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Radio receiver pioneer Lee De Forest spent years trying to develop a device that would block radio commercials, but to no avail.

FCC lets radio off the hook in content filtering inquiry

The Federal Communications Commissions report on the state of content filtering and blocking devices is out. It says a whole lot about the V-Chip, satellite/cable blocking systems, video games, youtube, and mobile phone apps, but not much about radio. The survey continues: “Most commenters addressing the issue contend that we should not examine audio-only programming […]

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FCC reaches out to LPFMs near California wildfires

FCC reaches out to LPFMs near California wildfires

If you’ve got a Low Power FM radio station around one of those awful wildfires near Los Angeles, the Federal Communications Commission is allowing Special Temporary Authority to erect emergency antennas without immediate authorization from the FCC. “If a licensee desires to continue to use an emergency antenna, it must submit a request for STA […]

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The education of a radio pirate

I am belatedly reading Sue Carpenter’s wonderful memoir 40 Watts From Nowhere and chuckling at her evolution from a disgruntled DJ wannabe to a radio station manager. The book is sine qua non for anyone who aspires to run any kind of community-style radio station, as far as I’m concerned, because it shows how different […]

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Radio Advertising Bureau

Digital radio revenues up; terrestrial way down

If you are looking for the bright spot in radio’s future, it’s streaming from a digital platform. The Radio Advertising Bureau’s report for this year’s second fiscal quarter makes this abundantly clear. Local and national over-the-air radio saw a 25% drop in revenue, while digital saw a ten percent boost. Digital radio’s revenue from advertising […]

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