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Advocacy

NAB fights for legislative and regulatory policies that support broadcasters’ commitment to serving their local communities.


Gordon H. Smith testifies before Congress.






KEY LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES

Ensure that Broadcast Ownership Rules Reflect the Competitive Marketplace
The internet has transformed the media marketplace, yet TV and radio broadcasters are still subject to outdated rules restricting the number and type of outlets they may own. Policymakers should support the continued modernization of these rules to account for the rise, and increasing influence, of digital media.
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A Performance Tax Threatens Local Jobs
For nearly a century, record labels and performers have thrived from airplay – which is essentially free advertising – from local radio stations. But as the big record labels struggle to keep profit margins high, they are urging Congress to impose a tax on these local radio stations that are, ironically, their greatest promotional tool. Broadcasters urge legislators to stand up for their local radio listeners by supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes a performance tax.
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ADVOCACY RESOURCES

Access the members-only section that contains talking points, issue briefs and additional tools to help you advocate on legislative issues that matter most to broadcasters.

Advocacy Resources

LEGAL HOTLINE

QUESTIONS? NAB members can call our free Legal Hotline to learn more about legislation, filings and updates from Washington.

Call: (866) 682-0276 | Email: legal@nab.org



TV STATION MOVES

Learn how government mandated TV station moves beginning next year could impact 70 million viewers.

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