Take the 2012 Radio World News Quiz
     


Test your comprehension and memory of Radio World’s 2012 coverage of news, technology and regulation! Answers are at bottom.

Question 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
A lounge at the spring NAB Show

Question 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

Question 3: Identify the man at left in the accompanying photo.
David Layer
David Pogue
Victor Tawil
Kevin Gage
George Clooney
 

Question 4: Engineering innovator and AM stereo advocate Leonard Kahn died in June. Which of these products was associated with Kahn?
CBS Audimax
Symmetra-Peak
Gates Sta-Level
Henry Matchbox

Question 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 organizations.
Claiming a minority ownership tax credit when an FM translator is used by an AM station.

Question 6: What is AES-X192?
An AES standards task group for audio interoperability over high-performance IP networks
An AES standards task group for compatibility of metadata as commonly used in “infotainment” systems
An AES conference set for summer 2013 focusing on new consumer electronics technologies
The working name for a proposed revision to the AES3 standard for the transport of digital audio signals between pro audio devices.

Question 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 differing standards

Question 8: Which entity earned a Radio World “Cool Stuff” Award for its new method of high-level IBOC combining for single-input antenna systems?

Altronic Research
Belar Electronics Lab
Electronics Research Inc.- ERI
NPR Labs

Question 9: Which organization had the U.S. radio rights to cover the London Olympics?
Triton Digital
CBS
Cumulus Media
Dial Global

Question 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
REC Networks
Womble Carlyle
Educational Media Foundation

Question 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 operation.”
Artist Experience
Modulation-dependent carrier level
–10 dBc digital power
Asymmetric sidebands

Question 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 it?
Caroline Beasley
Diane Warren
Tommie King
Tammy Silliman

Question 13: What company this year announced it will start to make TV transmitters for the first time?
Continental
Nautel
Harris
Bext

Question 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.


Bethany, Md.
Bethany, Ohio
Greenville, N.C.
New York, N.Y.


Question 15: Thanks to updates in 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 frequencies.

Question 16: He was SBE Member 1.
John Battison
Steve Church
Jules Cohen
John Verboon

Question 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
Milford Smith, Greater Media

Question 18: Which two entities are exploring a concept called ZoneCasting?
Nautel and Orban
Wheatstone and Telos
NAB and CEA, via the NRSC
Geo-Broadcast Solutions and Harris

Question 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.

Question 20: Which FCC commissioner called for a review of AM rules in a speech at the fall Radio Show?
Ajit Pai
James Quello
Mignon Clyburn
Julius Genachowski




ANSWERS:

1. What is “Artist Experience”?

c. A way to embed visuals to accompany on-air audio

2. The legal fight over patents involving radio automation was brought by Mission Abstract Data. What associated company name have the plaintiffs used?
c. DigiMedia Holding Group LLC

3. Identify the man at left in the accompanying photo.
d. Kevin Gage

4. Engineering innovator and AM stereo advocate Leonard Kahn died in June. Which of these products was associated with Kahn?
b. Symmetra-Peak

5. What does the Smith-Mundt Act forbid, as generally interpreted?
c. Domestic dissemination by the U.S. government’s international broadcasting organizations.

6. What is AES-X192?
a. An AES standards task group for audio interoperability over high-performance IP networks

7. What is the main benefit of MDCL?
a. Energy-saving transmitter control for AM stations

8. Which entity earned a Radio World “Cool Stuff” Award for its new method of high-level IBOC combining for single-input antenna systems?
c. Electronics Research Inc.- ERI

9. Which organization had the U.S. radio rights to cover the London Olympics?
d. Dial Global

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.
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 operation.”

d. Asymmetric sidebands

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 it?
a. Caroline Beasley

13. What company this year announced it will start to make TV transmitters for the first time?
b. Nautel

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.
b. Bethany, Ohio

15. Thanks to updates to Part 101 …
b. Terrestrial broadcasters now have greater access to microwave spectrum to use as the final RF links in their program distribution chains.

16. He was SBE Member 1.
a. John Battison

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.’”
a. Paul Brenner, Emmis

18. Which two companies are exploring a concept called ZoneCasting?
d. Geo-Broadcast Solutions and Harris

19. What is the goal of the Internet Radio Fairness Act?
b. To adopt fair standards by which determinations of Copyright Royalty Judges are made with respect to webcasting.

20. Which FCC commissioner called for a review of AM rules in a speech at the fall Radio Show?
a. Ajit Pai

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