Currents Headlines from the October 2006 Issue

October 1, 2006

The online headlines from the October 2006 issue of Radio magazine.

FCC Launches Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau is designed to provide an efficient, effective and responsive organizational structure to address matters related to public safety, homeland security, and emergency management and preparedness.

More than 3,000 Attend NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show held in Dallas Sept. 20-22 was a success by NAB standards. Registered attendance at the show was 3,099, not including the R&R registration.

Radio One Chooses Harris Again
The seventh largest radio broadcasting company has purchased Harris transmitters for its third round of HD Radio conversions for 17 FM stations and one AM station.

Mississippi Stations Find New Way to Send Emergency Alerts
30 Mississippi radio stations have installed Global Security Systems' First Alert System to deliver emergency alerts and enhanced RDS data to first responders and listeners. The First Alert System uses a station's FM subcarrier to provide a communications channel.

FCC Slate FM Auction for March 2007
Designated Auction No. 70, this auction will offer 124 construction permits for new FM allotments. The FCC seeks comments on Auction 70 to determine the auction rules and opening prices. Comments are due by Oct. 5, 2006.

Sangean to Debut HD Radio Products
Two Sangean HD Radio receivers will be available to consumers for the 2006 holiday season. The HDT-1 is a radio component tuner and the HDR-1 is a tabletop radio.

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