With New Administration Comes Change for Broadcasters 

Following the election, several political posts may set a new direction for broadcast interests, including a new FCC chairman.

NPR Labs Weighs in on IBOC Coverage, Interference 

Recent publication and distribution of NPR Lab's Digital Radio Coverage and Interference Analysis Research Project (DRCIA) seems to reiterate a point once made by renown physicist Albert Einstein, when he suggested we ought to "make everything as simple as possible - but not simpler."

FCC Adopts Rules for Unlicensed Use of TV White Spaces 

The unlicensed devices must include a geolocation capability and provisions to access an online database of the incumbent services.

CPB Accepts New Grant Applications 

The CPB has approved funding for the digital conversion of 697 public radio transmitters.

Radio History: 'War of the Worlds' 70 Years Later 

The famous radio broadcast created a nationwide panic the night before Halloween.

Opposition to FCC Nov. 4 White Spaces Vote 

The NAB, RTNDA, NCTA and Dolly Parton, along with broadcasters, cable providers, public policy and government watchdog groups also have letters in to the FCC, urging them to delay the vote.

AWRT Adds Two New Student Chapters 

Howard University and Spelman College join the ranks of AWRT student chapters.

Harris Recognized for Pollution Prevention 

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) recognized Harris for its longstanding efforts in pollution prevention and dedication to protecting people, property and the environment.

NPR Plans Captioned Radio Coverage of Presidential Election 

The broadcast will leverage HD Radio technology to enable deaf people to experience NPR's election coverage through viewing live radio content on specially equipped receivers.

Wisconsin Broadcasters Offers Broadcast Engineering Grants 

The grants are designed to encourage people to pursue broadcast engineering as a career and to promote continuing education from those already employed.

FCC's Martin Favors Unlicensed White Space Device with Some Conditions 

Speaking at a press conference on Oct. 15, Kevin Martin said he favored allowing the devices to operate of up to 100mW of power on certain white spaces in the TV spectrum and 40mW of power on channels adjacent to DTV channels.

125th AES Draws Quality Crowd 

The four-day event drew more than 17,000 attendees.

Arbitron Commercializes PPM in Eight Markets 

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco join Philadelphia and Houston as PPM markets in the top ten radio metros.

FCC Sets Plans for 700MHz Public Safety Block 

The agency is now considering the creation of nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network.

Arbitron Accelerates Start Date for Cell-Phone-Only Sampling 

50 diary markets will receive cell-phone-only sampling in Spring 2009.

NAB Radio Show Attendance: 2,743 

Attendance was down more than 350 from last year's show in Charlotte, which brought in 3,100 attendees.

Federal Regulation: Media Must Wear Safety Vests on Highways 

The Federal Highway Administration adopted the new rule to better protect workers on roads.

Salary Survey 

While salaries are up this year and seminar attendance is stable, engineers may find themselves fighting to keep up with the demands of engineer and IT manager.

House Passes Webcaster Bill 

The bill allows webcasters to negotiate with the music industry for a royalty rate lower than that mandated by Congress last year.

Congressional Bill to Require Satellite and HD Radio in All Receivers 

The bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require all radios manufactured or sold within the United States to be capable of receiving satellite radio and digital terrestrial radio signals.

NAB Extends Deadline for 2009 NAB Show Call for Papers 

The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to Oct. 27, 2008.

FCC Moves Forward on AM MoM Modeling 

The ruling allows AM stations to use method modeling to perform a station proof, but a field strength readings are still required for reference locations.

PPM Under Fire from NY City Council 

The city voted to ask the FCC to investigate the PPM as a viable ratings method.

EAS Manufacturers Develop CAP Profile 

The Industry Group will provide this profile as a recommendation to U.S. governmental agencies and industry associations on the use of CAP for EAS purposes, including the FCC, FEMA, National Weather Service, and other organizations.

NRSC Website Adds Reports Reference 

The online resource provides background information on numerous NRSC projects.

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