BLOGS

Future to Radio Broadcasting: Drop Dead

April 29, 2010

Is it possible that the days are numbered for the “broadcasting” part of radio broadcasting?It is certainly no secret that Internet based and mobile media’s assault on the attention span of consumers grows daily. And since that attention quotient is

McLane on: The RDS Placemat

April 27, 2010

(click thumbnail) Here's the RDS 'placemat' created by Lukas Hurwitz using www.phonegg.com , showing mobile phones that have RDS functionality. (Note, this is a large file.) A person who brings a fresh perspective sometimes can give us … well, a fresh perspective. Inovonics, which makes

Moss on: Elder Jacob Meyer

April 22, 2010

Jacob Owen Meyer is not a name you might know, yet to in his specific corner of the radio world, he approached giant status.A memorial profile published in the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters newsletter outlined his life and his

McLane on: A Remarkably Different Mood at the Show

April 15, 2010

Judging by comments I've heard from many quarters while I walked the floor here in Las Vegas, radio engineers will have more money to spend this year on their RF and studio plants. By all accounts, the cap ex situation

Ben on a Bird

April 15, 2010

Before heading to the airport I went to the floor one more time. This time I wanted to see the Bird booth and the new spectrum analysis software package. I was impressed by the price point and the benefits that

Brinitzer Takes a Stroll

April 13, 2010

I started on the floor after riding the monorail to the convention center. ... Shuttle busses were packed and after two full busses passing by I chose to take the monorail. Was I in for a surprise the monorail was

Brinitzer on: Golf, Sessions and Chats in the Hall

April 12, 2010

Veteran engineer Ben Brinitzer is blogging from the NAB Show in Las Vegas.I was invited to a golf tournament here at NAB sponsored by Dielectric and Stainless Inc. The tourney was held at the Siena golf course in Las Vegas.

Ben Brinitzer: From the NAB

April 11, 2010

Veteran engineer Ben Brinitzer is blogging from the NAB Show for Radio World. Change is the talk of the convention this weekend. I found it everywhere. From my walk through the NAB store, where books and emphasis has shifted to

Moss on: Smartphone Listening Habits Studied

April 8, 2010

A Canadian research firm, Vision Critical, recently completed an online poll attempting to gauge smartphone and iPod Touch users’ listening habits.Whether smartphone users are listening to broadcast radio was a question the Internet based poll was trying to determine. And

Another Internet Media Audition

April 6, 2010

How will the media consumers of tomorrow get their media? Anyone who has been paying attention knows that a titanic shift in media consumption is underway, in hardware, in format, in presentation and in content. In many ways, tomorrow has

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