Washington, D.C. -- National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordon Smith delivered the annual NAB Show State of the Industry address during NAB Show Express, taking place May 13-14. The online event features more than 100 live and on-demand sessions, as well as an exclusive Solutions Marketplace, available at nabshowexpress.com.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Six Members of the House of Representatives and two Senators 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 211 cosponsors in the House and 27 in the Senate.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the introduction of the Local News and Emergency Information Act, bipartisan House legislation from House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Ranking Member Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) that would expand eligibility for U.S. Small Business Administration loan access to struggling local newspapers and radio and television stations, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to passage by the House of Representatives of the HEROES Act, which includes provisions to expand eligibility for U.S. Small Business Administration loan access to struggling local newspapers and radio and television stations, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Broadcasters today announced new public service announcements are available for local radio and TV stations focused on a message of hope and encouragement for Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PSAs direct people to WeAreBroadcasters.com/Hope, which provides mental health resources and tips for practicing wellness.

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that Dennis Wharton, executive vice president of Communications, is retiring effective July 1. Wharton, a 24-year veteran of NAB and the longest-serving spokesman in the organization’s history, will continue to serve as a senior adviser to NAB, according to President and CEO Gordon Smith.

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