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!

Sacred Heart Radio 

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

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.

Redefining a radio station 

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

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.

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

Ring of Fire debuts a new talk facility 

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

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.

Field Report: Mooretronix Stereo Tracer 

This interface facilitates making analog audio measurements with an oscilloscope.

An Upgrade Path for the Future 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clear Channel Cleveland - Short turnaround 

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

Field Report: Liebert Foundation MCR 

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

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.

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