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: 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.

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.

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.

Hello Cleveland! 

Since opening its doors in 1995, radio stations around the world have been drawn to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's radio studio as a location for originating remote broadcasts.

Field Report: Liebert Foundation MCR 

More equipment into smaller spaces? This review shows how a rack design can keep things cool.

Clear Channel Cleveland - Short turnaround 

Moving six stations is no easy task, especially on a short schedule.

Best of the Old & New 

The Cox stations in Tampa, FL, look to the future but keep a firm footing in the present.

Proven performance 

The improvement of digital devices over analog is also obvious in most cases. But think about your facility: Is the digital improvement as good as it could be?

Building a National Radio Network 

Cumulus is currently in the midst of an expansion, and we look inside some of the group's recent projects.

Downlinks and antennas 

The most popular method of point-to-multipoint audio distribution, a satellite receive system requires regular maintenance.

How to build world-class studios 

Great studios aren't just wired, they're built from the ground up.

Working contractor to contractor 

The wholesale movement and consolidation of station facilities has made the contract engineer as much a project manager as a part-time maintenance engineer.

Test your RF system 

Modern equipment is stable and reliable, but some things should be checked on a regular basis.

The new talk of the town 

Read about a studio move on a grand scale, taking the network operation more than halfway across the country from its previous location in Las Vegas.

Field Report: Stardraw.com Stardraw Radio 

Stardraw Radio is a computer-aided design (CAD) program for designing radio studios.

Test & measurement 

Regardless of the compliment of analog and digital equipment, every station's goal is to maintain a quality audio signal through the entire chain.

Arbitron Releases Initial Round of PPM Ratings 

The Portable People Meter continues to report higher average quarter-hour audiences on a 24-hour day.

Two Philly Streamers Join Arbitron PPM Trial 

WDEL-AM (1150) and WSTW-FM (93.7) are using separate Arbitron encoders to differentiate over-the-air audio from Internet-streamed audio.

Six More Stations Join Arbitron's PPM Trial 

WAEB-FM, WCTO-FM, WKXW-FM, WLEV-FM, WRFY-FM and WZZO-FM have joined the 38 Philadelphia-area radio stations that have already been participating in the PPM trial during 2001.

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