Britain's Ofcom Provides Data on Wireless, Broadband, Digital Radio and TV 

91 percent of the UK has access to Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) radio coverage.

National EAS Test Shortened to 60 Seconds 

The audio message in the test has been shortened from 2.5 minutes to 30 seconds, reducing the overall length of the test.

FCC Solicits Comments Regarding Asymmetrical IBOC Sideband Transmission 

Interested parties may submit comments on or before 21 days after the date of publication of a summary of this Public Notice in the Federal Register.

Ofcom Publishes Data on DAB Coverage in UK 

One stat: 91 percent of households are served by the BBC national multiplex.

2011 Per Erik Selemark Award for Services to DAB presented to Digital Radio Pioneer Yassaie 

Hossein Yassaie was the driving force in developing a new, low-cost DAB chipset, thus enabling sub-£100 digital radios and initiating the international mass consumer digital radio market.

RAJAR Posts 3Q2011 UK Radio-listening Stats 

Listening to radio via a digital platform in terms of weekly reach has increased by 12 percent year on year.

Alliance for Women in Media Celebrates 60 Years 

The group will celebrate over lunch on Nov. 3, 2011, at the Marriott Marquis, in New York.

131st AES Convention Attendance: 15,926 

There were 310 exhibitors at the convention. The 2012 convention will be held in San Francisco.

FCC Releases National Test Handbook, Launches Test Reporting Site 

The handbook must be posted at the operator position during the Nov. 9 test.

Pub Radio Satellite System Tests EAS Feed for National Test 

The program delivery system will send an RWT daily until Nov. 8 so stations can ensure their receivers are properly set.

Patent Office Dismisses Mission Abstract Data Automation Claim 

The claims relating to PC storage on a hard drive and network access have been rejected.

Video: EAS National Test Simulation 

Watch this video to see how your station's EAS encoder/decoder will function during the Nov. 9 national EAS test.

131st AES Convention Highlights Archiving Track 

The sessions include overviews of archiving the Grateful Dead, Motown and the Library of Congress.

131st AES Plans Salute to 50 Years of FM Stereo 

Among the topics to be addressed include FM stereo's birth and the merits of the competing systems that sought FCC approval.

Commercial Radio Australia Chair: Terrestrial Radio Has Nothing to Fear from Internet 

Cathy O'Connor says there is not enough bandwidth for reliable, robust, good quality services that can do what broadcast can do.

Slovak Radio and TV Gets Temporary Authorization to Test DRM+ 

The authorization for 98.9MHz expires at the end of November 2011.

FCC, NAB, SBE Provide More EAS Materials 

The FCC will publish a s special EAS Handbook just for the national test.

FEMA Releases EAS Best Practices Guide 

The guide includes details on configuring several popular models of EAS equipment to properly relay the Nov. 9 national test.

FEMA Webinar Planned for Oct 13, 2011 

The final webinar before the Nov. 9 national test will review all the details and discuss the EAS Best Practices Guide.

Sennheiser Files 12 Lawsuits in Los Angeles Against Counterfeiters 

Sennheiser is pursuing action against counterfeit headphones and other products.

Indonesian Digital Radio Delegation Visits Australia 

The delegation will attend the National Radio Conference on the Gold Coast and visit the Darwin DAB+ trial.

DRM Consortium to Demo Short Wave DRM for South Africa 

The DRM transmissions will be held on Oct. 11, 2011, during the European Broadcasting Union Digital Radio Conference.

College Radio Day is Oct 11, 2011 

College Radio Day intends to raise a greater, national awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate in North America.

NRSC RFP for Location-Based Services Due Oct. 15, 2011 

The NRSC hopes to identify new services using geo-location data that will benefit broadcasters and radio listeners alike.

FEMA Releases National Test Toolkit and PSAs 

Much of the information was gathered from EAS webinar participants and the EAS tests in Alaska and the Virgin Islands.

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