The Art of Surround 

With the latest product announcements for the consumer, it looks like surround-sound broadcasting and HD Radio are making more headway in the radio broadcasting arena.

IBOC Installations 

Radio magazine asked several stations about the options they chose and why.

Top tower maintenance tips 

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.

The vertical challenge 

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.

Building the new while maintaining the old: MPR rebuilds 

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.

All about ISCSI 

This relatively new protocol for storage technology offers many compelling benefits.

Step Up To the Mic 

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.

Idea for AM OBOC2 and/or AM EV-DO 

Larry Ray's idea on how to use the existing AM band as redirect to an FM multicast station.

Waitt's Store-and-forward Satellite Programming 

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.

The 1st annual Radio Innovative Product Award Winner 2004 

Introduced in 2004, the Radio magazine Innovative Product Awards were developed to honor excellence in new product development in the radio industry.

When the Sound matters 

On-air audio processing involves the science of design and understanding, and the art of knowing how to manipulate the controls.

Bob and Tom make big plans 

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.

Effective surround monitoring 

The topic of surround sound has grow from a small topic to one of prominence at radio and audio engineering conferences.

Growing pains 

A new studio is a big change. Sometimes, there's more to adjust to than just the equipment.

When disaster strikes 

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.

Trends in Test Equipment 

If you had the opportunity to equip yourself anew for the year, which pieces of equipment would make your core list?

Seeking the Holy Grail - 2005 Salary Survey 

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.

Short on time 

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.

Power Generator Maintenance 

The power generator used for broadcast facilities should be treated as an integral part of the broadcast system as far as maintenance is concerned.

In tune with detuning 

As cellular towers began to proliferate, the interference to broadcast antenna systems became apparent, and AM broadcasters sought redress from the FCC.

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