Pai To Keynote At Radio Show Luncheon


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has already kicked up quite a bit of dust in the short time since he was handed the job by President Trump. Now Pai is slated to appear at the 2017 Radio Show on Wednesday, September 6, and give a keynote address at the Radio Luncheon.

It’s a time of significant change for the FCC, with commissioners coming and going, and a raft issues currently being looked at. Pai is generally considered a “friend” of radio, one of his hallmarks being his championing of revitalization of the AM band. He has also come down hard on radio pirates and revisited several regulations.

“Throughout his tenure at the FCC, Ajit Pai has recognized time and again the indispensable role that local radio plays in communities across America,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “We look forward to hearing first-hand his plans for strengthening free and local broadcasting.”

Another highlight of the Radio Show, announced Thursday, is the honoring of Entercom President and CEO David Field, who will receive the National Radio Award, also during the Radio Luncheon.

The Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held September 5-8 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.
More information about the 2017 Radio Show is available HERE.