Currents Headlines from the June 2007 Issue 

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

AES Creates Eargle Scholarship Fund 

Following the passing of audio industry pioneer John M. Eargle in May, details of a memorial tribute to the life and work of John Eargle to take place in Los Angeles on June 14 have been arranged.

NAB Announces Tech Program for 2007 Radio Show 

The 2007 NAB Radio Show will be held in Charlotte, NC, Sept. 26 to Sept. 28. The NAB has announced the technical program agenda for the convention.

FCC Releases Rules for IBOC 

Many of the details of the ruling were posted in the Radio Currents after they were adopted. This is to provide a link to the text.

Philippine Radio Station Adds Multicasting 

Radio Mindanao Network has commenced HD Radio multicast broadcasts in the Philippines.

XM/Sirius Merge Debate Continues 

The League of Rural Voters, the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Latino Coalition have all expressed support for the proposal. All three groups have petitioned the FCC to express their opinions.

Sony Joins HD Radio Manufacturer List 

Sony has joined the list of consumer electronics manufacturers that produce HD Radio receivers.

Radio Currents Online - May 28 - Jun 3, 2007 

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Google Proposes Real-time Spectrum Auction 

The FCC received a proposal from Google to sell spectrum in the same kind of real-time auction now used to sell advertising. The proposal came in the form of public comments to the FCC concerning the rules for the pending sale of spectrum in the 700MHz band.

SBE States Opposition to Live Code EAS Testing 

Alerts from the NWS, some local authorities and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) using real emergency event codes, when no actual emergency exists, have recently been used in some communities to test consumer receivers. The NWS is recommending the practice be expanded nationwide. The SBE asserts that these cry-wolf alerts will potentially cause public alarm, weaken confidence in the EAS for real alerts and discourage broadcaster’s involvement with volunteer EAS programs.

NAB Requests Inquiry into Satellite Radio FCC Violations 

In the latest chapter of the National Association of Broadcasters witch hunt against satellite radio, the NAB sent a letter to the FCC responding to XM and Sirius's objection to the NAB's Freedom of Information Act request for information related to the satellite radio companies' violations of FCC rules governing FM modulators and terrestrial repeaters.

George Named VP of Domestic Sales at LBA 

John George has been named the vice president of domestic sales at LBA Technology,

Symetrix Expands Facility, Adds Staff 

Symetrix has expanded its facilities and hired staff members.

Follow up: FCC DIRS Training 

The FCC's Disaster Information Reporting System for various communications services is being developed to better prepare the government to disseminate information during a major disaster. The FCC conducted a training session on the system on May 23. The new system will serve as a focal point for information on the condition of communications infrastructure in affected areas. DIRS will only be activated for catastrophic situations.

Sound Exchange Extends Offer to Small Webcasters 

Sound Exchange has offered to extend the terms of prior legislation known as the Small Webcaster Settlement Act (SWSA), with some minor modifications, to small webcasters through 2010.

D.A.S. Appoints Velez and Teran 

D.A.S. Audio has added Carolain Velez and Edward Teran to the company's U.S. headquarters.

Fritz Sennheiser Celebrates 95th Birthday 

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser celebrated his 95th birthday on May 9.

TFT Names International Sales Manager 

Steve Parker has joined TFT as international sales manager.

Clear Channel Launches Cell Phone Interactive Application 

Clear Channel Radio has begun the national roll-out of customized mobile phone applications to extend its local station brands.

Radio Currents Online - May 21- May 27, 2007 

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

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