Proving Performance: Test and measurement 

While the basic skills of evaluating system performance are still in place, the tools and the methods used today are changing significantly. Digital signals require analog tools, but you can't neglect the analog elements either.

Connections 

The lines between audio and data are blurred further every day. Recent technology and product introductions take this even further.

The Silent Partner Wire & Cable 

While wire is a passive component in an installation, the wrong choice can introduce signal losses between the source and destination, as well as introduce possible interference from external noise. The result is lost data and excessive installation time.

Move the studios? A Capital Idea 

Until the end of August 2004, KMAJ-AM, KMAJ-FM, KQTP-FM, KTOP-AM, KDVV-FM and KWIC-FM were in three different locations around town.

2004 Product Source - Beyond these walls 

Radio magazine's annual Product Source, Beyond these walls.

Sacred Heart Radio 

Through community support, WNOP was able to build studios to deliver its message to its Catholic audience.

Build it big, build it right 

This radio station cluster includes a total of 27 studios: nine on-air studios, nine image studios and nine production studios.

Test and measurement in the digital age 

A few engineers believe it is easier to maintain a digital audio chain because they no longer need to deal with the audible effects of ground loops, noise, crosstalk and mismatches typical in some analog signal paths. Wrong!

The Future is now at Clear Channel Cincinnati 

After spending 15 years high atop Frog's Mountain, Clear Channel has successfully consolidated four AM stations, two FM stations, five radio networks, 250 personnel -- including 75 on-air and engineering staff -- under one roof.

Update on the PPM 

It is hoped that the PPM will level the ratings playing field by having the unique ability to take into account virtually all forms of media, including those originating from Internet streaming, digital satellite, cable and background sources, as well as traditional over-the-air radio and TV broadcasting.

Redefining a radio station 

There were several obstacles for Radio One to overcome when it decided to build a radio station in a mall.

Ring of Fire debuts a new talk facility 

The syndicated program Ring of Fire gets a new studio with some interesting features.

ESPN Radio enters the digital age 

Jiminy Christmas, is this place big! Ron Dibble isn't exaggerating. The co-host of the Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio was accustomed to broadcasting from

Sign Off 

This is the on-air studio of WFMT Chicago in 1983. WFMT was, and still is, a classic music station with cable distribution of its programming throughout

Clear Channel LA brings it all together 

Most studio projects are driven by one of three forces: time, budget or desired performance. In the case of Clear Channel Los Angeles, time was the driving force.

A Climate for Change 

A hot new radio facility in the desert.

An Upgrade Path for the Future 

Step inside the all-digital facility of Clear Channel Chicago.

Field Report: Mooretronix Stereo Tracer 

This interface facilitates making analog audio measurements with an oscilloscope.

The birth of a radio station 

A station owner is motivated to build a top-notch facility serving a dynamic market.

Serving the Local interest 

After nearly missing an opportunity, this LPFM station has taken to the airwaves with strong support.

Field Report: DK-Audio MSD100 

Early solid-state audio spectrum instruments provided limited resolution, but the MSD100 offers a bright, easily read display of stereo separation and frequency dispersion.

Field Report: NTI Digilyzer DL1 

Most digital equipment is woefuly lacking in its ability to display why it is unhappy. Luckily, the Digilyzer displays things such as lack of data compliance, bad cables or poor signal quality.

Passing Inspection 

Take a look inside the studios of the USDA's radio service, which produces news, feature and documentary reporting.

A view of a room 

Take a tour of Bill Young Productions, a production facility that you may not know by name, but you certainly know the work it has created.

Field Report: Prism Sound Dscope Series III 

This test system interfaces to a Windows PC via a single USB connection. While the Dscope can be rackmounted with the appropriate hardware, its approximate 12" x 9" footprint makes for a good fit with a host laptop computer, thereby creating a portable, no-compromise audio test system.

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