Alerts from the NWS, some local authorities and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) using real emergency event codes, when no actual emergency exists, have recently been used in some communities to test consumer receivers. The NWS is recommending the practice be expanded nationwide. The SBE asserts that these cry-wolf alerts will potentially cause public alarm, weaken confidence in the EAS for real alerts and discourage broadcaster’s involvement with volunteer EAS programs.
In the latest chapter of the National Association of Broadcasters witch hunt against satellite radio, the NAB sent a letter to the FCC responding to XM and Sirius's objection to the NAB's Freedom of Information Act request for information related to the satellite radio companies' violations of FCC rules governing FM modulators and terrestrial repeaters.
The FCC's Disaster Information Reporting System for various communications services is being developed to better prepare the government to disseminate information during a major disaster. The FCC conducted a training session on the system on May 23. The new system will serve as a focal point for information on the condition of communications infrastructure in affected areas. DIRS will only be activated for catastrophic situations.
Sound Exchange has offered to extend the terms of prior legislation known as the Small Webcaster Settlement Act (SWSA), with some minor modifications, to small webcasters through 2010.
The FCC is in the process of implementing the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS), a system that help the government respond to disasters by providing the necessary materials and supplies for communications needs where they are needed most.
Kevin Sterne, chief engineer of WUVT, was wounded during the campus shootings on April 16. Sterne had requested that instead of flowers and gifts, support could be directed to the station to help him achieve is goal of upgrading the station and the transmitter site.
The Society of Broadcast Engineers will present its first SBE RF Safety Course on June 27 via webcast. The course is designed for broadcast station personnel such as chief and assistant chief engineers, transmitter site engineers, ENG and SNG maintenance personnel and management that need to have an understanding of RF safety issues and regulations.
The 11th Annual Webby Awards announced the winner for Best Radio site of the Year.
Arbitron released the first so-called currency radio ratings from the Philadelphia Portable People Meter (PPM) radio ratings service.
A bill was introduced in Congress on Apr. 26 that seeks to overturn the unpopular streaming royalty fee increase.
Bridge Ratings, a radio audience measurement service company, has updated its quarterly digital media growth projections.
Following recent changes in the FCC rules recognizing the viability of digital radio and the official endorsement of multicasting, the National Certification Committee of the Society of Broadcast Engineers has announced its next specialist certification, Digital Radio Broadcast (DRB).
Kevin Sterne, the student engineer at the campus radio station, WUVT, was wounded during the shooting. He was able to use an electrical cord
The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has upheld its earlier decision on royalty rates to be paid by streaming services via the Internet.
In March, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report to Congress titled Emergency Preparedness.
The Pick Hit Awards are the original technology award presented at the NAB convention.
The 10 winners of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards were recognized at the NAB Radio Luncheon at NAB2007,
According to the NAB's pre-show and on-site registration figures, total registered attendance for NAB2007 is 108,232.
Telecom, Media and Finance Associates (TMF) released a research note on the competitive landscape for satellite radio in light of the proposed XM/Sirius merger.
The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) has named the 10 participants in the NABEF Broadcast Technology and Engineering Internship Program.
The Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet, including websites, online film and video, interactive advertising and mobile content.
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