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Constitutionality of Internet Authority Transfer Questioned

Four key Members of Congress are asking questions about the constitutionality of the Obama Administration’s plan to transition Internet oversight authority to a private stakeholder group.


Librarian of Congress Exits

Late last week, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington made a surprise announcement that he intended to resign his post effective September 30 rather than at the end of the year, as he had declared in June.


Commissioners Push for AM Radio

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai (R) this week announced that he is continuing the push for a new FM translator application window solely for AM broadcasters.


New House Leadership Elections Coming Next Week

After his surprise announcement to resign from Congress at the end of October, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) notified House Republicans this week that new leadership elections will take place next Thursday.


Save Up to $200; Register for Proclaim 16 by the End of the Month

Registration is open for Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, which will be held February 23-26, 2016, in Nashville, TN. But to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration discounts, you’ll need to register by November 1, 2015.


Louisiana College Inaugurates Dr. Rick Brewer as 9th President

Dr. Rick Brewer was inaugurated as Louisiana College's ninth president last month – six months after Louisiana College trustees unanimously elected him to the position, and five months after he officially took office.


Christian Media Students: Win an iNRB Award!

Did you know that Christian students with an interest or major in broadcasting, journalism, or media communications are not only eligible to join iNRB, but are also able to participate in the annual iNRB contests and competitions for awards, prizes, and scholarships?


In Case You Missed It: Fox News Special on Planned Parenthood’s ‘Hidden Harvest’ Now Online

Fox News has made available online a special report that it aired early last month highlighting the undercover video expose on Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue business.


John MacArthur Details Mysteries of God’s Kingdom in New Book: Parables

This month, Nelson Books will release the latest book by Pastor John MacArthur, Parables, which attempts to help Christians understand the essential lessons contained in the most famous and influential short stories the world has ever known.


Battle to Respect the Sanctity of Human Life Remains at Center Stage

Most Senate Democrats and two Senate Republicans voted to block legislation that would largely outlaw abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, an age at which science is clear that a prenatal child can feel pain.



NRB Press Releases

Naghmeh Abedini to Speak at Proclaim 16 Closing Gala

Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, is scheduled to speak at the Closing Gala Dinner on February 26, 2016, at Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville, TN.


YouVersion Director Brian Russell to Speak at NRB Digital Media Summit

Brian Russell, the Director of YouVersion, is scheduled to speak at the NRB Digital Media Summit that will take place in Nashville, TN, on Monday, February 22, 2016 – one day before Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention.


NRB Welcomes Museum of the Bible as Platinum Sponsor for Proclaim 16

Museum of the Bible is a Platinum Sponsor for Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, which will take place February 23-26, 2016, in Nashville, TN.


NRB Stands with Abedini and Israel, Opposes Iran Nuclear Proposal

National Religious Broadcasters, which represents outlets reaching 60 million viewers and listeners, today urged the United States Congress to uphold America’s long solidarity with Israel as well as its commitment to the just treatment of its own citizens abroad, by rejecting the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.


Proclaim 16 Worship Service to Feature Rick Warren, Michael W. Smith, and Museum of the Bible Founder Steve Green

Pastor Rick Warren is scheduled to preach at the open-to-the-public Worship Service that will take place Wednesday, February 24, 2016, during Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville, TN.


NRB Calls for Defunding Planned Parenthood

As undercover videos have revealed key Planned Parenthood officials describing and negotiating the sale of aborted babies’ body parts, anger and scrutiny is increasing against the nation’s largest abortion organization. NRB has raised its voice for legislation


NRB Opposes New Attack on the Freedom to Believe and RFRA

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) opposes new legislation that would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a way that undermines the broad and balanced Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was signed into law in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.


Iran Deal Leaves Americans Behind

NRB is dismayed that the Obama Administration would strike a nuclear deal with Iran without first securing the release and safe return of Americans, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, who are unjustly incarcerated in Iran.


NRB Urges Congress to Defend Freedom to Believe in Marriage

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, sent a letter today to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) calling on Congress to approve the First Amendment Defense Act, a bill sponsored by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) to protect and safeguard religious freedom in light of the Supreme Court ruling on marriage.


Supreme Sham

Thinking about the recent Supreme Court ruling that forced “gay marriage” on all 50 states produces several reactions. As noted earlier, biblically and morally, it’s a shame. But legally and politically, it’s also a sham. Here’s why.



Wheeler Proposing Streamlined Broadcast Foreign Ownership Review

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to simplify the process for exceeding the FCC's 25%...

Oklahoma panel orders removal of Ten Commandments monument

A state panel charged with overseeing artwork at the state Capitol has ordered the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the statehouse grounds after...

NAB: FCC Second Channel Proposal is Illegal

The National Association of Broadcasters has told the FCC that setting aside the last available vacant channel in a market for unlicensed use...

Pastor Saeed Won’t be Freed until U.S. Releases 19 Iranian Criminals, Says Iranian President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stated that imprisoned American-Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini will not be released...

Court bucks status quo by ruling against HHS mandate

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court's decision to halt enforcement of the Obama administration's HHS mandate...

KPRI San Diego Sold To EMF

Compass Radio of San Diego has owned San Diego rock station KPRI for 20 years.

O'Rielly: FCC Can Improve Broadcasters Safety

Republican FCC commissioner Michael O'Rielly says that the FCC should "clarify" that now that TV stations are required to put their...

Poll: Growing concern for religious freedom in America

A recent Barna Group poll shows interesting results on the subject of persecution and discrimination against Christians and religious freedom in general.

October Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters

October is one of those months where the regulatory stars align, when not only do broadcasters in many states...

Phil Cooke: Hollywood is a mission field

Phil Cooke has worked for some of the biggest TV preachers in the industry, including Billy Graham and Oral Roberts.

GOP Memo Cites FCC Ownership Review Rife With Missteps

The House Communications subcommittee has teed up a bunch of broadcast media ownership issues for potential discussion at its Sept. 25 hearing.


1 month later: Evangelicals continue marriage advocacy

A month after the Supreme Court's nationwide legalization of gay marriage, evangelicals continued raising objections to the ruling.

5-4 marriage decision: Christians 'will stand fast'

From other evangelicals are statements by Jerry A. Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters; Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary; Jim Campbell, Alliance Defending Freedom senior legal counsel..

NRB Announces Proclaim 16

The National Religious Broadcasters says its 2016 annual event, “Proclaim 16.” The 2016 convention will be held Feb. 23–26 in Nashville, Tenn.

Christian Leaders Respond to 'Literally Satanic' Shooting at Charleston Church; 4,000 Residents Gather for Vigil

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, said he was shocked by the "senseless, despicable, and evil attack."

Over 70 Christian Education Leaders Send Letter to Congress Urging Protection From Potential Pro-Gay Supreme Court Ruling

More than 70 leaders in the Christian education field signed letters to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky....

Religious leaders 'Obey God Rather than Men' in Open Letter to U.S. Supreme Court

Setting aside theological differences, 85 Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish leaders joined civic and business leaders in signing an open letter to the U.S. Supreme court pubished...

Pastors Pledge Civil Disobedience If Supreme Court Redefines Marriage

At press time, over 42,000 had signed the "Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage."

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