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Tech Tuesday Premieres at the 2019 Radio Show

At the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas, we’re unveiling Tech Tuesday. It’s a full day of radio technology presentations on September 24, 2019 (the day prior to the official Radio Show opening). It’s intended for radio station engineers (both RF and audio specialists) and other radio technologists, as well as for multi-hat-wearing managers at smaller-market [...]

By |August 23, 2019|Categories: Blog, Radio|

Technology Internship Grants Return for 2020

PILOT and the NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF) will award grants to selected NAB member stations to provide paid engineering or media technology internships to undergraduate students. Apply Now In 2018, PILOT—working with the NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF)—inaugurated a program that provided grants to NAB member stations allowing them to offer paid technical internships at their [...]

By |July 24, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Evaluating Higher-throughput HD Radio Mode with the PILOT Radio Test Bed

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 a variety of services and (for the FM-band system) multiple audio channels. Recently, PILOT, working with HD Radio developer Xperi [...]

By |July 16, 2019|Categories: Blog, Radio|

Some Thoughts on the Prospects of 8K Ultra HDTV

I attended the 8K Display Summit in New York in mid-June, sponsored by Insight Media, which delved deeply into the status of 8K Ultra-HDTV technology and market possibilities. While epiphany is probably too strong a word, the event opened my eyes more to the recent positive trends concerning 8K. Some of the usual arguments against [...]

By |July 9, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System on August 7

On June 3, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a public notice announcing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, will conduct the next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 7, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), with a backup date of August 21, [...]

By |June 11, 2019|Categories: Blog|