HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > NRB Chairman Bill Blount Meets, Greets NAB Leaders

NRB Chairman Bill Blount Meets, Greets NAB Leaders

Bill Blount and Charles WarfieldNewly-elected NRB Chairman of the Board Bill Blount had the opportunity this week to meet and speak with the top leaders of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

“They were brief meetings but important to re-establish our mutual interests that both organizations could work on together,” shared Chairman Blount after former NRB Chairman Rich Bott introduced him to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith and NAB Board Chairman Charles Warfield, Jr.

NRB and NAB have worked together in the past on issues affecting both associations. For example, NRB and NAB jointly commissioned and released earlier this year a technical study indicating that claims that pay-TV providers have a capacity problem with carrying Christian TV stations “lack credibility.” Chairman Blount expressed interest in doing more in the coming days as there are a number of areas where cooperation would be beneficial.

During his time at the 2014 NAB Show, Chairman Blount also provided a briefing to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who spoke to the NRB Board last fall.

“I thanked him for his tremendous work on AM revitalization, and highlighted some areas for AM stations that could be implemented immediately to help the AM band,” reported Chairman Blount, who is President of Blount Communications Group, a Christian radio network of seven stations located throughout New England.

“I also thanked him for participating in our Washington meeting last fall,” he added.

The 2014 NAB Show, which kicked off April 5, concludes Thursday. The NAB Show is produced annually by the NAB.

PHOTO ABOVE: NRB Chairman Bill Blount (left) and NAB Board Chairman Charles Warfield, Jr., (right) pose for a photo during the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV. Photograph courtesy of Rich Bott.

Published: April 10, 2014

Latest News

InterVarsity President Alec Hill to Step Down Following Cancer Diagnosis

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship President Alec Hill has been diagnosed with myelodysplasia, a cancer of the bone marrow, and will start treatment on June 10, according to an announcement last Friday.

NRB Milestone Award Honors 50+ Years of Christian Broadcasting: Is Your Organization Eligible?

NRB members who have achieved 50 years or more of continuous broadcast ministry are eligible to be considered for the NRB Milestone Award.

NRB Members: Do You Want to Be Highlighted in NRB Today?

Luis Palau Presents Good News Message to 30+ UN Ambassadors at United Nations HQ

International evangelist Luis Palau recently presented the “good news in the city” message to more than 30 ambassadors at the United Nations during the Ambassadors’ Spring Luncheon Forum. The gathering also included several members from the UN Security Council.

Hearings Highlight Internet Governance Concerns

This week two hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives focused on the future operation and governance of the Internet.

Senate Calls for Release of American Citizens in Iran

This week the U.S. Senate approved a resolution calling for the release of several Americans being held in Iran, among them Pastor Saeed Abedini, a resident of Idaho.

Broadband Providers State FCC Could Become ‘Department of the Internet’

After being rebuffed last week by the FCC, a number of broadband providers and their trade groups this week appealed to the Judicial Branch for a stay on the latest net neutrality rules coming into effect.

House Panel Highlights Persecution of Christians by ISIS

The House Foreign Affairs Committee this week held a hearing titled “Ancient Communities Under Attack: ISIS’s War on Religious Minorities.”

Want to Participate in the Planning for NRB16? Join Us June 11-12, 2015!

Would you like to help shape NRB and the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention while interacting with like-minded professionals in your industry?

Rick Warren's 'The Daniel Plan' Named Christian Book of the Year

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced last week the winners of the 2015 Christian Book Awards® and the 2015 Christian Book of the Year™ – representing the best Christian book and Bible releases of the year in Non-Fiction, Fiction, Inspiration, Children’s, Bible Reference, Bibles, and New Author.

More News