House Members Call For FM Tuners In Cell Phones
November 9, 2009

On Friday, a bipartisan group of 60 House lawmakers sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski encouraging the adoption of FM radio tuners in mobile phones. In the letter, they outlined why radio's emergency alert system (EAS) is "a proven, reliable service," which is why the FCC and DHS should "consider extending American's access to radio EAS information via mobile phone handsets."

"There are well over 700 million cell phones with FM radios globally. Currently, only a handful of FM radio enabled cell phones are in the U.S. Market," reads the letter. "There is no excuse for American consumers' access to advanced technology to lag behind that available worldwide. Accordingly, we would encourage both DHS and FCC to consider extending Americans' access to radio EAS information via mobile phone handsets. Everyone involved, including the American public and public safety officials, as well as the mobile phone and broadcasting industries, stands to benefit."

The letter was signed by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Greg Walden (R-OR), Joseph Cao (R-LA), Laura Richardson (D-CA), Howard Coble (R-NC), Henry Brown (R-SC), Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Mark Souder (R-IN), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Ken Calvert (R-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX), Michael Michaud (D-ME), Dan Burton (R-IN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), John Mica (R-FL), Steve Austria (R-OH), Heath Shuler (D-NC), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Aaron Schock (R-IL), Jo Bonner (R-AL), Tom Cole (R-OK), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Mike Turner (R-OH), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Tom Price (R-GA), Brad Ellsworth (D-IN), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Michael D. Rogers (R-AL), Phil Hare (D-IL), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Todd Platts (R-PA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Parker Griffith (D-AL), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Mike Conaway (R-TX), Artur Davis (D-AL), Geoff Davis (R-KY), Pat Tiberi (R-OH), Mike McCaul (R-TX), Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC), Mike Arcuri (D-NY), Bobby Bright (D-AL), Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Phil Roe (R-TN), Bart Gordon (D-TN), Candice Miller (R-MI), Baron Hill (D-IN), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Paul Broun (R-GA), Leonard Boswell (D-IA), John Culberson (R-TX), Pete Olson (R-TX), Sam Graves (R-MO), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO).




 
Breaking News
eQB NOW
Pandora Reports Increase In Revenue, Net Loss In Q2
WRQX/Washington, D.C. Announces New Morning Show
In Brief - July 25, 2014
July 24, 2014
WQHT (HOT 97) New York Names Jay Dixon As Program Director
Townsquare Media, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
iHeartRadio Survey Reveals Funniest Woman in America + Best Disney Song Ever
In Brief - July 24, 2014
July 23, 2014
Taylor Swift, Coldplay & More To Headline 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival
CC Media Holdings Reports 1% Revenue Increase In Q2
CBS LOCAL Personalizes Event Discovery, Content Delivery With Agreement To Acquire Eventful
Jacobs Media's 6th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released
In Brief - July 23, 2014
FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
July 22, 2014
Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Partners With AdsWizz
Nielsen, Pointlogic Forge Strategic Alliance To Develop Next-Gen Media Planning Solutions
Pandora Hires Lars Murray As VP Of Industry Relations
In Brief - July 22, 2014
July 21, 2014
Evolve Music Group Signs Worldwide Agreement With Capitol Music Group
Second Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute Underway
2014 Conclave Learning Conference Dates Announced
In Brief - July 21, 2014
July 18, 2014
Hubbard Radio Elevates Drew Horowitz To President/COO
The Week In Review: 7/14-7/18
CCM+E Names Jeff Davis OM For Greenville & Asheville Markets
Music News
MTV Names Iggy Azalea New Host Of House Of Style
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Lionel Richie
Quick Hits: Farm Aid 2014, Beyoncé, Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks
"Weird Al" Yankovic Lands First #1 Album Of His Career
Quick Hits: Hilary Duff, Pharrell & Miley Cyrus, Jack White, Ryan Adams, Mudvayne / Greg Tribbett
Godsmack Unleashes Epic "Generation Day"
Quick Hits: MAGIC!, One Direction, Kimbra, Uncle Kracker, Billy Joel
Weezer Goes "Back To The Shack"
Quick Hits: Avicii, iTunes Festival, Adam Levine, The Script, Demi Lovato, Johnny Marr
Upcoming Maroon 5 Album Features Gwen Stefani Duet
The Week In Review: 7/14-7/18
Quick Hits: Beyonce, Teen Choice Awards, Aaliyah, The Roots
Beyoncé Leads 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Kanye West & Iggy Azalea, Busta Rhymes, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Johnny Winter
Sia's 1000 Forms Of Fear Is #1
FMQB NOW

Farshad Family, SVP
Local Media Product Leadership
Nielsen Audio

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!