Currents Headlines from the November 2005 Issue

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The online headlines from the November 2005 issue of Radio magazine.

Cumulus to Acquire Susquehanna Radio
A private partnership of Cumulus Media, Bain Capital, The Blackstone Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners will acquire the radio business of Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff for $1.2 billion.

FCC Adopts Procedures for Kinstar Antenna Applications
The modified procedures eliminate the need to submit a proof of performance, current distribution measurements or a formula for the vertical plane radiation characteristic for nondirectional AM facilities.

SBE Swears in New Board and Officers, Presents Awards
The new officers of the Society of Broadcast Engineers—including Radio magazine editor Chriss Scherer as president and Radio magazine contributor Barry Thomas as treasurer—begin their one-year terms.

Rehr Named NAB President
David Rehr assumes his new duties on Dec. 5, 2005, after serving several years as the president of the National Beer Wholesalers Association.

Petition Seeks to Create Low Power AM Service
Five parties filed a petition with the FCC to establish a commercial, low-power AM (LPAM) radio service with antenna input powers up to 250W.

SBE Relaunches Website
The new site, which retains the address, features improved navigation, more functionality and modern Web design.

Broadcast Electronics Intros HD Radio to New Zealand
Transmitting on 106.1MHz from the Skytower in Auckland, the broadcast is under a special demonstration license from the Radio Spectrum Management division of the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development.

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