Stations with one control room or modest means can still use the analog consoles, but the possibilities offered by digital make it attractive to stations that want to build an integrated audio system.
This station group recently relocated to a new facility in Latham, NY, bringing all seven stations under the same roof with the idea that merging all technical and business elements results in a smoother, more efficient operation for the entire group.
The convention floor is full of new technology. Check out some of the products debuting at NAB2006 from the exhibiting companies.
Proving that it's never too early to start planning, Westwood One began planning for the 2006 Winter Olympics coverage during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
After the CES convention, Radio magazine talked to Peter Ferrara, president of the HD Digital Radio Alliance, about the new group's plans. Radio: The
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.
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.