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October 29, 2013
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Senate Confirmation of Tom Wheeler and Michael O'Rielly

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to the confirmation by the Senate of Tom Wheeler and Michael O'Rielly to the FCC, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"NAB strongly supported the nominations of both Tom Wheeler and Michael O'Rielly and we are pleased with their confirmation. We also salute the superb job done by Mignon Clyburn during her tenure as acting chair.

"Broadcasters look forward to working with a full complement of commissioners in the months and years ahead. Local radio and TV stations will continue our evolution to new distribution platforms, mindful that broadcasting remains an indispensable source of news, entertainment and lifeline information to communities across America."

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