FCC's Copps Comments on Media Ownership, Serving the Public Interest  

Copps has long cried out for improvements in serving the public interest.

SBE Taps Madison, WI, for 2010 National Meeting  

The Society of Broadcast Engineers national meeting will be held during the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Broadcasters Clinic Oct. 26-28, 2010.

FEMA, FCC Adopt Wireless Carrier Emergency Alert Standards 

The announcement marks the beginning of the 28-month clock for mobile service providers to develop, test and deploy the mobile alert system.

New SBE Chapter: Twin Falls, ID 

SBE Chapter 145 Magic Valley is the newest chapter for the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

FCC Seeks TV Band Device Database Managers 

The Commission decided in its ruling to designate one or more database administrators from the private sector to create and operate TV band databases.

BIA/Kelsey Predicts Slow, Steady Radio Economic Recovery  

In 2009 online revenues will bring the industry an additional $382 million (up from $342 million in 2008). BIA/Kelsey forecasts the number will rise to $459 million in 2010.

2009 Radio Revenue Soft, But Future is Bright  

Online revenue is up, all other sources are down.

House Oversight Committee Calls Hearing on Radio Ratings  

The hearing will focus on the Arbitron Portable People Meter. The committee hopes to determine the PPM's effect on diversity in radio broadcasting.

Michael J. Fox to Receive NAB Distinguished Service Award 

The five-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner will be honored at the 2010 NAB Show.

Local Community Radio Act Moves to Senate  

The Senate and House versions move to full votes in Congress.

FCC Dismisses KWVE EAS Fine 

While the monetary fine is set aside, the station is still being admonished for the error.

NAB Opens 2009 Service to America Awards Nominations  

The awards were founded in a partnership with Bonneville International and the NAB.

NAB Urges FCC, DHS to Consider FM Receivers in Cell Phones  

The NAB notes that FM is an established service and will extend the access of EAS information via mobile phones.

NPR, Ibiquity Strike Deal on HD Radio Power Increase  

A 6dB increase in digital sideband power is being presented to the FCC for approval. An additional increae is possible and still under consideration.

Futuresource Study: Internet Radio to Ignite Networked Audio Market  

The digital music market in the United States now accounts for 35 percent of the country's music revenues, with a subscription market worth nearly $3 billion.

NAB Addresses FCC on Media Ownership Rules  

The NAB's Jane Mago outlined the key points in determining realistic ownership rules for broadcasters, noting that the current restrictions are out of date and need to be revised to ensure the public interest is served.

CRE Study: Radio Shines Bright Compared to Other Media  

Broadcast radio use scores high with consumers compared to other forms of media.

Performance Rights Act Supporters Seek Meeting with NAB  

The NAB notes that the Local Freedom Act, which counters the Performance Rights Act, continues to gain support in the House and the Senate.

SNL Kagan: Future Radio Online Revenue Looks Good  

Kagan notes that radio increasingly turns to online streaming and mobile apps as traditional ad revenue declines.

SBE Offers Certification Exams at 127th AES Convention 

The special exam session allowed for on-site registration at the pro audio convention.

AWRT Creates Two New Student Chapters 

The newest student-led chapters are located in Atlanta, GA, and State College, PA.

Unanimous FCC Vote Launches Net Neutrality initiative 

The rules, opposed by the majority of Republicans in Congress, will prohibit all broadband providers from favoring or discriminating against certain kinds of Internet traffic.

FCC Embraces Open Information Online 

In the past, FCC proceedings and actions have been obscured in a difficult-to-navigate Web site with little public notice of postings.

Society of Broadcast Engineers Appoints 2010 Committee Chairs  

The committee chairmen lead many of the society's activities.

NAB Crystal Radio Awards Entry Opens for 2009 

The NAB Crystal Radio Awards are given to individual stations for their year-round commitment to community service.

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