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:

NAB Launches ‘Broadcast Essentials’ Education Program

November 19th, 2019
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is introducing “Broadcast Essentials,” a new online educational program for radio and television stations designed to help new station employees in small and medium markets navigate the industry with the knowledge, tools and resources needed to succeed.
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NAB Statement on Circulation of House Judiciary STELAR Legislation

November 18th, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to STELAR legislation circulated today by House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
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200 House Members Now Support Local Radio Freedom Act

November 14th, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -- Five Members of the House of Representatives and a 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 royalties…
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NAB Leadership Foundation Announces Inaugural Media Sales Academy Class

November 4th, 2019
The NAB Leadership Foundation announced the inaugural Media Sales Academy class. The Media Sales Academy was developed from the Media Sales Institute.
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NAB Statement on Senator Graham Letters Regarding Market Alternative to STELAR Extension

November 1st, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to letters from Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC regarding a market alternative to extending a law that allows satellite TV companies to provide out-of-state broadcast programming into a local TV market, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon…
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