1. Over 200 Members of Congress Oppose a Performance Tax
More than 200 members of the House of Representatives and 24 senators are now supporting The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations.
Proposals for general speaking slots, panel sessions and presentations are now being accepted for NAB Show in April.
This is your chance to bring your expertise and thought leadership to the world's largest broadcast, media and entertainment tradeshow. For 2024, we're on a quest to populate our conference and floor theater stages with the best of the best.
The deadline for proposals is November 3, 2023. Submissions accepted for presentation will be notified by December 22, 2023.
Local broadcasters across the country have been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with their communities, and NAB is sharing stations' valuable work with members of Congress.
We've compiled some of this great work on America's Stories, highlighting special programming, community events and more.
6. A Strong PAC is an Essential Component of Effective Advocacy
This week, NABPAC trustees met at NAB headquarters to raise money for the political action committee. While here, NABPAC co-chairs Randy Gravley and Chris Cornelius spoke to NAB staff about the importance of the PAC and how NAB and the PAC can work to support the organization's goals.
7. NAB on the Move
AJ Dilay, accounting manager, NAB, and Liliana Rañón, vice president, External Affairs, NAB, attended the 2023 American Courage Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Dilay and Rañón are pictured here with John C. Yang, executive director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC).
Last week, Sue Keenom, senior vice president, State, International and Board Relations, NAB, spoke at the western National Alliance of State Broadcasters Association (NASBA) meeting hosted by Paula Maes, president, New Mexico Broadcasters Association, in Albuquerque.
8. Ownership Report Filing Deadline Approaching
The window for commercial and noncommercial broadcasters to file their upcoming 2023 ownership reports is now open.
All reports must be submitted by December 1, 2023.
Questions? Contact the NAB Legal department at (866) 682-0276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Reminder: Certify Your GHz Licenses by Nov. 29
TV stations, don't forget to certify the accuracy of your 13 GHZ licenses by November 29.
🚨 This is critical: Follow the instructions in the FCC's Public Notice or you may lose interference protection of your 13 GHz operations or have your license cancelled.
If you need to make corrections ("minor modifications") to the license data, you must do so in ULS by the November deadline.
Questions? Contact NAB Legal and Regulatory Affairs' Bob Weller.