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Storms Call Attention to FM Chips

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn this week visited areas of Florida that suffered under Hurricane Irma.


Legislation Targeting Online Human Trafficking Stirs Debate

This week the Senate Commerce Committee explored legislation that would open up a safe harbor statute long guarded by internet companies.


Senators Move to Ensure Churches Can Receive Disaster Aid

Churches and other houses of worship have been a lifeline for many in communities affected by recent disasters, particularly the wave of hurricanes this month.


NRB Hosts 2017 Capitol Hill Media Summit for President’s Council

Members of the NRB President’s Council gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for the 2017 Capitol Hill Media Summit, and were presented with an insider’s perspective of the nation’s capital.


Acclaimed Artist Fernando Ortega to Perform at Proclaim 18 Closing Gala

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Fernando Ortega is scheduled to perform on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Closing Gala & Awards Dinner of Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.


NRB Releasing 'Solas' Videos from Proclaim 17 as Reformation Anniversary Nears

As the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses approaches, NRB will be releasing and highlighting each week one of the five “solas” of the Protestant Reformation, as presented during Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention held earlier this year in Orlando, Florida.


In Memoriam: Nabeel Qureshi, Apologist, Author, Convert to Christianity from Islam

Best-selling author and Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi went to be with the Lord on September 16 following a year-long battle with cancer. He was 34.


'Mully' Movie Hits Theaters October 3-5

Mully, a film based on the true story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur who radically changes his value set to help Kenya's orphaned children, will be in theaters nationwide October 3-5 at 7 p.m. each night local time.


Museum of the Bible Seeks Volunteers as Opening Day Draws Near

Museum of the Bible is accepting applications from all those in the greater Washington, D.C.-area ages 18 and up who are aligned with its mission to “invite all people to engage with the Bible.”


Member Voices: Dr. Ted Baehr, The Christian Film & Television Commission™, MOVIEGUIDE®

Are you looking for connections that can help fulfill your mission? Do you want to find a community of fellow Christian media professionals who can help you increase the success of your outreach?



NRB Press Releases

Senator James Lankford Honored with NRB's 2017 Faith & Freedom Award

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) presented its 2017 Faith & Freedom Award to U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Wednesday, September 13.


NRB Urges Respect for Christian TV in Spectrum Repack

In advance of a hearing entitled “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges” in the House Energy & Commerce Committee on Thursday, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) highlighted the value of Christian television programming for local communities.


NRB President, Members Sign Historic ‘Nashville Statement’ on Sexuality

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, joined more than 100 evangelical leaders – including at least 15 NRB members – as original signatories to The Nashville Statement expressing evangelical convictions about human sexuality released today.


NRB Files ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’ Proceeding Comments

National Religious Broadcasters today filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s proceeding on “Restoring Internet Freedom” and applauded the agency for working to roll back the assumption of “heavy-handed” new powers over the internet in 2015.


NRB Reiterates Support for Internet Freedom

NRB today reiterated its support for internet freedom and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to return to a “light-touch” regulatory environment that honors free speech and free enterprise online.


NRB Praises Supreme Court Ruling Honoring Equality of Religious Citizens

National Religious Broadcasters welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today honoring religious liberty and the equality of religious citizens in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer.


NRB President Says Jerusalem 'Should Not Be A Bargaining Chip'

In response to President Trump’s decision to delay relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, issued the following statement today:


‘It Is Time to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem,’ Says NRB President

NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson joined Jewish and Christian leaders from across the country, along with co-chairs and members of the bipartisan Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, for a Jerusalem Day event on Capitol Hill Tuesday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and establishing Israeli control over the Old City after the 1967 Six-Day War.


NRB President Dr. Jerry A. Johnson Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty​

National Religious Broadcasters thanked President Donald Trump for prioritizing First Amendment freedoms and taking first steps to change our nation’s trajectory through executive action at the White House today. He also commented on a meeting with senior White House staff regarding persecution.


NRB Praises FCC Action to Aid Charitable Giving

National Religious Broadcasters today praised the Federal Communications Commission for unanimously adopting an order offered by Chairman Ajit Pai that will enhance charitable giving opportunities for community needs, a long-term policy position supported by NRB.



FCC Opens Second Post-Auction TV Filing Window

TV stations that want to file for alternate channels or expanded facilities in the post broadcast incentive auction repack can do so beginning Oct. 3

Conservatives, liberals unite against Silicon Valley

The days of unqualified praise from Washington are over for the country’s biggest tech companies..

Repacking Transition Progress Report Must Be Filed by Repacked TV Stations by October 10

The FCC yesterday issued a Public Notice (available here) reminding all TV stations (including Class A TV stations)...

Movement To Push Russia’s State-Sponsored Station Off DC Air.

Several members of Congress are asking the Federal Communications Commission to take a closer look at the operations of...

FCC’s Pai Claims JSA Rules Will Stay As They Are.

The Federal Communications Commission has “no plans” to start a proceeding to alter the current rules governing radio joint sales agreements.

The Hate Machine: How the Southern Poverty Law Center Is Cashing in by Bashing Christians

Once upon a time, the Southern Poverty Law Center served as a champion in the civil rights struggle.

19 percent of college students think it's OK to use violence against a controversial speaker

The survey from John Villasenor, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution...

Twitter rival may lose its web domain

The social media service Gab, which bills itself as Twitter for the alt-right, is on the verge of being booted from the internet.

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys Crisis-trained Chaplains in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

Prior to the impact of Hurricane Irma in Florida and the southeastern United States, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team began...

AFR listeners helped Eight Days of Hope in TX

American Family Radio listeners have given tens of thousands of dollars to a Mississippi-based ministry that is hard at work in hurricane-ravaged Texas.

FCC About to Take More AM Steps

When the FCC meets next week it plans to vote on an order that would relax certain technical rules for AM stations in the United States.


Johnson Amendment: Confusion and fightin’ words

There was nothing new about the Rev. Jerry Johnson talking about abortion, gay rights and other hot-button moral issues...

Charles Stanley to Be Keynote Speaker at NRB's 'First Amendment Lunch'

NRB announced Thursday that the founder and head of In Touch Ministries was going to be the keynote speaker for next week's event.

FCC To Tackle Two Noncom Priorities in April

The move was applauded by the National Religious Broadcasters organization.

Proclaim 17 Heads for Warmer Weather in Orlando

Proclaim 17, the National Religious Broadcasters’ annual convention and exhibition, will be held Feb. 27–March 2 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

Wildmon and Criswell Selected for NRB Hall of Fame

The award, which the NRB describes as its most prestigious, recognizes an individual’s “for invaluable contribution...

NRB "Commends Voters" and Christian Turnout

Donald Trump called for healing in his first comments after claiming presidential victory.

Terror attack in Nice spawns prayer, questions

Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, tweeted a call to screen "potential immigrants [to the U.S.] for a...

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