Four House Members Add Support for Local Radio Freedom Act

Posted On: Oct 31, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Four 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 195 cosponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate. …

NAB Statement on Retirement of Greg Walden

Posted On: Oct 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the retirement of House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR-2), the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

NAB Statement on Nomination of David Redl as NTIA Administrator

Posted On: Oct 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to nomination of House Energy and Commerce Committee Chief Counsel David Redl as administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the following statement may be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:…

Three Representatives Join as Cosponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act

Posted On: Oct 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Three 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 180 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate….

NAB Releases New Morning Consult Research Finding Americans Turn to Broadcast TV and Radio Above All Other Media in Times of Emergency

Posted On: Oct 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters revealed new research today from Morning Consult confirming the critical role that radio and TV broadcasters play in times of emergency. Indeed, the polling shows that in emergency situations, Americans turn to broadcast TV and radio above all other media by a factor of nearly four to one….