NAB News Release: Members of Congress Recognize Broadcasters’ Critical Role as First Informers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordon Smith issued the following statement after nine Members of Congress went to the House floor yesterday to deliver statements recognizing the value of free over-the-air broadcasting in providing early warnings and disaster relief to American communities affected by severe weather and other emergency situations.

“Broadcasters are a trusted resource for millions of Americans who rely upon local radio and television stations for accurate information during times of emergency,” said Smith. “With the start of hurricane season upon us, we thank these Members of Congress for recognizing the critical role that stations play in keeping citizens safe and informed. Indeed, no technology can replicate broadcasting’s reliability in reaching mass audiences and providing a lifeline support in emergency and disaster situations.”

via NAB News Release: Members of Congress Recognize Broadcasters’ Critical Role as First Informers.

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