ABC Reduces Transponder Power on AMC-8 

ABC Radio sent a letter to its affiliates stating that the transponder the company uses, transponder 23 on AMC-8, to deliver programming to ABC Starguide receivers will operate at a reduced power at various times until Jan. 3, 2007. After Jan.3, 2007, the power reduction will be permanent.

FCC Tweaks FM Allotment and City of License Rules 

In a Report and Order, the FCC has made some changes to its procedures for allotting and assigning channels, classes and communities of license for AM and FM broadcast stations.

Google in Beta Test for Audio Ads 

Google has been integrating the Dmarc advertising system into Google Adwords, and the Internet company has begun a U.S. beta test of Google Audio Ads with a small group of Adwords advertisers.

SBE's Ennes NAB2007 Theme is Everything Audio 

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) will again be the organizing partner with the NAB for the upcoming Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC) at NAB2007, to be held April 14 to April 19 in Las Vegas.

HD Radio Multicasts Must Carry EAS on Dec. 31 

With the coming of the new year comes an EAS requirement of which many FM stations may not be aware.

SBE Announces Ennes 2006 Scholarship Winners 

The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust, an education-oriented arm of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, has awarded three educational scholarships for 2006.

SBE Names Focal Press Official Publisher 

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) has tapped Focal Press, a division of Elsevier Publishing, to be the official publisher of the society.

Symetrix Adds Tantzen 

Symetrix has appointed Ray Tantzen to the newly-created position of product and training specialist/field engineer.

Empire State Building Names Maguire as Broadcast Manager 

The Empire State Building (ESB) has appointed Joseph J. Maguire to be the faciliy's broadcast manager.

RBDG Designs Broadcast Facility at UNLV 

Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG) has completed the design of television and radio studios at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) as part of a new building for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

HD Digital Radio Ad Campaign Continues 

The HD Digital Radio Alliance, a consortium of U.S. radio companies that came together one year ago to accelerate the rollout of HD Radio, has announced a renewed plan to promote the technology.

FCC Sets Agenda Media Ownership Hearing in Nashville 

The Federal Communications Commission has set the date and location for the hearing regarding media ownership: Dec. 11, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Belmont University.

Radio Currents Online - Dec 4 - Dec 10, 2006 

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

New National Symbol for Emergency Management 

The heads of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security Preparedness Directorate, and representatives of state and local emergency managers unveiled a new logo for emergency management

Honda to Offer XM in Vehicles for 2007 

XM Satellite Radio announced that American Honda Motor has agreed to factory install its satellite-radio service.

Currents Headlines from the December 2006 Issue 

The online headlines from the December 2006 issue of Radio magazine.

D&M Holdings to Acquire Philips Sound Solutions 

D&M Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire Philips Sound Solutions (PSS) of Royal Philips Electronics.

Burk Class Certifies 18 

Burk Technology recently completed a factory training session on its remote control systems.

Bloomberg: Merger of Sirius, XM likely 

Denver-based analyst Kit Spring of Stifel Nicolaus believes that a merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio is likely to occur within the next 18 months.

Las Vegas Pro Audio Adds Digital Audio Denmark to Roster 

Digital Audio Denmark (DAD) is the latest manufacturer to join the Las Vegas Pro Audio dealership ranks.

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