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.

Views from the 2008 NAB Radio Show 

Some glimpses of the convention in Austin, TX.

NAB Donates Toys to Hurricane Ike Evacuees at Austin Convention Center 

The hurricane evacuees from the Houston/Galveston area are being sheltered as part of the relief effort by the City of Austin and the American Red Cross of Central Texas.

NAB Names 2008 Marconi Radio Award Winners 

Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio.

Advancement in Radio Technology Awards Winners 

The ART Awards recognize innovation in radio broadcast technology through products that have a practical use and are available now.

Survey: HD Radio Awareness on the Rise 

While consumer awareness rises, some misconceptions rise, too.

Survey: Radio Listenership Remains Strong, Internet Radio Gains Popularity 

73 percent of listeners listen the same or more than they did five years ago.

Never Mind the Strap, Take the Whole Tower 

WJAC-TV reports on a carefully planned heist.

AWRT, MIW Radio Group to Host Speed Mentoring Session NAB Radio 

The six-minute advice sessions will be modeled after speed dating concept.

NATE Issues Safety Reminder for Hurricane Season 

While it's important to restore communications quickly after a disaster, it's just as important to maintain the highest levels of safety to the tower crews and station personnel.

Zune Adds FM Tagging 

Using RBDS, the tagging takes advantage of the built-in FM tuner in Zune devices. Nine broadcast groups have committed to support the technology.

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