If you ask most jocks/announcers what type of loudspeakers they would like in the control room, you might hear a response like “lots of power so I can feel the music.” If you put this query to the station engineer, you're just as likely to get a different response with specs on sensitivity and power handling.
With a ten-year history of bringing some of the best and brightest in classical music to the radio, National Public Radio's Performance Today boasts a listenership just under two million and a carriage list of over 250 stations. It is the most listened-to classical show on public radio and broadcasts two hours per day, seven days a week.
Until the last few years, the narrow bandwidth (300kHz) of the 950MHz radio channels, which was adequate for the audio and technical standards of the all-analog world, was insufficient to handle the much greater bandwidth of the digital signals of newer generation, AES3-compliant studio equipment.
When the NAB Radio Show returned after the demise of the World Media Expo, New Orleans played host to the event. That show was well attended, and New Orleans proved itself to be a worthy convention city. Four years later, the NAB Radio Show makes its way back to the Big Easy.
One would think that by now all radio stations and audio production studios have replaced their analog reel-to-reel tape recorders with some type of digital editing system. Many have, but surprisingly, my visits to different facilities have revealed that there are still many that haven't upgraded to the latest technology.
A $2 million renovation underway at WBAA AM/FM, Purdue University's NPR affiliate, will nearly double the size of the station's studios and offices in
Radio currently has three different forms: terrestrial, Internet and the newest innovation, satellite radio.
When the ins and outs don't match, save the day the easy way.
New Century Media builds a functional new home with a view, but without unwanted sound.
a rundown of portable recorder technology from the convention.
Radio discovers the joys of condenser microphones.
The hot item of discussion for radio propagation was not terrestrial distribution, but rather the upcoming satellite radio services. Both XM Satellite
Eleven studios for six stations in three months? No problem.
The front lobby. The air studio. One production studio. The rack room. The hallway. The facility floor plan.
Klotz Digital exhibited its console lines based on the VADIS audio engine. Logitek's digital audio console systems are similar in that they are based
Each year at NAB, 10 Pick Hit winners are selected by a panel of professionals working in the field. All are industry experts. All selections were made
The Pick Hits are selected by following a specific set of rules.
Ad insertion systems address the problem of matching advertisers with an audience when broadcasting on the Internet. In the simplest terms, current ad
The explosive use and integration of the AES format in radio broadcast facilities has prompted several manufacturers to get in the game by building test equipment.
The convention evolution continues as the long existing terrestrial radio coexists with the burgeoning Internet radio and the about-to-be launched satellite