FCC Opens Comment Window on PSRA/PSSA Rulemaking 

A petition from Ed Schober of Radiotechniques Engineering to modify the pre-sunrise and post-sunset authority rules for AM broadcast stations has been opened for comment with the FCC.

Streaming Royalty Fees on Hold 

The law requiring Internet radio broadcasters to pay increased royalties is being postponed indefinitely pending negotiations between Sound Exchange, representing record companies and artists, and the Digital Media Association (DiMA), representing webcasters.

NAB Calls for Papers for NAB2008 

NAB2008 will host the 62nd NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference April 12-17 in Las Vegas.

Collective Soul to Perform at 2007 Marconi Radio Awards Dinner 

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show will feature a performance by Collective Soul.

NAB Announces 2007 Marconi Radio Award Finalists 

The National Association of Broadcasters announced the finalists for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting.

FCC Issues EAS Order 

From the broadcaster's point of view, the most significant change is the addition of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) as a key component to EAS.

FCC Issues EAS Order 

The FCC's update to the Emergency Alert System rules, which has been stalled for some time, has been released. From the broadcaster's point of view, the most significant change is the addition of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) as a key component to EAS. The protocol will be required for use once FEMA formally adopts it.

NAB Radio Show Session to Examine Media Consumption 

The NAB Radio Show will feature a super session entitled The Bedroom Project: How Young Americans Use, Consume and Interact with Technology and Media.

SBE Adds Two Additional RF Safety Course Dates  

Following the high demand of the first Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Web-based RF Safety Course, two more course dates have been set with possibly more to come.

How Effective Was the Internet Day of Silence? 

On June 26, 2007, thousands of Internet radio stations across America turned silent in symbolic protest of the increase in royalty rates proposed by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).

No End to the Sat Radio Merger Comments 

The ongoing battle rages between the supporters and opponents of the satellite radio merger.

Sound Exchange Offers Cap On Minimum Royalty Fees 

Sound Exchange has proposed a voluntary cap on the minimum fees charged against royalties for sound recordings played on Internet radio.

FCC Issues NPRM on XM/Sirius Merger 

The FCC has issued a request for comments on the proposed XM/Sirius merger.

Accidental EAN Message Sent in Illinois 

During morning drive on June 26, an accidental Emergency Activation Notification (EAN) was sent through the Emergency Alert System.

FCC Announces Agenda for Public Hearing on Localism 

The Federal Communications Commission released further details of its previously announced Portland, ME, field hearing regarding localism. The hearing will be held on June 28 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Portland High School.

LRV Study: Sirius/XM Merger Unlike Echostar/Directv 

LRV supports the proposed merger between the satcasters.

RTNDA Announces 2007 Murrow Award Winners 

123rd AES Adds Broadcast Audio Conference 

Public Broadcasters Receive Support from Senate 

Congressmen Write to Oppose Sat Radio Merger 

A group of 72 congressmen signed a letter that was sent to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majors.

Webcasting Day of Silence: June 26, 2007 

Webcasters are being asked to go silent on June 26 to protest the increased streaming royalty rates that are to be paid to Sound Exchange on July 15.

FCC Adopts Order Implementing Katrina Panel Recommendations 

On May 31, the Federal Communications Commission implemented various recommendations of the FCC's Independent panel reviewing the impact of Hurricane Katrina on communications networks.

FCC Issues Details of June 28, 2007, Localism Hearing 

Radio magazine featured in NAB Radio Techcheck 

In its June 18 Radio Techcheck newsletter, the National Association of Broadcasters featured the Radio magazine Engineer's Notebook section of the Radio magazine website.

Sat Radio Merger Update 

The main news items of the week in the ongoing satellite radio merger debate include a study of the proposal commissioned by XM and Sirius

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