This week, the so-called American Music Fairness Act (AMFA) was introduced in the 118th Congress.
The AMFA, pushed by big record labels, would funnel resources away from local radio stations and into their own pockets. This bill threatens lifesaving public service by levying new fees on local radio stations that could force them to reduce local coverage.
📣 Tell your legislators today that you want them to keep local radio strong by opposing the AMFA and supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.
2. NAB to FCC: Complete 2018 Quadrennial Review
NAB has filed a request with the FCC regarding the Commission's 2018 and 2022 quadrennial reviews of broadcast ownership rules.
We are requesting the FCC temporarily hold the 2022 quadrennial ownership proceeding until it fulfills its statutory obligation to complete the 2018 quadrennial review.
Since the last review in 2014, competition in the media and advertising markets has grown substantially, increasing the dominance of large, unregulated digital platforms – putting local broadcasters at a huge disadvantage.
3. Deadline Today: PILOT Innovation Challenge
PILOT's 2023 Innovation Challenge is seeking startups and growing companies providing solutions to some of the key challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters over the next two to three years.
💡 The deadline to enter for a chance to showcase your solution at NAB Show is today.Click here for more information.
4. Top Takeaways from NAB's Recruiting Webinar
ICYMI: NAB members can now register to view this week's "Retooling Your Recruitment Strategy for 2023" webinar on-demand and learn how to attract top talent for your station. You'll get invaluable insights into how to hone your recruiting game plan from broadcast experts who'll share tips on:
Using informal conversations to build your talent pipeline
Developing employer value proposition tool kits for hiring managers
Creating Employee Resource Groups to find talent
Crafting relatable social media posts that entice applicants to apply for openings
Thanks to TriNet for partnering with us on this webinar. Learn more about TriNet benefits for NAB members here.
5. Broadcast District Debuts at NAB Show
Enjoy a unique conference experience featuring educational sessions, networking and special events in one convenient location in West Hall, the new official home for the TV and radio community.
🤝 Meet up with fellow local broadcasters in the premier networking destination for broadcasters.
You'll also have easy access to the West Hall Exhibit Floor.
Learn more about the Broadcast District and register today. NAB members get the best rates on the NAB Show conference pass.
ICYMI: Join TVNewsCheck on Sunday, April 16 for the brand-new Programming Everywhere conference at NAB Show and explore the critical need for more programming across linear, streaming and syndication channels.
6. NAB on the Move
NAB Executive Vice President of Government Relations Shawn Donilon spoke at the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Awards of Distinction dinner last Friday. These awards celebrated four outstanding members of the broadcast community. It was also the 75th anniversary of the SCBA and Executive Director Margaret Wallace's final dinner as the association's leader.