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Is Radio over the Internet as Practical as It Seems?

Icon Written by Alex on October 17, 2009 – 5:23 pm

In this article by Frank McCoy, former president of engineering for American Media Services, the practicality of streaming radio over the internet is challenged.

Is AM Radio Still Relevant?

Icon Written by Alex on October 15, 2009 – 9:19 am

Do you still listen to AM radio? In a few years you may not be able to. Check out this article about the challenges AM radio is facing in today’s media climate. AM radio is rapidly becoming extinct, but BMC has the answer!

Don’t Change That Channel

Icon Written by Alex on September 19, 2009 – 8:19 pm

Think the digital TV transition is over? Not quite. Check out this article by Peter Svensson from Associated Press. In this piece, Svensson touches on some frustrations TV broadcasters and viewers are having with digital transmissions on Channels 5 & 6.

Engineers Seek Ruling on Channels 5 & 6

Icon Written by Alex on September 3, 2009 – 3:46 pm

The Broadcast Maximization Committee is mentioned in Radio World! The short post talks about BMC’s request that the FCC announce no LPTV and translator applications on VHF Channels 5 & 6 in the upcomming filing window will be accepted.

No Promised Land for AM?

Icon Written by Alex on August 28, 2009 – 9:57 pm

BroadMax continues to get press coverage. This article by Tom Taylor from Radio-Info talks about about the request for a freeze on CH. 5 & 6 applications in the upcoming filing window and the advantages of the Broadmax proposal.

No Freeze Yet on Channel 5 & 6 Apps

Icon Written by Alex on August 27, 2009 – 3:51 pm

Leslie Stimson’s article discusses BMC’s request to the FCC for a freeze on Channel 5 & 6 applications in the upcomming filing window to allow for further consideration of its proposal.

FCC Orders TV Station of FM

Icon Written by Alex on August 26, 2009 – 12:14 pm

Inside Radio talks about Channel 6 TV station WRGB’s rough DTV transition. So-called “Franken-FM’s” like this one, which broadcast an analog audio signal on a portion of the FM band, are finding their DTV coverage is not as good in the VHF spectrum.

MMTC’s Radio Rescue Petition

Icon Written by Alex on July 25, 2009 – 9:40 am

Read the full copy of MMTC’s Radio Rescue Petition.

Mexico Allowing Many AM’s to Migrate to FM

Icon Written by Alex on October 3, 2008 – 11:10 am

Mexico is on board! Here is an interesting article about the Mexican government taking action to rescue AM broadcasters from obscurity. From a page right out of the Broadmax playbook, Mexican officials are allowing AM stations in some areas to migrate to the FM band.