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Incoming Senator Throws Gauntlet Down to BigTech

Even as technology interests in Washington prepare for next Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, they are likely taking note of another powerful voice they will need to contend with in the months and years ahead.


Broadcasting, Texting on Dockets Next Week

Officials in Washington, D.C., will be examining a number of items of interest to broadcasters and ministries next week.


Russian Interference Stirs Debate at FCC

In what could be a preview of a testy monthly open meeting at the FCC next week, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel took aim at FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over issues with the...


NRB Mourns Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Leaders and member organizations of National Religious Broadcasters were among the countless voices that hailed President George H. W. Bush for his service to the country and for the example he set.


Don't Miss Early Bird Rates for Proclaim 19; Register by December 31 to Save Up to $200!

The early bird special rates for Proclaim 19, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Anaheim, California, expire at the end of this month — at midnight ET on December 31, to be exact.


Powerful ‘Anchorage Earthquake’ in Alaska Takes KVNT Off the Air

NRB member station KVNT 1020 AM in Anchorage, Alaska, was taken off the air after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of the city on the morning of November 30.


In Memoriam: Christian Radio Leader Lee Geysbeek

Lee Allen Geysbeek went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 1, after suffering a heart attack. He was 63.


Member Spotlight: Widow Connection, Inc. /Miriam Neff, Founder and President

Upon becoming the widow of Robert Neff, vice president of Moody Broadcasting, I saw and experienced the unique needs and losses of widows.


Google Chief to Face House Committee

Earlier this autumn, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called for Google to come before Congress amid concerns of bias and censorship...


Congress Approves Bill to Aid Victims of Genocide

After many months of deliberations between the House of Representatives and the Senate, Congress this week put its final stamp of approval on legislation intended to aid victims of genocide in the Middle East.



NRB Press Releases

NRB Gives Thanks for Pastor Brunson's Freedom

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of NRB, rejoiced at news that American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been released by Turkey.


NRB President: 'Statesmanship Must Prevail' by Confirming Kavanaugh

As the U.S. Senate proceeds this week to a vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, issued the following statement


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Honored with NRB's 2018 Faith & Freedom Award

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) presented its 2018 Faith & Freedom Award to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, September 25.


Johnson Gives Social Media Platforms Ultimatum to Fix Censorship of Christian, Conservative Viewpoints

The president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) told a gathering of innovators in technology and policy that social media companies need to fix the problem of censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints before the end of this year, or there will be calls for Congress to have a hearing to examine Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.


NRB to Big Tech: ‘It’s Go-Time for Free Speech’

Following a congressional hearing yesterday at which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was grilled on concerns of censorship and bias, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), is calling for immediate action – ideally by the tech companies themselves – to address the problem of online censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints.


NRB Calls Dorsey Hearing on Censorship ‘Seminal Moment’ for Big Tech

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s scheduled appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee tomorrow could be a “seminal moment” to address the problem of online censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints, says Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters.


NRB Thanks Pompeo for Religious Freedom Leadership

In a letter today to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Religious Broadcasters commended the “powerful message” the Trump administration is making by holding a historic Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom this week in Washington, D.C., pledging: “You will not be alone in this great cause.”


NRB 'Enthusiastically' Endorses Trump Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

The following statement was issued tonight by Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, in support of President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court


NRB Calls for ‘Constitution-Honoring’ Supreme Court Nominee to Fill Kennedy’s Seat

In response to the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, released the following statement:


NRB Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling Against ‘Insidious’ Abortion Speech Mandate

National Religious Broadcasters today praised the Supreme Court’s ruling in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, a case in which pro-life pregnancy care centers challenged a California law requiring them to promote abortion.



FCC Starts Warning Stations of Noncompliance with Online Public Inspection File Rules

This morning, the FCC has started to email out notices to numerous radio stations throughout the country, notifying them...

Veteran Broadcast Leader Wayne Pederson Joins FEBC in New Ambassador Role

Well-known for his years of broadcasting leadership, including time as president of fellow Christian broadcast ministry Reach Beyond...

Facebook censors image of Santa kneeling before baby Jesus, calls it ‘violent content’

The image in question — of the Savior of the World as an infant and a popularized version of a saint...

'In God We Trust' Returning to Public Schools, Buildings in More States

Florida is one of a handful of states that passed laws in 2018 requiring or permitting schools and other public buildings...

Free Marketers Want to Free TV White Spaces for Broadband

Conservatives, fiscal and otherwise, want the FCC to be liberal with the so-called TV white spaces (TVWS).

Lee Geysbeek Has Passed

Last night, we lost one of our own. Compassion International’s Lee Geysbeek passed away at his home in Grand Rapids.

Mark Ramsey Opens Christian Radio Research Division

No stranger to faith-based radio, Ramsey’s San Diego-based firm counts Christian radio strongholds, including...

NTIA Sets Course for Trump-Mandated Agency Spectrum Audit

NTIA said it would separately provide guidance on assessing agencies' current spectrum use and will establish...

Faculty and Staff at Universities Fired for Religious Belief

The Chinese Communist Party’s control over intellectuals has again become a hot topic since the government launched its campaign to “enhance patriotism” in the summer.

Nexstar, owner of WFXR, to buy Tribune Media for $4.1 billion in TV megadeal

Nexstar is acquiring Tribune with an all-cash offer that values the Chicago-based company at $46.50 a share...

Senators Press FCC for Action on White Spaces

A pair of Republican senators have asked the FCC to resolve interference issues with TV white spaces (TVWS) use by unlicensed devices...


Christian Leaders Meet with Saudi Crown Prince in Historic Step

Now might not be the best time to visit Saudi Arabia, but a delegation of US evangelical leaders felt it was a risk worth taking.

American Evangelicals Find UAE 'Treasure of Moderation'

Another historic event took place when a delegation of American evangelical leaders came to Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital.

Jerry A. Johnson: Why You Must Vote

Did you know that in 1839, Marcus “Landslide” Morton was elected governor of Massachusetts by a margin of one vote?

Amazing Grace at President’s Residence

Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters (of America), whose membership comprises Christian media leaders...

National Religious Broadcasters CEO Calls on Tech Companies to Address Online Censorship

After Wednesday’s hearing featuring the top executives of Facebook and Twitter on Capitol Hill, National Religious Broadcasters president and CEO Jerry A. Johnson...

NRB Lobbying Helps Put Congress’ Focus On Internet Freedom

With the Fairness Doctrine now solidly part of the past, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has been focusing its free speech efforts on the internet.

NRB Calls for Internet Censorship Hearings

The National Religious Broadcasters had big issues with Facebook before CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s mea culpa tour of the House and Senate this week, and it still has them, in spades.

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