Round cord in a Square plug 

This month Radio magazine highlights some of the less-obvious but no-less-important devices that serve essential functions.

Sign Off 

Read about a solar-powered station from 1979.

Field Report: Klotz Digital Vadis DC II 

Tim Wright reviews the Vadis DCII system.

Field Report: JK Audio Compack 

Richard Hamilton reviews this phone/audio interface he uses to create an Internet talk show on trains.

Redefining a radio station 

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

Field Report: Digigram Ethersound ES8in/ES8out 

WBHF-AM fixes some post-move challenges, as this review outlines.

Field Report: Musicam USA Netstar 500 

WLIU reviews the audio codec for its remote needs.

Field Report: Omnia Audio Omnia-6fm 

Mike Rogers reviews the Omnia-6EX on-air radio audio processor.

Mic processors and preamps 

The microphone is the first element in the broadcast chain.

Field Report: Broadcast Warehouse DSPX 

Doug Irwin reviews the DSP-based on-air radio processors.

Sign Off 

Do you remember? In 1981 Applied Technology offered two audio processors with digital control capabilities. The Maximod digital peak limiter used a digital

The Alphabet Soup of Codecs 

The term codec describes the function of encoding and decoding audio to pass through a defined data path. In radio, this term carries a more specific

Find the Mic Sweepstakes Winners 

Find out who won our annual Find the Mic Sweepstakes.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

Remembering an EBS incident.

Field Report: Orban Optimod-PC 1100 

Orban's Optimod-PC 1100 isn't a conventional FM or AM final processor.

The ins and outs of on-air consoles 

The audio console not only sits at the focal point in any studio, it serves a valuable function and is a long-term commitment.

Field Report: Adobe Audition 1 

Audio self-expression can be found in Adobe's multi-track editing program.

An Upgrade Path for the Future 

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

The Perfect Pickup: Mics 

Select a mic for its overall sound and suitability, and avoid the tendency to settle for an old standard.

Field Report: Danagger Audio Works Plan B 

Dead air is a program director's worst nightmare, and while no station is immune from it, this is easy insurance.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

A 44-year old console, a cassette deck with hopes of greatness and a look at consumer music spending habits.

Field Report: Blue Mouse 

It looks unusual, but the Blue Mouse is a real performer.

Field Report: Comrex Matrix GSM module 

WHMS makes a mobile remote simple with GSM service and Comrex Matrix codec.

Field Report: Eventide Clockworks Legacy 

What's old is new again with a series of Pro Tools effects plug-ins.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

A look back at the Studio A820, DAB progress in 1994 and a continued increase in Internet media usage.

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