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The online headlines from the March 2009 issue of Radio magazine.

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Senate Says No to Fairness Doctrine Revival
The ban was passed as an amendment to an unrelated bill. The House gets the next shot.

Sam Lane of RF Specialties Dies
The owner of RF Specialties of California and co-owner of RF Specialties of Washington died at his home in Santa Barbara, CA, on Feb. 19, 2009, following a two-year battle with cancer.

Verizon Hub Adds 14 Clear Channel Stations from Iheartradio
The initial streaming channels will include a wide variety of stations with diverse programming of interest to many different listeners.

Broadcast Electronics Adds RF Courses
The courses, held in Quincy, IL, cover RF fundamentals and HD Radio topics.

Arbitron Plans PPM Improvements
The changes are tied to the the key methodological enhancements that the company committed to in its agreements with the Attorneys General of New Jersey, New York and Maryland.

Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Genachowski for FCC Post
President Obama has made the official announcement to appoint Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the FCC. The unofficial announcement was made in January.

BIA, Kelsey Group Forecast Contracting Local Ad Market Through 2013
The U.S. Local Media Annual Forecast indicates current economic conditions may accelerate the shift from traditional to digital platforms.

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