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November 5, 2009

NAB Applauds iBiquity, NPR for HD Radio Power Increase Announcement

WASHINGTON -- NAB released a statement today applauding an agreement between iBiquity Digital Corporation and NPR concerning an optional power increase for FM radio stations utilizing HD Radio technology.

Commenting on the iBiquity-NPR announcement, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton said:

"NAB is encouraged by this consensus agreement of iBiquity and NPR for optional increased digital power for FM HD Radio stations. We urge the FCC to move quickly and allow stations to operate at increased power according to the criteria in the agreement. This will result in greatly improved indoor reception for digital signals, including multicast signals, and pave the way for greater service reliability using portable HD Radio devices."

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