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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2010
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Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Today's Endorsement of Radio-Capable Cell Phones

Reading service for people who are visually-impaired

announces support for radio-enabled mobile phones

WASHINGTON -- A key organization representing audio information services for blind and disabled persons issued a statement today supporting radio-capable cell phones. Today's endorsement comes from the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS). Commenting on the support, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton issued the following statement:

"News reading services provide a critical information and lifeline resource to people who are visually-impaired, and local radio stations are the conduit for making these services possible. NAB is proud to have the support of an organization committed to making a positive difference in communities across America."

Today's letter from IAAIS is available online in PDF format here.

A recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive showed that a sizable majority of American cell phone users would like the ability to listen to their favorite local radio stations through a built-in radio receiver on their mobile phone.

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