13th Webby Awards Announce Radio Site of the Year Nominees 

The winners will be honored at a New York City ceremony on June 8, 2009.

Digital Radio Continues Growth 

In-Stat reports the worldwide market for digital radio saw ongoing growth of 85 percent between 2007 and 2008.

Cart Innovator Jack Jenkins Dies 

Jenkins is credited as being one of the innovators of the first broadcast tape cartridge players.

NAB, EPA Release Going Green Guide 

The booklet was mailed to NAB member stations and is available online.

NAB Launches NoPerformanceTax.org 

The website is designed to be an advocacy resource for radio stations and an information source for listeners.

NAB Announces Results of Board of Directors Election 

The two-year terms of the newly elected board members will begin at the June 2009 NAB Joint board of directors meeting.

FCC Reiterates NCE FM and TV6 Requirements 

The requirements now apply to and will continue to apply to all NCE FM reserved-band applications until such time as the Commission expressly states otherwise, regardless of the date on which a potentially affected TV channel 6 station terminates analog broadcast service.

SNL Kagan: Broadcast Revenue to Decline in 2009 

The study forecasts a market adjustment in 2010 as station owners cut costs and provide digital alternatives to their local communities.

BIA: Radio Industry Revenues Expected To Remain Low in 2009 

The report says that mid and smaller markets will hold up better.

OASIS Commenting on CAP Ends May 2 

This is a chance for broadcasters to provide input into the Common Alerting Protocol standard that will likely be adopted by FEMA for the next generation of EAS.

FCC Proposes Medical Usage Around 450MHz 

The Notice seeks comment on the feasibility of allowing up to 20MHz of spectrum in the 413-457MHz band to be used under the Medical Device Radiocommunication Service (Med Radio Service) in Part 95 of the Commission's rules.

DRM Consortium Plans for Future Steps 

At a meeting in late March 2009, the DRM Consortium will hear and debate how the recent decisions of these two countries to implement DRM for short-wave and medium-wave bands will become the driving force for the rollout in the rest of the world.

NABEF Announces 11th Service to America Award Winners 

The Winners will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America Awards dinner on June 8 at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Hotel.

Jacobs Concludes Going For The Gold Campaign 

More than 2,600 digital pictures have been posted to Jacobs Media's Going For The Gold website.

NAB Honors Mary Tyler Moore with Distinguished Service Award 

The award will be presented during the All Industry Opening Keynote on April 20.

2009 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced 

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

SBE Kicks Off Annual Membership Drive 

The SBE offers prizes as an incentive to existing members to recruit new members. The grand prize this year is a Sony HDTV and a trip to the 2009 SBE National Meeting in Verona, NY.

NAB Disputes RIAA International Grounds for Performance Fee 

The NAB says the RIAA effort is founded on an incomplete and therefore misleading comparison of U.S. and international copyright law.

Jacobs Media Calls for Proof of Artist Support 

The programming consultant launches a campaign to send a message to Congress and Music First.

House Bill Revisits Local Radio, LPFM Rules 

The bill was introduced by Rep. Michael Doyle of Pennsylvania, and it carries the support of 28 other representatives. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

CSB School of Broadcasting Ceases Operations 

All 26 campuses are affected. While the school was facing challenges in the student loan market, the closure was forced by the school's lender, National City/PNC Bank.

Copyright Office Posts NAB, Sound Exchange Streaming Rates in Federal Register 

Any commercial broadcaster that meets the eligibility requirements may operate with the rates and terms set forth in the agreement rather than the rates and terms of any determination by the Copyright Royalty Board.

Work to Restore On-Air Signal Begins after WSPA-TV Tower Collapse 

A trail has been bulldozed to the site and heavy construction equipment is in transit to the location so work can begin.

Arbitron Plans PPM Improvements 

While there is variation in metrics and milestones based on particulars of the local market environments, all of Arbitron PPM customers are in the process of receiving enhancements to the PPM methodology in four key areas: Cell-phone-only sampling, address-based sampling, in-tab compliance rates and response metrics (Sample Performance Indicator or SPI).

Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Genachowski for FCC Post 

President Obama has made the official announcement to appoint Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the FCC. The unofficial announcement was made in January.

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