Sunday, January 27, 2013

FM Radio on Cellphones, Long Sought by Broadcasters, Comes to Sprint | New York Times

"Under the three-year deal, announced on Tuesday, Sprint will make FM radio available on some of its Android and Windows phones, using a tuner application called NextRadio. The app—designed by Emmis, which owns 21 stations around the country—will allow some interactivity with other forms of media on the phone."


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Harris Broadcast and Geo-Broadcast Offer Solution to Boost FM Radio Signal Coverage

"The MaxxCasting solution uses a network topology similar to the ZoneCasting architecture for targeted, over-the-air radio broadcasting, but instead focuses on simulcasting content to improve coverage.  It can be deployed today under existing regulations, expanding market coverage in a more sensible and effective way than traditional signal booster technologies. . . ."

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Nash FM Brings Country Music Back to New York Radio | New York Times

"New York may be the ultimate symbol of American urbanism, but it is a large market for country music. Last year, Nielsen said that more country albums were sold in the New York metropolitan area than anywhere in the United States. . . ."


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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

HD Radio™ Technology Positioned for Its Strongest Year with CE Products in 2013 (via PR Newswire)

More than 60 new Aftermarket Car and Home Products to Launch in coming year, most with advanced HD Radio features LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 International CES -- iBiquity Digital, the developer of HD Radio Technology, reported today strong momentum in its consumer electronics business…

Group Seeks a Lower-Power FM Option | Radio World

"The group believes that the 'LP100s only' policy is counter to the Local Community Radio Act mandate to assure abundant licensing opportunities for both translator stations and LPFM stations. . . ."

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Friday, January 4, 2013

FCC Approves Liberty Media Takeover of Sirius XM's Broadcast Licenses | The Denver Post

"Thursday's approval by the FCC is a step in the transition from Mel Karmazin, 69, who took over at Sirius in 2004 after quitting as president of Viacom Inc. Four years later, he guided Sirius to its merger with XM Satellite Radio, combining the two pay-radio providers just before a slump in U.S. auto sales cut demand for pre-installed radios in cars. . . ."

Read more at The Denver Post.

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Abilene FM Station Drops ESPN Radio, Now Broadcasting CBS Sports Radio | Abilene Reporter-News

"Starting at midnight Wednesday, The Ticket followed a national decision made by Cumulus Media—which owns 98.1—to switch from ESPN Radio to CBS Sports Radio, which launched Wednesday. . . ."

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