NAB Enters ‘Fair’ Fight With Hill Ad


WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s a battle brewing on Capitol Hill, and the NAB is doing its part to get more support of the “Local Radio Freedom Act” by putting its message directly in the hands of Legislative Aides and Legislative Correspondent — and, quite possibly, a member of Congress that hasn’t yet considered this legislation or two competing bills that would introduce new royalty fees for AM and FM radio stations that play music.

The ad appears in the April 6 edition of The Hill, a newspaper focused on Federal government news and U.S. politics widely read across Political D.C.

Front and center in the ad is a quote from Grammy-award winning country music star Keith Urban, which reads, “A huge amount of my audience still listens to radio. That’s where they get a lot of my music.”

There’s also a pitch for, pulling no punches in its quest to quash both the “Fair Play Fair Pay Act” and the just-introduced “PROMOTE Act.” Both pieces of legislation are co-sponsored by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.).

As of April 6, more than 180 bipartisan members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of the NAB-supported Local Radio Freedom Act.