FCCIn May, the FCC officially adopted rules for HD Radio allowing broadcasters to add HD mulitcast channels without the agency’s prior approval. The final rules authorizing IBOC/HD Radio have no been published in the Federal Register. The big news: AMs will be able to keep their HD signals on full-time beginning 9/14. FM broadcasters that want to add multicast HD channels can officially do so without experimental authorization as well on 9/14.

*Information from radio-online.com

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LBA Group, Inc. has 50 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets. The group is comprised of LBA Technology, a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection, and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide; the professional engineering consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates, and LBA University, providing on-site and online professional training. The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.

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