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  12/18   - Streaming for Everyone - Mark Shander
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2/17   - NAL Watch: "Willful and Repeatedly" = $25k
  12/17   - Disney continues radio broadcast sell-off
  12/16   - Spring NAB Registration now open
  12/16   - NAL Watch: No Main Studio = $7k
  12/15   - Valatie NY suing to recover money from Energy-Onix
  12/15   - FCC says they have heard enough on Net Neutrality
  12/12   - Another zoning effort to stop towers proposes 25-foot limit
  12/11   - FCC set to require on-line Public Files for radio/cable
  12/11   - Site Security FLAP: P is for Presence - Kevin Kidd
  12/11   - Tower Down! WMDR, Oakland, ME tower fails
  12/10   - NAL Watch: Two ads w/EAS tones; one = $46k, the other warned
  12/9    - Security Watch: Arrest made in NC Station vandalizm
  12/8    - NAL Watch: Journal Broadcast to pay $115k for ads posing as news
  12/8    - Lincoln Financial sells out to Entercom
  12/5    - WV TV station off since Thanksgiving
  12/5    - FCC has new CTIO; plans changes to FCC systems
 
12/5    - 3D Printers starting to become useful to broadcasters
  12/4    - Repair Bench Basics - Getting Set Up - Mike Patton
  12/3    - A former Radio Shack employee rips the company
  12/2    - FCC escalates fines for ignoring Telephone Broadcast Rule
 
12/2    - FCC's AWS-3 auction already topping $39 Billion; NAB Cautions
  11/25  - KTLA to rebuild iconic street-side tower higher up
  11/24  - Continental Electronics ends 24/7 support
  11/21  - FCC to review contest rules and how they are delivered
  11/20  - Feeding Clean Air to Your Transmitter - Jeff Welton
  11/19  - Broadcast + Lightning = High Cost - JoOnna Silberman
  11/19  - Washington stations burned out - $10k reward offered
  11/17  - Perma-cookies anyone? AT&T to stop practice/Verizon not 
  11/12  - Part 4: The Sears Tower Site - the rest of the story - Warren Shulz
  11/12  - When the lightning show is over, painful work begins
   11/11  - The 86th anniversary of the first National Frequency Move
  11/10  - President Obama enters the Net Neutrality debate
  11/7    - The FCC Public Notice warns about the false EAN and an inquiry
  11/6    - How a power outage can break an STL - Kevin Kidd
  11/6    - What you need to know about Retirement - Gil Gillivan
  10/29  - Conflicting Signals Do Not Serve EAS Community - Richard Rudman
  10/28  - Ransomware now reported in five states
  10/22  - Dealing with Ransomware and other Disasters
  10/22  - Doing IT Right: Ensuring Your Data is Safe
  10/16  - ASR Signage & other FCC Tower Reg Changes - Cary Tepper
 
10/16  - VSWR Calibration Techniques - Stephen Rutherford
 
10/14  - NAL Watch: Unauthorized BAS operations = $86.4k
   10/14  - Security Watch: Copper thefts lead to 10 years in TX prison
  10/14  - Irish Radio to kill off LW service
  10/8    - On the Road with the DEVA RE II - Richard Rudman
 
10/8    - AT&T caught "cramming" ... to pay $105 million

  10/3    - DRM gets a boost in India
 
10/3    - CDBS to be replaced by LMS
  10/2    - Flo and Eddie move on to target Pandora
  9/30    - Solving the FM Power and Allocation Mess - Jack Sellmeyer
  9/29    - Has Energy-Onix left the building?
  9/
25    - Why You Need an FM Modulation Monitor - Jim Wood
  9/16    - A Timely AM Improvement Plan for Channels 5 and 6
  9/14    - My View: AM Improvement - or not?
  9/11    - Site Security FLAP: A is for Alarms - Kevin Kidd
  9/5      - We need to Act on AM Improvement Now - Tom King
  8/28    - WWwTP: Antenna Mounting 101
  8/28    - Better Field Intensity Measurements - Alan Alsobrook
  8/21    - Give Me a Sign, a Durable Sign! - Richard Rudman
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/13    - Ask the Lawyer - Your FCC Questions Answered  - Cary Tepper
  8
/13    - Checking it Out: The GatesAir Flexiva FAX20
  8/11    - FCC votes to require text-to-911 by yearend. Is it possible?
 



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  8/5      - Public Files Need to be Public
  8/4      - Patent Troll says "uncle." but Adam Corolla stays the course
  8/3      - A trip to Vashon Island - and a picnic; Pure July relaxation
  7/31    - Journal Communications and E.W.Scripps to merge/split
  7/24    - Why Your Main Transmitter Setup is Not Enough - Clay Freinwald
  7/22    - Class C4 for FM? Petition for RuleMaking now published by FCC 
  7/15    - When RFR Protection Runs Amok
  7/9      - FCC opens 90 day period on 79 groups of LPFM

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