Currents Headlines from the June 2009 Issue

June 1, 2009

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

June 2009 issue cover

John Lyons Elected Into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame
Lyons played an important part in the return to the air of many New York broadcasters after 9/11.

New Support Option for SS32 Systems
Dave Scott, former CEO of Scott Studios, and Enco Systems are teaming to service and support SS32 stations. The venture is called Scott-Enco.

NAB Launches "Don't Tax That Dial" Radio Competition
The winning entry will be awarded $2,500 and be recognized at The 2009 NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia.

Aircorp Closes Shop
Jim Loupas, president of Aircorp, is ceasing production of its mic processors.

Microsoft to Add HD Radio to Zune
The device is due to be in stores in September 2009.

CT School of Broadcasting Gets Second Life
Dick Robinson, the original founder of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, has been granted approval to buy back the bankrupt business and campuses in seven states for about $1 million.

Panama Adopts HD Radio as Digital Radio Standard
On May 12, 2009, the Republic of Panama chose HD Radio as its official digital radio standard.

FCC's Copps Considers Shorter Broadcast License Terms
During comments made at the Free Press Summit, FCC Acting Chairman Michael Copps suggested his idea to shorten the broadcast station license renewal term from the current eight years to three years.

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