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.

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.

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: 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Selecting Speakers 

Frequency response, power handling and output level capability are all important factors to consider when choosing a speaker. These specs can provide a general baseline for making a final selection, but the real test in the sound.

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