Broadcast engineering

  1. College Radio: A Study In Success

    September 11, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Illustration by Michael Byers "It's not radio. It's college radio. There's nobody listening. Nobody. Maybe, like, three guys in a dorm somewhere." After a then-senior at Boston University Howard Stern crafted "the sin ...

  2. Country Radio 'Has to Change': The Takeaway From CRS 2012

    February 28, 2012 6:30 AM EST Historically, new technologies have frequently been used to replace people in the workplace. But if country radio wants to successfully weather a difficult transitional decade, the medium will need to come to grips with new tech while maintaining ...

  3. Business Matters: Terra Firma, Citi, Best Buy, Fee For Radio and more

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Terra Firma, Citigroup Head To Court Next Month -- On Tuesday a New York judge ruled that Terra Firma's lawsuit against Citigroup will go to trial next month. The court will hear only two of ...

  4. Tech Industry Ramps Up FM Chip Opposition

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Putting FM receivers in cellphones and other mobile devices has suddenly become a hot potato on Capitol Hill. A coalition of six technology industry associations dispatched letters to the chairmen and ranking members of the U.S. House and Senate J ...

  5. NAB, MusicFirst Mull Possible Compromise On Performance Royalties

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The consumer electronics industry is getting dragged into the ongoing battle over whether U.S. radio stations should pay a performance rights royalty to labels and artists. The National Association of Broadcasters is circulating among its members ...

  6. Australia Embraces Digital Radio

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australians are tuning in to digital radio at a surprising rate, new data suggests. According to the inaugural Digital Radio Industry Report, published today by trade association Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), 449,000 Australians are listening ...

  7. Business Matters: CMA, Country Music Market Research, 'American Idol,' FCC Chairman

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- The Country Music Association (CMA) has released follow-up findings from the market research study it conducted in 2008. A few highlights: Country fans dropped slightly to 37% in 2009 from 39% in 2008; 40% of fans feel better about country musi ...

  8. CBS To Extend Four Radio Brands Beyond Local Markets

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio announced a new strategy Friday (Oct. 30) that will extend four of its iconic radio brands beyond their local markets. Taking advantage of HD Radio technology, the four stations WFAN-AM Sportsradio in New York, World Famous KROQ-FM in Lo ...

  9. Radio Embraces 'Posting' System

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Posting, a practice formerly shunned by the radio industry is finally taking hold. A year after Radio One instituted a scheduling and verification system in Houston, the radio group has decided to roll out posting to the rest of its 52 stations in ...

  10. Briefs: Cablevision, 'Free,' Zune HD

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Financial Times believes Cablevision's spin-off of Madison Square Garden Entertainment may lead to greater consolidation in the live events business and Pali's Richard Greenfield believes AEG may have interest in acquiring MSG. MS ...

  11. FCC Clears Google-Backed Plan On Airwaves

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved a plan sought by tech companies like Google Inc and Microsoft Inc to open soon-to-be-vacant television airwaves to new wireless devices. The five-member FCC voted Nov. 4 to open unlicensed po ...

  12. Promotional Value Of Music On Radio: $2.4 Billion

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One day after the contentious Performance Rights Act sailed through the House Subcommittee on Courts , the Internet and Intellectual Property, NAB president and CEO David Rehr pegged the promotional value of music broadcast on terrestrial radio at ...

  13. iTunes 'Tagging' Software Unveiled

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's a record label's dream: fan hears song on radio, fan likes song, fan presses one button on radio receiver and buys song. Whether or not fans will actually do this remains a big question, but at least the technology is finally rollin ...

  14. Report: Apple Readies HD Radio Push

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to a story at iLounge.com, an independent provider of information about all things iPod- and iPhone-related, Apple plans a push during the Macworld Expo event in San Francisco next month for HD Radio-equipped boom boxes that have iPod do ...

  15. France Prepares For Digital Radio

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST French minister of culture Christine Albanel on Wednesday signed an order to confirm the adoption of Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (T-DMB) and Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) as digital radio standards in France. This follows a series o ...

  16. HD Radio Streams To Get iTunes Tags

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radio conglomerates CBS Radio, Clear Channel, Cumulus, Cox, Entercom and Great Media are all in the process of implementing the new iTunes tagging feature to their HD radio streams. The technology, unveiled early last month, allows HD radio listen ...

  17. Germans Embracing Digital Music, Research Claims

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German music consumers are becoming increasingly engaged with digital formats, new research suggests. Roughly 16.6 billion music files are currently stored on computers, MP3 players and MP3 mobile phones in Germany, according to the study compiled ...

  18. Best Buy Expands HD Radio Lineup

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which has partnered with the HD Digital Radio Alliance and iBiquity Digital Corporation, has become the first national retailer to make the HR Radio products available throughout its national chain of 832 stores. The HD Digital Radio All ...

  19. France's SCPP Strikes Web Radio Deal

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French collecting society SCPP has reached an agreement with national online radio stations association France Webradios, covering the use of its label members' repertoire on small and medium Web radios in France. Web radio stations with annu ...

  20. AT&T Preps Mobile TV Service

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wireless operator AT&T (formerly Cingular) will launch a 24/7 live streaming TV service later this year, using the MediaFLO technology and service from Qualcomm. Unlike today's mobile TV services that deliver on-demand programs made speci ...

  21. CES Verizon Programs TV Shows

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless said Sunday (Jan. 7) that it will become the first major carrier to broadcast live full-length television episodes. V Cast Mobile TV will include ad-supported programming from seven distinct channels culled from content partners C ...

  22. New Online Music TV Station Launches

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be initially broadcast via broadband on Web. Tim Renner, the former Chairman/ CEO of Universal Deutschland, and now owner of the online radio station Motor FM in Berlin, launched an Internet-delivered television music channel at Popkomm on Wedn ...

  23. Radio Shack Rolls Out HD Radios In NYC

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Part of retailer's staggered rollout. Radio Shack continues its national rollout of HD digital radio receivers to include 250 of the nearly 350 Radio Shack stores open in the New York metropolitan region. Radio Shack became the first national ...

  24. Clear Channel Radio Now 25% In HD

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT stations total. Clear Channel said today (July 26) that 300 of its radio stations, or about one-quarter of its 1,182 stations, are broadcasting in HD digital. About 133 of these stations, or just over 11% of CC’s total U.S. portfolio, are broa ...

  25. RIAA, Clear Channel Debate Digital Radio

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Broacasters fear legislation that restricts hi-def usage. RIAA head Mitch Bainwol and Clear Channel chief legal officer Andrew Levin engaged in a rapid-fire debate over broadcast audio flag legislation and fair use during a House subcommittee hear ...

  26. IMF Names Engineering VP

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jason Odell to report to IMF president Andy Schuon. Jason Odell has been named VP of broadcast engineering for the International Music Feed. He reports to company’s president, Andy Schuon, and is based in Santa Monica, Calif. Odell developed and o ...

  27. Clear Channel Bolsters HD Offering

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Radio giant adds 20 new markets, bringing total to 48. Clear Channel Radio continues to expand its commitment to HD digital multicasts by adding 20 new markets, bringing its market total to 48 and number of stations to 196. A founding member of th ...

  28. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. The new prize is jointly organized by the European Commission and the E The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brand ...

  29. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European inventor of the year announced May 3. The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. Brandenburg is among 11 nominees selected by former Dutch Prime Ministe ...

  30. House Lawmakers To Intro Audio Flag Bill

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Includes HD radio, satellite radio component. Includes HD radio, satellite radio component. News ...

  31. HD Ad Campaign Hits 28 Radio Markets

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spots scheduled for more than 250 stations. The initial phase of a $200 million ad campaign intended to accelerate the adoption of HD radio begins this week in 28 markets. Thirty- and 15-second spots promoting the benefits of HD radio are schedule ...

  32. Network Live, O2 Pact

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST To offer subs exclusive mobile video clips. To offer subs exclusive mobile video clips. News ...

  33. MusicGremlin To Debut At CES

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wireless player been in dev for over a year. MusicGremlin, a wireless digital audio player that's been under development for more than a year, will debut at the coming 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 5. The MusicGremlin devi ...

  34. Infinity Rebrands As CBS Radio

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Included are the company's 179 radio stations. Included are the company's 179 radio stations. News ...

  35. Radio One Sits Out HD2 Alliance

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Concerns about the HD2 format allocation process are, so far, keeping radios largest African American operator on the sidelines of the HD Digital Radio Alliance. Concerns about the HD2 format allocation process are, so far, keeping radio’s largest ...

  36. Eight Radio Groups Form HD Alliance

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Includes Clear Channel, Entercom, Infinity. Recognizing it needs to move more aggressively in the face of competitive digital threats, eight of radio's largest companies came together Tuesday morning (Dec. 6) to unveil an alliance to put HD d ...

  37. Finland To Issue Mobile TV License

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Finnish government said it has launched a tender process for Europe's first mobile digital television broadcasting license in a bid to boost such innovative services as mobile TV broadcasting via sannaLONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Th ...

  38. FMC Discusses Payola, Online Licensing And LPFMs

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Federal involvement in payola, online music licensing and low power FM (LPFM) stations were the hot topics at this year's Future of Music Coalition Summit held Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal involvement in payola, ...

  39. Payola, Online Licensing and LPFMs

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Report from the Future of Music Coalition Summit. Federal involvement in payola, online music licensing and low power FM (LPFM) stations were the hot topics at this year's Future of Music Coalition Summit held Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. ...

  40. EC Hears Complaints From DVD Makers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the European Commission that a coterie of big companies use patents to choke their income, violating European Union law. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the ...

  41. Japanese Stations Team-Up For Digital Push

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seven Japanese radio stations have pledged to set up a joint-venture through which they will deliver terrestrial digital radio broadcasts in 2006. Seven Japanese radio stations have pledged to set up a joint-venture through which they will deliver ...

  42. Indigos, Lawmakers Link For LPFM Legislation

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Attempts to expand Low Power FM's reach. The Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, performed to a packed room of about 150 congressional lawmakers, staffers and interest-group representatives, gathered to hear the artists and to learn more ...

  43. Clear Channel Backs Musicrypt Delivery System

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio in the United States is endorsing Musicrypt's Digital Media Distribution System. DMDS is a Web-based system that delivers music simultaneously to all intended destinations, allowin Clear Channel Radio in the United States ...

  44. Clear Channel Backs Musicrypt's Delivery System

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio in the United States is endorsing Musicrypt's Digital Media Distribution System. DMDS is a Web-based system that delivers music simultaneously to all intended destinations, allowin Clear Channel Radio in the United States ...

  45. Studio Monitor

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Audio Engineering Society's preconvention registration statistics reflect the broader upswing in the industry. Read Christopher Walsh's column. Audio Engineering Society's preconvention registration statistics reflect the broader up ...

  46. Broadcasters Win Approval of DTV Proposal

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters have beat back a proposal that would have required them to give up their analog channels and switch entirely to digital transmissions by 2009. Their allies on the Senate Commerce Committe WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- B ...

  47. NAB Decries FCC's Mandatory Recording Rule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require radio and TV stations to retain recordings of their programming has raised the ire of the National Assn. of Broadcaster NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Co ...

  48. Ron Fair to Deliver AES Convention Keynote

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A&M Records president and six-time Grammy nominee Ron Fair will present the keynote address at the 117th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention. The address will be delivered Oct. 28 at the Mo A&M Records president and six-time Gra ...

  49. Artists Sound Alarm Over Digital Radio

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. SAN FRANCISCO -- Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Com ...

  50. Industry Lobbies FCC Over Digital Radio

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artist groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. SAN FRANCISCO -- Recording artist groups are calling on the Federal Communicati ...

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