Currents Headlines from the July 2008 Issue

July 1, 2008


The online headlines from the July 2008 issue of Radio magazine.


July 2008 issue cover

Prendergast Named Director of Engineering at Entercom Buffalo
Bill Prendergast takes over for the seven-station cluster. He previously worked as a contract engineering in Alaska.

Arbitron Restarts PPM Commercialization
The company says that it has addressed the concerns expressed with the system's performance and is working with the Media Rating Council to achieve MRC accreditation.

Newberry Elected NAB Radio Board President
Steve Newberry, president and CEO of Commonwealth Broadcasting, was elected chairman of the NAB Radio Board.

First Mexican HD Radio Border Stations On Air
XEEZ is using a Broadcast Electronics system in Caborca, Sonora, and XHTY has installed a Nautel system in Tijuana.

Triton Radio Networks Acquires Jones Media Group
Jones Media America will combine with Dial Global under the leadership of David Landau and Ken Williams, the co-presidents/CEOs of Dial Global.

Westwood One Finalizes $100 Million Investment
Gores Radio Holdings made the investment through a stock purchase.

Father of FM and TV Stereo, Eilers Dies at 83
In his 50-year career at Zenith Electronics, Carl G. Eilers also worked on pay TV and HDTV development.

Cumulus, Hubbard and Cobalt Join Broadcaster Traffic Consortium
The BTC was formed to use HD Radio to broadcast real-time traffic and other location-based information to portable navigation devices and automobile in-dash systems.


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