The big news from CES for HD Radio was that a portable chipset was finally unveiled – at least for FM. This is one significant part of the HD Radio rollout that has been noticeably absent. Once implemented, it will provide a necessary element for HD Radio acceptance, putting a digital radio receiver in just about any portable device.
As part of its ongoing effort to better communicate with its members, the Society of Broadcast Engineers has launched the SBE-News e-mail newsletter.
On Feb. 18, 2008, FCC rules will no longer require cellular telephone companies to provide analog service.
The Association of Public Radio Engineers (APRE) is now accepting nominations for the 2nd annual APRE Engineering Achievement Award.
The National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Radio Award is given for year-round commitment to community service. In all, 50 finalists will be honored and 10 winners announced during the Radio Luncheon at the NAB Show on April 15.
The winter convention of the National Association of Music Merchandisers (NAMM) was held Jan. 17-20 in the Anaheim Convention Center.
Entertainment industry icon Quincy Jones will receive the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation at the 10th annual Celebration of Service to America Gala on June 9.
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an open meeting on Jan. 17, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street S.W., in Washington.
What made radio news in 2007? What were the most popular articles in 2007? We have the top 10 list for you.
Members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees introduced legislation to end an exemption for radio stations to pay a performance fee for playing music over the air.
The Federal Communications Commission has stepped into new territory with its Dec. 18 actions to try to ensure that broadcast stations offer programming responsive to the needs and interests of the communities that they are licensed to serve.
During its Dec. 18 meeting, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a report and order that it hopes will expand opportunities for new entrants and small businesses to own broadcast outlets.
The long-awaited vote on the revision to the FCC's rules on cross ownership of a TV or radio station and a newspaper in the same market has taken place. The vote followed party lines with the Republicans winning 3-2.
A winter storm brought the 460ft WJCH tower down to a meager 200ft on Dec. 8. Around 2 p.m., the station's signal was cut off, silencing the 50kW station.
On Dec. 5, French Minister of Culture Christine Albanel signed a decree to confirm the adoption of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (T-DMB) in Band III and in the L-band as the digital radio standards in France.
The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) issued its determination and order setting the royalty rate payable by XM Satellite Radio under the statutory license covering the performance of sound recordings over XM and Sirius for the six-year period starting Jan. 1, 2007 and ending Dec. 31, 2012.
The FCC has updated the EAS Handbooks for participating stations. The new handbooks, which stations are required to post at control points, have been updated for satellite radio and TV, and digital radio services.
The new rules deal with issues of ownership, eligibility and technical aspects, while the FNPRM seeks comment on additional technical matters on LPFM.
Arbitron will delay the commercialization of its Portable People Meter (PPM) radio ratings service in nine markets. New York, Nassau-Suffolk and Middlesex-Somerset-Union will be delayed by nine months
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations organization for coordination of the use of the radio spectrum, has completed its four-year review and modification of the regulations for the use of the radio spectrum, including broadcasting use.
The Society of Broadcast Engineers renewed its contract with the National Football League to provide game-day frequency coordination services for the 2007/2008 football season.
The NAB AM Antenna Computer Modeling Seminar held at the NAB headquarters in Washington, DC, the week of Nov. 12, 2007 attracted 45 engineers.
The list of co-sponsors of the Congressional resolution to oppose a radio performance fee on radio stations has grown to 79.
The recent fires in Southern California greatly affected the broadcasting community in general, but the effect on radio brings reality to engineers across the country.
According to several news outlets including Reuters, The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, the Federal Communications Commission sent questionnaires to XM and Sirius to gather additional information about the satellite radio providers' operation, including distribution contracts, programming arrangements and equipment locations.
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