Arbitron, Maryland Attorney General Reach PPM Agreement 

Under the agreement, Arbitron will take several steps to more reliably represent all segments of radio listeners, particularly younger and minority listeners.

Performance Rights Act Reintroduced in Congress 

The bill is back. Artists and labels want to see money from terrestrial radio stations.

NATE Updates Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard 

Second edition is based on industry best practices.

Nominations Open for APRE Engineering Achievement Award 

Deadline to enter is March 1, 2009. The award will be presented at the 2009 NAB Show.

NAB Calls for Crystal Radio Award Entries 

The deadline to enter is Feb. 3, 2009.

Copps is Obama's Interim FCC Chairman 

Democrat Michael Copps has been named acting FCC chairman. Copps stated he was honored to be designated.

Special Rates Extended for Some NAB Hotels 

A soft economy is one reason cited for the reduced rates. Concern over attendance is likely another.

CBI, WHRB Seek Copyright Royalty Board Filing Extension 

The CRB provided 30 days for stations to submit filings, but most college stations are on break until the deadline.

New York Festivals 2009 Radio Programming & Promotion Awards Call for Entries 

Established in 1982, the competition honors the most original and innovative work in radio broadcasting with entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe.

New FCC Chairman Signals Major Change 

Genachowski is a strong advocate of net neutrality.

Sound Exchange, CPB Set Terms and Rates Through 2010 

The agreement establishes the royalty amount and the term from Jan. 1, 2005. through Dec. 31, 2010.

Wonder Vision Awards Recognize Several in Radio 

The awards recognize efforts that assist people with sight disabilities.

Martin to Step Down from FCC 

Martin said he leaves the office with great pride in the FCC's accomplishments and with deep gratitude for having had an opportunity to serve the American public.

Congress Intros Broadcaster Freedom Act 

The bill would ban the reactivation of the Fairness Doctrine.

Arbitron Settles with NJ and NY Attorneys General 

Arbitron agrees to incorporate specific actions into its continuous improvement program for the Portable People Meter service in the New York and Philadelphia radio markets.

SBE Introduces SBE University 

The first course offered by the SBE University is AM Antenna Modeling.

HD Radio Electronic Program Guide Begins Second Phase 

The project plans an on-air field trial later this year.

CES Shows New HD Radio Receivers 

Ibiquity highlights HD Radio progress and breadth of product offerings.

NPR to Receive Vision Free Award at CES 

Captioned, Braille, and radio reading service radios will serve hearing and visually disabled worldwide.

CRB Accepts Submissions for Radio Humanitarian and Radio Promotion Awards 

The Radio Humanitarian Award is presented to stations in large, medium and small market categories for public service performed between Nov. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2008.

FCC Steps Back from Pivotal Votes on Free Broadband, IBOC Digital Carrier Boost 

The decision to cancel the scheduled Dec. 18 meeting came after Martin's office received a letter co-authored by Sen. John D. Rockefeller and Rep. John Waxman, both Democrats headed for key chairmanships in their respective bodies of Congress.

Save the date: the Internet Media Device Alliance will meet on Jan. 9. 

Save the date: the Internet Media Device Alliance will meet on Jan. 9.

Europe Gets New DRM Service 

The BBC and Deutsche Welle have teamed to launch a digital European radio service using DRM technology.

Report: UK Analog Radio Sunset May Begin in 2017 

The DRWG report, drafted at the request of British telecom officials, sets out three criteria that, once met, would set the transition in motion.

The Top Radio magazine Stories of 2008 

Radio’s most-viewed stories from this past year.

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