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The online headlines from the February 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.

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Lightning Basics
With all the mysticism stripped away, science clearly explains the causes and functioning of lightning. Ron Nott reviews the current best practices to mitigate lightning damage.

LED Obstruction Lighting Systems Give Back
LED lighting is a cost-effective approach to obstruction lighting.

Choosing a Network Switch for Audio over IP
While all network switches carry Ethernet packets, there are limits to how many packets a switch can handle. Even an expensive business-class gigabit Ethernet switch may not be up to snuff.

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Continental Electronics acquires Weather Radio division of IREC Crown Broadcast
Continental will initially fulfill an order for 42 fully redundant 300W and 1kW systems.

NAB Fastroad Investigates Transmitter Efficiency Ratings
The NAB Fastroad project funded the report, which includes a proposal for industry-standard energy efficiency rating for transmitters.

NAB, NASBA Create EAS Education Effort
The series of live-video presentations and online webinars will kick off with a live virtual town hall on Feb. 3, 2011.

Cox Names Dave Siegler as VP of Technical Operations
Siegler will lead all engineering and technical operations of CMG, and he will work with industry organizations to assist with industry initiatives.

Steven Johnson to Speak at 2011 NAB Show Technology Luncheon
Johnson is a social critic and technologist with writings that have influenced the way political campaigns use the Internet.

CBI 2011 Spring Convention Set for Times Square
More than 1,200 attendees are expected to attend the event.

Sirius XM OK'ed for Hawaii and Alaska
Terrestrial repeaters have been authorized to operate in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Honolulu.

Mike Dosch Named CEO of Telos Alliance
Dosch joined Axia in 1999 after working for PR&E as general manager and director of R&D.



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