Radio World offers superb content in so many formats and channels that I’d like to take a moment to make sure you’re aware of all of the opportunities available to you.
I hope you’ll use them all, but even if you don’t, it’s good to know what’s available and to share the word with others.
Most important, we’ve recently updated the format of our digital edition, making it a much more powerful offering.
Radio World Digital Edition, now upgraded — Readers can choose to receive the digital edition of RW and RW Engineering Extra instead of a print copy; this is a service we started offering a while back.
However, we recently have upgraded our provider to Nxtbook Media, making the experience much more enjoyable.
Now you can download each issue to your desktop or laptop. You can bookmark stories for future reference; you can print one or multiple pages easily.
Greatly enhancing the experience, you can send a particular page or the entire issue to a friend, something many readers have requested.
The thumbnail view lets you move around an entire issue quickly. It’s also easier to zoom, scroll, turn pages and search.
You can view one or two pages at a time. You can add “page notes” for your own future reference. There’s a convenient contents page.
Permalinks allow you to copy and paste links easily from relevant pages of content to blogs or forums. You can add a page to your browser favorites or post one to del.icio.us or Digg.
You can search an entire issue for a keyword — and you can search past recent issues. So if you think you remember seeing an item of interest but can’t recall when, now you can find it more quickly.
Full-screen mode makes it easier to read each issue. There’s also a “magnify” window that lets you read us more efficiently.
Our advertisers now can conduct polls, surveys or giveaways from within their advertisements.
Also starting now, the digital edition icon on our home page will take you to the current issue, effective on that issue’s cover date, whether you are a subscriber or not. So anyone can see the full contents of our current edition.
If you are curious about Radio World’s digital edition but unsure how to take full advantage of it, click on the digital edition logo at the upper left of our home page at radioworld.com and spend a couple of minutes perusing under the Help tab or watching the useful tutorial.
If you prefer print, just keep on doin’ what you’re doin’. However a growing number of readers enjoy RW digitally. You can choose to be one of them. Change your subscription from print to digital delivery by filling out the form at www.myrwmag.com.
Radio World Newsbytes — We publish a weekly roundup of news of interest to the U.S. radio community, with an emphasis on top news, technology, regulation and people. We cover business, products, Who’s Buying What, programming and other topics as well.
It’s a handy roundup of news briefs, delivered Friday mornings, to help you keep an eye on the industry’s technical leaders and suppliers as well as headlines about big companies, the FCC and the NAB.
I compile Newsbytes, using material by me, Leslie Stimson, Kelly Brooks, Carter Ross and Marguerite Clark.
Delivery is via e-mail. Sign up at radioworld.com/subscribe/.
The Leslie Report — Twice each month, Radio World News Editor and Washington Bureau Chief Leslie Stimson provides an inside look at radio technology and other news. She also welcomes your news tips and ideas. Sign up at our Web site; and send her story ideas at [email protected].
Also during the course of the year, Radio World will send our online subscribers news about major conventions (such as Sneak Peek e-mails prior to NAB conventions) and other notable events. At any time, you can unsubscribe by following the directions in those e-mails. These newsletters are in addition to your print or digital subscription to RW, with its many supplements, Source Books and other resources throughout the year.
Still want more? Our parent company NewBay Media also offers quite a few electronic newsletters that will be of interest to broadcasters, musicians, systems integrators and educators. You can see the entire selection at www.b2bmediaportal.com/nbmnews/register.aspx.
Let me know what you think about any of our print or electronic editions. Write to me at [email protected].
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I’m a Yankee from way back; but even this transplanted northerner knows there’s plenty of beautiful country and history in the Blue Ridge of Virginia.
Come July, there will be broadcast equipment to see as well. The Broadcasters General Store Roanoke Expo is set for Thursday July 17, and it’s a free event.
Roanoke is in the western part of the state; as local businesses like to say, it’s within a day’s drive of half the nation’s population.
If you’re an experienced hand at regional trade shows, you’ll know what I mean when I say this is “Cindy’s latest event.” Cindy Edwards, a regional account representative for BGS, is the organizer; she has put together a number of these shows in the southeastern United States over the years, though this is her first in a while.
SBE Chapter 78 is co-sponsoring and expects this will be the largest trade show of its kind in that region in more than a decade.
Approximately 50 manufacturers will exhibit, with a number of talks for radio, TV and management attendees, and remarks by Barry Thomas, president of the SBE.
Free breakfast and lunch will be served (thus assuring a good turnout even without the booths and panels, if I know anything).
Among the presenters are Workbench author John Bisset of Broadcast Electronics, who will talk on “getting that raise,” Jerry Massey of Entercom on HD Radio, and Darryl Parker of TFT and Bruce Robertson of Digital Alert Systems on EAS.
The expo includes a Livewire University, with several manufacturers speaking including Radio Systems, AudioScience and 25-Seven Systems.
The show is at the Roanoke Convention Center; register at www.bgs.cc.
While you’re in the area, don’t leave without looking around a bit. There’s a great deal to do. Make time to learn about railroad history at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, visit the nearby National D-Day Memorial or do a tasting at one of Virginia’s proliferating wineries (try the Viognier).
Many more ideas at www.visitroanokeva.com.