Broadcasters Celebrate Free Speech Week

As we commemorate Free Speech Week, local radio and television broadcasters are celebrating one of the cornerstones of our democracy and a principle that is critical to the important work of journalists. Every day, radio and television broadcasters exercise their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and of the press to deliver essential, fact-based … Continue reading Broadcasters Celebrate Free Speech Week

This Week at NAB – October 2, 2020

We’re looking forward to a fall of exciting and inspiring virtual events that will bring the industry together and give you the latest insights to succeed in today’s complex business environment. We’re kicking things off with the 2020 Radio Show, hosted online Oct. 5-9. It’s more than just a conference – it’s a convergence of … Continue reading This Week at NAB – October 2, 2020

Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Company Culture One Step at a Time

By Michelle Duke, chief diversity officer, NAB, and president, NAB Leadership Foundation In today's climate of a pandemic, racial tensions and more, building a diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy for your station can be overwhelming and, at times, intimidating. Team members are working from home, and as leaders, we are continually grappling with growing … Continue reading Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Company Culture One Step at a Time

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

Election Season: C-band Earth Stations Must File Lump Sum Elections by September 14

If you have a registered C-band earth station, you have an important upcoming deadline: September 14. By that date, you’ll need to decide whether or not to opt for a “lump sum” payment as part of the reallocation of the C-band. By way of background, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to auction off portions … Continue reading Election Season: C-band Earth Stations Must File Lump Sum Elections by September 14