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  5/21     - Ask the Lawyer - A Handy Tower Maint Checklist - Cary Tepper
  5/18     - NAL Watch: iHeart Media to pay $1 Million for false EAS test
  5/14     - My First View From the Very Top - Ted Thayer
  5/12
     - Verizon to buy AOL- $4.4 Billion - but will pay for cramming
  5/11     - Microsoft unveils new browser for Win10 
 
5/8       - MY VIEW: The FCC in "Normal" mode - Part 2, office closings
  5/7       - When VSWR is Not VSWR - Burt Weiner
  5/7       - NPAS and NAAD for EAS Users - Ed Czarnecki
  5/6       - Patent Troll Alert: Delaware Radio Tech drops HD suits
  5/5       - Pandora gets FCC approval to be a radio broadcaster
  5/1       - MUSIC Group acquires TC Electronics; Pico to take IDC 
  4/30     - NAB 2015 - Info, Gear, Friends, and a Haboob - Kevin Kidd
  4/29     -
AM Revitalization: Going Back to the Future?  - Clay Freinwald
  4/17     - NAB reports from Barry and Alan
  4/23     - The State of IPAWS in 2015 - Richard Rudman
  4/23     -
Closing Field Offices is Bad Policy - Richard Rudman
  4/23     -
Comcast to walk from Time/Warner merger
  4/23     - FCC announces FM application Freeze
  4/21     - A New Chief is installed at the EB.
  4/19     - CBS LA' Engineer Scott Mason passes away
  4/17     - NJ police shut down pirate station
  4/13     - Chairman Wheeler discloses his plan to help AM: - no translators
  4/9       - Inovonics' DAVID IV Audio Processor - Dana Puopolo
  4/8       - FCC Commissioner advocates new approach against pirates
  4/2       - Apple starting to rev up new web initiative
  3/26     - The Public File - A Good or Bad Thing? - Michael Dudding
 
3/22     - NAL Watch: Big Fine for small box - $325k; also, the ND-DA
  3/22     - Old, unsafe towers - KIDD is no more
  3/22     - Canada's CRTC to require a-la-carte cable
  3/19     - Weeding Out Problems at Tower Sites - Dave Dybas
  3
/19     -  NAL Watch: 1st time leniency has limits: $12.2k & short license
  3/19     - Car listening said to be fading away from terrestrial radio
  3/3       - Security Watch: Arrest made in WA station vandalizm
  2/26     - Surviving an FCC "Random EEO Audit" - Michael Dudding
  2/26     -
The Worst: Just Dishing Out a Story
  2/19     - Where you Don't Want the Sun to Shine
 
2/13     - FCC publishes Online Public File for Radio NPRM
  2/5       - Vertical Revenue for AM Stations - Dave Dybas

  1/22     - Antenna Basics - a very nice reference epub (read or print it out)  
   1/14     - Everything You Wanted to Know About Contactor Maintenance
   1/14     - Orbital Media Networks takes over from Clear Channel Satellite
  12/30   - Keep the Flu out, Keep Your Staff In
  12/18   - Streaming for Everyone - Mark Shander
  12/12   - Another zoning effort to stop towers proposes 25-foot limit
  12/11   - Site Security FLAP: P is for Presence - Kevin Kidd
  11/25   - KTLA to rebuild iconic street-side tower higher up
 



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  9/30    - Solving the FM Power and Allocation Mess - Jack Sellmeyer
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  8/28    - Better Field Intensity Measurements - Alan Alsobrook
 
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  7/15   - When RFR Protection Runs Amok
  7/3     - Recovering in the Aftermath of a Disaster - Clay Freinwald
  3/19   - Problems When the Lease Runs Out - Clay Freinwald
  2/11   - Choosing between STL and IP Radio Links - Fred Francis
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