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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2013
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Dennis Wharton
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NAB Launches 2013 Congressional PSAs

Program features record-high 244 members of Congress and their family members

WASHINGTON, D.C.– More than 800 public service announcements (PSAs) will be distributed to television and radio stations throughout the country today through NAB's 2013 Congressional PSA Campaign. The program invites members of Congress and their families to be featured in free, professionally produced spots that focus on social and health issues pertinent to each lawmaker's district or state.

An all-time record 244 members of Congress (or their spouses or family members) participated in this year’s PSA campaign.

"For more than 25 years this campaign has made it possible for lawmakers and their family members to directly address issues of concern to local communities," said NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton. "Public service is the hallmark of local broadcasting, and NAB urges radio and television stations across America to air these important pro-social messages."

The PSAs will be distributed to stations throughout each congressional member's district or state for broadcasting through the end of 2013, with a percentage of the spots offered in Spanish. A variety of topics were covered, including breast cancer awareness, cancer prevention, cyber bulling, distracted driving, fire prevention, mental health, support for returning veterans and volunteerism.

The broadcast-quality radio and television spots can be downloaded at the NAB Congressional PSA website. Additional information about the campaign, including satellite coordinates and time code for the four Congressional PSA satellite feeds is available here. To order television dubs, email publicservice@nab.org or call (202) 429 5350.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television 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.