Last week, NAB debuted the first installment of Spotlight Series, featuring members of Congress discussing key initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion and their perspectives on broadcast media. “This series is fostering a dialogue between broadcasters and legislators and shining a light on the issues that are important to America’s diverse communities,” said Michelle … Continue reading ICYMI: Inaugural Spotlight Series Event
Tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. ET, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Media and Broadband will hold a hearing titled "Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information." This hearing will examine the role of the media in disseminating vaccine safety and COVID health related information to encourage Americans, particularly those … Continue reading Senate Hearing Preview: “Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information”
During Women’s History Month, NAB is spotlighting prominent women in broadcasting. We talked to Stacey Kauffman, senior vice president and Sacramento-area market manager for Audacy. As market manager, one of the first things she did was educate the staff on the company’s flow of business, trends and performance. She also created an interdepartmental task force … Continue reading Women in Broadcasting: Stacey Kauffman, Audacy
During Women’s History Month, NAB is spotlighting prominent women in broadcasting. We talked to RaMona Alexander, vice president and general manager of WDBD, a local FOX affiliate in her hometown of Jackson, Miss., owned by American Spirit Media. She is also part of the management team that oversees WLOO, the local MyNet affiliate through a … Continue reading Women in Broadcasting: RaMona Alexander, WDBD, Jackson, Miss.
Women’s History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the women who have built broadcasting and are continuing to lead the industry into the future. We talked to Beth Neuhoff, president and CEO, Neuhoff Media. For the last six years she has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio” by Radio Ink magazine. … Continue reading Women in Broadcasting: Beth Neuhoff, Neuhoff Media
From shining a light on corruption to preparing you for the big storm, local radio and TV stations are at the heart of our communities. Their journalists ensure the news you need is at your fingertips by taking their reporting from the airwaves to websites and social media. But the overwhelming power of big tech … Continue reading Is Big Tech a Threat to Local Media?
Broadcast TV and radio stations serve their communities with the most popular programming, important local news and weather, emergency updates and educational information – all for free. 43.6 million households in the United States use an antenna to receive free, local TV programming, and 91% of Americans listen to local radio each week. This unparalleled … Continue reading Broadcasters Connect Black Americans with Local News and Entertainment
FM106.1 and Milwaukee Community Raise $1 Million to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Across the country, local TV and radio stations work with local and national organizations to serve their communities with fundraising radiothons and telethons, education campaigns and food, coat and toy drives. This work has become even more important during the COVID-19 … Continue reading Local Stations Inspire Their Communities to Support Charities
These past eight months have been unlike any other period we’ve experienced as Americans. We’ve navigated the challenges of COVID-19, civil unrest and protests over social and racial injustice, unpredictable storms and wildfires, and just recently, one of the most divisive presidential elections in history.And through it all, Americans have turned to their local broadcast … Continue reading Local TV Sees Audience Boost, Reaching Younger and More Diverse Audiences
As millions of Americans head to the polls today to cast their votes, they are also tuning into their favorite and most trusted local news teams for all the latest updates on local, state and national elections.From the school board to property tax rates, local broadcasters have been putting in extra hours in the months, … Continue reading Americans Turn to Broadcast TV For Trusted Election Coverage