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:

NAB’s COVID-19 PSA Campaign Continues Receiving Historic Promotion on Local Radio, TV

April 3rd, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that local radio and TV stations across America have donated airtime estimated at more than $42 million for a public service announcement (PSA) campaign on COVID-19 since the initiative’s launch on March 12. More than 175,000 PSAs, aimed at helping educate Americans about preventing the…
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NAB Statement on Proposed Rules for Use of 6 GHz Band for Unlicensed Use

April 1st, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to proposed rules by the FCC to permit unlicensed devices to operate in the 6 GHz band currently used by radio and TV broadcasters for electronic newsgathering, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
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NAB and APTS Commend FCC for Adopting NPRM to Allow Enhanced Uses of Next Gen TV Single Frequency Networks

March 31st, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters and America’s Public Television Stations commend the Federal Communications Commission for its adoption of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would modernize the Digital Transmission System (DTS) rules to allow for the enhanced uses that the Next Gen TV Single Frequency Networks (SFN) can provide.
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NAB Statement on Congressional Passage of COVID-19 Emergency Relief

March 27th, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s passage of House passage of a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package following Senate passage earlier this week, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
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NAB Statement on FCC Guidance on Lowest Unit Rate

March 26th, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to guidance provide by the FCC's Media Bureau that free ads on broadcast TV stations do not count towards calculation of the lowest unit rate that is charged for political ads, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
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