Radio Currents Online - Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2008 

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of June 30 - July 6, 2008

Ptek Appoints Belanger as VP of Sales 

Ernie Belanger will focus on expanding Ptek's transmitter sales in the North American, government and military markets from the newly opened New York office

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

Härtzell Joins AEQ 

John Härtzell will work with dealers to promote its major product lines and work with customers to provide turnkey systems and sales of digital audio systems

All Clear Channel HD2 Stations Add Itunes Tagging 

The announcement comes four months after Clear Channel announced that 340 of its stations were providing Itunes tags on their primary HD Radio signals

Triton Radio Networks Acquires Jones Media Group 

Jones will combine with Dial Global under the leadership of David Landau and Ken Williams, the co-presidents/CEOs of Dial Global

Cumulus, Hubbard and Cobalt Join Broadcaster Traffic Consortium 

The BTC is building a nationwide network to distribute traffic data via radio. The group works working with Navteq to use HD Radio to broadcast location-based information to portable navigation devices and automobile in-dash systems

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

Yangaroo, OMT Integrate Imediatouch and DMDS 

The partnerships allows Imediatouch users to import Yangaroo DMDS feeds into Imediatouch libraries with Cart Chunk information

Father of FM and TV Stereo, Eilers Dies at 83 

Carl G. Eilers is often considered the father of stereo FM radio and stereo television sound for pioneering work during his 50-year career at Zenith Electronics

Paravel Systems Becomes Axia Partner 

Paravel Systems users will now be able to purchase Axia IP-audio networking components bundled with and customized for use with Paravel-supported products

Radio Currents Online - Jun 23 - Jun 29, 2008 

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day for the week of June 23 - June 29, 2008.

Westwood One Finalizes $100 Million Investment 

The Gores Group has made the investment. Terms of the deal include the addition of three Gores executives to the WW1 board of directors.

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.

Chris Stone to Keynote 125th AES Convention 

Stones' keynote address will explore what it takes to succeed in today's environment in which artists with limited capital create their music in home studios

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

Media Monitors Promotes Kirkendall-Rodriguez and Fulbright 

Brice Kirkendall-Rodriguez and John Fulbright take on new duties in business development roles

Clear Channel Total Traffic Network Expands Relationship with Mio Technology 

Under the agreement, CCTTN will provide, real-time traffic data to Mio personal navigation devices for another two years

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