This week, over 12,000 attendees and nearly 270 exhibitors from around the world came together at NAB Show New York.
Sessions at the show covered everything broadcasters need to know in today's media landscape, including the latest business strategies, technologies and trends for television and radio at the Broadcast Content Summit and insights from leaders like ABC News Radio National Correspondent Steven Portnoy, Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal Local Lora Dennis, award-winning producer and cartographer Evan Shapiro and more.
Highlights included the presentation of the NAB Distinguished Service Award to James Brown and the National Radio Award to Diane Sutter at the Marconi Radio Awards.
📅 Save the date: we'll see you back in New York the week of October 8-10, 2024.
Among the many show-related events was the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Hall of Fame luncheon. NAB's Executive Vice President, Government Relations Shawn Donilon and Senior Vice President, State, International and Board Relations Sue Keenom attended.
Pictured here with them are Polly Johnson, president and CEO, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, Wendy Paulson, executive director, Minnesota Broadcasters Association, Sam Klemet, president and CEO, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and Dave Arland, executive director, Indiana Broadcasters Association.
Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-4) has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Speaker Johnson is a cosponsor of both the Local Radio Freedom Act and the AM for Every Vehicle Act.
"Speaker Johnson has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the vital role broadcasters play in our communities. We look forward to continuing to work together to advance policies that support the lifeline service and trusted journalism broadcasters provide to the public," said NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt
4. FCC Expands Audio Description Rules to More TV Stations
The FCC has approved an Orderexpanding the requirement that television stations provide audio description of televised programming to all Designated Market Areas (DMAs) in the United States.
The audio description rules require certain stations to provide at least 50 hours of audio described programming per calendar quarter during prime time or on children's programming, plus an additional 37.5 hours of audio described programming per calendar quarter at any time between 6 a.m. and midnight.
The rules currently apply to television stations that are affiliated with the top four television networks and located in DMAs ranked 1 through 90.
Going forward, the rules will apply to all such stations in an additional ten DMAs each year for the next 11 years, beginning with DMAs 91 through 100 on January 1, 2024, and concluding with DMAs 201 through 210 on January 1, 2035.
5. Join HR and DEI Professionals for a Forum in DC
Broadcast industry HR and DEI professionals are to attend the annual Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum on November 13, 2023 at NAB Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Sessions will include: "Future-Ready HR: Unlock Your Potential to Drive Business Success and Thrive in the Future of Work," "My AI, My Love, My Recruitment: How Artificial Intelligence is Impacting the World of Recruitment," "DEI Metrics: Measuring and Tracking Progress" and more.
NAB's Will Vormelker, manager, Government Relations, Grace Whaley, manager, Communications and Social Media, AJ Dilay, accounting manager, and Lilana Rañón, vice president, External Affairs, attended the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) WomenLEAD Luncheon hosted by Reps. Debbie Dingell (MI-6), Deborah Ross (NC-2) and Jasmine Crockett (TX-30) and featuring Leader Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), Whip Katherine Clark (MA-5), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-11) and DCCC Chair Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-1).
7. Important Deadlines to Remember
A reminder to mark these important dates on your calendar!
The window for commercial and noncommercial broadcasters to file their upcoming 2023 ownership reports is open.
All reports must be submitted by December 1, 2023. Contact the NAB Legal department at (866) 682-0276 or email@example.com with any questions.
TV stations must certify the accuracy of your 13 GHz licenses by November 29.
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. Contact NAB Legal and Regulatory Affairs' Bob Weller with any questions.