Radio

The FCC Chairman’s Committed Enthusiasm for Radio Broadcasting

It was a pleasure on Thursday of last week to have NAB headquarters serve as the host location for Ajit Pai’s first public face-to-face encounter with radio broadcasters after officially taking the reins as the new Chairman of the FCC. And it was all the more fitting that it was in the context of the [...]

By |February 21, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on The FCC Chairman’s Committed Enthusiasm for Radio Broadcasting

Radio Stations Get Priority Access to .radio Domain Names

The EBU (European Broadcasting Union), will launch a new Top Level Domain name “.radio” in 2017, and radio stations will get priority access. The EBU is launching a new .radio Top Level Domain name The .radio domain will be available to a number of companies in the radio industry, but the EBU believes that "radio [...]

By |February 16, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Radio Stations Get Priority Access to .radio Domain Names

FM Activation in Smartphones Reaches a Milestone

PILOT has observed the activation of FM reception capabilities in popular smartphones since 2012, and has reported its findings throughout the period. When our analysis began, the percentage of smartphones with FM reception capability was in the single digits. In its most recent report, however, PILOT announces that an important milestone has been reached. In [...]

By |January 30, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on FM Activation in Smartphones Reaches a Milestone

Examining Radio displays at the Auto Show

Radio has long been the king of in-car entertainment. In recent years, new audio services have been introduced in automobiles to enhance the driver and passenger experience. The addition of these services means that the once prominent radio dial can be buried behind menu screens in a new user interface. While "radio remains the preferred from of [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Examining Radio displays at the Auto Show

FM Chip Activation in Smartphones Continues to Climb

New data from the second quarter of this year shows that a record number of smartphones with their FM reception capability enabled were sold in the U.S. during the period. Since 2012, PILOT has tracked the sales and FM capabilities of top-selling smartphones in the U.S., which we define as the top 70% of the [...]

By |October 28, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on FM Chip Activation in Smartphones Continues to Climb

FM Radio in Smartphones

We spoke to Paul Brenner of NextRadio about his app that allows users to access radio broadcasts over the air in FM enabled smartphones. Using the FM radio, users are able to cut down on both battery life and data costs when compared to streaming.

By |October 5, 2016|Blog, InnoMinute, Radio|Comments Off on FM Radio in Smartphones

FM Chips in Smartphones: An Evolving Landscape

Watch Now Americans are consuming more audio and video on the go than ever before. Smartphones and tablets have become walking entertainment centers. But the convenience of on-the-go entertainment can carry a hefty price tag for consumers, given that most service providers charge for wireless data by the bit. With FM radio capability, a mobile [...]

By |September 15, 2016|Radio, Webcasts|Comments Off on FM Chips in Smartphones: An Evolving Landscape

NAB Launches Cybersecurity Portal

On September 13, NAB launched a Cybersecurity Resources portal, in response to the growing cybersecurity threat facing broadcasters. On this portal, we have gathered information and resources that are vital to address the ever changing nature of cyberattacks. The resource page is broken down into three core areas: Broadcaster Resources, Education and Examples of cyberattacks that have [...]

By |September 15, 2016|Blog, Cybersecurity, Radio, Television|Comments Off on NAB Launches Cybersecurity Portal

The Connected Car and Its Impact on Radio Listening

On Aug. 3, NAB will host a webcast on the connected car and what it means for broadcasting. The discussion will be led by David Layer, senior director, Advanced Engineering, NAB. In this week's Broadcast Blog, David gives us a preview of what we can expect in the upcoming webcast. A lot of radio listening is [...]

By |July 20, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on The Connected Car and Its Impact on Radio Listening

The Next Nationwide EAS Test: September 28, 2016

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC will hold a Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test (EAS) on the afternoon of September 28, 2016 (primary date, the FCC and FEMA have reserved October 5, 2016 as a secondary date).  The previous Nationwide EAS test was in November of 2011. Here are some of the [...]

By |July 11, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on The Next Nationwide EAS Test: September 28, 2016