FCC's Martin Pushes Free Internet, With a Catch 

The outgoing commissioner's plan is to auction spectrum with a mandate to set aside part of it for free Internet use.

Appropriate Use of EAS? 

The EAS was activated in Lubbock, TX, to warn residents of a telephone scam phishing for bank account information.

Radio Currents Online - Dec 8 - Dec 14, 2008 

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Dec 8 - Dec 14, 2008.

Lectrosonics Updates Service Policy for 700 MHz Products 

With the FCC ruling to eliminate wireless mic usage in the 700MHz band, some existing equipment has to be retuned or replaced.

CEA Revises Holiday Forecast 

The forecast actually bears some good financial news.

NAB Show Adds to Convention Management Team 

Christina Vergara takes on the duties of director of convention education, and Bob Sitrick will be the executive producer for the NAB Show Content Theater.

Cox Consolidates Divisions as Cox Media Group 

Cox Newspapers, Cox Television and Cox Radio will be united under one organization.

Sweeney Joins Stream The World as SVP 

Neil Sweeney previously worked as the director of business development and strategy at Canwest.

HD Digital Radio Alliance Sponsors Local-market Multicast Ad Contest 

The ads were judged on their ability to excite listeners about the multicast content, as well as their effectiveness in prompting a call to action to buy an HD Radio receiver.

HD Digital Radio Alliance Launches Holiday Marketing Plan 

The advertising campaign keeps radio, expands mobile messaging, and adds newspaper.

CBS Radio to Power Yahoo Launchcast Radio 

Beginning in early 2009, Launchcast's 150 stations and more than 150 CBS Radio stations will be combined, with CBS Radio assuming sales responsibility for the entire portfolio.

Ilounge Poll Puts HD Radio on Top for Iphone Features 

IBOC was put ahead of desired features including a larger screen and alternate controllers.

FCC Extends Sat Radio Deadline for Third-party Access 

The Nov. 28, 2008, deadline has passed. The new deadline is Feb. 27, 2009.

IAAIS Develops Accessibility Standards for HD Radios 

The IAAIS wishes to generate early adoption of the standards by many manufacturers so that many different units will be accessible and simple to use for all radio users.

My Simbook Names Lambert as EVP and COO 

T.J. Lambert most recently the SVP affiliate relations at ABC Radio Networks.

BIA: Radio Revenues to Continue Decline in 2009 

2008 will likely end -7 percent below 2007, and 2009 looks no better.

True RTA Releases Software Update 

The .1 release is a free upgrade for all users of True RTA Version 3.

Dave Scott Companies add Regional Managers 

Three people join the staffs at RadioTraffic.com, RadioTextMessages.com and RadioWeather.com.

Radio Currents Online - Dec 1 - Dec 7, 2008 

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of Dec 1 - Dec 7, 2008.

Currents Headlines from the December 2008 Issue 

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

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