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NAB Applauds Bipartisan Hearing on AM Radio

In response to the announcement that House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (NJ) will hold a legislative hearing April 30 titled “Draft Legislation to Preserve Americans’ Access to AM Radio,” the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:


“NAB is deeply grateful to Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Ranking Member Frank Pallone for their continued leadership in safeguarding continued access to AM radio in new cars.

With 82 million monthly listeners, AM radio is the backbone of the Emergency Alert System and serves as a trusted source of factual news and diverse programming in communities across the country.

Local broadcasters look forward to continue working with Chairwoman McMorris Rodgers, Ranking Member Pallone and all committee members to ensure this critical communications medium remains accessible to listeners across the country.”

On background: Chairwoman McMorris Rodgers and Ranking Member Pallone have released draft legislation that mirrors the legislative language that was passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee last year.

The AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act (S.1669/H.R. 3413) currently has 48 cosponsors in the Senate and 245 cosponsors in the House of Representatives.


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