The sessions, the exhibits, the technology... It really is time for another NAB Show.
The 130-page FCC Fifth Report and Order on EAS addresses many of the ongoing concerns with EAS, but there are still a few details that are not yet settled. So what's new? Here's an overview.
Our January Facility Showcase on WEBE 108/WICC brings back memories for Editor Chriss Scherer. He was the chief engineer of WEBE in the late 19802.
Was the national EAS test a total failure? Hardly. There were problems, but the test was successful in bringing these problems to light.
Mission Abstract Data still has until Dec. 2012 to appeal, but for now it's good news to radio stations.
Our October 2011 issue has a new look, but it still has the familiar feel you expect.
The 2011 Radio Show is off to Chicago, and Radio magazine editor Chriss Scherer is looking forward to the trip.
Pandora and iHeartRadio are in the news. They're going after the millions of potential online listeners that could be listening to streams from radio stations.
The FCC is seeking input on the latest proposed rulemaking for EAS, which gives everyone an opportunity to suggest improvements in the system.
Increased attendance, coupled with the generally positive economic outlook certainly added to the overall positive feelings on the exhibit floor.
Don't think you have customers? Think again. Everyone you work with is a customer in some way.
It seems to be a national debate, but it has real effects on local stations.
What's in store this year? Lots of new products, more sessions than ever, several high-profile speakers, and an expanded convention scope. It truly is an electronic media expo.
A good portion of the report discusses general transmitter efficiency for solid-state and tube designs, and analog and hybrid IBOC designs.
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When FEMA formally adopted CAP at the end of September, there was no collective sigh of relief from broadcasters.
If the NAB/RAB want to host a fall show, the technical aspect needs to be revised.
Once the decision is made, many broadcasters are concerned with the now legendary 180-day clock that will begin counting down.
The NAB and RIAA look to settle the terrestrial radio performance royalty by adding a Congressional mandate.
While the FCC defends it media ownership rules in court, some commissioners have a simplified view of what it takes to serve the public interest.