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August 21, 2014

NRSC to Recognize 35th Anniversary at 2014 Radio Show

Standards-setting group was formed in October 1979 by NAB and EIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A breakfast reception to recognize the 35th anniversary of the formation of the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) will take place on Thursday, September 11 at the 2014 Radio Show in Indianapolis, IN. The Radio Show is produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

The NRSC was formed by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) - through its precursor organization the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) – and held its first meeting in New York City in October, 1979. A press release announcing that first meeting is available here.

Since then, the NRSC has become a focal point for the U.S. radio industry’s development of technical standards and the advancement of broadcast radio technology. NRSC Standards have been incorporated into the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and have guided the manufacture of radio receivers and broadcast transmission equipment. More recently, NRSC Guidelines documents have helped the broadcast industry manage the transition to digital radio and support new data broadcasting features.

The breakfast reception recognizing this important milestone will begin at 8 a.m. in room 110 of the Indianapolis Convention Center, and is open to all Radio Show attendees. A brief ceremony will be held during which the current NRSC chairman, Milford Smith, VP of Radio Engineering with Greater Media, and others will offer remarks on the history, and the future, of the NRSC.

Additional information about the NRSC, including information on becoming a member, is also available on the NRSC's website.

News media interested in covering the 2014 Radio Show should click here to register.

About the Radio Show
The 2014 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 10-12 in Indianapolis. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies for the digital age. To learn more about the 2014 Radio Show, visit

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at

About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at , and through social media.

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