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A Virtual Tour of the Equipment Used For AM, FM, Satellite and Internet Radio

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Radio Station Microphones
A Professional Microphone with a Wind Screen

A Professional Microphone with a Wind Screen

Photo Credit: © Corey Deitz
Most radio stations have an assortment of microphones. Some microphones are especially designed for voice and on-air work. Often, these microphones will also have wind-screens over them, as this one does.

The wind-screen keeps extraneous noise to a minimum such as the sound of breath blowing into the microphone or the sound of a "popping" "P". (Popping Ps occur when a person pronounces a word with a hard "P" in it and in the process, expels a pocket of air that hits the microphone creating undesired noise.)

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