Currents Headlines from the March 2006 Issue

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The online headlines from the March 2006 issue of Radio magazine.

Congressman Intros Bill on Audio Broadcast Flag
New Jersey Congressman Mike Ferguson says that the Audio Broadcast Flag Licensing Act of 2006 will protect the property rights owners, but it will not interfere with the HD Radio rollout.

Nielsen Exits PPM Research Program
The TV ratings company will not participate in the deployment of the Arbitron Portable People Meter, but Arbitron sees the split as a chance to focus on its own goals and timetable.

Nautel Hires Conlon as CEO
Peter Conlon joins Nautel after many years of working in the telecommunications industry. He is the former CFO of Positron Fiber Systems.

HD Digital Radio Alliance Launches Promotional Campaign
The 12 owners that comprise the HD Digital Radio Alliance have kicked off the first phase of a promised $200 million advertising campaign to educate and motivate consumers toward adoption of HD Radio technology.

Kahn Files Suit Against Ibiquity, Others
Kahn claims that Ibiquity, Lucent Technologies, Clear Channel and others have suppressed competition and monopolized AM and FM radio. This sounds like the AM stereo battle of 20 years ago.

FCC Issues NAL Against Behringer for $1 Million
The FCC claims that its equipment authorization rules were violated when Behringer marketed at least 50 different digital audio devices.

AWRT Awards Trembly as Engineer of the Year
The award was created in a partnership with the SBE. Cristy Trembly has worked in TV for 30 years and currently works as studio manager/engineer-in-charge for CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

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