Court Rules to Temporarily Reduce Radio Station ASCAP Fees 

The reduction is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010, and results in a reduced radio payment of $40 million.

British Government Shoots Down Digital Radio Promo 

A recent flight of ads generated by the Digital Radio Development Bureau (DRB) was banned by the ASA for being misleading.

Some FM HDs Hope to Crank up the Volume on Monday 

An FCC order permitting FM licensees operating IBOC digital hybrid signals to increase their digital power by 6dB without prior notice or by as much as 10dB by first filing an informal request is expected to go into effect on May 10, 2010

FCC Looks to Update Tower Marking and Lighting Rules  

The proposed revisions are intended to improve compliance with FCC rules and allow the agency to enforce them more effectively.

NAB Opens 2010 Marconi Radio Award Nominations  

Nominations are due to the NAB by May 31, 2010.

Jacobs Media: Pandora Presents Emerging Problem for Broadcast Radio  

Jacobs Media Technology Survey VI shows that Pandora is gaining popularity.

Sony Says Sayonara to Floppies 

With their limited capacity and abundance of larger storage on USB sticks, the 3.5" floppy's days have been numbered.

RTDNA/Hofstra Survey Finds Revenue Boost for TV Websites, Loss for Radio Websites 

Radio stations are blogging and streaming more, but still pictures and news video posts have dropped.

Arbitron, PPM Coalition Settle Dispute to Move Forward  

Arbitron hopes to obtain or retain (depending on the market) MRC accreditation by working with the PPMC.

Ibiquity Demonstrates Active Radio EAS  

The technology provides continuous monitoring regardless of the device being turned on or off.

AM Operators Now Have IBOC Digital Options 

IBiquity's new modified MA1 specification allows broadcasters to sacrifice a degree of digital throughput in exchange for a somewhat higher analog bandwidth and a commensurate noise-floor reduction in analog receivers.

Barclays Forecasts Increased Ad Revenues for 2010  

While total ad revenues are predicted to increase 5.5 percent, the radio forecast predicts an increase of 7.4 percent.

New York Times: Edwin Armstrong Finds New Support  

Those in radio broadcasting know about Edwin Armstrong, but a research project at Columbia is working to ensure that the general public never forgets him.

The Radio magazine Pick Hits of the 2010 NAB Show  

15 products were chosen by the Radio magazine Pick Hits panel.

NAB Announces 2010 Crystal Radio Award Winners 

Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

2010 NAB Show Attendance: 88,044 

Attendance is up more than 5,000 from 2009.

Baun Receives SBE Lifetime Achievement Award 

The SBE Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements by an individual throughout his or her professional lifetime.

Arbitron and Edison Research Find High Radio Usage 

The study found that an estimated 70 million Americans listened to online radio in the past month alone.

NAB CEO Gordon Smith Delivers Inaugural State of the Industry Address 

In his speech, Smith focused on three issues: the radio performance tax, the National Broadband Plan and retransmission consent rights for broadcasters.

Davis and Locke Elected SBE Fellows  

Sterling Davis is vice president of engineering for Cox Media Group in Atlanta, and Robert Locke is the chief engineer for KPTS in Maize, KS.

At the 2010 NAB Show, the IBOC Emphasis Shifts back to Transmission 

The biggest factor driving this reexamination is, of course, the FCC's January nod to increase FM IBOC digital carriers by as much as 10dB over previous levels.

EAS-CAP Industry Group Releases CAP to EAS Implementation Draft for Comment 

The ECIG seeks comments during a two-week window.

Court Says "No" to Net Neutrality 

A D.C. court has concluded that the FCC lacks authority to require providers to treat Internet content with an even hand.

Court Reverses Decision on SBS PPM Encoding  

After first ordering Spanish Broadcast System to encode its station with the Arbitron PPM, a court review allows SBS to cease encoding.

Commonwealth Broadcasting, Cromwell Group Partner with Alert FM  

Using RBDS to send emergency information, the agreement promotes adding FM receivers to mobile devices such as cell phones.

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