The NAB Leadership Foundation announced the inaugural Media Sales Academy class. The Media Sales Academy was developed from the Media Sales Institute.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the retirement of House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR-2), the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

WASHINGTON, DC -- Four Members of the House of Representatives have added their cosponsorship to a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress's opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay, now has 195 cosponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to letters from Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC regarding a market alternative to extending a law that allows satellite TV companies to provide out-of-state broadcast programming into a local TV market, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Graham Media Group President and CEO Emily Barr, chair of the NAB Television Board, testified this morning at U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing entitled, “The Reauthorization of STELAR.”

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