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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2008
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Dennis Wharton
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Radio Stations Unite to Boost Hurricane Ike Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC – With radio broadcasters traveling to Texas this week for the annual NAB Radio Show in Austin, NAB is distributing a special radio public service announcement nationwide urging listeners to make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to boost recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike.

NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr sent an email to radio stations across America today urging radio broadcasters to unite in a massive PSA campaign aimed at boosting the recovery efforts.

Specifically, Rehr asked stations to unite in a 'roadblock' effort, designating 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday, September 19 as a time when radio stations nationwide should consider airing the PSA simultaneously. Rehr is also urging stations to voluntarily air the PSA as much as possible.

"We salute the broadcasters in hurricane-affected areas who have risked their personal safety to stay on air throughout the storm and continue serving their communities with vital information," wrote Rehr. "As thousands of radio broadcasters gather in Austin this week for the annual NAB Radio Show, this type of roadblock is a great way to give back and demonstrate the amazing power of radio in disaster relief efforts."

The PSA, emailed to radio stations across America today, is available for download on the NAB's Web site dedicated to public service -- NABSpotCenter.com The PSA will also be made available to attendees of the NAB Radio Show in Austin.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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