FCC Sets Panelists and Agenda for Media Ownership Workshop  

The workshop will focus on the current financial and economic conditions and marketplace factors affecting the media industry.

Alaska Plans EAS Test Using EAN Code 

The test will be sent Jan. 6, 2010, at 10 a.m. Alaska Time.

RMLC, ASCAP Reach Temporary Fee Agreement for 2010  

The RMLC says the fee schedule is a temporary discount equal to 7 percent less than fees paid in 2009.

FCC to Hold Media Ownership Workshop 

The workshop will focus on the current financial and economic conditions and marketplace factors affecting the media industry and how the FCC should take these into account as it conducts its review process.

RAB, NAB Create Expanded Working Relationship 

Part of the agreement: The Fall Radio Show will be a joint production of the RAB and the NAB.

Local Community Radio Act Clears House of Representatives 

If enacted, the bill will allow new low-power commercial stations to apply for licenses.

Senate Bill Seeks Greater FCC Technical Resources 

Sen. Olympia Snowe introduced the action to modify the Communications Act of 1934.

FCC's Copps Comments on Media Ownership, Serving the Public Interest  

Copps has long cried out for improvements in serving the public interest.

SBE Taps Madison, WI, for 2010 National Meeting  

The Society of Broadcast Engineers national meeting will be held during the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Broadcasters Clinic Oct. 26-28, 2010.

FEMA, FCC Adopt Wireless Carrier Emergency Alert Standards 

The announcement marks the beginning of the 28-month clock for mobile service providers to develop, test and deploy the mobile alert system.

New SBE Chapter: Twin Falls, ID 

SBE Chapter 145 Magic Valley is the newest chapter for the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

FCC Seeks TV Band Device Database Managers 

The Commission decided in its ruling to designate one or more database administrators from the private sector to create and operate TV band databases.

BIA/Kelsey Predicts Slow, Steady Radio Economic Recovery  

In 2009 online revenues will bring the industry an additional $382 million (up from $342 million in 2008). BIA/Kelsey forecasts the number will rise to $459 million in 2010.

2009 Radio Revenue Soft, But Future is Bright  

Online revenue is up, all other sources are down.

House Oversight Committee Calls Hearing on Radio Ratings  

The hearing will focus on the Arbitron Portable People Meter. The committee hopes to determine the PPM's effect on diversity in radio broadcasting.

Michael J. Fox to Receive NAB Distinguished Service Award 

The five-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner will be honored at the 2010 NAB Show.

Local Community Radio Act Moves to Senate  

The Senate and House versions move to full votes in Congress.

FCC Dismisses KWVE EAS Fine 

While the monetary fine is set aside, the station is still being admonished for the error.

NAB Opens 2009 Service to America Awards Nominations  

The awards were founded in a partnership with Bonneville International and the NAB.

NAB Urges FCC, DHS to Consider FM Receivers in Cell Phones  

The NAB notes that FM is an established service and will extend the access of EAS information via mobile phones.

NPR, Ibiquity Strike Deal on HD Radio Power Increase  

A 6dB increase in digital sideband power is being presented to the FCC for approval. An additional increae is possible and still under consideration.

Futuresource Study: Internet Radio to Ignite Networked Audio Market  

The digital music market in the United States now accounts for 35 percent of the country's music revenues, with a subscription market worth nearly $3 billion.

NAB Addresses FCC on Media Ownership Rules  

The NAB's Jane Mago outlined the key points in determining realistic ownership rules for broadcasters, noting that the current restrictions are out of date and need to be revised to ensure the public interest is served.

CRE Study: Radio Shines Bright Compared to Other Media  

Broadcast radio use scores high with consumers compared to other forms of media.

Performance Rights Act Supporters Seek Meeting with NAB  

The NAB notes that the Local Freedom Act, which counters the Performance Rights Act, continues to gain support in the House and the Senate.

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