First Amendment Shines Through During Toughest of Times

The following editorial by NAB president and CEO Gordon H. Smith was published in The Hill on Friday, September 25, 2020, to mark the beginning of a celebration of the passing of the First Amendment. Two hundred and thirty-one years ago this week, Congress passed a collection of amendments to the U.S. Constitution, ten of … Continue reading First Amendment Shines Through During Toughest of Times

Ensuring Local Communities are #VoteReady

Today is National Voter Registration Day and local radio and TV stations are ensuring their listeners and viewers are #VoteReady. As voter registration has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, broadcasters play a critical role in helping Americans understand the importance of participating in our democracy. Local radio and television stations’ commitment to driving civic participation has … Continue reading Ensuring Local Communities are #VoteReady

This Week at NAB – September 18, 2020

We’re gearing up for an exciting month of virtual events at NAB! Don’t miss these opportunities to learn and connect with your industry.  NAB Show New York, October 19-29: To the visionaries, the disruptors and the thousands of media and entertainment professionals, this all-new digital experience is designed to ensure you continue pushing the bounds of content each and … Continue reading This Week at NAB – September 18, 2020

Spotlighting the Many Ways Local Stations #BroadcastGood

On August 22, the 2020 Celebration of Service to America Awards premiered on more than 150 television and radio stations across the country. This online and televised special honors the exceptional community service of local radio and television stations. A total of more than 500 stations have aired, or plan to air the program. Additionally, … Continue reading Spotlighting the Many Ways Local Stations #BroadcastGood

Shining a Light on Broadcasters’ Vital Role in our Democracy

In 2013, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) launched the We Are Broadcasters campaign to educate policymakers on local radio and television broadcasters’ vital role in every community.From raising awareness of important health issues and holding governments and businesses accountable through investigative reporting to provide lifesaving coverage of weather emergencies and innovating to better serve … Continue reading Shining a Light on Broadcasters’ Vital Role in our Democracy

Local Broadcasters Fill the Distance Learning Education Gap

As the new school year begins and students across the country adjust to the demands of distance learning, the inequities of broadband access resonate anew with low income families, many of whom lack internet access – or even a computer – at home. Local broadcasters, who keep communities informed and provide a lifeline during emergencies, … Continue reading Local Broadcasters Fill the Distance Learning Education Gap

This Week at NAB – August 21, 2020

This week, NAB launched important initiatives to support the broadcast industry into the future. In case you missed it, here’s another look at this week’s news. C-band Webinar: As part of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) reallocation of the C-band, operators of registered C-band earth stations can choose to either have their actual costs of … Continue reading This Week at NAB – August 21, 2020

Last Week at NAB – August 10, 2020

NAB is hard at work providing information and educational opportunities to our member stations, supporting broadcasters’ innovation and advocating for relief for stations impacted by the pandemic. In case you missed it, here’s another look at last week’s news. Organizations Voice Support for Expanded Loan Eligibility for Broadcasters Affected by Pandemic: As Congress considers legislation … Continue reading Last Week at NAB – August 10, 2020

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