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.

WorldDMB Holds Panel Discussion at Telematics Update Conference 

Among other things the panel considered the recent announcement of a "Euro-chip" ensuring the interoperability of all new digital radio receivers in European countries where broadcasters are using DAB, DAB+ or DMB and/or analog AM and FM.

Digital Radio Sales, Listenership Continue Upward Climb in Australia 

The total number of radios sold since the introduction of DAB+ in 2009 is more than 1 million.

2012 SBE National Meeting Available Online 

The membership meeting, which includes the swearing in of new officers and directors, is now available online.

New York Stations Report on Sandy Storm Efforts 

David L. Donovan, president of the New York State Broadcasters Association, provides information about station efforts during and after the storm that hit the East Coast.

The Storm Effects of Sandy 

After the storm, Radio magazine wants to know how your stations survived the wind, water and snow.

Video: Remembering John Battison 

Chriss Scherer presented a tribute to John Battison at the 2012 SBE National Meeting.

Arbitron/Edison: Wireless Dashboard Crucial to Online Radio Success 

The study claims that smartphone growth has been one of the key factors in the rise of online radio.

Internet Radio Fairness Coalition Launches 

The Coalition supports the Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012, legislation calling for all digital music services to be judged by the same rate-setting standard.

UK Digital Stations Gain Listeners 

Overall, DAB radio accounted for 20 percent of all listening, up from 18 percent during the same period in 2011.

SBE to Stream 2012 Membership Meeting Live 

The meeting will be streamed at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Oct. 24, 2012.

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