Here are some of the things you might
like to know about:
It will be hard to find anyone who does not know this was the 13th
anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. At the time the buildings
fell, the following engineers were on the 110th floor of the World Trade Center:
Rod Coppola, WNET
Don DiFranco, WABC-TV
Steven Jacobson, WPIX-TV
Bill Steckman, WNBC-TV
Bob Pattison and Isias Rivera, WCBS-TV
Their pictures are here
SEND IN THE CLONES!
It was interesting to see the NAB pull ahead of IBC by two days this year.
In fact, this week, they overlap and boths shows are running on Friday - NAB
closing and IBC opening. You almost need to be in two places at one time!
A lot of folks are talking about Tom King's approach to seek FCC action on
AM Improvement. Some feel that the train has already left the station and want
to move on now to digital. Others say analog has its uses and there is no need
to abandon the legacy band. In the middle are those that would like to migrate
most AM stations to Channel 6 - where they argue that many LPFM and other
stations could fit easily and promote receiver sales.
Tom's thoughts are still relevant, whichever side of the discussion you are on.
The key point is to get the FCC to do something. Anything. At least not to study
it for ten years without action. You can read it here, where he wants to
press the FCC to
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NEW JOB OPENINGS
Two new job openings for a Chief Engineer were posted this week at RCS and
Media Monitor, plus a chief engineer job in Tennessee.
Check it out.
WANTED! and FOR SALE
Do you have a filter for an MW-5, or a SmarTouch system to sell? How about a
Wegner Satellite Receiver? These are among the
items sought this
week. On the other side, there is an AudioVault and an RF meter among
the for sale items.
Listings are free to individuals.
Do You Remember? This week in history:
Oh boy .. where were you in 2001? Many of us remember
when we heard and saw the WTC and other attacks.
It was 10 years ago (2004) when Oprah gave away 300 new cars to the
It was 13 years ago (2001) when the terrorist attack brought down the
World Trade Center.
It was 13 years ago (2001) when XM Satellite Radio began broadcasting.
It was 40 years ago (1974) when Eric Clapton's version of Bob Marley's
"I Shot the Sheriff" hit #1.
It was 61 years ago (1953) when Nikita Khruschev was elected leader of
the Soviet Union and banging shoe band.
Enjoy your weekend.
Now .. .some extra stuff .. some important ... some just interesting.
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