Greetings from the your friends out on the Desert...
Here are some things you might want to know about:
The Telecommunications Industry Association is
getting ready to issue its latest tower safety standards.
lighting regulations. Watch for the TIA TR-14
"Installation, Alteration, and Maintenance of Antenna Supporting
Structures and Antennas" sometime in July.
This is the week. The OPIF (Online Public Information File) goes online for
stations. While one hopes the FCC will give some time for things to "shake
it is probably a wise move to upload what is required this week, if your
are in the group told to get it going.
And that includes the Q2 Issues and Programs due by July 10th. There will likely
be scripts run to see who has not filed on time. Do not be the first one caught;
the "fame" is not worth it!
FCC COMMENTING FUN?
It is hard to tell if it is just the wrong season or if folks are too tired
of long involved
NRPMs, but the commenting on the EAS NPRM and the RF Noise NPRM seems lighter
than usual. Got something to say?
Let the FCC know what concerns you, while there
is still time.
The NAB broke ground on their new complex, moving much closer to the Capitol
the FCC's current digs.
We seem to have had a spat of losing several radio pioneers this. George
away earlier this month; Paul Schafer in February. We have
almost as much a
remembrance as an obit for Paul. Additionally,
former head of Susquehanna Broadcasting and
Kenneth Sell in Phoenix have passed away. (Thanks to Fred Greaves and Rod
You may have read this past week or so that several stations had applied
for, and got, call letters that were, shall we say, a bit crude? The FCC person
who usually watches call signs for appropriateness may have been on vacation,
but it seems you can no longer apply for something off color and get it.
IS THE INCANDESCENT REALLY DEAD?
Take a look,
here, at the new, improved incandescent.
This week, as usual, some new entries, some ready to drop off if no action
Take a look:
Do You Remember? This week in history:
35 years ago (1981) Stars on 45
hit #1 with a wild
51 years ago (1965) Mr. Tambourine Man was released, said to be
start of the folk-rock revolution
68 years ago (1948) 33-1/3 rpm discs are introduced by Columbia
82 years ago (1934) the Communications Act of 1934 creates the Federal
And a few non-broadcast related items:
53 years ago (1963) the first direct connection between the US and the
USSR was set up.
was not a red phone.
72 years ago (1944) FDR signed the G.I. Bill
228 years ago (1788) the U.S. Constitution was
Like all versions of Windows, Windows 10 is getting some good press, some
... and then there is this
little bit of broadcast fun.
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