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By Paul McLane 9/27/2011 11:17 AM
An AM station in New York state received kudos for its performance during recent flooding.

Dave Radigan is owner of WEBO, heard at 1330 kHz in southwest New York. He spoke at this weekend’s Binghamton Broadcasters annual reunion.

Radigan is...
By Paul McLane 9/22/2011 9:19 AM
Updating an item I mentioned earlier:

 

Marty Hadfield has gone home from the hospital, according to his friend and colleague Jim Dalke.

 

"Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine, Marty left the hospital [Wednesday] afternoon," Dalke...
By Paul McLane 9/21/2011 12:00 PM

The chair of the Nevada SECC posted thoughts to help broadcasters get ready for the upcoming national EAS test.

By Paul McLane 9/20/2011 11:13 AM


Marty Hadfield is recovering from a heart attack suffered over the weekend, according to his colleague Jim Dalke, who said the Clear Channel Seattle DOE is recovering at Swedish...
By Paul McLane 9/20/2011 10:52 AM
Radio as a "first informer" is a key concept for stations that want to remain relevant in the modern media age.

 

The National Association of Broadcasters has put out a four-minute video emphasizing that point, using Hurricane Irene as the latest...
By by Paul McLane 9/16/2011 2:06 PM

For techies, it's hard to tell just what this convention wants to be

By T. Carter Ross 9/16/2011 12:24 PM
Demo from the 2011 Radio Show highlights hybrid radio on an Android phone
By Paul McLane 9/13/2011 12:04 PM
Kudos to the FCC Media Bureau, which has decided it will allow U.S. AM stations to use technologies that reduce transmitter power consumption — techniques that have been available to broadcasters elsewhere for years.

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9/30/2011 5:05:00 PM

Paul McLane is U.S. editor in chief.

When the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office decided to take another look at those radio automation patents involved in a big lawsuit, as RW  reported, I knew it was a bad development for Mission Abstract Data’s case.

Attorney Kevin Goldberg feels the same way, and mulled about it in the blog of law firm Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth. He posted on Sept. 15 but I didn't see it at the time because I was wrapped up in  business at the fall Radio Show, as perhaps you were too.

Mission Abstract Data — the mysterious entity that owns patents issued in the 1990s to Robert Goldman — thinks the hard disk-type automation systems used widely in U.S. radio broadcasting violate its intellectual property. The company has sued a batch of big-name broadcasters (though notably not Clear Channel), and it has been pursuing licensing fees by contacting others directly.

“More recently, we understand that yet a third round of broadcasters have lately been receiving similar come-ons from MAD,” Goldberg of Fletcher Heald writes. He said this group includes smaller broadcasters and single-station owners. “While no overt threats of new lawsuit

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9/27/2011 3:17:00 PM
An AM station in New York state received kudos for its performance during recent flooding.

Dave Radigan is owner of WEBO, heard at 1330 kHz in southwest New York. He spoke at this weekend’s Binghamton Broadcasters annual reunion.

Radigan is shown at left accepting a Community Service Award presented by BE's Criss Onan (second to left) and Scott Fybush (right) of Fybush.com/NorthEast Radio Watch. They saluted the station for continued service to the local communities of Tioga County during the flooding.

 

Broadcast Electronics released the photo and a statement: “After being flooded out of their downtown Owego, N.Y., studios and forced to move to a borrowed RV and then to a makeshift studio in Radigan’s living room, WEBO AM staff continued to provide post-flooding coverage using BE’s AudioVault and broadcasting from a BE AM 5E transmitter.” It said WEBO remained on the air throughout the disaster, providing emergency information to Tioga County.

Radigan told BE he had to wheel his BE AudioVault automation computer through floodwaters by pushing it down the street in an office chair.

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9/22/2011 1:19:00 PM
Updating an item I mentioned earlier:
 
Marty Hadfield has gone home from the hospital, according to his friend and colleague Jim Dalke.
 
"Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine, Marty left the hospital [Wednesday] afternoon," Dalke wrote. Dalke is editor of the SBE Chapter 16 newsletter in Seattle.
 
"He will be spending the rest of the week resting at home and plans to return to work next week. Like many of us who have had to deal with heart problems, Marty says this was a wakeup call to mortality and the need to take care of ourselves for the sake of those in our care."
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9/21/2011 4:00:00 PM

The chair of the Nevada SECC posted thoughts to help broadcasters get ready for the upcoming national EAS test.

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9/20/2011 3:13:00 PM
Marty Hadfield is recovering from a heart attack suffered over the weekend, according to his colleague Jim Dalke, who said the Clear Channel Seattle DOE is recovering at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.
 
"When I visited Marty this afternoon, he was in good spirits and anxious to return to his engineering responsibilities," Dalke said in an email to fellow engineers on the local SBE chapter remailer.
 
"His wife Catherine and his doctors may want him to slow down for a while however. The doctors are monitoring him closely and are optimistic about his full recovery."
 
Hadfield has a long relationship with SBE Chapter 16. He joined Clear Channel in June after working as director of engineering for Alpha Broadcasting’s Portland, Ore., operations. He has spent his broadcast engineering career in the Northwest, starting in 1976, including 17 years as VP of engineering for Entercom Seattle.
 
Radio World joins Hadfield's many industry friends in wishing him a full and healthy recovery.
 
Update: Jim Dalke reported that he had visited Hadfield Tuesday post-surgery, and that Marty hoped to be home in the next couple of days, and back to work next week.
 


 
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9/20/2011 2:52:00 PM
Radio as a "first informer" is a key concept for stations that want to remain relevant in the modern media age.
 
The National Association of Broadcasters has put out a four-minute video emphasizing that point, using Hurricane Irene as the latest evidence.
 
 

Broadcasters During Hurricane Irene from NAB Studio on Vimeo.

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9/16/2011 6:06:00 PM

For techies, it's hard to tell just what this convention wants to be

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9/16/2011 4:24:00 PM
Demo from the 2011 Radio Show highlights hybrid radio on an Android phone
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9/13/2011 4:04:00 PM

Kudos to the FCC Media Bureau, which has decided it will allow U.S. AM stations to use technologies that reduce transmitter power consumption — techniques that have been available to broadcasters elsewhere for years.

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