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

Radio’s Vital Role in Women’s Suffrage and Democracy

On this day 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote, was adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Radio is also celebrating the 100th year of the first commercial radio broadcast in 2020. As we commemorate these important anniversaries, we remember the vital role radio played to amplify the … Continue reading Radio’s Vital Role in Women’s Suffrage and Democracy

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

Organizations Voice Support for Expanded Loan Eligibility for Broadcasters Affected by Pandemic

In early spring, as our country began grappling with the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effects on our everyday lives, America’s broadcasters did what they always do during a crisis – they went to work to keep their audiences safe, informed and comforted. Local TV and radio stations have expanded their newscasts to cover the … Continue reading Organizations Voice Support for Expanded Loan Eligibility for Broadcasters Affected by Pandemic

Don’t Let Facts Get in the Way of Adamance: OTI Weighs in on the FCC’s 6 GHz Proceeding

Last week the Open Technology Institute (OTI) at New America filed a letter opposing the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) suggestion that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) consider allowing unlicensed use in 1120 MHz of the 6 GHz band - a staggering amount of spectrum - while reserving judgment on 80 MHz where broadcasters and … Continue reading Don’t Let Facts Get in the Way of Adamance: OTI Weighs in on the FCC’s 6 GHz Proceeding

Maximalism Meets Reductivism in the FCC’s 6 GHz Proceeding

“Amazing. Every word of what you just said was wrong.” -- Luke Skywalker The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering the authorization of new unlicensed operations in the 6 GHz band. Like many recent spectrum proceedings, this one raises complex questions of how to accommodate new entrants while protecting important existing uses. Unfortunately, some … Continue reading Maximalism Meets Reductivism in the FCC’s 6 GHz Proceeding