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Observation from Radio Business Report

Icon Written by Alex on June 18, 2013 – 10:50 am

RBR-TVBR observation: We have always been particularly intrigued by the idea to convert TV channels 5 and 6 to FM  They are not well suited to digital television broadcast, and television operators have been fleeing them if at all possible. They are right there just to the south of today’s noncommercial band, which extends down […]

Arsenault: Champion of AM Radio

Icon Written by Alex on February 4, 2011 – 10:32 am

“Due to the exponential growth in competitive digital technologies and the ever-increasing interference from those devices, AM radio needs all the help it can get,” – Richard Arsenault, broadcast consulting engineer

Is It Time?

Icon Written by Alex on June 20, 2010 – 1:20 pm

Barry Mishkind of Broadcasters’ Desktop Resource has written a thought provoking editorial on the heels of Commissioner Clyburn’s recent comments on the use of Channels 5 & 6 for radio broadcasting.

Promising News for BroadMax

Icon Written by Alex on June 12, 2010 – 11:00 am

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is reportedly open to giving Channels 5 & 6 to radio according to Radio World.

“Radio Rescue Plan” Draws Attention

Icon Written by Alex on October 29, 2009 – 11:05 am

The Minority Media Telecommunications Council’s (MMTC) Radio Rescue Petition has been filed. See the comments in support of this filing here. Apparently it attracted a lot of groups’ attention, including the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and ABC.

Is Radio over the Internet as Practical as It Seems?

Icon Written by Alex on October 17, 2009 – 5:23 pm

In this article by Frank McCoy, former president of engineering for American Media Services, the practicality of streaming radio over the internet is challenged.

Is AM Radio Still Relevant?

Icon Written by Alex on October 15, 2009 – 9:19 am

Do you still listen to AM radio? In a few years you may not be able to. Check out this article about the challenges AM radio is facing in today’s media climate. AM radio is rapidly becoming extinct, but BMC has the answer!

Digital VHF Needs A Power Boost

Icon Written by admin on September 24, 2009 – 8:09 pm

This article by Harry A. Jessel contains excerpts of his interview with Richard Mertz, of consulting engineer Cavell, Mertz & Associates. In this interview with TVNewsCheck, Mertz says high-band VHF (channels 7-13) for fixed and mobile reception can be remedied with more transmission power, something that he hopes the FCC will consider granting. As for […]

Don’t Change That Channel

Icon Written by Alex on September 19, 2009 – 8:19 pm

Think the digital TV transition is over? Not quite. Check out this article by Peter Svensson from Associated Press. In this piece, Svensson touches on some frustrations TV broadcasters and viewers are having with digital transmissions on Channels 5 & 6.

FCC Orders TV Station of FM

Icon Written by Alex on August 26, 2009 – 12:14 pm

Inside Radio talks about Channel 6 TV station WRGB’s rough DTV transition. So-called “Franken-FM’s” like this one, which broadcast an analog audio signal on a portion of the FM band, are finding their DTV coverage is not as good in the VHF spectrum.