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:

Patsy Smullin to Receive Chuck Sherman Television Leadership Award

July 22nd, 2019
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will honor Patricia Smullin with the Chuck Sherman Television Leadership Award at the NAB Small Market Television Exchange (SMTE), held September 12 - 14 in Austin, Texas.
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2019 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced

July 18th, 2019
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2019 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting.
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Three Representatives, One Senator Add Bipartisan Support for Local Radio Freedom Act

July 17th, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -- Three Members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have added their cosponsorship to a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress's opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance…
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NAB Statement on FCC Order on Broadcast TV Signal Carriage Election Notices

July 10th, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every three years, local TV stations are required to elect either “retransmission consent” or mandatory “must-carry” of their broadcast signal on pay-TV systems. Under the Federal Communications Commission’s current rules, broadcasters must provide notice of these elections to each cable system and satellite provider via certified mail every three years.
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NAB Statement on FCC Approval of Order Modernizing Children's Programming Rules

July 10th, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today's FCC vote approving a report and order modernizing children’s television programming rules, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
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