Capital Region Radio (Images of America)
The General Electric Company, with one of its main plants in Schenectady, began experimental broadcasts in conjunction with Union College in the early 1900s. When WGY officially began broadcasting in February 1922, General Electric started a long and storied history of pioneering radio technology and programming that set the pace for worldwide broadcast development. Capital Region Radio pioneer WGY provided entertainment and news nationally during World War II, WTRY kept listeners updated during the blackout of 1965, and WOKO introduced rock and roll to the area. Thousands of schoolchildren from Utica and Pittsfield woke on snowy winter mornings to hear WGYs Bill Edwardsen read the school closing announcements, and listeners enjoyed entertainment from Boom Boom Brannigan and Don Weeks. Capital Region Radio: 19202011 offers a glimpse into the programs and personalities of local radio from its early days to recent years.
Radio's Digital Dilemma
A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers
The leading publication on the basics of broadcast technology. Whether you are new to the industry or do not have an engineering background, this book will give you a comprehensive primer of television, radio, and digital media relating to broadcast—it is your guide to understanding the technical world of radio and television broadcast engineering. It covers all the important topics such as DTV, IBOC, HD, standards, video servers, editing, electronic newsrooms, and more.
- HDTV—and "UltraHD"
- IP-based production and distribution and Internet delivery (including "over-the-top" TV)
- Connected/Smart TV, Mobile TV Second Screens and Social TV
- "Hybrid" broadcasting (over-the-air and online convergence)
- Podcasting and Mobile Apps
- Connected Cars