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  • Pro Sound Effects Launches VR Field Recording Give-Away
    by Music Marcom on February 22, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Brooklyn, NY - Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has launched the VR Field Recording Giveaway! Featuring a prize bundle totaling over $3,500 in state-of-the-art audio tools, the giveaway provides a full workflow for recording immersive spatial audio perfect for use ... […]

  • APRE Hands Out Four Scholarships to Attend 2018 PREC
    by Emily M. Reigart on February 22, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Association of Public Radio Engineers board of directors has chosen four scholarship winners who will attend the annual Public Radio Engineering Conference for free. The 2018 recipients are: Phil Pollack of KMFA in Austin, Texas; Leah Lemm of Minnesota Native News in St. ... […]

  • NAB Announces 50 Crystal Radio Award Finalists
    by Emily M. Reigart on February 22, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    WASHINGTON — The National Association of Broadcasters has announced the 50 finalists for the annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards, which recognize radio stations for commitment to community service. Ten winners will be chosen by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community ... […]

  • FCC Chair Plans Travel to Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
    by Emily M. Reigart on February 21, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    WASHINGTON — In a few weeks, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will head south to review the status of communications restoration efforts after the 2017 hurricane season, the commission announced. From March 7–10, Pai will visit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands along with members of the commission’s ... […]

  • FCC Eliminates Hard-Copy Requirement for Rules
    by John Eggerton on February 21, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    WASHINGTON — As expected, the FCC has voted to eliminate the requirement that broadcasters and cable operators keep paper copies of the FCC's regulations on hand, the latest in a series of actions to whack away at regulations FCC chair Ajit Pai has said are part of a regulatory underbrush allowed ... […]

  • Platinum Tools Cuts the Rope
    by Brett Moss on February 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — Ever have the problem where the pair of dykes in the tool bag aren’t quite hefty enough to cut a wire or cable on the first go so you have to rotate them around and around to finally make a cut? Platinum Tools feels it has a solution in its Wire Rope Cutter. Made from carbon ... […]

  • New Digital Radio Transmissions Start in Kuwait and Algeria
    by Doug Irwin, CBPE DRB AMD on February 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    KUWAIT—On Feb. 18, the Kuwaiti Minister of Information, Mohmmad Al-Jabri, inaugurated a new DAB+ mux transmission from Al-Metlaa, north of Kuwait City. He indicated to Kuwait Television the planning of the new service began two years earlier, according to kuna.net.kw. In Tamenfoust, Algeria, the ... […]

  • UK Regulator Has Its Say Before AM Transmitters Can Go Dark
    by Doug Irwin, CBPE DRB AMD on February 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    LONDON — While some U.S. broadcasters lament how strict our own FCC is on the broadcast rules, many other countries have far more involved rules and procedures. For example, if you were shutting down an AM station here temporarily, you would need to obtain an STA from the commission; if you were ... […]

  • Indianapolis, Minneapolis & Little Rock Are Likely Early 5G Test Markets
    by Doug Irwin, CBPE DRB AMD on February 21, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    NEW YORK — AT&T said it will launch mobile 5G in 12 U.S. markets this year, without revealing which markets they will be. It has dropped a hint by publicly praising three U.S. cities that have paved the way for small cells, according to rcrwireless.com. Small cell deployments, critical to 5G, ... […]

  • HD Radio Penetration Nears 50% in New Car Sales
    by Doug Irwin, CBPE DRB AMD on February 20, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Now that we’ve made it almost two months into 2018, we have data to share about HD Radio sales across the US for 2017.  A couple of salient facts for you to consider: All 40 major automobile brands offer HD radio in at least one modelNearly 250 different car models come with ... […]