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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters and America’s Public Television Stations commend the Federal Communications Commission for its adoption of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would modernize the Digital Transmission System (DTS) rules to allow for the enhanced uses that the Next Gen TV Single Frequency Networks (SFN) can provide.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to proposed rules by the FCC to permit unlicensed devices to operate in the 6 GHz band currently used by radio and TV broadcasters for electronic newsgathering, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that local radio and TV stations across America have donated airtime estimated at more than $42 million for a public service announcement (PSA) campaign on COVID-19 since the initiative’s launch on March 12. More than 175,000 PSAs, aimed at helping educate Americans about preventing the spread of the virus, have aired on broadcast TV and radio.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to guidance provide by the FCC's Media Bureau that free ads on broadcast TV stations do not count towards calculation of the lowest unit rate that is charged for political ads, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s passage of House passage of a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package following Senate passage earlier this week, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chris Wood, senior vice president and associate general counsel for Univision Communications, has been appointed to the NAB Television Board of Directors, effective immediately. Wood assumes the network board seat previously occupied by Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, who recently left Univision for a position in the Washington office of Twitter.

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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