Metadata is defined as “a set of data that describes and gives information about other data.” When applied to radio broadcasting, the term metadata is referring to data which describes or augments an audio program. Song title and artist, an album art image, a station logo, an advertiser’s web address or a textual news story description are all examples of metadata. It has never been more important for radio broadcasters to include metadata in their broadcasts and audio streams.
The evolution of radio receivers in cars over the last 25 years has been quite remarkable and beneficial for broadcasters, listeners and automakers. With the advent of hybrid (over-the-air plus internet) radio, it’s more important [...]
It is well-known that 7th and 8th harmonic FM broadcast emissions have been a source of contention between cellular carriers and FM stations. Such harmonics are rarely radiated from the broadcast antenna itself. Usually, the [...]
The in-band/on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system used in the USA (called “HD Radio™”) provides benefits to broadcasters and listeners alike. Like other digital technologies, it is a flexible and configurable system allowing broadcasters to offer [...]