Currents Headlines from the November 2013 Issue

January 4, 2014

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The online headlines from the November 2013 issue of Radio magazine.

Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman

Mike O'Rielly is also confirmed as a commissioner

FEMA, NPR Partner on Emergency Alert Preparedness for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Twenty-five NPR-affiliated public radio stations throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas agreed to participate in the pilot project to transmit emergency alert messages.

Richard Mertz Dies

His broadcast engineering career spanned more than 40 years.

135th Audio Engineering Society Convention Attendance Hits Five-Year High

The AES celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and capped the celebration with a five-year-high number of 18,453 registrants being tallied.

Jack Smedile Joins NAB Government Relations Team as VP

Smedile spent four years working with Senate Commerce Committee member and Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference Roy Blunt of Missouri.

Alliance for Women in Media Names Sylvia Strobel as Interim CEO

Strobel is a past chair of the organization.

Peter Doyle Appointed VP of Broadcasters Foundation of America

Doyle is known in broadcasting for his leadership of McGavren Guild, and subsequently other Interep initiatives, for more than 30 years.

Harris Broadcast Names Gargiulo President of Global Sales, Appoints Regional Leaders

Of the four regional sales leaders, Chris Ziemer will lead the North America region.

Nielsen Completes Acquisition of Arbitron

Arbitron is being rebranded Nielsen Audio and will be integrated into Nielsen's U.S. Watch business segment.

Wheatstone Releases AirAura X3 Version 3.6.7

AirAura processors currently running software version 1.2 or higher can be upgraded to version 3.6.7 free of charge.

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