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Videos

First Informers: Hurricane Florence and Michael

NAB and the Broadcast Education Association are pleased to present the sixth installment in a powerful video series demonstrating the indispensable role that local radio and television broadcasters serve as “first informers” during times of emergency.



Spanish Radio Academy's International Award presented to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith

Spanish Radio Academy President Jorge Álvarez and Spanish Ambassador to the U.S. Santiago Cabanas presented NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith with the International Award from the Spanish Radio Academy on “World Radio Day,” February 13, 2019. The award recognizes Senator Smith’s help in establishing “World Radio Day,” which was proclaimed on November 3, 2011 by UNESCO's 36th General Conference after originally being proposed by the Kingdom of Spain.



First Informers: Hurricane Irma

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma struck the southeastern United States. As Irma approached, radio and television broadcasters took to the airwaves to warn those in the storm's path about the oncoming danger. During the storm, local broadcasters provided lifeline support as 'first informers,' relaying emergency and disaster relief information. And after the skies cleared, radio and TV stations played a critical role in the recovery and rebuilding efforts of their hometown communities.




First Informers: Hurricane Harvey

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast, primarily the Houston area. As Harvey approached, radio and television broadcasters took to the airwaves to warn those in the storm's path about the oncoming danger. During the storm, local broadcasters provided lifeline support as 'first informers,' relaying emergency and disaster relief information. And after the skies cleared, radio and TV stations played a critical role in the recovery and rebuilding efforts of their hometown communities.



Highlights from Broadcaster Campaign Launch to Address Opioid Epidemic

On September 13, the National Association of Broadcasters held a press conference to announce that local radio and television broadcasters have teamed with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids on a new campaign to address the epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that is impacting communities across America.








MORE VIDEOS

Click here for audio and video of U.S. House of Representatives statements on the vital role of broadcasters.