Home Login RADIO ONLINE RSS Facebook
Advertisement

Broadcasters Caucus Chairs Urging Support for Broadcasters


U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress

Congressional Broadcasters Caucus co-chairs Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-02) have sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership urging that a portion of the funding provided within the upcoming coronavirus relief package be dedicated to support local broadcasters who have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic.

"The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted every American, but for those whose job it is to keep us informed -- like our local radio and TV stations - this outbreak has been exceptionally difficult," said Emmer. "They have been tasked with getting us up to date information during a time of high stress where the information they share could literally save lives."

Emmer concluded, "However, these outlets rely on advertising revenue to survive -- a revenue source that has become less available due to the hardships businesses nationwide have experienced. The local radio and TV stations that give us the stories we need to know deserve our support and I am urging my colleagues show them that they are essential by ensuring they have what they need to weather this storm."

"During this pandemic, local television and radio stations have proved an invaluable resource in the dissemination of lifesaving information for households across the nation," said Boyle. "Broadcasting outlets continue to play a crucial role in helping people navigate this unprecedented crisis. This bill would provide temporary essential relief to many local broadcast operations that will allow them to continue serving the public good as we emerge from this pandemic."

"During these unprecedented times, broadcasters have been hit hard by an unparalleled blow to the advertising revenue that funds local journalism and emergency news coverage," commented, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. "Ensuring that small broadcasters, including those that may be owned by station groups, have access to the Paycheck Protection Program will help them continue to serve their communities and provide lifeline information. NAB and America's local radio and TV stations thank Reps. Emmer and Boyle for fighting to help broadcasters remain on the air and free to their local audiences."

Advertisement

Latest Radio Stories

Townsquare/Albany Ups Matty Jeff to Director of Content
Matty Jeff
Matty Jeff
Townsquare Media's heritage WGNA-FM (Country 107.7) Brand Manager Matty Jeff is elevated to the role of Director of Content for the company's cluster in Albany, NY. He had served as WGNA Brand Manager since November, 2015 and replaces Steve Richards More

Brian Davis Returns to Cumulus/Appleton as OM/PD
Brian Davis
Brian Davis
Brian Davis will return to Cumulus Media as Operations Manager for its cluster in Appleton-Oshkosh, WI and Program Director of Country WPKR-FM, effective Monday, August 17. Davis is currently Brand Manager of Townsquare Media's KXGE (Classic Rock) More

FOX Sports Radio Launches Basketball Bracket Challenge
FOX Sports Radio has announced the launch of a Basketball Bracket Challenge. With basketball fans deprived of March Madness this year, FSR is aiming to recapture the fun with a bracket challenge focused on the NBA playoffs. The challenge debuts More
Advertisement

Legendary WAKY/Louisville Talent Johnny Randolph Dead at 78
Johnny Randolph
Johnny Randolph
WAKY/Louisville's legendary Johnny Randolph has died at age 78. He passed way on July 22 at his home in Danville, KY, following a short, non-COVID 19 related illness. As Program Director for WAKY-AM (790), Randolf was the station's creative force More

Torrey Snow Takes Afternoons at WBAL/Baltimore
Torrey Snow
Torrey Snow
WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 has announced the latest addition to its weekday lineup - Torrey Snow will now host weekday afternoons (2 - 6pm). Snow is already familiar to listeners through his appearances on WBAL as a fill-in host and on weekends. More

WQAM (560 The Joe)/Miami Unviels New Programming Lineup
WQAM-AM
WQAM-AM
Entercom has announced an updated weekday programming lineup for WQAM-AM (560 The Joe)/Miami, effective August 17. The new weekday lineup includes "The Joe Rose Rose with Zach Krantz" (6am-10am), "The Dan Le Betard Show with Stugotz" (10am-12pm), More

Return to Menu

Advertisement

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Radio news and headlines delivered right to your e-mail box -- and it's free.

Advertisement

Advertisement