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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2013
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NAB Statement on FCC Release of NPRM on AM Revitalization

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to the FCC releasing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on revitalizing the AM radio band, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"NAB salutes the leadership of Acting Chair Mignon Clyburn and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai for taking a strong interest in revitalizing AM radio, which has a long and storied history of providing America's hometowns with news, entertainment, sports and community affairs information. AM radio is a cultural touchstone and jobs generator in cities large and small; many of the top revenue-generating stations are on the AM band. We strongly endorse the revitalization proceeding and stand ready to work with the FCC to develop meaningful solutions."

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