Periodically, we have tracked the progress of the HD Radio rollout by state. Through 2008, the number of stations adding HD Radio saw a steady increase.
With the current economic climate and rapid changes in the way we communicate, there are many uncertainties for radio and broadcasting in general. However, Spirit FM is prepared for the future of HD Radio, networking and any other new technology that tops the horizon.
New products to be seen at the 2010 NAB Show from ATI Group, Audemat, Axia Audio, Broadcast Tools, ERI-Electronics Research, Hosa Technology, JK Audio, Orban, Tieline Technology, VeriCorder Technology, Yellowtec and more.
To increase operating efficiencies while containing costs, NPR is in the midst of a dramatic multi-phase facility enhancement that places virtual console and audio networking technology at the forefront of the veritable radio station's operations.
The typical profanity delay available today has performance characteristics far beyond what was available even five years ago. It's probably one of the best equipment investments you can make, with a huge potential ROI.
Streaming audio is now essentially a requirement for any radio station. Bridge Ratings Service has recently concluded that more than 60 million people in the United States listen to some form of Internet radio during the course of a typical week.
New products to be seen at the 2010 NAB Show from 25-Seven Systems, APT, ATI Group, Audio-Technica, Axia Audio, Barix Technology, Bird Technologies Group, Enco Systems, ERI-Electronics Research, Nautel, Neutrik, Omnia Audio, Orban, RDL, Tieline Technology, Wheatstone and Wireworks.
Our pre-show coverage includes new products, a session timetable and a map of the Radio Hall.
With the ever-increasing number of IP codecs in existence around this country and overseas, N/ACIP compliance is an important feature to consider when outfitting your own station with an IP codec or two.
For the past 10 years, KUNV has been housed in an office complex a few blocks from the campus of UNLV; the distance between the stations and campus kept student involvement to a minimum and didn't allow the station to become an active member of the campus community.
Colorado Public Radio recorded and broadcast a concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Yo-Yo Ma as part of a pledge drive. Mike Pappas led the way.
This FM/AM combo in Olean, NY, was tasked with rebuilding radio studios while keeping the operation running from the same studios.
With nearly 2,000 HD Radio broadcast services now operating in the United States, we're certainly approaching a critical mass on the delivery side of digital radio.
Because the proposed IBOC power increase hasn't yet been approved by the FCC, it may be a little early to budget for transmission facility upgrades -- but at the very least you should be in the planning stage.
WKSU had a major decision to make: Either add 5,000 square feet onto the broadcast center building or complete the installation of IBOC technology at its non-IBOC stations and further enhance the network with the implementation of multicast channel and program-associated data capabilities for each station.
The complexity of Bonneville Phoenix operation is apparent with just a short visit to the new facility. It would be next to impossible to operate as it is today had it remained in its downtown space.
Radio is beginning to have significant competition; will it continue to stand the test of time?
Radio stations handle large amounts of data. While many may not think of the station as being a data center, in reality it is. This article on data center design considerations can apply to a radio station's IT facilities as well.
To know John is to know the history of our industry, and to hear him speak is an education in itself.