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October 27, 2020

NAB Statement on FCC Approval of Voluntary All-Digital AM Radio Stations Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the approval by the Federal Communications Commission of an order allowing broadcast AM radio stations to voluntarily adopt all-digital transmission, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“We applaud the FCC for approving this order allowing AM radio stations to voluntarily transition to all-digital service. The order provides AM stations with essential flexibility to provide interference-free broadcasts and attract new listeners. Radio broadcasters are grateful to Chairman Pai for championing AM radio during his tenure at the FCC and thank him for successfully implementing policies to help revitalize AM stations.”

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