In these days of dwindling budgets and personnel, improving your Web presence can seem costly, but it may turn out to be a sound investment in the long run.
Whether it's sports, news or general talk, all that jabber presents some interesting challenges to the engineer responsible for maintaining a good and intelligible sound.
“A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.”
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
It would not be correct to say that IBOC was on everybody's lips at NAB, but there was considerable interest in it.
Radio One, which is the largest radio network targeting African Americans in the country, selected Indianapolis to invest in four radio stations.
A broadcast engineer working in radio in the 21st century inevitably has a colleague that has been affected by an engineering department consolidation, has himself been affected by such or will be affected in the future.
To all but those who must maintain them, studio-to-transmitter links are a silent and sometimes forgotten step in the transmission chain.
Far from being complex and difficult, the process of webcasting is similar to traditional broadcasting models. It allows you to reach your audience at times you may not have reached them before.
When WKQX, Chicago's Q101, looked at building a new facility, it didn't move very far.
Internet-audio streaming is evolving disparately from the traditional radio broadcast model as computer-domain opportunities increase.
Depending on your application, there are few different styles of routers to choose from in varying price ranges.
Ibiquity's IBOC system has been designed to support the broadcast of data services in all modes of operation.
It is generally advisable to use a separate processor when setting up an Internet stream for the purpose of re-broadcasting your station over the Internet.
After 38 years, the WCBS-AM studios were ready for a major upgrade.
Each Spring, the NAB convention hosts the Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC) which has been the launching point for countless broadcast technologies and new ideas. This year, the BEC offers a rich landscape of engineering issues to explore.
Additional photos of Legend Communications of Wyoming, accompanying the Facility Showcase in the February 2002 issue of BE Radio magazine.
Any time a station broadcasts from outside the studio, whether it's a promotional appearance, sporting event, news coverage or sponsored appearance, the term "remote" is used to describe it. While these events are unique in their own way, the same basic plan can make each a success.
One of the most important equipment selection decisions made when building a facility is also one that is typically given the least thought.
Welcome to the wide-open area that is home to the five stations that form the Big Horn Radio Network: KZMQ-FM, KZMQ-AM, KTAG-FM, KODI-AM and KCGL-FM.
Devices that use some type of perceptual audio encoder have become ubiquitous in radio and TV broadcasting, as well as in recording and production studios.