CFM Legislative Report, 1st week of March

Posted On: Mar 03, 2019

Good morning everyone – here is the latest CFM Legislative Report…

It’s the first of March and, right on cue, the sun was shining in Salem as legislators put another week in the rearview mirror. Work continues on myriad policy issues, lawmakers received the final revenue forecast before the end of the biennium,


Broadcasters Seek New Business Opportunities Amid Legalization of Industrial Hemp Products (Including CBD Oil)

Posted On: Mar 01, 2019

Broadcasters Seek New Business Opportunities Amid Legalization of Industrial Hemp Products (Including CBD Oil)
There’s a green wave coming in the form of expanding marijuana legalization across the US, and many of the people trying to take advantage of this green wave are also trying to turn it into another kind of green: money.


NAB Show to Feature New ‘Esports Experience’

Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

NAB Show will include a new exhibit floor destination titled the “Esports Experience.” Located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the area will feature exhibits, a theater and educational programming that showcase the latest online gaming trends and content delivery technologies. The 2019 NAB Show will be held April 6-11, with exhibits 8-11….

Bipartisan Support for Local Radio Freedom Act Increases in House, Senate

Posted On: Feb 27, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Fourteen 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) signals Members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that would impose new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay. …

NABEF Establishes Award in Honor of Longtime Congressman John D. Dingell, Jr.

Posted On: Feb 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is establishing the John D. Dingell, Jr. Award for Excellence in honor of the late long-serving congressman, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith announced today. The award will be presented at the organization’s annual Celebration of Service to America Awards gala starting in 2020. …

NAB Statement on House Passage of RAY BAUM’S Act

Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to today’s passage of the RAY BAUM’S Act by the House of representatives, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

Streaming Summit at NAB Show to Focus on Monetization and Technology

Posted On: Feb 23, 2019

NAB Show, in association with Streaming Summit Conference Chairman Dan Rayburn, will again produce the two-day event with a focus on the OTT video industry. The Streaming Summit will take place April 8-9 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. A new dedicated website has been launched at and includes details on the call for speakers submission process. …