Here are some of the things you might
like to know about:
FCC Comment Time
Last week, we mentioned two of the proceedings you can comment upon right
now at the FCC. There are several proceedings worth your time even though many
people feel it is an exercise in frustration because "the FCC won't listen,
they'll just do what they want to do anyway."
On the other hand, we might be in a time period where Commissioners like Ajit
Pai are actively reaching out to broadcasters and trying to be helpful. Perhaps
it is a good time for you to check the FCC's EFCS and comment on matters of
interest to you.
NEW JOB OPENING
A Tech Support position has opened.
Check it out.
Among the new listings, someone is selling a Classic Hits Library; there is
some studio furniture; or maybe you would like one of three Harris transmitters
just listed. The For Sale
page is free to individuals.
WANT TO BUY
Do you have a 3CX10000 you do not need? How about an Autogram or Gates
console? Check out the Want to Buy section. Perhaps you can clear out something
from your back room and bank some cash.
The Want to Buy is on the
For Sale page.
Want a maintenance suggestion before the bad weather sets in? When was the
last time you had your tower(s) inspected? A good check for the guy wire
tensioning, anchor integrity, and the condition of the tower itself is good
insurance against the next storm that may come your way. We know some good tower
guys who can tell you what you need to know.
Check out the guys closest to
Do You Remember? This week in history:
It was 11 years ago (2003) when a power blackout hit NYC
during sizzling weather (and - concidentally - the day after your Editor
It was 30 years ago (1985) when Michael Jackson bought the Beatles'
It was 32 years ago (1982) when audio CD production began - with an ABBA
It was 37 years ago (1977) when Elvis left the building - and the earth.
It was 45 years ago (1969) when the Woodstock Music Festival happened -
three days that had a major effect on music and culture.
It was 46 years ago (1968) when the Rascals hit #1 with "People Got
to Be Free." It stayed on top for 5 weeks.
It was 69 years ago (1945) when it was announced that Japan had
surrendered, ending WWII.
It was 100 years ago (1914) when the Panama Canal opened.
It was 102 years ago (1912) when the Radio Act of 1912 began regulation
of broadcasting - licenses were now required, but easy to get.
It was 105 years ago (1909) when the first race was held at
Indianapolis' Motor Speedway.
As always, we will be back next week .... Enjoy your weekend.
Now .. .some extra stuff .. some important ... some just interesting.
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