NAB Statement on FCC Guidance on Lowest Unit Rate

Posted On: Mar 26, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to guidance provide by the FCC’s Media Bureau that free ads on broadcast TV stations do not count towards calculation of the lowest unit rate that is charged for political ads, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton: …

Support Grows for Local Radio Freedom Act in House, Senate

Posted On: Mar 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — Eight Members of the House of Representatives and four Senators 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 123 cosponsors in the House and six in the Senate. …

NAB’s COVID-19 PSA Campaign Receives Unprecedented Support

Posted On: Mar 22, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that local radio and TV stations across America have donated airtime estimated at over $10 million for a public service announcement (PSA) campaign on COVID-19 since the initiative’s launch on March 12. Almost 36,000 PSAs, aimed at helping educate Americans about preventing the spread of the virus, have aired on broadcast TV and radio….

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith Provides Update on NAB Show Activities in 2020

Posted On: Mar 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. – NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith today issued a letter to the NAB Show community providing an update about plans for NAB Show activities in 2020. In the letter, Smith announced that rather than rescheduling NAB Show for later this year, NAB would be unveiling a new digital offering called NAB Show Express, and enhancing NAB Show New York later this year….

NAB Statement on FCC Easing Deadline for TV Stations in Phase 9 of Auction Repack

Posted On: Mar 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the FCC easing the deadline for local TV stations in Phase 9 of the broadcast spectrum incentive auction repack because of equipment delays or tower crew unavailability due to COVID-19, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton: …