Radio

NRSC Activates PI Codes for FM Translators Web Resource

The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) has unveiled a new resource for broadcasters that utilize FM translators, providing a unique Radio Data System (RDS) Program Identification (PI) code for every FM translator in the U.S. FM translators have been a source of growth for the radio broadcast industry in recent years. Regulatory efforts such as [...]

By |November 28, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on NRSC Activates PI Codes for FM Translators Web Resource

Setting the Record Straight on FM Radio in iPhones

In recent months, the Southeast U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been pummeled by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  The wildfires in California have been equally devastating.  These storms and fires have wreaked havoc on communications networks and challenged public safety officials’ ability to get lifeline information to affected residents. At a [...]

By |October 18, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Setting the Record Straight on FM Radio in iPhones

dotRadio Domain Store Now Open

The dotRadio store is now open, and radio broadcasters can now apply for a top level ".radio" domain. Radio broadcasters will receive priority access to the domains until October 31, when the launch period ends. After that, applications will be judged on a first come first served basis. You can apply for your ".radio" domain [...]

By |September 12, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on dotRadio Domain Store Now Open

Hot off the presses: 11th edition NAB Engineering Handbook now available!

On behalf of the NAB, I am pleased to announce the availability of the 11th edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook. Broadcast consultant Gary Cavell served as editor-in-chief with associate editors Tom Osenkowsky (consultant), David Layer (NAB), Skip Pizzi (NAB), and Bill Hayes (Iowa Public TV). Get your copy now New topics in the 11th [...]

By |August 3, 2017|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Hot off the presses: 11th edition NAB Engineering Handbook now available!

Broadcasting Returns to Lower Manhattan

Broadcasting is back in lower Manhattan! At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Friday,  June 23, 2017, Telemundo 47 / WNJU turned on its state-of-the-art, solid-state 100 kilowatt transmitter situated on the 90th floor of New York's One World Trade Center, and began broadcasting on (RF) channel 36 from an antenna on the roof of the building. [...]

By |June 28, 2017|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Broadcasting Returns to Lower Manhattan

BEITC Best Paper for 2017 – Single Frequency Networks for HD Radio

This year’s NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) featured nearly 100 papers, but only one was chosen as the best. In this blog, we take a brief look at that paper, authored by Philipp Schmid, Research Engineer at broadcast equipment manufacturer Nautel, Ltd., Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia. John Ellis accepts the Best Paper [...]

By |June 5, 2017|NAB Show, Proceedings, Blog, Radio|Comments Off on BEITC Best Paper for 2017 – Single Frequency Networks for HD Radio

What We Built at the GM Hackathon

Connected cars, like smartphones, use apps to provide access to a variety of features and capabilities. Also like smartphones, connected cars support a variety of different platforms for supporting apps. For example, Ford vehicles use the Sync platform and GM vehicles use MyLink. Automakers are making platforms available to encourage independent developers to create apps. In [...]

By |March 14, 2017|Digital Dash, Blog, Radio|Comments Off on What We Built at the GM Hackathon

ENG and Beyond: Utilizing Drones in Broadcasting

Practical applications for unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are taking off in 2017 and they offer broadcasters multiple cost-effective business solutions. WATCH NOW In this webcast we will present the current and future regulations governing drone usage; review the process and methods for utilizing drones for electronic news gathering (ENG); and detail other real-world [...]

By |March 21, 2017|Radio, Television, Webcasts|Comments Off on ENG and Beyond: Utilizing Drones in Broadcasting

One World Trade Center’s New Broadcast Transmission Facility

Over the next few weeks, we're giving you a preview of some of the best papers from this year's Proceedings of the Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference (BEITC). This week, Lynn Claudy takes a look at a great paper on the new broadcast transmission facility at One World Trade Center. Preorder the Proceedings now to get the full paper, [...]

By |March 6, 2017|Proceedings, Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on One World Trade Center’s New Broadcast Transmission Facility