FCC Grants NAB's Request for Public File Waiver 

National Association of Broadcasters requested a temporary waiver of public inspection file requirements because of the events involving the spread of Anthrax.

RTNDA Asks White House To Lift Ban on News Helicopters 

The ban on news and traffic helicopters still in place in 30 cities following 9/11.

CEA Elects 2002 Executive Board and Board of Directors 

The volunteer leaders were elected during CEA's annual product division and Board of Directors meetings held in Palm Springs, California the week of October 15, 2001.

FCC Changes Paper Filing Procedures 

In light of the events involving the spread of Anthrax bacteria, the Federal Communications Commission has announced several changes in how it will accept hand-delivered documents.

FCC's Mass Media Bureau Going Out 

The Mass Media Bureau, which currently handles all radio and television matters, will be merged into the Cable Services Bureau, which currently handles all cable matters, to form a new Media Bureau.

WTC Victim Search Successful Using Broadcast Electronics Transmitters 

A modified 1kW AM transmitter, operating in the very low frequency (VLF) band, is being used to search for trapped victims at the WTC.

RTNDA Working With the FAA 

The meeting with FAA chief counsel David Leitch and other FAA officials was the first direct discussion of the government ban on news helicopters that has been in effect since the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.

Digital Radio 2001 Conference Scheduled 

Digital Radio 2001 will cover a variety of subjects, encompassing technological, strategic and infrastructure issues.

Measurecast Weekly Top 25 - 09/17 to 09/23 

Weekly Internet Radio Ratings.

PiRod Offers Preview of TIA Tower Standard 

While shedding light on the imminent changes, the new 12 page booklet also offers an explanation on how those changes will generally affect tower design.

Industry Events Rescheduled 

Several broadcast industry events were cancelled or postponed following the news of the events on September 11, 2001.

FCC Suspends Routine EAS Testing 

In connection with the recent terrorist attacks, and in order to avoid potential public confusion or fear, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has requested that broadcast stations suspend their routine weekly and monthly tests of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

FCC Adopts Software Radio Rule Changes 

Under the new rules, software modifications in a software defined radio can be made through a "permissive change," which has a streamlined filing process.

FCC Mandates New Registration Number 

Effective December 3, 2001, new rules will require persons and entities doing business with the FCC to obtain a unique ten-digit FCC Registration Number (FRN).

VLF Test Transmitter Built for NYC Search 

The employees in the World Trade Center were issued security cards to permit access into various parts of the building.

SBE Establishes Trust Fund for 9/11 Tragedy Victims 

SBE Establishes Trust Fund for 9/11 Tragedy Victims

Industry Events Cancelled Due to Events of September 11 

Due to the tragic events that took place the morning of September 11, 2001, in New York City and Washington, DC, several broadcast-industry events have been cancelled or rescheduled.

NY Tragedy Affects Radio Stations 

First report of broadcasters affeected during 9/11.

Broadcasters Experience IBOC Listening Tests 

NAB Radio attendees can explerience IBOC listening tests first-hand.

Tristani To Leave FCC 

FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani announced that she will leave the Federal Communications Commission on September 7, 2001.

NOAA Gets New Voice 

NOAA evaluated five voices and reviewed 19,000 Internet survey comments from the public in the effort to find the new voice.

SBE National Election Results 2001 

The new Officers and Directors will be inducted into office on September 13 during the Annual Membership Meeting in Verona, NY.

IBiquity Provides Test Data to NRSC 

IBiquity Digital announced that it has supplied its final FM test data to the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC). This data will be used by the NRSC to evaluate the in-band on-channel (IBOC) system developed by iBiquity as a proposed transmission standard for digital radio in the United States.

Measurecast Weekly Top 25 - 07/30 to 08/05 

Weekly Internet Radio Ratings.

Judge Affirms Web Royalty Ruling 

Judge Berle Schiller, am Eastern Pennsyvania U.S. District Court judge, ruled on August 1 that radio stations simulcasting their signal online must pay royalties to musicians, stressing the legal notion that copyright laws apply to cyberspace.

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