Sen. Ed Markey (MA) sent a letter to 20 car manufacturers requesting they maintain AM radio in their vehicles, including new EV models.
📻 "AM/FM broadcast radio remains the most dependable, cost-free, and accessible communication mechanism for public officials to communicate with the public during times of emergency. As a result, any phase-out of broadcast AM radio could pose a significant communication problem during emergencies," wrote Sen. Markey.
2. State Broadcasters Urge Senate Vote on JCPA
State broadcaster associations from all 50 states and D.C. and Puerto Rico sent a letter to Sens. Chuck Schumer (NY) and Mitch McConnell (KY) asking them to hold a vote on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act in the Senate before the end of the 117th Congress.
This legislation would allow news publishers to jointly negotiate with Big Tech companies regarding the terms and conditions by which their content may be accessed online.
Click here to send a message to Congress asking them to act on the JCPA.
3. NABPAC's Post-election Analysis
Don't miss your chance to sign up for a live discussion unpacking the midterm election results.
Register here to join NABPAC, political analyst and publisher of the Cook Political ReportAmy Walter and NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt Monday, December 5 at 1 p.m. ET.
The NAB Political Action Committee (NABPAC) is a bipartisan advocacy tool for all broadcasters. By aggregating personal donations from NAB members, NABPAC supports pro-broadcast candidates and legislators throughout the year.
4. Apply Now for the First Ever Emerson Coleman Fellowship
The NAB Leadership Foundation's Emerson Coleman Fellowship is designed to provide real-world experience in television programming and production and to increase the diversity and representation of individuals pursuing careers in broadcasting.
Applications for the first class of fellows are open now through January. Click here to learn more about the program and apply to join the 2023 class.
5. The Powerhouse Programming Consultant Panel
🎙️ Recorded LIVE at NAB Show New York! All Access President and Publisher Joel Denver leads a powerhouse programing consultant panel that delves into the benefits of spot load consolidation, ratings currency stability, digital content creation and a whole lot more.
Panelists include Jason Barrett, owner and operator, Barrett Sports Media; Tony Gray, president, Gray Communications and Angela Perelli, president, Angela Perelli Coaching.
NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt gave welcome remarks at this year's Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) End of Year Briefing. Featured speakers at the event included Sen. Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Reps. Young Kim (CA-39) and Andy Kim (NJ-3).