Five House Members, One Senator Join As Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors

Posted On: Jul 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Five Members of the House of Representatives and one Senator 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 211 cosponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate….

NAB Statement on FCC Order on Broadcast TV Signal Carriage Election Notices

Posted On: Jul 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every three years, local TV stations are required to elect either “retransmission consent” or mandatory “must-carry” of their broadcast signal on pay-TV systems. Under the Federal Communications Commission’s current rules, broadcasters must provide notice of these elections to each cable system and satellite provider via certified mail every three years….

Mary Quass to Receive National Radio Award

Posted On: Jul 08, 2019

Mary Quass, Chairman and CEO of NRG Media, will receive the 2019 National Radio Award during the Radio Show luncheon program on Wednesday, September 25. The 2019 Radio Show will be held September 24-26 in Dallas, Texas….

Television Broadcasters Raise Over $45 million in Hurricane Relief Funds

Posted On: Jul 07, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C./NEW YORK, N.Y. — America’s local television broadcasters have raised at least $45.1 million through on-air campaigns and direct donations for relief efforts supporting victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to the National Association of Broadcasters and TVB. The charitable contributions, announced today at the annual TVB Forward Conference in New York, is based on publicly available fundraising totals, social media and information provided to NAB and TVB. …

Marcellus Alexander Plans Transition at NAB

Posted On: Jul 05, 2019

WASHINGTON – NAB announced today that Marcellus Alexander, executive vice president, NAB Television, will relinquish his day-to-day role as head of the NAB Television Department on Dec. 31 while remaining president of the NAB Education Foundation. …