2011 Radio Show Out and About 

If you have some spare time in Chicago, take in some sights and grab a bite.

2011 Radio Show Preview 

Our convention preview shows you the products, the sessions and the sights of Chicago.

Managing Audio Assets 

While stations and networks take heroic efforts to create this audio, many stations are not fully protecting or managing these assets once they exist.

KUNC: Decades on the Mountain Airwaves 

After its years of evolution, KUNC settles into its new home serving Colorado's eastern plains and mountain communities.

Monitoring PPM for Online Streams 

Arbitron provides an encoding monitor for every encoded audio service, including Web streams. Mike Kernen devised a way to monitor his six online streams.

Dial Global: A National Move 

Dial Global has undergone tremendous growth in the past three years, including acquiring Waitt Radio Networks and Jones Radio Networks in 2008. This drove the need to develop a technical infrastructure to support the most advanced technology in network radio today. Simply put: Dial Global needed a bigger boat.

Remote Site Control 

The basics of raise, lower and status have evolved into multiple control paths and SMTP, SNMP, NTP and functionality.

BYU Radio Acoustic Design 

What made this project particularly challenging was the diversity of technical spaces that all live under the same roof.

Fixed Cellular Terminals at Remote Sites 

As anyone who has tried to use a cellphone at a mountain top site knows, often coverage is spotty. Some rural transmitter sites are so rural they can't support a reliable connection to the PSTN.

Digital Routing and Mixing 

TDM and AoIP are both effective platforms for a radio facility backbone. While their end function is the same, there underlying operation differs greatly.

BYU Radio Reconstructs 

Consolidating the content creation facilities with the distribution facilities brought some efficiency in transferring media between the radio and TV services, and made collaboration easier with administrative functions.

CSU-Pueblo's KTSC 89.5 Rebuilds 

The project moved the student media labs across campus, relocated the offices of seven professors, created a new iMac lab with 22 stations, and built a server/network independent from campus fiber connections.

2011 NAB Show in Review 

A synopsis of the convention in new products shown on the floor and highlights of our daily photo blog. The Radio magazine Pick Hits, a tradition since 1985, are included.

Trends in Technology: Voice over IP in Broadcast Studios 

VoIP has become the new standard for telephone service -- initially because of cost, and now because of the benefits of open standards and commodity network hardware.

Cumulus/Dickey Broadcasting Help the Atlanta Hawks Hit the Airwaves 

See how Cumulus Media and Dickey Broadcasting overcame challenges like that the Hawks play-by-play equipment would need an update, but a permanent play-by-play position could not be created due to the arena's multi-use functionality.

Trends in Technology: Monitoring HD Radio 

It's now far easier to build an IBOC monitoring system than it was five years ago.

Clear Channel Chicago Upgrades Audio Network 

The root of the upgrade involved a transition from a serviceable but outdated networked audio system to a Harris VistaMax platform.

Transmission Line Pressure Monitoring 

Dehydrators and nitrogen are the common gas sources, but are you absolutely sure of the line pressure and supply pressure?

Alpha Broadcasting's New Downtown Digs 

A live performance hall highlights the new studios of Alpha Broadcasting

Trends in Technology: The Details of SNMP 

One of the most useful aspects of having network access to a remote site is being able to look at the functionality of various remote devices simply by opening a Web browser and connecting to them over the Internet.

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