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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2009
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Ann Marie Cumming
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Rehr Congratulates New Tech Czar; Outlines Broadcast Innovations

WASHINGTON, DC -- NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr sent a letter today to Aneesh Chopra, who was recently named chief technology officer by President Barack Obama. Rehr also took the opportunity to outline some of the key innovations taking place in the broadcasting business.

"Both radio and television are embracing their digital future, with HD Radio gaining marketplace momentum for digital radio transmission, and the impending completion of the digital television (DTV) transition on June 12," wrote Rehr. "NAB also maintains an active technology advocacy program called FASTROAD, with an overall mission to stimulate launching new broadcast services and enabling reception of broadcast services on a wide variety of devices."

To read Rehr's entire letter (in PDF format), click here.

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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.