NAB News

Eleven Representatives Join as Cosponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act

Posted On: Jan 22, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eleven members of the House of Representatives have added their support 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 208 cosponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate….

New NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt Shares Vision and Outlook for Broadcasting in Town Hall

Posted On: Jan 21, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt shared his vision and outlook for the organization and the broadcasting industry in a virtual town hall for NAB members today. LeGeyt was joined by members of NAB’s policy team for a briefing on legislative and regulatory issues facing broadcasters, as well as an update on the association’s work to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in the industry….

Bradford Caldwell Joins NAB as Vice President of Member Experience

Posted On: Jan 19, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced the hire of Bradford Caldwell as vice president of Member Experience. Caldwell, who starts on February 1, will report to Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs April Carty-Sipp….

NAB Statement on Passing of Richard Bates

Posted On: Jan 09, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the passing on Disney Senior Vice President of Government Relations Richard Bates, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

NAB Joins Leading Organization Working on Unified Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted On: Jan 07, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Given broadcasters’ integral role in educating the public on COVID-19 and vaccine deployment, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has joined the COVID Collaborative, a national assembly of experts and organizations working on unified action against the COVID-19 pandemic. NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith will serve on the Collaborative’s National Advisory Council….

PILOT Opens Window for 2022 Innovation Challenge Applications

Posted On: Jan 05, 2022

Washington, D.C. — PILOT, NAB’s technology innovation initiative, is now accepting submissions for the PILOT Innovation Challenge through 5 p.m. ET on January 31. The program will provide mentorship and promotion to winning proposals, along with an opportunity to demonstrate their products at NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 23-27, 2022….