April 2004 Contents Online

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April 2004 Contents Online

Apr 1, 2004 12:00 PM

Highlights of news items from the April 2004 issue.

FCCOkays Use of Separate Antennas for IBOC
The FCC believes that the pubic interest would be served by permittingdual-antenna FM IBOC implementation. FM stations may file requests forSTA to commence IBOC operations using dual-antenna systems that meetthe NAB recommended criteria.

OrbanAnnounces Spring MBL Tour Dates
Orban/CRL has announced the dates and cities for the Orban/CRL MobileBroadcast Laboratory (MBL) USA Tour 2004 second quarter visits.

ArbitronInks Deal with Mediaguide
Beginning April 1, Arbitron will use Mediaguide's broadcast monitoringtechnology to verify whether the radio commercials that were scheduledto be aired on affiliated stations of Radar-rated networks werebroadcast as indicated on the network commercial clearance reports.

NewEAS Event Codes Take Effect in June
the FCC adopted numerous new civil emergency, weather and naturaldisaster event codes and National Weather Service's (NWS) marine arealocation codes. The complete list of EAS event codes is on thewebsite.

ClearChannel Imposes Decency Standards
Clear Channel has announced that is undertaking a new ResponsibleBroadcasting Initiative.

SamDonaldson and Michael Powell Face-off at NAB2004
Sam Donaldson will interview FCC chairman Michael Powell for the FCCChairman's Breakfast on Tuesday April 20.

NABCrystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
The finalists will be honored and 10 Crystal Radio Award winners willbe announced during the Radio Luncheon at NAB2004 on Tuesday, April20.