Here are some of the things you might
like to know about:
NAB FLOOR PASSES STILL AVAILABLE
yourself a free floor pass now.
NAB LUNCH GATHERING
Yes, we invite you to set Tuesday Noon aside, as many have for 22 years, to
gather together and have lunch, a chat, and some surprises. In fact, we will
make a special announcement next week. Stay tuned!
NAB HOTELS RAISING PRICES
We are running out of time. Reserve your room before the next price hike on
March 1. Rates are already much higher than two years ago.
AND ONE LESS HOTEL IN MAY
The LV Convention Authority has purchased the Riviera Hotel. Word is that
it will close in May and be demolished later this year.
NET NEUTRALITY AND MUNICIPAL WIRELESS OPERATIONS
The FCC voted 3-2 to enact Chairman Wheeler's proposals for Net Neutrality
and limiting state control of wireless Internet. The part that is untold is
that you must look behind the "show" to see that the issues that were not
covered are probably several magnitudes of higher importance than whether
Netflix can operate. Hacking, spamming, hijacking, and worse are not
considered at all.
IPAWS CAP REGIONAL RWT
If you are in MI, OH, TN, or KY, there will be a special NPT test for your
area from the FEMA on March 18th. Sort of a mini-National EAS Test. Watch for
Just a reminder about the need to arrange a new cycle of NRSC set of
measurements for every AM station. The Rule is: each calendar year, within 14
months. If you have not gotten your measurements scheduled, this is the time.
Check out some of these fine
folks who can do the job for you.
Some excellent items available ... Sell or Buy ... listings are free to
individuals ... tips optional!
Find them here.
Still no charge for employment ads! Need a job?
Let us know here.
Do You Remember? This week in history:
32 years ago (1983) the final episode of M*A*S*H was broadcast. 77% of
all viewers saw it.
35 years ago (1980) the first and only Grammy Award for Disco went to
.... "I will Survive" and Gloria Gaynor.
(Do you know who was nominated, but did not
66 years ago (1949)
the first 45 rpm record was released. (guess and then listen!)
81 years ago (1934) President Roosevelt sought to replace the FRC with
118 years ago (1897) Marconi got his first patent.
And, there is also:
22 years ago (1993) a gun battle broke out that led to fire and death of
Branch Davidians at Waco.
43 years ago (1972) the 8008 processor was released by Intel
46 years ago (1969) Mickey Mantle retired.
62 years ago (1953) scientists first discovered the chemical structure
83 years ago (1932) the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped.
*** the "losers"
Earth, Wind & Fire for "Boogie Wonderland"
Michael Jackson for "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough"
Rod Stewart for "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
and Donna Summer for "Bad Girls."
With Leonard Nimoy passing away, a lot of folks will be
reviewing some of the many Star Trek TV shows and movies this weekend.
And for those of you who were waiting - Net Neutrality not withstanding -
House of Cards premieres its third season this weekend. And on BBC-America,
the second season of Broadchurch lights up.
That should keep you indoors in the snowy realms ... and provide a distraction
in the rest of the world!
Please enjoy your weekend!
Enjoy your weekend!
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