Advocacy

NAB FCC and Federal Issues

The PAB promotes policies that support the needs of our member stations in both state and federal legislatures. We represent the collective voice of all markets, large and small, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Here you will find relevant links and policy updates from the PAB:

Griffin Appointed to NAB TV Board of Directors

September 23rd, 2021
Washington, D.C. -- David Griffin, president and CEO of Griffin Communications, has been named to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Television Board of Directors by Television Board Chair Perry Sook in accordance with NAB by-laws. The appointment is effective immediately.
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NAB Statement on Polling Regarding Performance Royalty on Broadcast Radio

September 20th, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to polling conducted by musicFIRST regarding a performance royalty on local broadcast radio stations for music airplay, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
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NAB Launches New Ad Campaign Emphasizing the Importance of Trusted, Local Broadcast Journalism

September 16th, 2021
Washington, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today launched new spots underscoring the importance of fact-based broadcast radio and television journalism at a time when misinformation is running rampant on social media.
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Media Ownership Rules Are Detrimental to Competition, Localism and Diversity, NAB Says

September 3rd, 2021
Washington, D.C. -- The regulatory framework governing ownership of broadcast radio and television stations harms broadcasters’ ability to compete in the marketplace, impedes localism and fails to promote diversity in ownership, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) said in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
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