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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Communications Commission should hold its review of the proposed merger between Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in abeyance until it completes the long-delayed 2010 and 2014 quadrennial reviews of broadcast ownership rules, NAB said in a petition filed with the Commission today. If the Commission fails to reform broadcast ownership rules, some of which are over 70 years old, to better reflect current competitive realities, then the FCC should deny the proposed merger, said the petition.

WASHINGTON, DC -- A majority of the House of Representatives now supports the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The resolution, which was introduced in Congress less than eight months ago, has 218 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 23 in the Senate.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to today's approval by the Federal Communications Commission of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would streamline the foreign ownership review process for broadcast licensees and applicants, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Federal Communications Commission's approval of an order revitalizing the AM radio band, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

The creator and executive producer of the Starz original series “Power,” Courtney Kemp Agboh, and the network’s senior vice president of production, Melissa Harper, will appear in conversation at NAB’s Content and Communications World (CCW) on November 11th. CCW, featuring SATCON, will be held November 11-12 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) is accepting applications for the 2016 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP) until Friday, January 8. TAP exposes 10 recent technology-focused graduates and young professionals to the broadcast industry through a six-month, hands-on training program that includes a two-month internship.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In accordance with NAB by-laws, Univision Communications Inc.’s (UCI) Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Jessica R. Herrera-Flanigan has been appointed to the NAB TV Board of Directors, effective immediately. Herrera-Flanigan assumes the network board seat previously occupied by Kevin Cuddihy, who recently announced his departure from UCI.

About WVBA

The West Virginia Broadcasters Association has been representing and serving West Virginia commercial radio and television stations since 1946. We are a member-driven trade association that provides unequaled service and value to stations throughout the state. 

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Date 11.05.2024