1. Reps. Gallagher and Gottheimer Sound Alarm About Removing AM Radio from Cars
Reps. Mike Gallagher (WI-8) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) are the latest policymakers to express great concern about automakers removing AM radio from cars. The two sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Administration voicing their concerns about the impact to the Emergency Alert System.
We are asking listeners to help us contact Congress by texting AM to 52886 and telling them to keep AM radio in cars. To date, listeners have sent over 173,000 emails and counting to their legislators.
Also this week, The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) sent a letter the Congressional Black Caucus urging the preservation of AM radio in cars.
"African Americans have a limited number of media outlets that cater to their specific needs, and AM radio helps fill that gap by providing a platform for locally produced content that is relevant to their audience," the letter said.
2. Nominations Window Open for 2023 Marconi Radio Awards
Nominations are being accepted now through May 31 for the 2023 Marconi Radio Awards, brought to you by Xperi, which honor excellence in radio broadcasting.
🏆 Click here for information about the awards. Winners will be announced during a special dinner program at NAB Show New York on October 25, 2023.
3. Broadcast Graduates to Share Their Work at Virtual Mixer
🎓 There's a new group of graduating seniors at colleges across the country who are eager to join the workforce.
Join us Wednesday, May 24, 7-8:30 p.m. ET to see a select group of BEA member media graduates share their resumes and portfolio reels virtually with broadcast experts and get hands-on advice as they search for their first jobs in our business. Plus, have a chance to interact directly with the students throughout the session.
Space is extremely limited for this intimate virtual gathering, so register now.
4. Don't Miss Out: Connect to Congress with NABPAC
If you would like to join us for our next Connect to Congress event featuring NRCC chair and House Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-09) on May 16 at 3 p.m. ET, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Register Now: Psychological Safety for Leaders
Registration is open now for the next installment of NAB's members-only webinar series, Diversity Speaks: A DEI Webinar Series for Broadcasters, focused on delivering helpful information to build and execute effective DEI strategies.
Join us for Psychological Safety for Leaders, Tuesday, May 30 at 2 p.m. ET, featuring Sacha Thompson, founder of The Equity Equation, LLC, a boutique inclusive culture consulting and coaching firm based in the Washington, D.C., area.
6. Driving Digital Sales in Local Television
Recorded backstage at NAB Show! Paul Fritz, director, Digital Channel Development, Phase 3 Digital, and Shane Pittser, director, Digital Sales, Phase 3 Digital, detail how they help parent company Morgan Murphy Media's sales teams effectively craft, pitch and close digital business.
Listen now to hear how they tailor and showcase offerings, keep explanations simple, educate clients and empower sellers.
7. NAB on the Move
Michelle Duke, president, NAB Leadership Foundation and chief diversity officer, NAB, spoke recently on the Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Media and Entertainment panel at the 2023 APAICS Legislative Leadership Summit.
NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt, along with Susan Fox, NAB executive committee member and senior vice president at the Walt Disney Company, have been named two of Washingtonian's 500 "most influential people shaping policy" in Washington, D.C.