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Audio Gloss is BACK

Imagine the above image of the space shuttle Discovery returning to Cape Canaveral to the unstoppable pulse of your favorite classic rock anthem with the overdriven whine of a rhythm…


Bernie Beaudry: “The Definition of Tough”

Almost exactly two months ago, a 328 lb defensive lineman ran out of a paper mâche tube filled with purple smoke, and knocked Bernard Beaudry off his feet and onto…


New Information Suggests Repacked UHF Band to Span 470-619 MHz, or Wider

On Wednesday last week Robert Weller, former Chief of Technical Analysis at the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, former Vice President of Spectrum Policy at NAB, and current…


Incentive Auctions Conclude First Phase, Stage Two, with $54.6 Billion Ask

Through now familiar smoke and mirrors, analysts, economists, and various industries scramble for scraps of information tossed to them by the FCC and private sector participants about the progress and…


Incentive Auctions Fail to Meet Final Stage Rule, Reset to be Scheduled at Lower 114 MHz Target

This morning the spectrum policy, broadcast, and telecom worlds awoke to a flurry of headlines, all urgent, but diverse in tone. The first pass through the Incentive Auctions has come…


The Million Dollar Homes of Many San Francisco Tech Execs Have Slower Internet Connections than You Do

After InfoComm, I made haste for the western shore, to convalesce on the foggy slopes of San Francisco. I stayed in the laundry room of a friend’s apartment in…


RF Venue, Inc. at Infocomm, 2016

Thanks to everyone who came by the booth to say hello at InfoComm last week. The show was productive, with record attendance. Our traffic was up over 60% from 2015.…


At Long Last, Incentive Auction Bidding Begins

This is the beginning of the end for wireless audio in UHF. But about the dinosaur picture. This is an artist’s interpretation of Pteranodontidae soaring through the clouds, jubilant…


Incentive Auctions Begin, Spectrum for Wireless Audio Axed up to 60%

[CORRECTION: this article previously claimed a reduction of 70% of bandwidth, not 60%. And current bandwidth as 288 MHz, not 228. The error was caused by shamelessly sloppy arithmetic.] For…


RF Distribution for Metallica’s Ambitious, Explosive, Crowd-Swooping Super Bowl "The Night Before" Show

Metallica’s live shows are stuffed from beginning to end with booming spectacles and wild interactivity that few other rock bands can match. For the 2016 Super Bowl “The Night…