AT&T’s Misleading STELAR Campaign Does a Disservice

The below op-ed by NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith appeared in Broadcasting & Cable September 23. Nearly 30 years ago, Congress passed a bill representing a temporary fix to copyright law to boost competition to the cable industry. The bill — now known as STELAR — provided for a “distant signal license” that … Continue reading AT&T’s Misleading STELAR Campaign Does a Disservice

Local Broadcasters in the Eye of the Storm

Alpha Media Vice President and Market Manager Gigi South shares how their stations mobilized before, during and after Hurricane Matthew to keep their communities in Savannah, Ga., and Hilton Head, S.C., safe and informed, working around-the-clock to provide a lifeline to those affected by the storm. The Savannah – Hilton Head area has seen lots … Continue reading Local Broadcasters in the Eye of the Storm

Attempting to Hold the FCC to the Law on Effective Competition

Scott Goodwin, associate general counsel, National Association of Broadcasters, joins guest blogger Steve Traylor, executive director and general counsel, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. Today, our organizations – the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) – along with a local franchise authority in Minnesota, … Continue reading Attempting to Hold the FCC to the Law on Effective Competition

Broadcast Radio: Owning its Place in the Tech World

Guest Blogger Paul Brenner is senior vice president and chief technology officer of Emmis Communications Corp. Brenner works both within the broadcast industry and with pure-play IT development companies. He currently serves on NAB's Digital Radio Committee.   The radio industry needs to “own” a unique technology. Google owns search. Wireless companies own the mobile … Continue reading Broadcast Radio: Owning its Place in the Tech World