In recent years, low-power radio stations have hit the FM band all across the U.S., from larger cities to remote outposts and all points between. One such LPFM is WNBI, or Bison Radio, affiliated with New Buffalo Area Schools on the shores of Lake Michigan – part of the “Michiana” area in the corner of southwest Michigan, not far north of the Indiana line.
Broadcasting a mix of older and current music, along with high school sports, local news, and special features produced by the students, WNBI-LP started as an extension of Radio Harbor Country, which included WRHC and WRHZ in nearby Three Oaks, Michigan, providing additional programming for residents of the New Buffalo area. Since hitting the airwaves two years ago, the Bison Radio has been well-received by the local community.Read More
It takes brass to plunge headlong into an unfamiliar technology.
Chris Cottingham, CE at CRISTA Broadcasting’s KFMK-FM in Austin, Texas, has that sort of spirit. Which is why he took on the task of updating his station’s studios from analog to IP Audio without having laid hands on networked studio gear before.Read More
At age 19, Jake Alderman, a sophomore at Chicago's DePaul University, already knows what he wants to do when he graduates. One word – radio. He became fascinated with the medium while a student at Lyon Township High School (LTHS) in La Grange Il. It probably helped that the school system has one of the top-rated high school stations in the country, winning awards for excellence in 2008, 2009 and 2012.Read More
Michal Kolar of Multimedia Systems in the Czech Republic writes: "Our customer is asking what the maximum Ethernet CAT5E cable length is between an Axia xNode and the LAN switch. I expect it would be 100m."Read More
Mention Axia installs to most engineers and they'll usually conjure up images of multiple Element consoles, engines, nodes and processors all linked together with Livewire. But KQHE 92.7 in Fairbanks, Alaska is living proof that you don't need to be nearly that big to reap the benefits of IP audio with Livewire. The newest radio station in The Last Frontier is starting out with one Axia DESQ console, an Omnia ONE FM processor, Telos Z/IP ONE IP codec and an Hx1 phone system. That's it.Read More
IP-Audio, VoIP and International broadcasting
Radio Free Asia (RFA) was an early adopter of Axia technology. Starting in 2005 with its Asia bureau facility located in Bangkok, and then later in Seoul and Hong Kong, RFA has essentially become an All-Axia house, eventually completing the upgrade with its Washington, DC headquarters, which has 35 studios.Read More
Rod Simon, Studio Engineer at Moody Radio in Chicago e-mails us asking, "Is there a way to turn on a light when any of the faders or audio output of the IQ is active? Since we currently are not using the recording function I thought I may use that, but it is still not automatic. I basically want a virtual GPIO mixer controlling one GPIO port."Read More
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