Currents Headlines from the January 2011 Issue

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The online headlines from the January 2011 issue of Radio magazine.

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Win an Expense-paid Trip to the 2011 NAB Show
Radio magazine will select a guest blogger to cover the 2011 NAB Show in April. See complete details here.

FCC Approves Net Neutrality
The vote followed party lines 3-2.

Student Stations Win Copyright Relief Through 2015
The rates and terms of the settlement for educational stations maintain the current $500 minimum annual fee.

House Passes Amended LPFM Bill
The bill was amended to include provisions sought by the National Association of Broadcasters to protect full-power radio stations.

New AM Radio Data Concept Developed
Ibiquity and NAB Fastroad cofunded the project to develop a low-rate digital data service concept for AM broadcasters.

Nielsen Drops Radio Ratings
The Fall 2010 survey will be the last offered by the company.

Media Rating Council Withdraws Accreditation for Arbitron Radar, Nationwide Services
The increase in unaccredited Portable People Meter markets used to compile national data lead to the change in accreditation status.

NATE Updates Tower Safety Guide
The fourth edition of the Accident Prevention, Safety and Health Program Guide suggests formats and procedures for fall prevention, hazard identification and tower access, and samples of a climber exam and evaluation form.

FCC's Copps Proposes Public Value Test for License Renewal
Part of Copps' plan would reduce the license renewal period from eight to four years.

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