Currents Headlines from the July 2005 Issue

July 1, 2005


The online headlines from the July 2005 issue of Radio magazine.


Solid State Logic Gets New Owners
Musician and technologist Peter Gabriel and broadcaster David Engelke have acquired the assets of the company.

Moseley Acquires Assets of Proxim
For $21 million, Moseley will acquire most of the domestic and foreign operations of Proxim.

Media Monitors Increases Monitored Markets
100 new stations and one newspaper have been added to the company's roster of monitored markets.

The Launch of Roadcasting
Roadcasting broadcasts to wireless-capable devices within a 50km range through a long-range, peer-to-peer 802.11g wireless network.

File Sharers Lose in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court says that Internet file-sharing services will be held responsible if their customers use the software primarily to swap songs and movies illegally.

FM Radio Turns 70
By John Landry, CSRE, and Dave Saviet
On June 11, the 70th anniversary of the first FM radio broadcast was celebrated at the site of that broadcast, in Alpine, NJ. The facility, which still stands today, was built by the inventor of FM radio, Major Edwin Howard Armstrong. A special temporary authority was granted by the FCC for the operation of a wide-band FM station, WA2XMN on 42.8MHz, the original frequency used by Armstrong.


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