The humble beginnings of a system to automate the functions of an announcer with a mechanical, tape-based machine are only a small part of the wide range of functions that can be handled today.
One obstacle in displaying PAD from an automation system is that the information entered into the system may not have been keyed in a form that is suitable for the public.
Data has always been a part of the IBOC plan, but it is just being recognized for its current and future capabilities.
An informal standard for data services is defined by ID3, which grew from the popularity of MP3 files and the desire to include information about the audio within the file.
The one element of an air studio that makes everything work together is often the most overlooked.
RSS is being seen by increasing numbers of Web users as an alternative to e-mail, because it can be used by Web surfers to track changes on websites without requiring a user to release an e-mail address.
When the most-listened-to public radio station in the country upgrades to all-digital production, you can be certain that it will not be a timid or hesitant move.
WLRN, a high-power FM operation based in Miami, is the pre-eminent NPR member station for South Florida.
The Broadcast Engineering Conference enters its 59th year by presenting topics that cover the entire range of radio broadcast engineering at NAB2005.
Welcome to the Radio magazine NAB2005 Preview. You don't have time to wander all the exhibits in hopes that you'll stumble across the right products, so use the Radio magazine FASTtrack as your guide.
Engineers need to be concerned with the ability of an STL system to deliver multiple data streams over and above what we consider to be the station’s program audio to the transmitter site.
In January of 2004, Renda consolidated all its stations into a facility in downtown Indiana, PA.
New NAB2005 products from Audemat-Aztec, Audio Science, Audioarts Engineering, Belden, Broadcast Tools, Broadcast Warehouse, Burk Technology, CBT Systems, Danagger Audio Works, Dielectric, DK Technologies, Dorrough Electronics, ESE, Gepco International, Harris, Logitek, Nautel, Neutrik, OMT Technologies, Propagation Systems, Prophet Systems, Rohde & Schwarz, Sierra Automated Systems, Tascam and Wheatstone.
In most cases, the plans are set and followed with minor variations because of challenges. In the case of Journal’s Omaha stations, just finalizing the plan was the challenge.
Once a tool for the privileged few, digital consoles have grown in popularity and in available choices, while the cost of these consoles has continued to fall.
Although no amount of security can deter a determined intruder, a burglar will definitely look for an easier target rather than risk being slowed down by a facility’s defenses and be caught in the act.
Supplemental audio is poised to be one of the first data services used in HD Radio and is a key differentiator from the current analog service.
Step inside the studio used by Bill O'Reilly and Alan Colmes at Fox News.
WUOM, Michigan Radio, went through a revitalization in 1996, launching an NPR news/talk format that has led to a near quadrupling in audience since then. See how the new studios have helped the station achieve this success.
While remotes and live events are the primary use, many stations are using POTS and ISDN codecs for back-up STLs and other itinerant applications.