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March 1, 2006
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NAB2006 To Feature FCC Commissioner Adelstein

WASHINGTON, D.C. - FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein will speak on Tuesday, April 25 at NAB2006 in Las Vegas.

Adelstein, a strong advocate for consumer rights, has traveled the country to garner the public's insight on such issues as broadcast ownership and indecency. He has been vocal in his opposition to sponsorship of prepackaged news stories, and has championed the interests of artists and musicians calling for more playlist diversity on radio.

Before joining the FCC, Adelstein served for 15 years as a staff member in the U.S. Senate. For the last seven years, he was a senior legislative aide to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), where he advised Senator Daschle on telecommunications, financial services, transportation and other key issues. Adelstein also worked as a staff aide to Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman David Pryor (D-AR) and was a special liaison to Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)and a Legislative Assistant to Sen. Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D-MI).

Adelstein will participate in the Business, Law & Regulation Conference where NAB brings federal regulators and legal experts together to highlight the most important legal issues of the day and teach broadcast managers, station owners and station counsel how to best deal with ever-evolving technology policy.

NAB2006 will take place April 22 - 27, 2006 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 24). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at


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