ANALOG RADIO STATIONS
We don't like to participate in the current debate of 'who invented radio' as this is quite a hot topic the world over, however we do know since the turn of the 1900's radio waves have been used frequently, more notably since the 1920s. The history of AM/FM broadcasting has shown us that listener figures rise each year with the ever growing population and radio stations more particularly commercial stations manage and produce their content on a knife edge of competition. Each show is professionally produced to give the station the very best output possible to compete with other stations, whether locally, regionally or nationally. Content management and production are key to any given radio station and even though fear was implemented throughout the world when Radio became a household item that record sales would drop it was quite the opposite and it gave the music industry a huge boost into artists, bands and producers a medium to express their music to a wide audience with minimal distribution pre-sales.
The future or demise of modern analog broadcasting is always one up for debate, as with the invention. The internet is a huge gateway into peoples computers, homes and even cars. Car manufacturers are currently developing and prototyping exclusive internet connectivity from within the car itself. If this idea escalates or is deemed at least plausible on any given level of entertainment then we could eventually see the demise of analog broadcasting. This is why making the transition to digital, mainly the 'Internet' is something every analog radio station should at the very least consider. Majority of radio stations have already made the move to internet broadcasting, but if your station hasn't then now literally is the time to do it.
As as professional radio station all you have to do is weigh up the pro's and con's such as:
Local, Regional or National Listener Base
compared to Worldwide
Huge amounts of finance to maintain upgrade equipment compared to Minimal Equipment Needed
Accessibility from FM Radio or In-Car Radio compared to Laptops, Computers, Mobile Phones, Tablets
If you haven't already made that transition do not worry, the transition is very simple and here at ByteDex Software we aim to make that transition as smooth as possible for your station. Our software doesn't even need an on-site engineer to visit, it is literally as simple as downloading, configuring and running it. No in-depth experience is needed, even though it will help if you have a member of staff who is computer literate if you don't then we are only a phone call away.
We recommend you make that transition today and we have a team of experts who are willing to assist you in making that move and integrating StreamFusion into your radio station.
ANALOG / ANALOGUE?
It would appear that by most writing standards Analog and Analogue do mean the same thing, however, Analog is American English and Analogue is British English. We didn't want to write throughout our website Analog and Analogue as this can lead to confusion, so we went with the former which is traditional for international delivery both in the UK and in every other supported country.