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David Rehr Resigns as NAB President and CEO
David K. Rehr, Ph. D., president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, announced on May 6 that he is resigning. "I have enjoyed leading America's broadcasters through this time of change and challenge," said Rehr. "Our efforts to educate America about the digital television transition have been enormously successful, and our effort to reinvigorate radio through the Radio Heard Here campaign is positioning radio broadcasters well for the future."
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Radio

Civil Rights Groups Urge Hearing to Weigh RIAA Tax Impact on Minority Broadcasters
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law have urged the House Judiciary Committee to delay any action on legislation supported by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) until the committee holds a hearing to weigh the legislation's impact on minority-owned broadcast radio stations.
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Nominate Your Station for the Top Honor
One of the most prestigious awards in radio could be yours. Winners enjoy the competitive edge of being nationally recognized - and that edge is within your grasp. Nominate your station and top air personality for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards now. The deadline is May 31.
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Television

NAB Will Air Important DTV Webcast on May 14, Highlight Updates to DTV.gov Web Site
NAB will present a live DTV webcast on May 14 at 2:30 p.m. EDT to review new Web features, DTV education requirements and other important details that stations need to know prior to the transition to all-digital broadcasting on June 12.
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75 Percent of DTV-Ready Homes Claim Better Reception, More Channels
With a month remaining until television stations across America switch to all-digital broadcasting, NAB released a new poll that shows 75 percent of digital-ready households say they received better quality reception across all broadcast channels after upgrading to digital with a converter box.
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In Brief

FCC Changes the Rules on Minority Ownership Reporting
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking last Tuesday that changes several ways in which stations are required to report on minority and women ownership, including deadline changes and expansion of who must be reported. The deadline, once a staggered procedure, now will have a uniform date for all stations of November 1.
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Invest in the Future of Your Employees
Invest in your employees' continuing education - help build their careers and they will help you build your business. NAB's Broadcast Executive Development Seminar for Radio and Television Broadcasters will expand your management team's expertise without taking them away from their stations for too long.
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Members get $100 off the NAB Show Online Learning Center
Great content matters, so we recorded it for you. More than 180 hours of NAB Show educational content, including the Broadcast Management and Broadcast Engineering conferences, online and on demand. NAB Show educational content is now available to assist you in running your business throughout the year. The educational content captured at the show comes to life on the new NAB Show Online Learning Center.
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NABEF Professional Development Program
The NABEF Professional Fellowship Program offers funding to women and people of color to attend the Broadcast Executive Development seminar, which will be held on July 25-28, at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
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NABEF Connections Mentoring Program
NABEF has redesigned the Connections Mentoring program in an effort to provide career development opportunities to a greater pool of broadcast professionals.
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The 2009 NAB Legal Calendar is available here.

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