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

Burk Completes Another Factory Training
The class covered the company’s entire line of broadcast facility control systems.

Civil Emergency Message Accidentally Sent to California Counties
The alert was carried by most of the participating radio, TV and cable TV companies in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Bush Orders EAS Fixes
Bush wants the EAS to include cell phones, PDAs and pagers targeted to geographic areas or specific groups.

NAB Radio Show Changes Show Hours Again
Now the NAB has increased the hours on the opening day of the convention to Sept. 20 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Voice Against Centralized Media Ownership Emerges
The Coalition is an alliance of several groups that have joined to pursue a goal to “fight runaway media consolidation and urge the FCC to put the public interest before the self-interest of large media corporations.”

Study: Radio Chops a Minute of Ads off Each Hour
The study compared spot loads on more than 1,000 radio stations in the top 50 markets.

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