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July 17, 2008

New Book Looks at Monetizing Broadcast Towers

WASHINGTON, DC – NAB announced today the release of its first e-book titled Broadcast Towers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money on Vertical Real Estate. Written by two prominent communications lawyers, Erwin G. Krasnow and Henry A. Solomon, the book provides never-before compiled information on the business, technical and legal aspects of tower ownership and the leasing opportunities available to broadcasters.

"Broadcast Towers has an ambitious and thorough scope, and will be a tremendously useful resource to stations, detailing how new revenue streams can be pursued using a station’s existing tower assets," said NAB Senior Vice President of Science and Technology Lynn Claudy.

Broadcast Towers takes a comprehensive look at how broadcasters can generate new revenue streams through new tower leasing opportunities with wireless communications services, one of the nation's fasting growing industries. The book also provides practical marketing advice, technical pointers and legal insights on how broadcasters can turn their towers into profit-centers and comply with federal, state and local laws governing matters such as safety, historic preservation, and the environment.

The e-book can be purchased at the NAB Store ( and is available for $39.95 USD ($35.95 USD for NAB Members). The NAB Store will also offer printed copies for an additional $4 USD. Broadcast Towers was edited by Scott Fybush, president of Fybush Media (

About the Authors
Erwin G. Krasnow has been described as "a dean of the Washington communications bar" by Legal Times, as a "super lawyer of communications" by American Film magazine, as "the guru of communications law" by the Broadcast Cable Financial Journal, and as a "Super Lawyer" in the 2007 and 2008 editions of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine. One of the original founders of Tower America, Krasnow has represented sellers and buyers of broadcasting, tower, cable and telecommunications properties in transactions totaling in excess of $21 billion. For additional information, contact Erwin Krasnow, 202.965.7880 x 2161,

Henry A. Solomon's practice includes the representation of broadcast and telecommunications companies before the FCC and municipalities. He also counsels tower companies, cable systems and communications equipment manufacturers. Mr. Solomon has spoken before various communications industry groups, including the National Translator Association, and has written articles on various broadcast and telecom subjects. He also founded Coastal Communications, a radio paging company based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Contact Henry Solomon at 202.965.7880 x 2529,, for additional information.

About NAB
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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