The law requiring Internet radio broadcasters to pay increased royalties is being postponed indefinitely pending negotiations between Sound Exchange, representing record companies and artists, and the Digital Media Association (DiMA), representing webcasters.
NAB2008 will host the 62nd NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference April 12-17 in Las Vegas.
The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show will feature a performance by Collective Soul.
The National Association of Broadcasters announced the finalists for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting.
From the broadcaster's point of view, the most significant change is the addition of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) as a key component to EAS.
The FCC's update to the Emergency Alert System rules, which has been stalled for some time, has been released. From the broadcaster's point of view, the most significant change is the addition of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) as a key component to EAS. The protocol will be required for use once FEMA formally adopts it.
The NAB Radio Show will feature a super session entitled The Bedroom Project: How Young Americans Use, Consume and Interact with Technology and Media.
Following the high demand of the first Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Web-based RF Safety Course, two more course dates have been set with possibly more to come.
On June 26, 2007, thousands of Internet radio stations across America turned silent in symbolic protest of the increase in royalty rates proposed by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).
The ongoing battle rages between the supporters and opponents of the satellite radio merger.
Sound Exchange has proposed a voluntary cap on the minimum fees charged against royalties for sound recordings played on Internet radio.
The FCC has issued a request for comments on the proposed XM/Sirius merger.
During morning drive on June 26, an accidental Emergency Activation Notification (EAN) was sent through the Emergency Alert System.
The Federal Communications Commission released further details of its previously announced Portland, ME, field hearing regarding localism. The hearing will be held on June 28 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Portland High School.
LRV supports the proposed merger between the satcasters.
A group of 72 congressmen signed a letter that was sent to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majors.
Webcasters are being asked to go silent on June 26 to protest the increased streaming royalty rates that are to be paid to Sound Exchange on July 15.
On May 31, the Federal Communications Commission implemented various recommendations of the FCC's Independent panel reviewing the impact of Hurricane Katrina on communications networks.
In its June 18 Radio Techcheck newsletter, the National Association of Broadcasters featured the Radio magazine Engineer's Notebook section of the Radio magazine website.
The main news items of the week in the ongoing satellite radio merger debate include a study of the proposal commissioned by XM and Sirius
A group of recording artists and organizations have bended together to seek royalties for their music when it is played on the radio. According to the group's website, "Corporate radio has had a free pass for too long."
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