2020 – Oregon Political Races

Posted On: Aug 27, 2019

Election Dates for 2020
Primary May, 19th LUR – window opens 45 days prior
General Nov. 3rd LUR – window opens 60 days prior

Ballot Measures (most still TBD)

Confirmed – Cigarette Tax referral – increases cigarette tax by $2/pack
Possible – Requirement for voter approval for any prospective toll implementation

Federal Races

Senate – Jeff Merkley (D)
All Congressional districts up
US Presidential Race – as of this date,


Josh Pollack Joins NAB as Vice President of Government Relations

Posted On: Oct 14, 2019

WASHINGTON –The National Association of Broadcasters today announced the hiring of Josh Pollack as vice president of NAB Government Relations, effective July 10. Pollack will report to Curtis LeGeyt, NAB executive vice president of Government Relations….

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Headline Radio Luncheon at 2017 Radio Show

Posted On: Oct 13, 2019

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai will keynote the Radio Luncheon at the 2017 Radio Show on Wednesday, September 6. The Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held September 5-8 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. …

Two House Members Add Support for Local Radio Freedom Act

Posted On: Oct 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Two Members of the House of Representatives have added their cosponsorship to a resolution opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay, now has 194 cosponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate. …

NABLF Announces the 2020 Broadcast Leadership Training Class

Posted On: Oct 11, 2019

The NAB Leadership Foundation announces the members of the 2020 Broadcast Training Leadership class. The Broadcast leadership training program teaches the fundamentals of purchasing, owning and operating radio and television stations to senior level broadcast executives, particularly women and people of color, who aspire to advance as group executives or station owners….

NAB Statement on FCC Creation of Special Displacement Window for LPTVs, Translators

Posted On: Oct 10, 2019

WASHINGTON – In response to the FCC creating procedures for low-power television stations (LPTVs) and translators to apply for a Special Displacement Window if they are being forced off the air by the incentive auction, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:…

Four Representatives Added as Cosponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act

Posted On: Oct 05, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Five Members of the House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of a bipartisan resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 191 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate. …

Larry Patrick Appointed to NAB Radio Board

Posted On: Oct 04, 2019

Larry Patrick, managing partner of both Legend Communications and Patrick Communications, has been appointed to the NAB Radio Board of Directors by Radio Board Chair Dave Santrella in accordance with NAB by-laws, effective immediately. …