One of the most influential members of Congress when it comes to broadcast legislation is House Telecommunications Subcommittee Chair Greg Walden (R-OR). As a former small market radio group owner, he is particularly well qualified for this post. He will be addressing those assembled at the NAB Show in April.
The NAB Show runs from 4/6-11. Walden will be appearing at a session on 4/8/13.
In addition to his subcommittee responsibilities, Walden has earned the respect of his colleagues in the House, as evidenced by his election to the critical National Republican Congressional Committee post, where he has a strong voice in the allocation of NRCC campaign funding for incumbents and challengers facing tough elections in battleground areas.
“NAB Show is a great opportunity to hear directly from government officials, regulators and policymakers, and to get up to speed on important public policy issues facing the industry today,” said Dennis Wharton, NAB executive vice president of Communications. “You cannot underestimate the implications of legislative and regulatory initiatives in Washington.”
A number of regulatory sessions will be offered at the Show, including:
* Is ’13’ A Broadcaster’s Lucky Number? The Government’s Perspective, Monday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. This panel will feature John Branscome, Senate Commerce Committee Communications Counsel, and Neil Fried, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chief Counsel, among others.
* Incentive Auctions of TV Spectrum – How and When They Will Impact Your Business, Monday, April 8, 2:30 p.m.
* AM Band Revitalization Featuring FCC Commissioner Ajit V. Pai, Monday, April 8, 3:00 p.m.
* The Radio Regulatory Revue, Tuesday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.
* Straight Talk from the Top – America’s Communication Regulators, Tuesday, April 9, 2:30 p.m.
* Q&A with the Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Wednesday, April 10, 9:00 a.m.
* EAS, Superstorm Sandy, and Accessible Emergency Warnings – A Discussion of Broadcasters’ Role as “First Informers,” Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 a.m.
* Keep Calm & Carry On: Viewability, Retransmission Consent & Other Signal Carriage Issues, Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 a.m.