Currents Headlines from the July 2007 Issue

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The online headlines from the July 2007 issue of Radio magazine.

FCC Seeks Comments on Sat Radio Merger
Petitions to deny, comments or informal comments had to be filed by July 9, and replies are due by July 24 in MB Docket No. 07-57.

FCC Adopts Order Implementing Katrina Panel Recommendations
On May 31, the Federal Communications Commission implemented various recommendations of its independent panel reviewing the impact of Hurricane Katrina on communications networks.

Radio magazine Featured in NAB Radio Techcheck
The NAB's June 18 Radio Techcheck newsletter featured the Radio magazine Engineer's Notebook section of the Radio magazine website.

Crown Celebrates 60 Years
Indiana minister Clarence C. Moore founded the company to build reel-to-reel tape recorders for Christian broadcast missionaries to use in remote regions of the world.

FCC Releases Second R&O on EAS
The order now requires EAS participants to accept messages using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) no later than 180 days after FEMA announces its adoption of standards.

Music First Coalition Seeks Radio Airplay Royalties
The group's website states that "Corporate radio has had a free pass for too long." The group wants commercial radio stations to pay performers for playing their music on the air.

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