Final Preparations Made For NAB State Leadership Conference


Tuesday, Feb. 27, will see a flood of broadcast media professionals in the Nation’s Capital.

Some 600 local radio and TV broadcasters will gather in Washington, D.C. to discuss legislative and regulatory issues important to their business at the NAB’s annual State Leadership Conference.

Priorities at this event include “a successful broadcast spectrum incentive auction repack, a modernization of media ownership regulations. and preventing devastating new ‘performance fees’ on hometown radio stations,” an NAB representative notes.

Much of the day’s events are closed to the press. However, news media will be present for two events.

At 9:45 am, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) will be delivering an address. At 11:45am, Rep. Gene Green (D-Tex.) will be presented with the NAB Broadcast Champion Award. 

Then, at 1pm, House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) will speak for 15 minutes.

Open to attendees only is a session with NAB President/CEO and former Oregon Senator Gordon Smith and two panelists: CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and Karen Tumulty, a columnist with The Washington Post.