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Business Proposal For Sirius Satellite Radio Inc

- Business Proposal for Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. The following is a proposal for Sirius Satellite Radio to gain exclusive rights to Division 1 college football. It examines Sirius' current business model and how this new line of programming could be incorporated in to the existing model. Sirius Satellite Radio offers advertisement free, subscription based, satellite radio service in the United States and Canada. Sirius was founded in 1990 as Satellite CD Radio Inc., but, according to Radio Ink, officially changed it's name, to the current designation, in 1999....   [tags: Business Strategy Proposal Satellite Radio]

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Radio Goes Sky-High At Xm Satellite Radio

- In 1988, American Mobile Satellite Corporation (AMSC) was formed with the intention of providing a satellite telephone, fax and data network. It was ruled by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that sufficient bandwidth existed for only one license to be issued for such broadcasting, which forced the competing firms to form the joint venture. It was the above named American Mobile Satellite Corporation (AMSC) who was granted the license. In 1992, CD Radio, who later changed their name to Sirius Satellite Radio, successfully petitioned the FCC and Congress to examine the creation of a new digital audio radio service in the United States (Uhle, 1998)....   [tags: XM Radio Satellite]

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Fm Radio And Satellite Radio

- On writing assignment two, we had to compare and contrast two items and write an essay about them. In this paper I chose FM radio and Satellite radio; because I want to get in the radio field after graduation and I thought it would be good to know the difference. I already knew the basics of radio but I wanted to dig deep and find out how it’s ran and why people pay for satellite radio. Although this was the second writing assignment in class it was the most challenging for me because I had to take my personal feelings out of it and give the reader facts so they can choice what’s best for them....   [tags: Radio, Frequency modulation, AM broadcasting]

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Satellite Radio and Howard Stern

- Satellite Radio: Will Howard Stern's move make us change the way we think about radio. Howard Stern's plan to move to satellite radio in January 2006 marks a major turning point for the radio industry. Not only has Stern brought the  possibility of subscribing to satellite radio into the minds of the millions in his audience, he has also gotten more people to start thinking and talking about what really distinguishes satellite radio from traditional radio. Satellite radio was first authorized by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in 1997, seven years after initial applications....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Emergence of Satellite Radio

- The Emergence of Satellite Radio While the transition of television to a digital technology with its improved picture and sound quality has been a much publicized and controversial process, television's venerable ancestor, radio, has stayed in the background. But this year, in the United States, radio broadcasting is making its own digital leap. Two start-ups are introducing a new type of radio broadcast--subscription-based digital audio sent from satellites. With satellite digital audio radio services (SDARS), as they're called, listeners will be able to tune in to the same radio stations anywhere in the United States....   [tags: Papers]

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Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc.

- COMPANY BACKGROUND SIRIUS Satellite Radio was incorporated on May 17, 1990 as Satellite CD Radio Inc. On November 18th 1999 the company changed their name to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc, which is the name under which the FCC license to distribute satellite radio was given to. SIRIUS Satellite radio currently offers over 100 of music, news, sports, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and children’s programming to subscribers throughout the United States. Their primary source of revenue is through subscription fees, with most of their customers subscribing to SIRIUS Satellite Radio on either a monthly or a yearly basis....   [tags: Marketing Business Plan Essays]

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Satellite Radio

- Satellite Radio When I drive my car around town running errands and going from place to place, it’s nice to listen to the radio. Now since this distance I am traveling seems to be within a 30-40 mile radius, flipping through the stations is not much of a problem for me. Now on the other hand, I do travel out of town frequently, and I hate it when I want to listen to the radio and there is no signal. The reason why none of us can is because radio signals don’t carry much farther than the town’s radius....   [tags: Technology Essays]

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A Comprehensive Study of the Satellite Radio Industry:

- INTRODUCTION Would people be willing to pay $12.50/month for commercial free radio beamed right to their car or home. Well two companies and many big investors are betting about $3 billion dollars that people are willing to do just that. In 1997, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) granted a portion of the S-band spectrum for satellite radio and two companies purchased use of these bands and started the only two companies competing in the satellite radio business today, namely Sirius and XM....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sirius and XM Satellite Radio as a Monopoly

- When the word monopoly is spoken most immediately think of the board game made by Parker Brothers in which each player attempts to purchase all of the property and utilities that are available on the board and drive other players into bankruptcy. Clearly the association between the board game and the definition of the term are literal. The term monopoly is defined as "exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices" (, 2008)....   [tags: Business Regulation]

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Value Propositions of Sirius Satellite Radio

- I think there are only two value propositions that Sirius gives their consumers. I think the number of radio stations and genres that they have is the most important. The second most important I think is that they have no commercials on most of their stations. I think that these value propositions would sell most of the nation, but that isn't true because there are only around 700,000 subscribers total. I completely agree with these value propositions, these value propositions give satellite radio the edge against FM and AM radio....   [tags: Marketing]

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Xm Satellite Radio Case Study

- Satellite radio is a technology that provides a radically new way to listen to radio. XM’s service makes use of advanced satellite capabilities and elaborates terrestrial receiver architecture to deliver a wide array of high quality radio programming nationwide. In early 1998, Robert Acker, director of strategic planning at XM, needs to develop a marketing strategy for this new radio service. There are several decisions that need to be made by the company in order to finalize the business plan. At fist XM needs to decide which of two business models to pursue, whether emphasis should be placed on charging customers a monthly subscription fee, or whether to rely more on earning revenue throu...   [tags: Business Case Study]

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The Issue Of Consumer Fraud

- During the summer and fall of 2014, Sirius XM, an American satellite radio broadcasting company, was found guilty of consumer fraud. The company’s means of fraud included, but was not limited to, misleading advertisements and unfulfilled promises. After many consumer complaints, the issue was taken to court. There, 45 United States Attorney Generals announced that Sirius XM Satellite Radio was guilty of misleading, unfair, and deceptive practices which violated state consumer protection laws (Hood, 2014)....   [tags: Satellite radio, Sirius Satellite Radio]

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Case Analysis : Sirius Xm Canada

- Sirius XM Canada has to address several problems that arose from their merger before they can successfully become a combined company. The first problem is not having a unified management structure ready to support the Combination Transaction. A second more pressing problem is the conservative approach on proposed synergies. A third problem has to do with the marketing expenditures and how to effectively manage distribution and sales strategies. Lastly, a fourth problem is creating a solid financial strategy that can generate anticipated cash flows and liquidity....   [tags: Satellite radio, XM Satellite Radio, Brand]

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XM Satellite Radio: An Innovation Beyond AM and FM Radio

- XM Satellite Radio: An Innovation Beyond AM and FM Radio How much do you enjoy drinking a nice cold beverage, reclining in your most comfy chair, while listening to your favorite radio station. Music is a very important part of the average person's daily life. We wake up to music set on our alarm clocks, sing to music in the shower, listen to music while driving to work, and enjoy it throughout the rest of our day. Well sit back and get ready to experience Radio to the Power of X. We're talking about the new XM satellite radio....   [tags: Expository Argumentative Essays]

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Cellular Radio, Isdn Networks And Satellite Communications

- Introduction In describing Cellular Radio, ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) and Satellite Communications we must first have a general understanding of the meaning of these forms of Telecommunications. After a brief explanation of the different forms, they will be described in more detail. Then the present and future roles in Irish Telecommunications will be looked at and some examples given. This will then lead to the conclusion. 1. What is Cellular Radio. Cellular Radio is the use of Technology using low powered radio transmission for transmission and receiving voice or data to a telephone network....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- The transmission of words, sounds, images, or data in the form of electronic or electromagnetic signals or impulses. Transmission media include the telephone (using wire or optical cable), radio, television, microwave, and satellite. Data communication, the fastest growing field of telecommunication, is the process of transmitting data in digital form by wire or radio. Digital data can be generated directly in a 1/0 binary code by a computer or can be produced from a voice or visual signal by a process called encoding....   [tags: Telephone Radio Television Microwave Satellite]

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The Benefits of XM Radio

- The Benefits of XM Radio Over the years, many people all over have listened to the radio for entertainment and information. Radio supplies news, sports, music, talk, and many other options with great ease. However, since television has become so popular lately, people look to it as an alternative to radio for the previously stated options. The reason for this can be linked to the redundancy that radio has encountered by not offering anything new and exciting for people to become interested about....   [tags: Radio Technology Entertainment Essays]

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Satellite Communications Description

- What is a satellite. It is defined as “a natural body that revolves around a planet; a moon” or “a device designed to be launched into orbit around the earth, another planet, the sun, etc.”. For this purpose, the second definition is the one that will be focused on. Satellites are a fairly new technology, only about 60 years old. For it’s short usage, it has greatly impacted human society. The development of satellite communications technology has greatly impacted our day-to-day life and military operations....   [tags: echo 1, satellites, nasa, gps]

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Radio Analysis : Radio One, Inc.

- Radio One, Inc. Acquiring 12 new stations will give Radio One an even broader national presence in a market that has a high growth potential. The population growth rate as well as the income rate are increasing at a much faster rate for African Americans than for any other ethnic group within the U.S. An opportunity for the Radio Industry is the deregulations that have taken effect through the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Companies can now grow exponentially because they are able to consolidate and take advantage of operating efficiencies and synergies....   [tags: Discounted cash flow, Cash flow]

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RADIO: Still Alive and Kicking

- With Television being the dominate medium, and Computers taking second position, where does that leave Radio. 95 years ago radio was the second language of mass media and it has been around since, making it a great survivor medium. Radio has changed the way we communicate. The first broadcast was in 1916 out of the garage of Frank Conrad who moved his station to Westinghouse factory where he relaunched the station as KDKA on November 2, 19201. Radio has since branched out with each branch growing a new form of media to create a world of new Radio sub-categories....   [tags: Media]

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A Career in Radio Broadcasting

- “The ball comes down the court; this is an intense game anything can happen. The score is tied and nobody is guarding the ball handler. He is wide open coming down the lane, he goes up, and he makes it. The blue team wins, the player of the game scored.” This is just a small example of life of a radio sports broadcaster. However, some people are not in to sports that are ok because this is just one branch of broadcasting, and there are many different jobs you can have such as: a disc jockey, announcer, programmer, producer and many more....   [tags: Career Essays]

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The Sputnik Satellite

- Works Cited Incomplete Sputnik: The Satellite That Inspired Generations Introduction In 1950, a group of American and European scientists decided to establish a worldwide program to promote research and understanding of the world around them. They decided that July 1957 to December 1958 would be called the International Geophysical Year, or IGY. They hoped that drawing attention to geophysical matters would stimulate new projects and inventions, and increase the knowledge the world had of the planet, its atmosphere, and the things that lay beyond....   [tags: Space Satellites]

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The Future of Radio

- The Future of Radio      During the increase in popularity of radio, Arthur Edwin Kennelly said (1926) "through radio I look forward to a United States of the World. Radio is standardizing the peoples of the Earth, English will become the universal language because it is predominantly the language of the ether. The most important aspect of radio is its sociological influence." Kennelly was foreseeing the potential power and impact that radio would soon come to have. By the late twenties, we would see radio become quite the sensation in the household, and this sensation would continue to prosper even through the Great Depression with aid of soap operas and popular programs such as the Lone R...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Role of Radio: 1920’s and Today

- The innovation of Radio is one of the great innovations of human kind. After the first broadcasting station of KDKA in Pittsburgh, the Radio has come across different improvement in its coverage area and technology. The demand was dramatically increased since then. The urban and the village farmers were excited by its use. It became part of everyday life as one way of getting information of social, economic, and political developments. Even today these services are becoming diversified qualitatively and quantitatively....   [tags: inventions that changed human kind]

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Clear Channel's Grip on College Radio

- Clear Channel Communications, owner of 1,200 stations across the United States, has been undermining the values of diversity, localism, and market completion within the music industry since the media policy wars in the early 2000s. Since then, the radio industry arguably has lost a significant amount of the authenticity it once had. The only exception is college radio: the last safe haven for musical integrity. The only facet of radio not owned and controlled by a major monopoly. Recently, however, Clear Channel has gone to bed with college radio stations across the country....   [tags: Media ]

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The Radio: Past and Present

- The Radio: Past and Present “He shoots!!. He scores!!!” these are famous words that Foster Hewitt made famous broadcasting a hockey game on the radio (“The Early Years”). It was words like these that the public became used to because there was no television. The radio served as the first medium to hear things live as they happened. This gave sport fans the opportunity to sit down and tune into a game anytime they like. The radio started off big and then took a dramatic fall due to the introduction of the television....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Brand Profile for XM Radio

- Brand Profile for XM Radio *Brand Name: XM Radio *Brand Quality: Superior digital sound technology, unparalleled signal coverage, proven chipset technology, and outstanding programming. *Physical Characteristics of the Brand: All hardware is manufactured by third parties, the service is all that is supplied by XM; however all hardwire contains the XM logo. *Brand Strategy: “With XM, listeners will enjoy the clearest the clearest, hottest, hippest, and most provocative radio entertainment, seamlessly across the country.” *Brand Image: Satellite radio inventor, innovator, and market leader....   [tags: Marketing Branding Market]

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- Radio: Making Waves in America Radio-wave technology is one of the most important technologies used by man. It has forever changed the United States and the world, and will continue to do so in the future. Radio has been a communications medium, a recreational device, and many other things to us. When British physicist James Clerk Maxwell published his theory of electromagnetic waves in 1873, he probably never could have envisioned the sorts of things that would come of such a principle. His theory mainly had to do with light waves, but fifteen years later, a German physicist named Heinrich Hertz was able to electrically generate MaxwellÕs ÒraysÓ in his lab....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Radio in the New Age

- Radio in the New Age The essay is a popular form for writers to express their ideas. It can be found in many sources: newspapers, magazines, and journals. The essay is no longer limited to these mediums, and as communication technology develops, the essay has extended into new arenas. What was once an exclusively paper-and-ink technology is now available over the airwaves and through the phone lines. The essay has found its way to new formats through the radio and internet. We were once readers, but have now become listeners and spectators through the cyberculture revolution....   [tags: Writing Cyberculture Technology Essays]

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Marketing Communication Audit: The Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad

- Marketing is a process of creating or fulfilled customer needs by providing goods or services (Harrogate Borough Council, 2012). Whereas, communications in a marketing world is the process that organization and its audience are connected with each other (Harrogate Borough Council, 2012). Marketing communications is a management method through which an organisation enlists with its diverse assemblies whereby organisation must know how to present messages for their recognised stakeholder assemblies by comprehending an audience’s communications natural environment, before evaluating and acting upon the responses (Fill, C....   [tags: media entertainment, satellite t.v.]

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Xm Radio

- 1. Summary and Conclusion We believe XM Satellite Radio should offer a subscription-based offering of 50+ channels for $10 per month. XM needs to acquire new customers and we recommend using the $100M launch campaign as described in this report to generate significant customer adoption. 2. Situation Analysis a. Company XM Satellite Radio was founded in 1992 to provide radio entertainment to the via a satellite-based broadcast system. XM is a very early-stage company. Primary Issues · XM must define a business model, manufacturing process, and marketing strategy....   [tags: Business Analysis Management Strategy]

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Xm Radio

- Satellite Radio is at a point where several decisions need to be made before it sells its satellite digital radio. Some important considerations that XM need to decide on are: What type of segment(s) should XM market to. What will be the retail price of the product, and will XM require a monthly subscription fee. If so, how much should it be. Should XM allow advertisements on their programming. Is penetration pricing the best strategy. What would the early launch of SIRIUS SIRIUS is going to target rural America as their primary market due to the lack of FM radio stations....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis]

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How Radios Work

- Radios are the most common wireless item in existence and are in most homes. We use them for entertainment, communication, as an information source, or even just back ground noise. For many of us radios are almost a necessity, but how much do we know about how they function. Antennas are one of the key pieces to a radio. Antennas come in a variety of shapes and sizes; they vary from large arrays to a small wire. Much of this variance is based on the broad use of radio waves and practicality; for instance you wouldn't use an antenna from a small radio to send a signal to a satellite....   [tags: radio]

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Xm Radio And Sirius Financial Analysis

- Sirius vs. XM: Ratio Analysis and Statement of Cash Flows Paper From the previous company selection paper, we are now familiar with the selected satellite radio broadcasting companies, Sirius and XM Satellite Radio. Our group will now take a further, in-depth look at the ratio analysis and statement of cash flows to get a better understanding of how the companies are doing financially and with in their market. First, we will be reviewing the cash flows for both companies and identifying how much cash was generated or used by each through everyday operations, and financing and investing activities....   [tags: Business Finance]

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Callisto the Satellite of Jupiter

- It’s easy to see why not much attention is paid to Callisto. For four hundred years, Callisto appeared only as the fourth dot away when gazing at Jupiter through a telescope. It also didn’t help Callisto gain attention by orbiting Jupiter. Jupiter may be one of the most intriguing objects that astronomers have yet to study. Jupiter is the king of the planets. With its complex bands and zones, Great Red Spot, and sheer size, Jupiter has captured our imaginations and has pushed us to learn and explore all we can about it....   [tags: Astronomy]

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Video Transmission via Satellite

- Video Transmission via Satellite Direct Broadcast satellite (DBS) delivers hundreds of TV channels to millions of people around the world. Satellite owners buy slots in space and lease assigned transponder frequencies to service providers. In this paper, I briefly introduce the history and development of DBS, the major vendors of the products, and overall market situation. In order to illustrate why DBS is such a popular technology, I also give out the comparison between DBS and the traditional cable TV....   [tags: Papers]

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The Formation and Development of BBC Radio

- The Formation and Development of BBC Radio Text Box: The BBC was established as a private corporation in October 1922, funded through a broadcast receiving licence fee plus ten per cent of the revenue generated from the sale of radio receivers. The service was an immediate success, with over a million licences sold by the Post Office before regular daily transmissions began. Within three years around 85 per cent of the population was able to receive the broadcasts, which consisted of a variety of entertainment for all ages as prescribed in the broadcasting licence....   [tags: Papers]

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Radio Frequency Identification and Universal Product Code

- Although there are many technologies in tracking, for this research I will be discussing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Universal Product Code. There are major differences and comparisons between these two technologies which define both. Though both of these technologies are widely used within numerous industries, they are used differently since they are so different. For example, the government (United States Postal System), military, private companies (such as Wal-Mart, Target and other companies), the healthcare system, and other industries all use these types of tracking technologies....   [tags: tracking, technology, technological advancement]

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Future of Responsible Journalism

- As stated in the earlier essays, the discussion of the future responsible journalism was examined. From a general layout of the problem (irresponsible journalism) to discussing the causes of an unsure future, the focus of today’s examination is proposing a solution. Old media (newspapers, print journalism, etc.) has broken away from being objective news sources to becoming a tool for political bias. For example, British national newspapers are aligned with the various political factions in England....   [tags: accountibility, radio violations, objectivity]

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Comparing Radio and Television

- Comparing Radio and Television Whilst examining radio and television, their similarities and differences, I felt it necessary to concentrate primarily with British terrestrial television and radio channels. Although conscious of the variety available, attempting to address all available stations would be foolhardy. A phone call to Sky Digital, which informed that they could offer a staggering 204 television channels, confirmed this. How times change. The three mediums of radio, film and television have, during the course of the twentieth century, become the dominant forces of media production....   [tags: Papers]

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Overview of the GPS

- Introduction In olden days, our ancestors used many different measures to find their way around the Earth. They used the positions of stars, landmarks were put up and detailed maps were drafted in order to prevent themselves from getting lost. In today’s day and age, it is much easier to know exactly where on Earth you are and find your way around without ever getting lost again - as long as you have a handy device known as a GPS. I knew that GPS’s could be found in cars, boats, planes, computers and other new devices, but my interested in how exactly this system worked was aroused when I was listening to my dad teaching his friend, who had recently bought a GPS, how to use it....   [tags: Satellite System, 3D Trilateration]

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Music : A Turning Point For The Music Industry

- “It will go down in history as a turning point for the music industry. This is landmark stuff. I can’t overestimate it!” This is what Steve Jobs said about his multimillion dollar music service ITunes in 2003. Over the course of history we have been shaping the way we technology has helped access music. Music has become easier to access and the way that we can listen to it has changed immensely. The way music can be accessed has come in many forms such as radio, hard copy, or internet sources. The radio was one of the first inventions to enable people to get information out to hundreds of people at one time....   [tags: Radio, Frequency modulation, Gramophone record]

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An Inside Look at the Global Positioning System

- GPS. What is it. To most of us it’s that thing that’s gets you to your lunch meeting on time. After all it’s in just about everything we use every day. But do we know what it actually is. It’s a simple question but do you know the answer. GPS is an abbreviation for Global Positioning System. It was developed in the 60s to enhance US military warfare by the Department of Defense (DOD), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), United States Air Force (USAF), Boeing, Rockwell (which has since been bought out by Boeing), Aerospace Corporation (AS Corp.), and Lockheed Martin, but was built only by Boeing and Lockheed Martin....   [tags: military tools, location through satellite]

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Radio Frequency Weapons and the Next Phase of Terrorism

- Radio Frequency Weapons and the Next Phase of Terrorism        Abstract:  This paper examines different types of radio frequency ("RF") weapons that are currently being developed.  It discusses the different types of weapons that currently exist, explains why they would be useful to terrorists, and explores different ways to defend against them.                Recent media articles have put forth the idea of the "RF weapon," something that has been described as if it were a magical gun that can bring the United States to its knees.  While these weapons do exist, the threat they pose is far less widespread and dangerous than articles such as "RF Weapons Attacking Our Freedom?" propose...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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The Cost Of Exploration During The Cold War

- The Cost of Exploration Ever since the space race erupted during the middle stages of the Cold War, the utilization of resources to develop innovative ways of exploring the universe has brought with it an astounding amount of inventions, discoveries and benefits to society. In October 1957, the Soviet Union made the first huge leap in space exploration when launching the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1. (The Space Race). This was the first satellite of many to be launched out of the atmosphere in the coming years, satellites that are currently used in current society for telecommunication, GPS navigation, radio and many other uses....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Sputnik 1, Satellite]

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Analysis of the Weather in Space

- On October 27, 2003, the Sun came off the heels of emitting some massive, X-class solar flares. Just the day before, at both 650 and 1815 UTC, the Sun launched two flares from sunspots 486 and 484, respectively. They were expected to create aurorae after striking Earth’s magnetic field sometime on October 28. Little was it known at the time that this event would pale in comparison to what was coming in only a matter of days, if not hours (Phillips, 27 Oct.). The next day, October 28, at 1110 UTC, the Sun emitted a massive X17.2 solar flare, which registered third all-time in recorded history....   [tags: soho satellite, solar flares, proton storm]

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The Space Of Space Exploration

- Ever since the space race erupted during the middle stages of the Cold War, the utilization of resources to develop innovative ways of exploring the universe has brought with it an astounding amount of inventions, discoveries and benefits to society. In October 1957, the Soviet Union made the first huge leap in space exploration when launching the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1. (The Space Race). This was the first satellite of many to be launched out of the atmosphere in the coming years, satellites that are currently used in current society for telecommunication, GPS navigation, radio and many other uses....   [tags: Space exploration, NASA, Space Race, Satellite]

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A General Manager For A Bowling Alley

- On May 20, 2014, a general manager for a bowling alley in Moore, Oklahoma was monitoring the weather on his weather radio and was able to hear a warning for a tornado coming towards his location. The manager was able to evacuate his staff just minutes before the deadly tornado ripped through the bowling alley; completely demolishing the entire building. The people in the bowling alley had no cell phone reception or any way to get any outside information and the sirens for the town did not go off....   [tags: Radio, Frequency modulation]

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Are Cell Phones Harmful to The Human Boby?

- ... It causes the level of temperature to increase and the brains blood circulation disposes of this excess heat by increasing local blood flow. All cell phones use electric power to create signals to connect with base station towers and other transmission towers. Cell phones have tiny antennas fixed on the inside, and with the help of the antennas the phone signals are received from base station antennas. Antennas emit and or absorb radio waves, based on structure it can shape and focus radio waves, provide gain and amplification to the signal....   [tags: radio waves, radiations]

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The Creation Of Television : Sketch Of Nipkow 's Electric Telescope

- Then: The Creation of Television Sketch of Nipkow 's 'electric telescope ' The boob tube, the idiot box, the telly, or more commonly known as the television began as just an idea. If we could send sound over waves of electricity in the air, why couldn 't we send pictures. Paul Gottlieb Nipkow was one of many men that sparked the race for television. In 1884 Nipkow introduced his mechanical scanning system. The device had an 'electronic telescope ' and a disc which was perforated with 20 square shaped holes arranged in a spiral....   [tags: Television, History of television, Radio]

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Broadcasting Funding In South Africa

- South Africa is currently an economic leader among the continent of Africa (second only to Nigeria in terms of GDP, yet South Africa has a much smaller population). However, within the worldwide context, South Africa has and continues to endure many issues socially, politically and economically. Because of these, the broadcast news system, comprising of television and radio, has endured an interesting and tumultuous past, and most importantly faces a fascinating future in terms their unique funding model....   [tags: radio, money, bbc model]

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Developing Wireless Communications to Space

- A big potential problem in the future is developing a wireless communications network in outer space. In this paper we will discuss the problems presented with this and the potential solutions to these problems using existing and some futuristic technology. We have broke this into two main parts, one being earth to satellite to planet and back, and the other being planetary ground transmission to and from astronauts to rovers to space stations. The solution has already started being implemented and will continue rapidly into the near future....   [tags: Science Outer Space Communication Satellite]

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“Our Top Story”: Analysis of News Conventions in the NBC Nightly News

- News broadcasts have been a staple in the lives of many long before the invention of the television. As technology changed, the place of the newscaster shifted from the radio to the television screen. These earliest years of television news did not adhere to the same conventions as the modern newscast. Moving from radio to television as the major source of broadcast news brought on new challenges. In order to do so, networks were forced to experiment with how stories and new anchors would be presented to their television audiences (Conway, 2007)....   [tags: radio, television, modern media coverage]

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Communication Satellites

- Communication Satellites Have you ever thought about how that little phone in your hand works. What about how you always seem to have internet and cable access. A satellite is a device put into orbit around Earth that uses receivers, amplifiers, and transmitters to receive and send signals around the globe (“Communications Satellite Aug. 2007”). Satellites provide the signals to these and more devices. Satellites orbit Earth and provide global communications, as well as collect valuable data. Many countries and companies currently compete for the valuable orbits for satellites....   [tags: transatlantic cables, global communication]

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The Side Of Power And Communication

- Along with flooding, the loss of power and communication would further isolate residents of the Hollow. There would be lack of refrigeration, heat since it is late season storm, and not access to food. Although families are encouraged to have a personal home disaster plan, many of the Hollow residents do not have the financial means or even an understanding of what that means. Even though the City of Bridgeport has provided disaster awareness materials to the community, many are in English (The City of Bridgeport, 2016)....   [tags: Health care, Health, Amateur radio, Medicine]

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The Future Wireless Communication Systems

- The future wireless communication systems (sometimes said to be 4G systems) are required to support various multimedia services such as speech, audio, video, image and data at much higher data transmission rates. With the multiple users on a system, resources need to be shares between among the users in order to establish a communication links between the mobile user and base station (BS). However, the available resources are often limited, as the total bandwidth of system is limited or restricted....   [tags: Mobile phone, GSM, Cellular network, Radio]

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- Satellites Satellite is probably the most useful invention since the wheel. Satellites have the capability to let you talk with someone across the nation or let you close a business deal through video communication. Almost everything today is heading towards the use of satellites, such as telephones. At&t has used this communications satellite (top right) ever since the late 1950s. TVS and radios are also turning to the use of satellites. RCA and Sony have released satellite dishes for Radio and Television services....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History of Satellite Communications

- History of Satellite Communications The first idea of satellite communication came from an article in 1945 named Wireless World, where Author C. Clarke described the use of manned satellites in 24 hour orbits to distribute television programs. However, the first person to carefully evaluate the technical and financial aspects of such a venture was John R. Pierce of Bell Telephone Laboratories (Whalen, n.d.). In a 1954 speech and 1955 article, Pierce described the usefulness of a communications "mirror" in space, a medium-orbit "repeater" and a 24-hour-orbit "repeater." In comparing the communications capacity of a satellite, which he estimated the capacity at 1,000 simultaneous tel...   [tags: History Satellite Communication]

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Radio Creating a Shared Culture

- ... 196). The shared hobby of listening to the radio became even more prominent during times of strife. This was very obvious in the time of the Titanic as radio acted as the line that connected the ship to broadcasters and then broadcasters to the rest of the public. However, in this case the ease of the radio was not as welcomed. As stated in Communication in History chapter 27, it was incredibly easy for amateur broadcasters to interfere with radio signals and in this case one those people passed along the message that all passengers of the titanic were safe....   [tags: communication technology, history of radio]

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The Role of the Radio Broadcast Assistant

- ... (UKCCS, 2003). The role of a BA needs to have many skills, some of these skills are: • Good research skills • Creativity and ideas • Good written and spoken communication skills • A flexible attitude • Good team working skills • The ability to plan, priorities and work under pressure. • Technical and computer skills • A keen interest in radio and music or current affairs • The ability to work on your own initiative • Excellent administrative and organizational skills (National Careers Service, 2012) All Broadcast Assistance must understand what the purpose of the show/station is about so they can be aware of the target audience (Skillset, 2009)....   [tags: assistant producers, radio broadcasting industry]

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Radio Is Becoming More Prolific

- Like all media, radio is rapidly changing. In fact, Lacey (2013) states that “Radio is arguably becoming more prolific, more fragmented, more manipulable, more mobile, and more global”. This is evidenced by the fact that radio distribution has become more pervasive, production technology has dramatically changed and the consumption habits of listeners have become diverse. There are several reasons as to why these changes are happening and a prime example of this change in radio is Mediaworks multi-platform morning news and current affairs show, Paul Henry....   [tags: Radio, Frequency modulation, AM broadcasting]

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Radio Frequency Emissions

- One late summer evening I was watching the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. If you are a frequent viewer of Late Night, infomercials account for the majority of the advertising. To this day, I remember Safe Cell Tab being advertised as a sticker-like device that would reduce the risk of cancer when using it with a wireless phone. According to Wikipedia, sixty percent of the world’s population owns a cell phone. There are roughly 6.7 billion people in the world. This means on any given day 4 billion people are exposed to cellular phones....   [tags: Radio Waves]

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

- The innovation of the RFID chip or the Radio Frequency Identification has been a critical piece of technology that has been around since the early/mid 20th century (est 1938). Functions of a radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging system involves a tag and a reader. When scanned, the antenna within the tag picks up the radio wave and sends a response back to the reader. This technology is being used for both short range and also long range identification, in the short-range identification category, this innovation is used in practical applications like credit cards (pay wave, tap and go ect...), animal identification (domestic pets, farm animals)....   [tags: Radio Frequency Identification]

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Television, Radio, And Phone Coverage

- Media such as television, radio, and phone coverage are often taken for granted in our society, as if they have always been in existence. It is easy for the population to forget that there was once a time where this technology was new and unfamiliar. What is shocking is that there are people around today who never stepped into a movie theatre until they were 20 years old, and who had never watched TV during their infant years. One such person is a wonderful woman named Linda Ampulski, who agreed to an interview based on media and technology throughout her life....   [tags: Broadcasting, Television, Old-time radio]

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The Radio Frequency Identification Technology

- This project gives an overview of the radio frequency identification technology and the limitations of the usage of RFID technology. Radio Frequency Identification is the wireless technology that uses radio waves to identify objects within its proximity range. This process involves tagging an object to a transmitter which will emit a burst of information including identification of the tag. The identification process and the various components involved in the transmission, identification and receiving of the radio waves are discussed....   [tags: RFID, Radio-frequency identification, Wireless]

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Rfid For Radio Frequency Identification

- RFID stands for radio frequency identification and is a short range wireless technology that consists of tags and antennas that are very small, sometimes as small as a human hair and a reader (Gow & Smith, 2006; Yao, Chu & Li, 2012). The tags respond to a radio signal sent from the reader, otherwise known as a transceiver. RFID systems operate on different ranges from low frequencies to high frequencies, UHF, and microwaves (Gow & Smith, 2006). There are passive and active RFIDs and the main difference is that passive RFID tags have no internal power supply....   [tags: RFID, Radio-frequency identification, Patient]

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Radio Served As A Source For Information

- As radio established itself as a primary source for information, it simultaneously grew to be the most popular entertainment medium in the country. Everyone on the home front gathered around the radio in his or her living room to listen to the music and programming offered. Radio served as a crucial element in boosting morale and improving the attitudes of the American public in times of war and chaos. As the war developed, there was an increasing demand for escapist entertainment. The man that envisioned a device like this was David Sarnoff....   [tags: Radio, United States, United States Army]

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Radio Is Considered As The Father Of Mass Communication

- Radio is considered as the “grandfather” of mass communication. Radio communication affects us in our everyday lives. It entertains us through music and dialogue, it informs us about the news or weather, and it persuades our mind. Roger C. Bethel from childhood to about eighteen years old had dreams of becoming a world renowned musician and having his music played over the radio. Eventually, these dreams were diminished. This allowed him to use his voice to communicate to the masses. The foundation of mass communication rest on the shoulders of the radio....   [tags: Radio, Frequency modulation, Broadcasting]

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Global Positioning System (GPS)

- INTRODUCTION It was developed by US Department of Defense in 1969 for military applications. The system was made available in 1980s for civil use a decade after it was developed. It is also called as NAVSTAR (Navigation System, Timing and Ranging). Orbiting navigational satellites are used in this system for transmitting position and time data to the handheld devices or receivers. The handheld devices or receivers calculates latitude, longitude, altitude and velocity itself based on the orbiting navigational satellites....   [tags: navigation, position, satellites, signals]

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Radio in The Enormous Radio

- The Symbolic Meaning of the Radio in The Enormous Radio       Many authors use the personification of inanimate objects to symbolize the feelings and expressions of their characters. One example of this is in John Cheever’s short story, "The Enormous Radio." Although critics argue that the characteristics of the radio are the opposite of those of Jim and Irene Westcott, the radio actually reflects the couple’s life. Even though in the beginning of the story the Westcotts’ old radio is outdated and constantly malfunctioning, it has the same innocence and simplicity as the couple....   [tags: Enormous Radio Essays]

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Radio Frequency Identification

- RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION Introduction RFID is a technology which enables detecting and identifying objects using electromagnetic radio waves. This is processed through exchange of information between a reader and a tag being attached to the object that includes the data associated with the object. This can be used to detect and classify vehicles, animals, patients, shipment goods and airline baggage. [1] RFID technology involves two main components, they are transponders which are also known as tags or labels, contain the relevant information about the object and other the interrogators, also known as readers or transceivers, that extract the data from the tags....   [tags: Technology, Electromagnetic Radio Waves]

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What's Radio Frequency Energy

- Radio frequency energy is the energy transmitted by sources that can generate electromagnetic fields like TV signals, radio signal, wireless networks and cell phone towers, by using specially designed circuits connected to a an antenna this electromagnetic energy can be harvested and converted into a usable DC voltage. One of the applications of this technology is in radio frequency identification tags in which harvesting device can receives an RF signal from a sensing device; this RF signal can supply enough power to let the RFID tag to send radio frequency back including identification information to any item of interest....   [tags: TV signal, radio signal, wireless network]

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The New Zealand Radio Is A Prime Example Of A Country

- Radio is a constantly changing media, fuelled by both what the listeners want to hear, but also what they advertisers want you to hear. In recent times, this has become split in to two groups, commercial radio, and public. While both are integral in the New Zealand market, and have certain traits that are similar, they also have polar opposites which can define them, and their place in the ever changing market. New Zealand Radio is a prime example of a country adapting this form of media from the beginning....   [tags: Advertising, Broadcasting, Radio]

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The Birth of Mass Culture: The Rise of the Radio in the 1920’s

- Throughout the 1920’s, a new era of pop culture was ushered in as America recovered from its involvement in the First World War. Within this era, society was dominated by the desire to express oneself and live lavishly while free of structural constraint, and this new pursuit of freedom was displayed within the evolution of jazz, flapper fashions, and an increased obsession with entertainment. While each of these events undoubtedly played a role in shaping the pop culture of the twenties, one particular aspect of entertainment was the driving force behind the redefinition of the American culture and lifestyle for decades to come....   [tags: radio, mass culture, communication]

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Radio Frequency Identification

- Introduction RFID is an acronym of Radio Frequency Identification. RFID systems allow for contactless identification of objects. An RFID system is made up of three parts – the RFID tag itself (also called a transponder), a device which reads the tag and a (backend) IT system which looks up the ID on the tag with a database record to identify and describe the object. The RFID tag consists of a silicon chip, containing a unique identification number and an antenna which communicates with the reader device....   [tags: RFID, Transponder, Tag, Backend, Radio]

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Patty Jackson: Her Time in the Radio Industry

- Microphones and papers scattered everywhere. Mug on the table. Windows. Pictures and frames. White walls. Petite women. Golden dread locks. Million dollar smile. This is the way Patty Jackson’s and her office looked when stepping inside. Who would have known that a small city girl would have made it this far, Look how far she has come. Patty Jackson is a Philadelphia native with a bright future. Growing up in South Philadelphia isn’t an easy task for any teen but Jackson has beaten the odds. Jackson attended church every Sunday with family and friends; she would be summoned by the pastor to read daily scriptures, poems and announcements for the church....   [tags: radio, talk, stations]

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The Difficult Lesson of The Enormous Radio

- The Difficult Lesson of  The Enormous Radio   "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever begins with Jim and Irene Westcott who are an average American couple with an average American family. Cheever describes them as middle-aged, having two young children, a pleasant home, and a sufficient income. On the surface they seem to have a perfect life, but underneath this is not the case. In the course of the story, Irene’s imperfections are revealed by a hideous radio. The radio was bought to give the Westcott’s listening pleasure, but then they discover it can hear all the neighbors’ conversations....   [tags: Enormous Radio]

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Satellite Surveillance

- Satellite Surveillance I. Preface My interest in satellite surveillance did not really appear to after I saw the movie "Enemy of the State" in 1998. The synopsis of the movie is: Robert Dean (Will Smith) is a labor lawyer who is unknowingly in possession of evidence related to a serious politically motivated crime. Government agents eager to hide their guilt believe that Dean is on to them, and proceed to turn his life upside-down, ruin his reputation, and frame him for various incidents, thanks to the latest in high-tech government surveillance techniques....   [tags: Satellites Weapons Technology Essays]

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Radio Stations And Learning Information About The Station

- Getting to go to one of my favorite radio stations and learning information about the station and how it operates was an amazing opportunity. When I went to Blake FM, I was surprised that it was a part of five other companies in the same building. There were new things that I learned about the radio industry, this group of radio stations, and about a man who has been in the radio industry for many years. In addition, I learned about the structure of the stations and the things that relate with their target audience....   [tags: Radio, Frequency modulation, Country music]

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The Central Indiana Radio Business For A Long Time

- This past week I was privileged to interview a man who has been a part of the Central Indiana radio business for a long time. Bryon Maddox first began working with a local radio station when he was in high school. In 1978 he began his career on the air. This means he has been in the radio industry for over 30 years. He is able to experience something that many people do not get the opportunity to do; staying in a familiar location for over 30 years in his broadcasting career. Currently, Maddox works as a news director, program director, and is on air live in the mornings for the WoofBoom organization....   [tags: Want, Need, WANT, Talk radio]

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