Take the 2012 Radio World News Quiz
by Paul McLane
Test your comprehension and memory of
Radio World’s 2012 coverage of news, technology and regulation! Answers are at
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
Identify the man at left in the accompanying photo.
innovator and AM stereo advocate Leonard Kahn died in June. Which of these
products was associated with Kahn?
5. What does the
Smith-Mundt Act forbid, as generally interpreted?
dissemination by the U.S. government’s international broadcasting
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?
Research Inc.- ERI
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
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.”
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?
Three museums — the Gray History of Wireless Museum, the National Voice of
America Museum of Broadcasting, and the Media Heritage collection — share one
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?
Solutions and Harris
19. What is the goal of the Internet Radio Fairness Act?
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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