The Senate Commerce Committee has passed the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act.
👏 "NAB applauds the Senate Commerce Committee passage of the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act," said NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt. "This legislation will ensure that the tens of millions of AM radio listeners across the country retain access to local news, diverse community programming and emergency information."
Also this week: LeGeyt called into "Colorado's Morning News with Marty Lenz and Jeana Gondek" on KOA-AM in Denver talk about the importance of AM radio.
2. Congratulations to the 2023 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Finalists
See the full list of finalists here, and watch the announcement on demand here.
The winners will be announced during a live dinner and show, brought to you by Xperi, on Wednesday, October 25 at the Javits Center during NAB Show New York. This event sold out in 2022, so get your tickets and tables today.
3. Last Chance to File Cable Copyright Royalty Claims
🚨 It's time to file your claims for cable copyright royalties. To receive your 2022 royalties, a claim must be filed by July 31, 2023, with the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).
Click here to learn more about this process and recent changes.
NAB and the Dream Foundation, a national dream-granting organization for terminally ill adults, partnered to bring longtime NAB Show attendee David Whitehead back to the event one final time as he battled pancreatic cancer.
With all expenses paid David was able to attend NAB Show with his wife Bonnie, meet NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt and sit down for a backstage interview to detail his experience and his life as a broadcast engineer.
5. NAB on the Move
NAB's Michelle Lehman, Shawn Donilon, Jen Jose, April Carty-Sipp and Larry Walke attended The Media Institute's next Communications Forum luncheon, where they heard from
guest speaker Caroline Beasley, CEO of Beasley Media Group and former NAB board chair, who was in conversation with former FCC chairman Dick Wiley. Wiley and Beasley are pictured here with Curtis LeGeyt and Chris Ornelas, general counsel at Beasley Media, former NAB chief operating officer and current major radio group representative on the NAB radio board.