June 2003 Contents Online

June 1, 2003

Highlights of news items from the June 2003 issue.

NRSC Suspends IBOC Standard-Setting
The NRSC DAB subcommittee has temporarily suspended its standards-setting process until Ibiquity resolves the audio-quality issue at the lower bit-rates.

Radio Pirate Gets Jail Time
Rayon Sherwin Payne has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment after operating an unlicensed FM radio facility in Orlando.

Sirius Doubles Subscribers In First Quarter 2003
The Satcaster claims to have 68,000 subscribers, a 127 percent increase over the 2002 end-of-year figure.

V-Soft's Vernier To Consult for CPB
Doug Vernier will provide technical consultation and management for the CPB IBOC Seed Market Program.

PAMA Charter Member Drive Draws 17
The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) has attracted 17 charter members: AKG Acoustics, Altec-Lansing, Audio-Technica, Calpine, DigiCo, Dolby Labs, Group One, Harman Pro Group, Klotz Digital, Meyer Sound, Neutrik, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Tascam, Telex and Yamaha.

Cumulus Taps Omnia as Exclusive Audio Processing Supplier
Broadcaster’s General Store will serve as the dealer. In addition, Telos is has been named a preferred supplier of ISDN codecs and broadcast phone equipment.

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