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SBE to Hold Reception During NAB2007 

SBE members, their spouses and engineers and technicians who are interested in becoming members of SBE are invited to attend.

SBE EAS Meeting Scheduled for NAB2007 

The annual SBE-sponsored meeting covering the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and related emergency communications issues will be held in Ballroom G of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel on Monday, April 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Executive Producer to Receive NAB Distinguished Service Award 

David Wolper will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award during NAB2007 in Las Vegas.

Promo Only MPE Becomes Play MPE 

Destiny Media Technologies has ended its agreement with marketing arm Promo Only, and Destiny will rebrand the MPE system as Play MPE.

Ibiquity Hires Latin America Development Manager 

Ibiquity Digital has hired Fernando Monetti as manager, broadcast business development for Latin America.

Another AM Gets an FM Translator 

The FCC has granted another STA to allow an AM station to use an FM stranslator; in this case, it's actually two translators.

ERI Adds Groome to Sales 

ERI has appointed Bob Groome to the newly created position of radio account manager, western region, for the company.

FCC Rescinds PSRA/PSSA Changes for DST Order 

On March 1, 2007, the Media Bureau fo the FCC released a public notice that revised AM station Pre-sunrise Service Authorizations (PSRA) and Post-sunset Service Authorizations (PSSA) because of the change to the start of Daylight Saving Time.

Copyright Royalty Board Sets New Streaming Rates 

Radio stations that simulcast an over-the-air signal on the Internet need to take note of a decision passed by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) that sets new royalty rates retroactive to 2006 for radio station non-subscription Internet transmissions.

Clear Channel Joins PPM Philly 

Clear Channel has agreed to join the Arbitron Portable People Meter (PPM) rating service in Philadelphia.

Wal-Mart Adds HD Radio Receivers to Shelves 

Wal-Mart stores in 85 markets, which encompasses 1,989 stores, have added HD Radio receivers to their shelves.

Mina Celebrates 40 Years with Continental 

Adil Mina, the vice president of business development for Continental Electronics, is celebrating his 40th year with the company.

Clear Channel Seeks Support of Proposed Merger 

Clear Channel Communications has mailed a letter to its shareholders regarding the proposed merger with a group led by T.H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital Partners for $37.60 per share in cash.

Radio Currents Online - Mar 5 - Mar 11, 2007 

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

FM SCA Technology to be Deployed in Mexico, Haiti 

Compress Technologies' North American FM SCA licensee, Ludwig Enterprises, has entered a joint venture partnership with New Century Services to deploy Compress Technologies' FM SCA technology into major markets in Mexico.

Arbitron Releases PPM Ratings for Philadelphia 

Arbitron has released the first pre-currency monthly audience estimates for Philadelphia produced by the Portable People Meter (PPM) ratings service.

Xact Seeks $48M from Sirius 

The Associated Press reports that U.S. Electronics, manufacturer of several Sirius receivers, is suing Sirius for $48 million in damages.

AWRT Taps Cavell as Female Engineer of the Year 

The award will be presented during the 2007 AWRT Annual Leadership Summit and Business Conference, on March 10, 2007, at the Renaissance M Street Hotel during the AWRT Power Breakfast.

FCC Modifies AM PSSA, PSRA Details 

As a result of the change in Daylight Saving Time with the enactment of the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005, the FCC has issued a notice for AM stations that operate under pre-sunrise and post-sunset service authorizations (PSRA and PSSA).

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