WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Federal Communications Commission's approval of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking initiating the 2018 Quadrennial Review of certain broadcast ownership rules, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

Entertainment industry legend Alan Alda will receive the National Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award (NAB DSA) during the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

-- The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) has elected Board member and President of Bonneville International Corporation Darrell K. Brown as chairman of its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2019.

Leonard Wheeler, president and general manager of Mel Wheeler, Inc., has been appointed to the NAB Radio Board of Directors by Radio Board Chairman Randy Gravley in accordance with NAB by-laws, effective immediately. Wheeler assumes the board seat previously occupied by Jim Watkins, prior to his retirement from WHUR-FM.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- PILOT, NAB’s innovation initiative, announced the 12 finalists of its third annual PILOT Innovation Challenge. The competition recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content and provides winners with development support.

The National Association of Broadcasters has opened nominations for its 2019 Technology Awards, which are presented each year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

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