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The online headlines from the April 2008 issue of Radio magazine.

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Silliman Receives NAB's Engineering Honor
Thomas B. Silliman, president of Electronics Research Incorporated (ERI), and retired ABC senior advisor of science and technology Antoon (Tony) Uyttendaele will be presented with the 2008 NAB Engineering Achievement Awards for radio and TV respectively during the Technology Luncheon at the NAB Show.

Georgia Tech Tests Wireless Emergency Alert System for Visually Impaired
Results indicate that 94 percent of blind and visually impaired test subjects found the tested system to be a significant improvement over their current methods of receiving emergency alerts.

Two Alabama Cities Adopt Alert FM
Selma radio stations WALX and WJAM and Birmingham radio stations WBHJ, WBHK, WBPT, WNCB and WZZK join stations in Mobile, AL, and Florence, AL, as some of the first in the state to deploy a local platform for Alert FM.

Broadcast Electronics Add Burgess in Sales
Burgess will oversee sales for BE Audiovault and The Radio Experience products for the southern U.S. and Alaska and several key broadcast accounts.

Loeffler Joins Mayah to Open North American Office
Daniel Loeffler will represent the German company as it opens a North American office.

Arbitron, Nielsen Terminate Project Apollo
The two companies had been working on the proposed single-source, national research service since early 2005.

APT Prepares to Launch New Brand Identity
A new logo and a new corporate identity will be the focus at the NAB Show this year. The move is designed to reflect the company's growth in size and maturity.

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