|For Immediate Release
July 24, 2014
Manassas, VA – NRB is grateful for attention this week in the House Energy & Commerce Committee to the situation of low-power television (LPTV) in light of the upcoming television broadcast spectrum auction.
“A number of LPTV stations that provide important religious and family programming free of charge to local communities may potentially be at risk in the upcoming spectrum auction,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “I urge Congress to ascertain what steps the FCC will be taking to keep low-power stations from simply being forced off the air.”
NRB continues to urge a process that fairly honors the services and investments of Christian television broadcasters in their local communities. Available online are NRB’s formal comment on the spectrum auction and an additional letter filed earlier this year with the FCC specifically on LPTV.
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.
About the NRB Convention
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. NRB 2015 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2015. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
National Religious Broadcasters
9510 Technology Drive
Manassas, VA 20110