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Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set by Christopher H. Sterling

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CABLE RADIO

Cable radio is a program service offered by a cable television system. Usually providing many different talk and music program types, the service is typically offered as an extra feature to television cable subscribers.

Technology

Technically, cable radio is relatively easy to offer. At a cable system head-end, one or more FM antennae are aimed toward stations that can be received by the cable operator. In the past, most such systems used an all-band approach. That is, local stations across the entire FM radio spectrum (88 to 108 MHz) are received, amplified, and carried on the cable system.

To receive cable radio, a signal splitter at the subscriber's location provides a second connection for the FM tuner. Although many systems ...

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