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Highlights of news items from the April 2004 issue.

FCC Okays Use of Separate Antennas for IBOC
The FCC believes that the pubic interest would be served by permitting dual-antenna FM IBOC implementation. FM stations may file requests for STA to commence IBOC operations using dual-antenna systems that meet the NAB recommended criteria.

Orban Announces Spring MBL Tour Dates
Orban/CRL has announced the dates and cities for the Orban/CRL Mobile Broadcast Laboratory (MBL) USA Tour 2004 second quarter visits.

Arbitron Inks Deal with Mediaguide
Beginning April 1, Arbitron will use Mediaguide's broadcast monitoring technology to verify whether the radio commercials that were scheduled to be aired on affiliated stations of Radar-rated networks were broadcast as indicated on the network commercial clearance reports.

New EAS Event Codes Take Effect in June
the FCC adopted numerous new civil emergency, weather and natural disaster event codes and National Weather Service's (NWS) marine area location codes. The complete list of EAS event codes is on the website.

Clear Channel Imposes Decency Standards
Clear Channel has announced that is undertaking a new Responsible Broadcasting Initiative.

Sam Donaldson and Michael Powell Face-off at NAB2004
Sam Donaldson will interview FCC chairman Michael Powell for the FCC Chairman's Breakfast on Tuesday April 20.

NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
The finalists will be honored and 10 Crystal Radio Award winners will be announced during the Radio Luncheon at NAB2004 on Tuesday, April 20.

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