Royalty Bill Passes House Subcommittee 

The House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Internet and Intellectual Property passed a bill that would require radio stations to pay royalties to artists for playing their music. The full Judiciary Committee takes the next step on the bill

SBE Seeks 100kHz for EAS Communications 

The SBE suggested that 100kHz should be divided into two 50kHz blocks in the D-block spectrum to use as a backhaul channel for a redesigned EAS

Utah Public Radio Returns to Student-Programmed Broadcasting 

Utah Public Radio installed Broadcast Electronics HD Radio equipment to multicast the student-run programming called Fusion HD3

Streaming Royalties May Affect Terrestrial Radio 

In the last few months, two additional bills have been introduced that address the issue of performance fees for traditional radio, a target the recording industry has been after since the 1930s

First Mexican HD Radio Border Stations On Air 

XHTY and XEEZ are the first Mexican stations transmitting HD Radio signals since Cofetel authorized digital radio closer to the U.S border.

Radio Still Important to Young Listeners 

The Second Annual Youth Radio & New Media Study shows the your time spent listening to radio is actually increasing

Z100 Relies on APT for Madonna Interview 

When ISDN service was not installed in time, the New York station turned to an IP audio path using APT Worldcast Meridian codecs

Tascam Adds Features to DR-1 

Version 1.10 of the portable recorder's software enhances the monitoring functions and application of the built-in effects

FCC's Martin Says OK to Sat Radio Merger 

Martin's approval is based on the merger meeting several conditions

Newberry Elected NAB Radio Board President 

Steve Newberry, president and CEO of Commonwealth Broadcasting, was elected chairman of the NAB Radio Board. He previously served as the first vice chairman of the Radio Board

FCC Issues Reminder on STA Filings for Emergencies 

: With the severe flooding in the Midwest, the FCC issued a reminder for licensees on the contact information to obtain emergency Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs)

NAB Report Scopes Broadcast Opportunities from FM-Capable Cell Phones 

The study concludes that cell phone service providers, radio broadcasters and handset manufacturers all stand to benefit from the expansion of FM-capable cell phones, a platform that could reach 257 million American subscribers

Spanish Radio Broadcasters Speak Against Arbitron PPM 

The Spanish Radio Association has concerns about accurate audience measurements being captured with the Arbitron Portable People Meter

V-Soft Adds Features to FM Commander 

Some of the new features are functional revisions, while others are more cosmetic

AES Announces 125th Convention Chairmen 

John Strawn and Valerie Tyler take the lead roles in organizing the convention scheduled for Oct. 2-5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco

NHPR Begins Construction on New Facility 

NHPR is in the final stage of a $6.5 million capital campaign that has surpassed the $5 million benchmark set by the board to commence the building process

Wegener Partners with Muzak on In-Store Music and Messaging Service 

The Muzak Encompass LE2 digital music delivery service is planned for deployment to tens of thousands of locations throughout the United States

Greater Media's Smyth Comments on Localism Rule Changes 

According to Peter Smyth: "After two decades of radio consolidation, the Commission has suggested a variety of initiatives intended to promote the 'local' part of 'local broadcasting.'"

AEQ, Audemat Form Sales Alliance 

The companies will cross-promote in Spain, Portugal and France, and partner on projects in other parts of the world

NATE Hosts Tailgate Talks 

During the webcast, NATE presented its top five recommendations for crews to discuss during daily tailgate meetings before work begins

SBE Launches SBE Internships Online 

Like the SBE Jobs Online, the SBE Internships Online provides a resource for companies with internship openings to post their information

NAB Accepting Nominations for HD Radio Multicast Award 

The deadline for submitting entries is July 1, 2008

Neutrik Adds Signature Hologram to Thwart Counterfeiters 

In addition to the hologram on its products, Neutrik also includes an authenticity seal on its individual and carton packaging

NRSC-5 Update Published 

Adopted on April 12, 2008, the update, NRSC-5-B, is available for download

Omnia Now Offering Omnia One AM 

AM broadcasters can now take advantage of Omnia One AM, which features processing topology

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