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We are about to enter the 4th Quarter of 2014.  Remember, your AM NRSC needs to be done yearly within 14 months. If you wonder what the NRSC measurements are all about, James Boyd has explained it beautifully.
And here are some folk who can do the job for you.

Another area that is often forgotten about in this time of solid state exciters - parts do drift over time. If you have not checked your transmitters in the past five years, it is not inconceivable that they are out of spec. One FM transmitter was recently measured at -7000 kHz.  Catch this before the FCC catches you!

Another new job opening in Mississippi, along with a couple of people seeking jobs. Need someone? Need a job?  Check it out.

A couple of ERI antennas, some heliax, a free Gates FM manual, and a couple PTEK transmitters head the list of new items added this week. Check out the for sale items here. Listings are free to individuals.


Do You Remember?  This week in history:

Broadcast related:
  2 years ago (2012) Steve Church passed away at 57 years of age.
37 years ago (1977) the Emotions hit #1 with "Best of My Love."
45 years ago (1969) the Beatles "Hey Jude" began a nine week tour at #1 on the charts.
54 years ago (1960) the first Kennedy-Nixon debate took place on television.
                            * Most people remember more about how they looked, than what they said.
88 years ago (1926) when RCA was incorporated.

And, here are some other interesting dates:
57 years ago (1957) when West Side Story premiered on Broadway.
73 years ago (1941) when Ted Williams became the last Major League player to hit .400 in a season.


Some say variety is the spice of life. Perhaps this would be a step too far:

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Enjoy your weekend.


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