Ten Members of Congress Add Support for Local Radio Freedom Act

Posted On: Jun 13, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Nine Members of the House of Representatives and one Senator 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 175 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate….

Jordan Wertlieb Elected as NAB Joint Board Chair

Posted On: Jun 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jordan Wertlieb, President, Hearst Television, Inc., was elected chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors, NAB announced today. Wertlieb takes over from Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, whose term expired. …

NAB Statement on Tax Reform Legislation

Posted On: Jun 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — In response to today’s release of tax reform legislation, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

Next Gen TV Station in Cleveland to Support ATSC 3.0 Implementation

Posted On: Jun 10, 2019

CLEVELAND – As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote this month to authorize voluntary implementation of the new Next Gen TV broadcast standard, the broadcasting and consumer technology industries are collaborating on a “living laboratory” ATSC 3.0 test station in Cleveland, Ohio. …

NAB Statement on DOJ Opening Review of Music Licensing Consent Decrees

Posted On: Jun 07, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Department of Justice opening a review of the consent decrees governing the process in which performance rights organizations ASCAP and BMI license music, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…