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NAB CALLS ON STATIONS TO FILE COMMENTS REGARDING LOCALISM

WASHINGTON, — The National Association of Broadcasters has placed a ‘Call to Action’ on the front page of the Web site, asking both member and non-member stations to 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 and television stations.

“Now is the for every broadcaster in America to the FCC understand s the extraordinary lengths that stations go to serve our communities,” said NAB President and David K. Rehr. “From emergency weather warnings to AMBER Alerts, broadcasters a lifeline to communities in need. Local stations also cherished partners with countless charities, raising tens of millions of dollars through on- 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.”