Guy Wire

HD Radio Is Here to Stay
3.30.2007
It took about 13 years for digital radio in the United States to evolve into something really worth doing...Like it or not, HD Radio will likely become radio's ticket to tomorrow. More

Sobering Realities for Engineers
3.30.2007
The New Year is a good time to look back and ponder what we've accomplished over the past year, no matter if it was good, bad or ugly. More

Overhauling EAS
3.30.2007
Fortunately some key government folks charged with emergency alerting and management appear to have agreed with my analysis and are calling for a complete overhaul of the EAS system. More

Unspinning the LPFM Threat
3.30.2007
Everyone saw this coming. The NAB, aka the National Association of Existing Broadcasters, came out with guns blazing against LPFM upon the first inkling that thousands of new FM stations could be shoehorned into the existing FM band More

Avoid the AM IBOC Train Wreck Ahead
3.30.2007
We've recently heard and read in some trade publications about a growing number of stations losing coverage to new AM IBOC operations...Many of the stories suggest that AM HD Radio stations may not be operating legally within the NRSC mask and are spilling over into adjacent channels, allegedly wiping out secondary coverage areas of complaining stations. More

Let's Break Down the Anti-HD Radio Arguments
3.30.2007
It continues to amaze me how many knowledgeable broadcast engineers and industry observers persist in calling HD Radio a flawed system not worthy of replacing analog and are forecasting its failure and demise. More

The 5 kHz AM Reality
3.30.2007
C'mon, Boys, Wake Up and Smell the Radio More

An Open Letter to Leonard Kahn
3.30.2007
Guy Wire Says If CAM-D Is to Show Itself As a Viable Alternative, Kahn Must Win Over Industry Forces That Can Make It Happen More

Keeping Score on Satellite Radio
3.30.2007
The Dog Star suddenly looks like a balloon in search of a pin. More

5.1 Surround Sound Music Needs a Jumpstart
3.30.2007
It's Time to Move Toward a Standard for Radio More

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