WASHINGTON, DC — The National Association of Broadcasters has placed a ‘Call to Action’ on the front page of the NAB Web site, asking both member and non-member stations to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission regarding its localism proceeding.
The FCC recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on several proposals that would dictate how broadcasters serve their local communities, placing additional regulatory burdens on local radio and television stations.
“Now is the time for every broadcaster in America to make sure the FCC understand s the extraordinary lengths that stations go to serve our communities,” said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. “From emergency weather warnings to AMBER Alerts, broadcasters are a lifeline to communities in need. Local stations are also cherished partners with countless charities, raising tens of millions of dollars through on-air fundraising. Broadcasters need to educate the Commission on our efforts, and to make certain that public policymakers get a complete picture of our unparalleled commitment to localism and public service.”