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  3/3       - Security Watch: Arrest made in WA station vandalizm
  3/3       - MS Windows XP share grows; study show Windows most secure
  2/27     - Lenovo admits they did it - but was it a mistake?
  2/26     - Surviving an FCC "Random EEO Audit" - Michael Dudding
  2/26     -
The Worst: Just Dishing Out a Story
  2/26     - The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas to come down in May

  2/25     - FCC votes Net Neutraily and to overrule states on municipal wireless
  2/25     - PRSS delays the scheduled change in audio levels
  2/25     - NAL Watch: two stations to pay $1.5k each for late filing
  2/23     - Tom King gets NAB's Engineering Achievement award for radio
  2/22     - Lenovo admits they did it - but was it a mistake?
  2/22     - Winter storms kill tower; frozen pipe breaks, floods Mass. station
  2/20     - Starbucks to end CD sales
  2/19     - Chicago area engineer arrested for felony theft
  2/19     - Where you Don't Want the Sun to Shine
  2/
17     - The FCC WTB announces an NPRM on Part 74 RPU stations
  2/13     - FCC publishes Online Public File for Radio NPRM
  2/12     - Ask the Lawyer - Your FCC Questions Answered - Cary Tepper
  2/11     - NAB applauds new Bill to force FCC transparency
  2/10     - The IPAWS CAP RWT did not run for the Eastern Time Zone
  2/8       - NAL Watch: $22k for multiple violations in 2011
  2/5       - Cumulus looks to sell WMAL's site
  2/5       - Vertical Revenue for AM Stations - Dave Dybas
  2
/5       - Radio Shack files for bankruptcy
  2/5       - Spring NAB Registration now open
  2/5       - Airplane runs into tower in Lubbock - KCBD off air/ one dead
  2/4       - EAS NPT Test scheduled for MI, OH, KY, TN
  2/4       - Will Radio Shack's troubles be Amazon's solution?
 
2/4       - FCC requests milions to either move or "restack" offices
  2/3       - Want more Pi? Easpberry Pi 2 to ship with Windows 10 for $35
  1/29     - It's official! "Broadband" now means 25 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up
  1/29     - Several new software releases - free to users
  1/28     - FCC issues Public Notice about hotel jamming hot spots
  1/26     - Oops! Phoenix engineer gets Super Bowl creds - and loses them
  1/26     - NAL Watch: Yet another EAS tone violation - on purpose



  1/22     - Antenna Basics - a very nice reference epub (read or print it out)  
 
1/19     - Cryptowall hits Michigan station twice
   1/14     - Everything You Wanted to Know About Contactor Maintenance
   1/14     - Orbital Media Networks takes over from Clear Channel Satellite
  1/13     - NAL Watch: pirate radio is not good. Interfering is worse!
  1/7      - Tests to begin at WTC, GatesAir to provide transmitters
  1/7      - Old, unsafe towers + no lights = KIDD goes dark
  12/30   - Keep the Flu out, Keep Your Staff In
  12/30   - LPFM dies from internal hassles
  12/18   - Streaming for Everyone - Mark Shander
  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
  12/5    - 3D Printers starting to become useful to broadcasters
  12/3    - A former Radio Shack employee rips the company
  11/25  - KTLA to rebuild iconic street-side tower higher up
   11/11  - The 86th anniversary of the first National Frequency Move

 



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  11/6    - What you need to know about Retirement - Gil Gillivan
  9/30    - Solving the FM Power and Allocation Mess - Jack Sellmeyer
  9/16    - A Timely AM Improvement Plan for Channels 5 and 6
  8/28    - Better Field Intensity Measurements - Alan Alsobrook
 
8/5     - Public Files Need to be Public
  8/3     - A trip to Vashon Island - and a picnic; Pure July relaxation
  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
  2/5     - Building a New Station - A Checklist - Phil Owens
 

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