As public rejection of tall towers has increased, radio engineers have been paying more and more attention to AM antenna design requirements in an effort to develop shorter AM antennas that are as efficient as their taller brethren.
The audio console serves as the central control point for all audio passing through the radio station, and depending on the station's needs, it may be a simple device with only a few controls or a mammoth console with enough controls to make any techno-geek happy.
Cumulus is currently in the midst of an expansion, and we look inside some of the group's recent projects.
Take advantage of the compact size and power of current equipment to make remotes painless.
Three lucky readers receive prizes in the Find the Mic Sweepstakes.
Great studios aren't just wired, they're built from the ground up.
Now that the FCC has accepted IBOC, we will see even more improvements as sites are updated with digital exciters and solid-state transmitters. With all of these advances in technology, don't overlook what can become the weak link: the method used to get the audio from one location to another.
Stations expect digital playback systems to help manage media inventories, automatically record and insert live feeds and voice tracks, work seamlessly with satellite formats and operate as a live assistant for shows.
Recently WJCU completed a major step in its digital transition by installing a new on-air studio audio console.
Read about a studio move on a grand scale, taking the network operation more than halfway across the country from its previous location in Las Vegas.
Recognition by one's industry peers is the highest possible honor. Radio magazine has been honored by the publishing industry by winning another national award.
When it comes time to connect the audio sources and destinations, how will you succeed?
Regardless of the compliment of analog and digital equipment, every station's goal is to maintain a quality audio signal through the entire chain.
Many years ago, capturing and encoding was a tedious process. Nowadays it's almost as easy as point, click and leave.
We are all aware that the economy has slowed down, and that advertising revenue is down for radio companies across the country. With capital budget time
Watch the work in progress as the studio take on their new appearance.
Congratulations to Bob Orban for receiving the 2002 Innovator Award.
The fundamentals of the folded unipole have not changed much since 1952, but experience has provided several improvements as well as some weaknesses.
There are several factors to keep in mind when it's time to select a new transmitter.
Harris, Ibiquity and Impulse Radio present a six-city tour.