Test your comprehension and memory of
Radio World’s 2012 coverage of news, technology and regulation. Answers are at
1. What is “Artist Experience”?
A website in support of performance royalties
A channel on iHeartRadio
A way to embed visuals to accompany on-air audio
d. A lounge at the spring NAB Show
2. The legal fight over patents
involving radio automation was brought by Mission Abstract Data. What associated
company name have the plaintiffs used?
Fletcher Heald and Hildreth
Shapiro Smith and Genachowski Inc.
DigiMedia Holding Group LLC
Straight Wire Audio
3. Identify the man at left in the accompanying
4. Engineering innovator and AM stereo
advocate Leonard Kahn died in June. Which of these products was associated with
d. Henry Matchbox
5. What does the Smith-Mundt Act forbid,
as generally interpreted?
Ownership of more than one radio or TV station in the same market as a
newspaper owned by the same entity.
Ownership of more than 49% of a U.S. broadcast license by a foreign entity.
Domestic dissemination by the U.S. government’s international broadcasting
d. Claiming a minority ownership tax credit when
an FM translator is used by an AM station.
6. What is AES-X192?
An AES standards task group for audio interoperability over high-performance IP
An AES standards task group for compatibility of metadata as commonly used in
An AES conference set for summer 2013 focusing on new consumer electronics
The working name for a proposed revision to the AES3 standard for the transport of digital audio signals between
pro audio devices.
7. What is the main benefit of MDCL?
Energy-saving transmitter control for AM stations
Higher efficiency in FM station transmitters
Management of multiple EAS receivers serving a single station cluster
Compatibility among devices connected to Internet protocol networks of
8. Which entity earned a Radio World
“Cool Stuff” Award for its new method of high-level IBOC combining for
single-input antenna systems?
Belar Electronics Lab
Electronics Research Inc.- ERI
9. Which organization had the U.S. radio
rights to cover the London Olympics?
10. This organization reviewed its FM
translator applications to comply with a presumed national cap of 50. It
withdrew about 200 applications but had 300 remaining from an earlier window.
Prometheus Radio Project
d. Educational Media Foundation
11. In comments to the FCC, iBiquity
Digital wrote the following; fill in the blank: “The comments demonstrate a
broad industry consensus that the use of _________ will allow broadcasters to
enhance their digital service and that the FCC should authorize this mode of
Modulation-dependent carrier level
–10 dBc digital power
12. “As a child, our summer vacations
were actually going to visit radio stations. We grew up in North Carolina. So
when we were going to Florida we would stop at every radio station along the
way. My dad would just go in and start talking to whoever was there.” Who said
d. Tom Silliman
13. What company this year announced it
will start to make TV transmitters for the first time?
14. Three museums — the Gray History of
Wireless Museum, the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, and the
Media Heritage collection — share one facility here.
d. New York, N.Y.
15. Thanks to updates to Part 101 …
Terrestrial broadcasters must now have EAS receivers in place that are
compatible with the Common Alerting Protocol.
Terrestrial broadcasters now have greater access to microwave spectrum to use
as the final RF links in their program distribution chains.
Satellite services XM and Sirius now provide 4% of their channels to
minority-owned entities and community organizations.
LPFM stations need no longer protect full-power broadcasters on second-adjacent
16. He was SBE Member 1.
17. Who said, “It takes me five minutes
to get some of the most technologically innovative people to say, ‘Radio is
innovative again. You’ve married the open mic with a device that someone looks
at 40 to 50 times a day.’”
Paul Brenner, Emmis
Bud Aiello, NPR
Gordon Smith, NAB
d. Milford Smith, Greater Media
18. Which two companies are exploring a
concept called ZoneCasting?
Nautel and Orban
Wheatstone and Telos
NAB and CEA, via the NRSC
Geo-Broadcast Solutions and Harris
19. What is the goal of the Internet
Radio Fairness Act?
To assure that no single business entity enjoys a monopoly position in the
evolving U.S. Internet radio industry.
To adopt fair standards by which determinations of Copyright Royalty Judges are
made with respect to webcasting.
To require Internet streaming webcasters to provide equal time to opposing
points of view.
To encourage new entrants into Internet radio and streaming by providing a
discount tax rate in the first three years of operation.
20. Which FCC commissioner called for a
review of AM rules in a speech at the fall Radio Show?
- c. A way to embed visuals to accompany on-air audio
- c. DigiMedia Holding Group LLC
- d. Kevin Gage
- b. Symmetra-Peak
- c. Domestic dissemination by the U.S. government’s international broadcasting
- a. An AES standards task group for audio interoperability over
high-performance IP networks
- a. Energy-saving transmitter control for AM stations
- c. Electronics Research Inc.- ERI
- d. Dial Global
- d. Educational Media Foundation
- d. Asymmetric sidebands
- a. Caroline Beasley
- b. Nautel
- b. Bethany, Ohio
- b. Terrestrial broadcasters now have greater access to microwave spectrum to
use as the final RF links in their program distribution chains.
- a. John Battison
- a. Paul Brenner, Emmis
- d. Geo-Broadcast Solutions and Harris
- b. To adopt fair standards by which determinations of Copyright Royalty
Judges are made with respect to webcasting.
20. - a. Ajit Pai