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.

2011 Radio Mercury Awards Winners Announced 

A spot for Dos Equis took the top honors.

Germany to Expand DAB+ Service 

By 2012, 10 or 11 new DAB signals could serve the southwest part of the country.

Australian Broadcasters Look to Expand DAB in Rural Areas 

Broadcasters are urging consumers to tell their representatives they want digital radio.

HD Radio Technical Standards Task Force Urges Consistency 

Paul Brenner and Glynn Walden are the co-chairs of the task force.

WEBO Receives Community Service Award  

WEBO 1330 AM remained on the air throughout the national disaster in early September 2011 in New York.

Russian DRM to Start in 2012 

The project is expected to cost more than US$414 million.

ABC Canberra Expands Station Lineup During DAB+ Testing 

On Oct. 5, 2011, ABC Radio National, ABC Jazz, triple j Unearthed and ABC Grandstand will join 666 ABC Canberra in the DAB+ digital radio broadcasting trial currently underway in Canberra.

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