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About David Layer

David Layer is Senior Director, Advanced Engineering at the National Association of Broadcasters

DTS to acquire HD Radio developer iBiquity

DTS to acquire HD Radio developer iBiquity Yesterday the radio industry awoke to a surprise with the announcement that audio solutions company DTS, Inc., is acquiring digital radio pioneer iBiquity Digital Corporation for approximately $172 million. iBiquity, the developer of HD Radio technology for the AM and FM radio bands, has seen its technology [...]

By |September 3, 2015|Blog, Radio|0 Comments

FCC and Broadcasters Focusing on Field Enforcement

FCC and Broadcasters Focusing on Field Enforcement Last March the FCC put forth what turned out to be a controversial plan to modernize and reduce the Commission’s field enforcement activities, resulting in significant review and comment by industry stakeholders as well as members of the U.S. Congress. In the midst of these discussions about [...]

By |July 27, 2015|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on FCC and Broadcasters Focusing on Field Enforcement

RDS2 Demonstrated at 2015 RDS Forum Meeting

RDS2 Demonstrated at 2015 RDS Forum Meeting For nearly three decades the Radio Data System (RDS) digital FM subcarrier has been providing FM broadcasters the ability to transmit a digital data stream to listeners. Developed in Europe, RDS was slow to take hold in the U.S. at first, but the introduction of digital radio [...]

By |June 15, 2015|Blog, Radio|0 Comments

Low-power FM Proponents Seek Power Increase

Low-power FM Proponents Seek Power Increase Low-power FM (LPFM) stations are increasing in number as a result of the FCC’s October 2013 filing window for new LPFM applications. The most recent “ Broadcast Totals” published by the FCC (dated March 31, 2015) show 1,029 licensed LPFM stations which is an increase of 255 from one [...]

By |June 1, 2015|Blog, Radio|0 Comments