NAB fights for legislative and regulatory policies that support broadcasters’ commitment to serving their local communities.
TV Station Channel Moves
By law, nearly 1,000 local stations across the country are moving to new channel frequencies due to the Federal Communication Commission's recent broadcast spectrum incentive auction. This auction reallocated broadcast airwaves for wireless broadband services. Broadcasters are urging Congress to pass the Viewer and Listener Protection Act to ensure their constituents do not lose access to local stations during the government-mandated TV station moves taking place in the coming year.
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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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