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March 25, 2009
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on the Confirmation of Gary Locke as Commerce Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC -- NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr issued a statement applauding yesterday's Senate confirmation of former Washington State Governor Gary Locke as the next Secretary of Commerce.

"NAB applauds Senate lawmakers on their approval of Gary Locke as our nation's next Commerce Secretary," said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. "Secretary Locke has first-hand knowledge of the lifeline role played by radio and television stations across America. NAB stands ready to work with him in concluding a successful digital TV transition, and in establishing policies that preserve the enduring value of free and local broadcasting."

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