Nearly two dozen more members of Congress have added their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations.
Click here to tell your members of Congress to support local radio.
2. State Broadcaster Associations Voice Support for AM Radio
This bipartisan bill would direct the Secretary of Transportation to ensure consumer access to AM radio in all vehicles because of its critical role in disseminating vital information during emergencies.
Click here to tell your representatives to protect access to AM radio.
3. Countdown to the Celebration of Service to America Awards
Musical guest Nelson Cade III was a finalist on "The Voice" in 2020.
View the full list of station winners and finalists here.
📺 Stay tuned to find out when and where you will be able to watch this year's event on your local stations.
4. Storytelling Secrets that Yield Direct Revenue Gains
Succinct storytelling in commercials and when pitching clients can lead to more impactful audience connections and increased revenues.
Hear from renowned audio storytelling expertsValerie Geller and Jeffrey Hedquist as they discuss audio storytelling techniques that keep your listeners engaged longer, detail the cornerstones of crafting engaging commercial copy and overview interpersonal storytelling tactics that deepen client engagement and lead to tangible results.
5. FCC Grants Audible Crawl Rule Waiver Extension
The FCC has granted NAB's request for an extension of an existing waiver of the audible crawl rule.
This rule requires television stations to aurally describe visual, non-textual emergency information for the benefit of consumers who are blind or visually impaired.
The FCC approved an 18-month extension of the existing waiver of the audible crawl rule, subject to certain reporting conditions on NAB's efforts to identify a technical solution and coordination with consumer groups on alternative approaches to ensuring that blind and visually impaired consumers can access the critical details about emergencies.
6. ICYMI: The Value of Military Veteran Inclusion in Media and the Workplace
This week on the NAB Blog, hear from Kevin Johnson, director of Veteran Recruiting for Hearst Television and retired Sergeant First Class of the United States Army, about the connection between his military service and broadcasting career.
7. NAB on the Move
Last week, NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt spoke on a panel about Washington policymaking and the future of media at the Media Financial Management Association's annual conference in Los Angeles.