Currents Headlines from the August 2007 Issue

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

FCC Opens Comment Window on PSRA/PSSA Rulemaking
Listed under RM-11384, the petition seeks to loosen the rules for stations operating during these periods. In particular, the petition proposes several points.

FCC Issues EAS Order
The most significant change is the addition of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) as a key component to EAS. The protocol will be required for use once FEMA formally adopts it.

Harris Names Pannell Director of North American Sales for Radio Broadcast
Chris Pannell joined Harris in 2003 as a district sales manager, and was later named national sales manager for RF and radio systems and consoles.

Liquid Compass Hires New COO
Amy Van Hook joins Liquid Compass from Entercom where she was director of digital operations. She will oversee day-to-day operations for the company.

NAB to Present First HD Multicasting Award at Radio Show
The award will identify and honor the producers of programming specifically created for HD Radio multicast channels. The award will be presented at the keynote session during the NAB Radio Show.

How Effective Was the Internet Day of Silence?
On June 26, 2007, thousands of Internet radio stations across America turned silent in symbolic protest of the increase in royalty rates proposed by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).

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