Proving Performance: Test and measurement 

While the basic skills of evaluating system performance are still in place, the tools and the methods used today are changing significantly. Digital signals require analog tools, but you can't neglect the analog elements either.

Practical form, affordable plans 

When Nassau set out to build a consolidated facility for its stations in southern New Hampshire, the goal was to create a reliable and functional facility without breaking the bank. The engineering team had to overcome several obstacles, including the physical location, as well as challenges from the site owner and the local telephone company.

The end of ISDN? 

When the project began, Nassau New Hampshire ordered five ISDN and POTS codecs. Now Verizon says that ISDN is not available.

Surround takes to the airwaves 

KUVO broadcast three-time Grammy-winner Dianne Reeves with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) live using a Harris Neustar 5225 downmix system. The event marked the first regular use of a surround broadcast in IBOC.

Random Sample 

Surround sound is not a new concept to consumers. The advent of HDTV, DVDs, SACD, DTS and other media have increased consumer awareness of the enhanced audio experience of surround sound.

KUVO in Surround 

On Sept. 24, KUVO-FM, Denver, featured a surround sound broadcast of Dianne Reeves performing with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Processing Surround 

Is there a surround audio processor in your future? Without a doubt, but if you're expecting something like a five-channel version of your current stereo processor, think again.

The Silent Partner Wire & Cable 

While wire is a passive component in an installation, the wrong choice can introduce signal losses between the source and destination, as well as introduce possible interference from external noise. The result is lost data and excessive installation time.

WRTI of Philadelphia 

WRTI was formed at Temple University during the Golden Age of Radio in 1948 as a campus-only carrier current station on 640 AM.

What's in your Wallet? (2004 Salary Survey) 

After studying the stats, not only will you have a better sense of how much money should be in your wallet, but also what is in the wallets of those around you.

The Anti-Spyware Act 

In an effort to control "illicit indirect use of protected computers," the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Internet Spyware Prevention Act with a 415-0 vote on Oct. 7, 2004. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, the bill states that whoever intentionally accesses a protected computer without authorization and uses that program or code for illegal acts will be fined, imprisoned for a maximum of five years or both.

Your Browser's Been Hijacked! 

Computers all around the globe are being attacked by software that sneaks through firewalls and even the best virus protection software.

Sound all around 

IBOC in Surround Sound: A look at the technologies in development.

Move the studios? A Capital Idea 

Until the end of August 2004, KMAJ-AM, KMAJ-FM, KQTP-FM, KTOP-AM, KDVV-FM and KWIC-FM were in three different locations around town.

Digital Audio Workstations 

While it takes several elements to make a production studio an effective workspace, the centerpiece of most studios is the digital audio workstation.

117th AES Convention 

The theme of the convention is the Art of Audio, which stirs ideas of the creative side of originating and distributing audio.

Disaster Planning Put to Good Use 

The Florida broadcasters' recent experience during Hurricane Charley was a case study in how reaction and preparation can affect the outcome of a disaster plan.

The 2004 NBA Finals on Lakers Radio KLAC 

Feeding a network of 16 English-language stations in California, Nevada and New Mexico with a remote broadcast almost every other night during the basketball season, KLAC has honed its process.

NAB Radio Product Preview 2004 

Look for these products from Arrakis, Audemat-Aztec, Broadcast Electronics, Burk Technology, Coaxial Dynamics, Comrex, D.A.V.I.D., DRS Broadcast Technology, ERI-Electronics Research, Harris, Inovonics, Logitek, Mediatouch, Moseley Associates, Nautel, Omnirax, Orban, Pike and Fischer, Prophet Systems, Radio Systems, RCS, RF Parts, Scott Studios, Sierra Automated Systems, Superior Electric, V-Soft Communications, Westar Music and Wheatstone at the NAB Radio Show.

Managing Content 

From the humble beginnings as a way to provide unattended playback of scheduled material with various mechanical methods, today’s automation systems are computer-based and provide much more than just audio playback.

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