EAS : In November 1994, the EAS (Emergency Alert System) was approved by the FCC, with operations to begin January 1, 1997. Using digital signaling, the EAS was to permit sending more than an alert, actual information could be sent, printed out, and rebroadcast on command.
MHz : MHz is an abbreviation for MegaHertz, mega taking the meaning of 1 million. So 1,000,000 Hertz = 1 MHz.
‘Now' is always a good answer for productions that are put together as the last minute!
QSL Cards : QSL cards are usually postcards with a station's call sign and data. These are sent to listeners who report receiving a station. Some stations will actually send a letter on station letterhead, others will send various combinations of information and maps.
Short term, the consolidation of ownership of radio, and the collapse in CD sales. Long term, technology, and its potential unforseen consequences.
In 1966, Gordon McLendon bought KGLA(FM), Los Angeles and changed the calls to KADS(FM), running only commercials: local ads, commercials and national commercials.. It was targeted to grab business from the newspapers. The want ads were either their own voices into a telephone recording device or they could use professional announcers.
In August 1967, McLendon declared it to be a failure; returns to "regular programming". The decision was made to change call signs to KOST-FM and play "beautiful music."
SCA : SCA is Subsidiary Communications Authority or, in other words, an audio subcarrier on a main station, usually FM. For many years, this was the way Muzak was distributed. Today, many private services can be found on SCA channels, from foreign language programming to radio reading services for the blind.
"What are your weaknesses" is one of the most popular questions interviewers ask. It is also the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing your weakness and emphasizing your strengths. Stay away from personal qualities and concentrate on professional traits: "I am always working on improving my communication skills to be a more effective presenter. I recently joined Toastmasters, which I find very helpful."
Tricky one but many successful people try to find a weakness that isn't too devastating rather than pretend they are perfect?! A weakness is OK if you are aware of it and working on making it a strength. Naturally you have worked out plenty of strengths – efficient, hard working, good with people, sense of humour, understand how important chocolate is in a crisis, etc but again be honest. Your lies will be found out very quickly
A remarkable degree. Of course, public radio affords some of that, and it also helps the I was a founder of the station. I can basically initiate and execute any project I feel would be good for the station and the audience, within the general parameters of the station's programming.