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post #121 of 133
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Management's biggest concern from all of this was that the bookkeeper was obviously 15 minutes late getting to work.

Isn't it an FCC regulation that the station be staffed during business hours? I've read lots of FCC NOV for stations that are completely automated so no one answers the phone or front door. Some stations just hire a temp to sit around in case the phone rings.
post #122 of 133
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Isn't it an FCC regulation that the station be staffed during business hours? I've read lots of FCC NOV for stations that are completely automated so no one answers the phone or front door. Some stations just hire a temp to sit around in case the phone rings.
Well, you'd have to define "staffed." By 8:30, there were 30 people in the office... sales, reception, airstaff for the 5 stations, etc. But THE bookkeeper who had THE office in that station's "control room" was late. You could argue that the station was "staffed." Just nobody in a position to notice the thing was off the air.

Of course, after that, I got a whole new alarm strobe in MY studio.

Now, with HD, I have alarms for six stations. Two mains and four subchannels. Any one goes off and I get a strobe, a screamer or both. The fun part is often figuring out which one it is. I still remember one morning when someone got tired of listening to the HD 3 blaring down the hall. Rather than turn down the monitor, she killed the pot that was carrying the program. By the time I found it, the chief, the PD and the GM had all gotten automated alerts.
post #123 of 133
A report from a pleased new HD Radio listener....

I recently replaced my AV receiver with a Denon AVR-3312CI. My old AVR received classical station WFMT here in Chicago with a fair amount of hiss. As a result I rarely listened to FM at home. My office Teac mini-system gets good analog FM reception of WFMT.

The Denon has HD Radio capability. I was unaware of this feature, as I purchased it for other reasons. With just a simple straight wire antenna, draped willy-nilly, the Denon has perfect reception of WFMT. As WFMT does not run any sub-channels, the sound quality appears quite good.

So, thanks to HD Radio, I'll be listening to more radio at home.
post #124 of 133
The lack of a decent portable unit is deplorable
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post #126 of 133
DrDon, those look pretty decent & portable the boom box even mates with iPhone! Inexpensive too.
post #127 of 133
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There's this: http://www.insigniaproducts.com/products/portable-audio-players/NS-HDRAD.html

And I have 2 of these: http://www.amazon.com/Insignia-NS-BHDIPO1-HD-Radio-Boombox/dp/B005VTMAAI

Though both of mine were under $100.


Which one has the more sensitive tuner for reception?
post #128 of 133
None if the insignia products have an AM tuner, let alone HD AM
deal breaker
post #129 of 133
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

None if the insignia products have an AM tuner, let alone HD AM
deal breaker
Kinda why I went with the Visteon for the at-home tuner, though WWJ and CBS Sportsradio are available on FM subs. The best AM HD here is a Cumulus property, so they discontinued HD making having an AM HD tuner rather moot.
post #130 of 133
Which AM HD is cumulus?
post #131 of 133
WJR. Sounded fantastic. So did their AM Stereo back in the day. Close second was Radio Disney, also no longer HD.
post #132 of 133
+1 on wjr's am stereo

Ed butterbaugh was a genius
post #133 of 133

The Feds are making noises about taking TV bandwidth away and selling it to data companies.  Any move in that direction is going to cause broadcasters to use every penny's worth of bandwidth they have.  There won't be an available sub-channel anywhere to be found.

And AM radio isn't dead, either.  It just smells that way.:cool:

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