound as good as being in the studio, but with the convenience of lighter and more flexible equipment.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans would seem to be the last place to originate a coast-to-coast broadcast for New Year's Eve. The city of New Orleans and NPR felt differently, and the pressure was on to prepare for the event.
James Ruedlinger, a staff engineer in ERI's Structural Division, shares his observations of the top ten maintenance problems he encounters when working on towers.
As broadcasters rush to prepare for adoption of the new standard, the time is ripe to step back to consider the state of the radio tower industry and the effect Revision G will have on it.
When Minnesota Public Radio first considered expanding its building, it didn't take long to realize there were new technologies to use and improved construction plans to implement. With this came the rare chance to revamp the technical operation.
Satellite-delivered radio formats are not a new idea. But instead of a continuous audio stream and a fixed clock for affiliates to follow, Waitt Radio Networks uses a store-and-forward approach that allows greater flexibility to its subscriber stations.
This relatively new protocol for storage technology offers many compelling benefits.
Listeners are more familiar with the sound of the human voice than anything else, and with a little effort and the right mic, an announcer can sound like he is right there. Tried and true mics work, but there are plenty of new possibilities.
Larry Ray's idea on how to use the existing AM band as redirect to an FM multicast station.
A new studio is a big change. Sometimes, there's more to adjust to than just the equipment.
Introduced in 2004, the Radio magazine Innovative Product Awards were developed to honor excellence in new product development in the radio industry.
On-air audio processing involves the science of design and understanding, and the art of knowing how to manipulate the controls.
Ten years and more than 150 affiliates later, we look at the next generation Bob and Tom Show studio. It's brand new and immense, but no one has the guts to say it will be big enough.
The topic of surround sound has grow from a small topic to one of prominence at radio and audio engineering conferences.
If you had the opportunity to equip yourself anew for the year, which pieces of equipment would make your core list?
These days, the holy grail of modern man is money. See how your worth compares to the rest of the industry in our annual salary survey.
Cumulus' new nine-studio location was to be built in four months. While this sounds like a reasonable amount of time, it's important to know that the building itself would not be built for another month.
Through an unprecedented cooperative effort, the two companies, normally at odds with one another as competitors, put aside everything else so that they could serve the citizens of the greater New Orleans area in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.