While today’s software-defined radio stations are extremely powerful and agile, they’re also vulnerable to a wide range of hazards that can knock them off the air without warning. Even if the problem only lasts a few hours, that downtime can result in lost advertising or underwriting revenue and a need for makegoods.
Pubcasting industry veteran Chuck Leavens uses multiple ENCO DAD systems to run jazz-formatted WZUM in Pittsburgh and, separately, the nation’s largest nationally syndicated 24×7 jazz “white label” music service.
New WebDAD 3.0 provides enhanced user experiences while letting stations efficiently manage their on-air operations from anywhere with a network connection.
Known as stations “to the left of the dial”, Non-Commercial Educational (NCE) radio stations operate on FM frequencies from 88.1MHz to 91.9MHz, which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reserves for educational purposes.
WIHS/104.9 FM's transition from a legacy deployment goes smoothly!
Whether it’s broadcast television or video streamed over the top, viewers are familiar with closed captioning on their screens. This is because the FCC mandates on-screen captions to make the audio portions of over-the-air TV broadcasts accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing.
By offering live local radio captioning, WAMU is broadening its market reach by making its programming accessible to the deaf or hard of hearing, including those associated with Gallaudet University—a world-renowned Washington, DC-based university that serves deaf and hard of hearing students.