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NAB Launches ''Don't Tax That Dial'' Competition


NAB has launched a new competition encouraging radio stations to produce and air their own 30-second radio spot opposing the Performance Right Act that aims to levy royalties on local radio airplay. The competition, dubbed "Don't Tax That Dial," calls on the creative skills and promotional power of radio in an effort to thwart the RIAA lobbying campaign.

The winning entry will be awarded $2,500 and be recognized at The 2009 NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia. Additionally, airfare, hotel accommodations and complimentary NAB Radio Show registration for two will be provided to the winning entry. Entries, open to over-the-air U.S. broadcast radio stations, must be submitted to NAB no later than July 31.

Stations must fill out a Political Agreement Form and place it in the political portion of their public file for a period of two years. Complete competition rules, guidelines and supporting material can be found on NAB's grassroots advocacy web site, www.NoPerformanceTax.org.

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