The Local Radio Freedom Act Continues to Gain Momentum

A growing number of legislators are supporting 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’ opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for simply playing music, now has … Continue reading The Local Radio Freedom Act Continues to Gain Momentum

Big Tech is Costing Us Our Local News

Local television and radio stations work every day to bring Americans the news they need, whether it’s the daily traffic report, vital investigative journalism or breaking news during an emergency. Producing high quality, essential local journalism takes significant resources, and yet, advertising dollars that support local stations are shifting to technology platforms where misinformation and … Continue reading Big Tech is Costing Us Our Local News

Voices From The Field: Broadcasters Share How They Serve Their Communities

Broadcasters are first informers, news reporters, investigative journalists, public servants and innovators. We represent a free and open press, an essential pillar of our democracy. From the biggest moments that shape our lives to the stories that shine a light on the issues impacting our communities, broadcasters are there. Hear from broadcasters on what drives … Continue reading Voices From The Field: Broadcasters Share How They Serve Their Communities

Radio Delivers for Artists. That’s “Music Fairness.”

For more than a century, local radio stations and musicians have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. Artists provide great songs, while local stations play the songs and promote them to a huge listening audience (roughly 90% of Americans each week). Radio stations have helped turn emerging artists into superstars, sustained the careers of legacy musicians, … Continue reading Radio Delivers for Artists. That’s “Music Fairness.”

WRLT-FM and the Partnership Between Local Radio and Artists

Radio has long served as the music industry’s go-to platform to introduce audiences to new music and artists. Tuned In Broadcasting’s WRLT-FM (LIGHTNING 100) in Nashville, Tennessee has demonstrated an extraordinary and on-going commitment to celebrating and promoting local musicians on-air and through special events. The station plays more unsigned local artists in daily rotation … Continue reading WRLT-FM and the Partnership Between Local Radio and Artists

Local Broadcasters Lead the Way for the National Month of Action

As a founding member of the COVID-19 Community Corps, NAB urged all local television and radio stations to kick off a national month of action on June 4, focusing on the goal of vaccinating 70% of adults across the U.S. by Independence Day. Local stations jumped into action, airing interviews with medical experts, answering questions via … Continue reading Local Broadcasters Lead the Way for the National Month of Action

Washington, D.C. Stations Ready to Showcase the Future of Broadcast Television

In the coming weeks, Washington, D.C. will become the latest community to experience an exciting and innovative development shaping the future of broadcast television. Five local television stations – Howard University’s PBS affiliate WHUT, Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WJLA, TEGNA’s CBS affiliate WUSA, Fox’s owned-and-operated WTTG and NBCU’s owned-and-operated WRC – are banding together to launch … Continue reading Washington, D.C. Stations Ready to Showcase the Future of Broadcast Television

Catch Up with NAB PILOT

PILOT, NAB’s innovation arm, is a coalition of innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technologies and cultivating new media opportunities. Catch up with PILOT’s latest events and initiatives below. Innovation Challenge This week, the annual PILOT Innovation Challenge opened submissions. Each year, the Challenge poses a new prompt aimed at pushing broadcasting technology … Continue reading Catch Up with NAB PILOT

NAB Supports Diversity in Government Relations Coalition Pledge

For the past year, there has been a greater emphasis placed on three key words: diversity, equity and inclusion. With protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, against antisemitism and anti-Asian hate crimes and for gender equality, our nation has been in a period of reckoning and self-reflection. Against the backdrop of … Continue reading NAB Supports Diversity in Government Relations Coalition Pledge

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