|For Immediate Release
October 26, 2015
Manassas, VA – NRB today commended the Federal Communications Commission for its recent release of an AM Radio Revitalization order.
"I congratulate FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and all at the Commission who made the release of this order a priority," said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “I particularly thank Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mignon Clyburn for working so diligently over the years on behalf of AM radio's revitalization. This order takes important steps to improve this long relied upon and relevant radio band serving local communities."
As NRB's membership comprises numerous AM radio stations, this effort is of great significance. NRB previously filed comments in this proceeding that, among other recommendations, urged an AM filing window for FM translators and the elimination of the "ratchet rule."
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
Proclaim, the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention, is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor will be a 20,000-square-foot museum presented by Museum of the Bible. Proclaim 16 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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