2013 Congressional PSA Campaign

For the past 27 years, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has hosted the Congressional Public Service Announcement program, inviting members of Congress and their families to tape two, professionally-produced, 30-second public service announcements (PSAs) on issues of concern to their constituents. The spots air during off-election cycles. This year, a record 244 members of Congress and their spouses from 46 states participated in the program.

2013 Public Service Announcement Samples


The PSA topics include:

Breast Cancer Awareness
Cancer Prevention
Cyber Bullying
Distracted Driving
Fire Prevention
Mental Health Awareness
Support for Returning Veterans
Volunteerism

The radio and television spots are now available for stations to run through December 15, 2013.

To download broadcast-quality PSAs featuring representatives from your state, visit http://nab.psamedia.org.

To access your regional spots:

  • Go to http://nab.psamedia.org/.
  • Click on 2013 Congressional PSA Campaign icon.
  • A window will pop up with a link that allows you to create an account.
  • Enter your information and click enter. Close the http://nab.psamedia.org/ window.
  • An email will be sent to you immediately.
  • Click on the link provided in the email.
  • The webpage will open. Click on 2013 Congressional PSA Campaign icon.
  • Select your state’s folder.
  • Choose Radio or TV PSAs
  • Select your member(s) of Congress and download the PSAs

Two HD and two SD satellite feeds have been scheduled for television broadcasters to take down the spots on July 2, July 9, July 10 and
July 16.

Click here to view the time code for downloading your state's PSAs from the satellite feed.

Satellite Feed Information

HD Feed #1

Date: July 2, 2013
Time: 1200-1900 ET with a 15 minute approx
Uplink: Steele Valley
Destination Satellite: Galaxy 16 C4 Lower
Uplink Frequency: 5996 H
Downlink Frequency: 3771 V
Symbol Rate: 14.0 Msps
FEC: 3/4
Data Rate: 19.3529 Mbps
Modulation: DVBS QPSK
Compression: MPEG-2
Color: 1080 / 59.94 all the way

SD Feed #1

Date: July 9, 2013
Time: 1200-1900 ET with a 15 minute approx
Uplink: Steele Valley
Destination Satellite: Galaxy 16 C4 Slot A
Uplink Frequency: 5991.5 H
Downlink Frequency: 3766.5 V
Symbol Rate: 6.1113 Msps
FEC: 3/4
Data Rate: 8.448 Mbps
Modulation: DVBS QPSK
Compression: MPEG-2
Color: 525 NTSC all the way

HD Feed #2

Date: July 10, 2013
Time: 1200-1900 ET with a 15 minute approx
Uplink: Steele Valley
Destination Satellite: Galaxy 16 C4 Lower
Uplink Frequency: 5996 H
Downlink Frequency: 3771 V
Symbol Rate: 14.0 Msps
FEC: 3/4
Data Rate: 19.3529 Mbps
Modulation: DVBS QPSK
Compression: MPEG-2
Color: 1080 / 59.94 all the way

SD Feed #2

Date: July 16, 2013
Time: 1200-1900 ET with a 15 minute approx
Uplink: Steele Valley
Destination Satellite: Galaxy 16 C4 Slot A
Uplink Frequency: 5991.5 H
Downlink Frequency: 3766.5 V
Symbol Rate: 6.1113 Msps
FEC: 3/4
Data Rate: 8.448 Mbps
Modulation: DVBS QPSK
Compression: MPEG-2
Color: 525 NTSC all the way


About Broadcasters' Public Service

Every day of every year, broadcasters serve the public in ways that are most meaningful to their communities. This dedication to viewers and listeners adds up to unparalleled support of local issues, stronger neighborhoods, cleaner cities, safer communities, charities with greater reach, healthier residents and a helping hand at times when people need it most. To learn more, visit www.NABPublicService.org.

About the National Association of Broadcasters

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.