FCC Commissioner Pai Will Talk
 AM Revitalization at 2013 NAB Show 

Commissioner Ajit Pai, who has expressed special interest in the future of AM radio, will moderate a panel of AM radio leaders, engineers and policy experts.

Commercial Radio Australia to Host DAB+ Workshop 

The workshop will provide an update on DAB+ coverage and the status of the rollout to areas outside of the five state metropolitan capitals.

RAJAR 4Q2012: UK Digital Radio Listening on the Increase Again 

In total, 25.2 million people now listen to radio via a digital platform each week, up 9 percent year over year from 23.1 million in 4Q2011.

France's CSA Issues Permits for Digital Radio in Paris, Nice, Marseille 

New signals will include Goom Radio, B2B Internet radio, the radio version EuroNews, and the Trace Group

France Telecom Charging Google for Access to "Orange" Network 

Could other content providers fall into the same trap to not have control over their own distribution?

Large Increase in Automobile DAB Noted in U.K. During 2012 

In 2012, more than half a million new cars were fitted with digital radio as standard, an 88.7 percent rise in uptake over the year-to-date.

New York Festivals Opens Entries for 2013 International Radio Programs and Promos Awards 

New Categories include Best Legal Reporting, Current Affairs, Social Issues, Best Interview, Best Performance by an Actor/Actress, Best Sports Format, Student Drama, and Entertainment Program Promo.

NABEF Accepts Entries for 2013 Celebration of Service to America Awards 

Entry deadline is March 5, 2013.

KNOM-AM/FM to Receive NAB
 Crystal Heritage Award at 2013 NAB Show 

The Crystal Heritage Award honors stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards.

CBI Announces 2013 Convention Date and Location 

The convention will feature three days of interactive sessions led by broadcast professionals and student media advisers in San Antonio, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2.

Fred Jacobs at 2013 CES: HD Radio is Well Accepted 

And while those outside radio are accepting HD Radio, some insiders continue to hold it back.

More HD Radio Multicasts On Air in Mexico City 

There are now 12 stations transmitting an HD Radio signal in Mexico City.

NAB Announces 2013 Broadcast Engineering Conference Schedule 

The 2013 Broadcast Engineering Conference will take place April 6-11 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Sprint Will Enable FM Radio Chip in Phones 

FM radio could be delivered through the NextRadio tuner application or other radio apps or services.

Ibiquity to Demonstrate Active Alerts at 2013 CES 

Active Alert notifications generate pop-up text messages and trigger wake-up/snooze capability on receivers supporting the technology during weather emergencies or other local events.

Patent Examiner Ruling Favors Broadcasters in MAD Filing 

A USPTO examiner rejected all the patentee's claims during the second reexamination of two patents involving hard-disk automation systems.

"American Idol" to be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 

The show will be honored at the 2013 NAB Show Television Luncheon, April 8 in Las Vegas.

FCC Acts on LPFM, FM Translators 

According to the FCC, processing approximately 6,000 FM translator applications and setting the rules of the road for LPFM are the last steps necessary before opening a window for community groups to seek new low power FM licenses starting in October 2013.

Polish Radio to Commence DAB+ Testing before End of 2012 

The trial is expected to last at least three months.

133rd AES Wrap-up 

Hurricane Sandy dampened the turnout but not the enthusiasm.

RAB: Radio Holds Steady Revenue Course in 3Q2012 

While spot revenue is flat, digital revenue shows small increases.

EBU Stresses Importance of Euro-chip 

The Euro-chip is an all-broadcast radio receiver chip already included in many phones in Europe.

Onde Numerique Obtains L-band Digital Radio Franchise Throughout France 

Plans call for the carriage of all genres of music, Radio France and Euronews. In total, 64 stations will be available, of which 50 will be exclusive.

U.K. Government Will Announce Digital Radio Switchover in 2013 

UK digital listening has increased to nearly one-third of all listening and one-quarter of new cars are now fitted with digital radio as standard.

Pandora Sues ASCAP Over Licensing Fees 

The streamer is asking the court to set "reasonable" license fees through 2015.

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