Radio Currents Online - May 19 - May 25, 2008 

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of May 19 - May 25, 2008

Follow Up: FCC Summit on EAS 

The Summit was designed to discuss the current state of the nation's EAS and what is needed to transition to a more robust, next-generation alert and warning system

Equator Audio Research Ships Q8 Studio Monitor 

The Equator features an 8" woofer and a 1" compression horn driver in a 13-ply Baltic Birch cabinet

Clear Channel Expands Station Streaming 

U.S.-based companies that manufacture Reciva-based Internet Radios include C. Crane, CTA Digital, DM Tech, Grace Digital Audio, Sangean and Tangent

Congressional Subcommittee Hears Update on EAS Overhaul 

The Homeland Security Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the House Committee on Homeland Security, heard from witnesses to provide an update on the status of the process to update the nation's emergency warning system

Earthlink Pulling the Plug on Philadelphia Wi-fi 

The city-wide Wi-fi project, announced in 2004, has not retained the anticipated subscriber base, so Earthlink is preparing to pull the plug on the service if it cannot sell the existing network

Senate Votes to Reverse FCC Ownership Rule Change 

The House is considering a similar option, but President Bush will likely veto it if Congress passes the action

NABEF Launches Online Broadcast Career Center 

Called Broadcast Career Link, the service allows applicants to search broadcast-related job listings and post their resume free of charge. Employers can also use the resource to post job openings and identify qualified applicants

Minnetonka Audio Updates Audio Tools AWE 

The latest version of Audio Tools AWE v1.4 includes new key audio formats for conversion and many new feature enhancements

Yangaroo Signs Two Indy Music Distributors 

Yangaroo has signed agreements with San Francisco-based Iris Distribution and Los Angeles-based A&R Select

Ibiquity Digital Extends Licensing Program 

Ibiquity says it is expanding its licensing to include software partners so the company can offer manufacturers an integrated approach to building HD Radio products

Ibiquity Hosts HD Radio Conference in China 

The meeting included three concurrent training sessions and a 20-vendor HD Radio exhibition

HD Radio Alliance Touts Next Wave of Multicast Stations 

The latest multicast stations offer formats that highlight independent artists, classic formats and niche demographic formats

Alert FM Added to Florida Stations 

Broward and Miami-Dade counties are the first Florida counties to adopt the service

Targetspot Adds Arbitron Comscore Online Radio Ratings 

The rating provides average quarter-hour and cumulative (cume) audience estimates for standard dayparts and demographics

Yamaha Updates Digital Mixers 

The new 01V96VCM and 02R96VCM models retain the V2 features and add VCM effects pre-installed

Linear Acoustic Completes Merger with Telos 

The company joins Omnia and Axia as part of the broadcast product manufacturer group

Clear Channel Launches Totalradius.com 

Totalradius.com is a public website portal designed to demonstrate the ease, creativity and cost benefits of advertising on radio.

NAB Radio Board Selected 

The eight people will serve two-year terms

Prism Sound Helps Engineer find Silver Lining 

After having his vehicle and all his test equipment stolen, Jay Rose started fresh with the Prism Sound Dscope III as the foundation of his test set up

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