Earlier this week, the House Judiciary Committee held a markup of the American Music Fairness Act (AMFA), a bill that would mandate a new performance royalty on free, local radio stations.
NAB thanks the committee members who voted against the AMFA, and the more than 250 members of Congress – including a majority of the House of Representatives – that support the Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes a new performance royalty on radio.
Click here to tell your representatives to support local radio.
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4. Crystal Radio Awards Shine a Spotlight on Extraordinary Service
Get ready to submit your NAB Crystal Radio Award entry for your 2022 community service efforts.
🏆 Ten NAB member stations will receive national recognition and be honored with this prestigious award at the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The entry window opens on January 1.
5. The Secrets to Angela Yee's Success
Recorded LIVE at NAB Show New York! Breakout Premiere Networks' morning show personality Angela Yee's success didn't just happen by accident, it's the culmination of a nearly two-decade journey filled with hard work, community connection and unwavering determination.
🎧 Sitting down with Heather Cohen, executive vice president, The Weiss Agency, hear how this Brooklyn native crafted her candid on-air persona, built her personal brand and endeared herself to audiences across the country.
6. NAB on the Move
❄️ NAB hosted our first holiday at our new headquarters this week, bringing together people from all corners of the broadcast industry as well as members of Congress for a festive evening.
Attendees included Sens. Amy Klobuchar (MN), Ben Ray Luján (NM) and Jon Tester (MT), and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Ken Buck (CO-4), Tom Emmer (MN-6), Ron Estes (KS-4), Randy Feenstra (IA-14), Darrell Issa (CA-50), Bill Johnson (OH-6), Billy Long (MO-7), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-2), Jay Obernolte (CA-8) and Steve Womack (AR-3).
NAB Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs April Carty-Sipp gave a speech at the CERTAL conference, where representatives from around the world gathered to promote debate on the freedom of expression and access to information.
NAB Vice President, Engineering and Technology Policy Kelly Williams spoke at the third AWARN Roundtable, which brought local broadcasters together with emergency managers from across the National Capital Region to network, share information and discuss ways to work together to utilize events, emergency, alerting and informing capabilities of NEXTGEN TV.