NAB Statement on House Introduction of Legislation Expanding Eligibility to Local Media Outlets for Paycheck Protection Program

Posted On: May 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the introduction of the Local News and Emergency Information Act, bipartisan House legislation from House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Ranking Member Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) that would expand eligibility for U.S. Small Business Administration loan access to struggling local newspapers and radio and television stations, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Six Cosponsors in House, Two in Senate

Posted On: May 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — Six Members of the House of Representatives and two Senators 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 211 cosponsors in the House and 27 in the Senate….

NAB Statement on FCC Approval of License Application Filing Order

Posted On: May 14, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the FCC’s approval of an order that would modernize and simplify the written and on-air public notices broadcasters must provide upon the filing of certain applications, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:…

NAB Announces New PSAs Focused on Mental Health Wellness During COVID-19

Posted On: May 08, 2020

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Broadcasters today announced new public service announcements are available for local radio and TV stations focused on a message of hope and encouragement for Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PSAs direct people to WeAreBroadcasters.com/Hope, which provides mental health resources and tips for practicing wellness….