FCC Begins Media Ownership Review 

The 2010 quadrennial review is part of the Commission's regular review of media ownership rules.

National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2010 Nominees  

There are 16 nominees, including Bob Kingsley, Ronn Owens and Gary Burbank, in four categories.

SBE Updates CertPreview Certification Exam Preparation Software  

The new version of the practice test software is easier to use, and it runs on Windows and Mac.

RTDNA, Hofstra Survey: Radio News Use of Digital Increases  

The use of digital audio recordings and digital mixing and editing has increased for radio news reporting.

RAB: 1Q2010 Radio Revenue Shows Strong Growth 

The RAB says the growth is the highest it's been since 2000.

FCC, FEMA Plan Workshop on Emergency Alerting 

The workshop will highlight the status of and relevant details related to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, including the next generation Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Commercial Mobile Alert System.

SBE Creates Affiliation with Pakistan Engineers  

The SBE now has affiliation agreements with nine broadcast engineering groups in countries outside the US.

Broadcasters Foundation of America, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Provide Aid to Broadcasters Affected by Floods 

The Broadcasters Foundation has supplied urgent assistance in similar situations, including distributing $250,000 in emergency aid to broadcasters in critical need after Hurricane Katrina.

FCC Offers Guidelines on Making HD Radio Power Increase 

For FM stations to increase their digital power they must notify the FCC. An FCC notice provides the details on what stations must do.

Brazil Submits Data to ITU as it Weighs Digital Radio Standards 

Tests in Sao Paolo and Belo Horizonte could determine what type of digital radio technology is best suited for Brazil.

Australian DAB+ Set for First Regional Rollout 

The nation's first regional multiplex is on track to turn up in early July 2010.

IBOC by State: Nebraska (May 2010) 

There are 14 stations in the Cornhusker State broadcasting 19 HD Radio channels.

2010 NAB Sessions Available Online 

Sessions are posted as conference proceedings, in the Online Learning Center, or both.

Tower Groups and Conservation Groups Reach MOU on Towers and Birds  

The agreement sets compromises between the tower groups and the conservation groups to determine appropriate studies and methods of lighting for new and modified towers.

Court Rules to Temporarily Reduce Radio Station ASCAP Fees 

The reduction is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010, and results in a reduced radio payment of $40 million.

British Government Shoots Down Digital Radio Promo 

A recent flight of ads generated by the Digital Radio Development Bureau (DRB) was banned by the ASA for being misleading.

Some FM HDs Hope to Crank up the Volume on Monday 

An FCC order permitting FM licensees operating IBOC digital hybrid signals to increase their digital power by 6dB without prior notice or by as much as 10dB by first filing an informal request is expected to go into effect on May 10, 2010

FCC Looks to Update Tower Marking and Lighting Rules  

The proposed revisions are intended to improve compliance with FCC rules and allow the agency to enforce them more effectively.

NAB Opens 2010 Marconi Radio Award Nominations  

Nominations are due to the NAB by May 31, 2010.

Jacobs Media: Pandora Presents Emerging Problem for Broadcast Radio  

Jacobs Media Technology Survey VI shows that Pandora is gaining popularity.

Sony Says Sayonara to Floppies 

With their limited capacity and abundance of larger storage on USB sticks, the 3.5" floppy's days have been numbered.

RTDNA/Hofstra Survey Finds Revenue Boost for TV Websites, Loss for Radio Websites 

Radio stations are blogging and streaming more, but still pictures and news video posts have dropped.

Arbitron, PPM Coalition Settle Dispute to Move Forward  

Arbitron hopes to obtain or retain (depending on the market) MRC accreditation by working with the PPMC.

Ibiquity Demonstrates Active Radio EAS  

The technology provides continuous monitoring regardless of the device being turned on or off.

AM Operators Now Have IBOC Digital Options 

IBiquity's new modified MA1 specification allows broadcasters to sacrifice a degree of digital throughput in exchange for a somewhat higher analog bandwidth and a commensurate noise-floor reduction in analog receivers.

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