Currents Headlines from the December 2009 Issue

December 1, 2009

The online headlines from the December 2009 issue of Radio magazine.

December 2009 issue cover

2009 Radio Revenue Soft, But Future is Bright
Online revenue is up, all other sources are down.

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 increase is possible and still under consideration.

FCC Dismisses KWVE EAS Fine
While the monetary fine is set aside, the station is still being admonished for the error.

Local Community Radio Act Moves to Senate
The Senate and House versions move to full votes in Congress.

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.

Livio Ships NPR Internet Radio
The unit provides access to all Internet radio stations, but adds a exclusive menu for NPR stations and programs.

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.

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