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Actions of the NAB Board of Directors


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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June 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors met for its commonly scheduled June board assembly in Washington, A.A. Below is a abstract of the conferences:

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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June sixteen-17, 2014

CALL &#thirteen;
TO ORDER

NAB Joint Board Chairman Charles M. Warfield Jr., senior advisor of YMF Media LLC, referred to as the assembly to order. After roll name, the minutes and government abstract of the February 2014 Board assembly have been accepted.

ELECTIONS

Charles Warfield nominated Gordon Smith as NAB president and CEO. After the nomination was seconded, it was permitted unanimously by the Board.&#thirteen;

Paul Karpowicz, president of Meredith Corporation – Local Media Group, nominated Chief Financial Officer Joy Whitlow as NAB secretary/treasurer. After the nomination was seconded, it was accredited unanimously by the Board.&#thirteen;

Dan Mason, president and CEO of CBS Radio, nominated Charles Warfield as NAB joint board chairman. After the nomination was seconded, it was permitted unanimously by the Board.

CHAIRMAN’R &#thirteen;
REPORT

Mr. Warfield welcomed new Radio Board members: Steven Cutler, government vice chairman of Business Development and Corporate Strategy at Clear Channel; Gary Exline, common supervisor of Eagle Communications; Kim Guthrie, government vice chairman of Cox Media Group; Ginny Morris, chair of Hubbard Radio; Tony Richards, vice chairman of Federated Media; Tom Walker, president of Mid-West Family Broadcasting; and John Wharff, proprietor of Jawco Inc. &#thirteen;

New Television Board members: Rebecca Hanson, senior vice chairman for Strategy and Policy at Sinclair Broadcast Group; Vincent Sadusky, president and CEO of Lin Media; and Kim Harris, government vice chairman and basic counsel of NBCUniversal.&#thirteen;

Mr. Warfield up to date the Board on NAB advocacy initiatives pertaining to the spectrum incentive public sale, efficiency tax and reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA). &#thirteen;

Mr. Warfield introduced that NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith had agreed to a contract extension that may maintain him within the place till December 31, 2018. He closed by thanking the Board for his or her engagement and management and for his or her work in securing a vibrant future for broadcasters.

EXECUTIVE &#thirteen;
REPORT

Gordon Smith confused that the mutual help of the NAB Radio and TV Boards has been crucial to the affiliation’s success in serving to broadcasters obtain public coverage objectives. Mr. Smith stated that given the difficult setting on the FCC and the flurry of legislative exercise probably impacting broadcasters, “There has by no means been extra incoming hearth, and it is by no means been a extra essential time for unity (in our business).”

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Mr. Smith warned of recreation-altering coverage developments, together with reauthorization of STELA, the Aereo case, potential legislative automobiles for a efficiency tax and spectrum incentive public sale implementation fraught with problem. &#thirteen;

Mr. Smith additionally famous that broadcast’s adversaries are spending tens of millions of dollars in Washington in an effort to wreck the power of native radio and TV stations to serve our tens of millions of listeners and viewers.

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AND REGULATORY UPDATE

NAB Executive Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Affairs Jane Mago briefed the Board on current political file complaints and NAB’s lively position in educating broadcasters and advertisers to make sure compliance with on-line reporting necessities for political promoting.

Ms. Mago up to date the Board on the Copyright Office’s Music Licensing Study, the Dept. of Justice antitrust division assessment of ASCAP and BMI consent decrees, media possession actions taken by the FCC, and the influence of consolidation on the regulatory setting.

NAB Executive Vice President of Government Relations Kelly Cole offered an summary of congressional actions associated to broadcast points, together with bipartisan congressional concern over the FCC’s JSA determination, the standing of pending Reporter Shield laws supported by NAB, and legislative and administrative developments surrounding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs or “drones”) used for newsgathering. &#thirteen;

Ms. Cole mentioned NAB plans to host a briefing for the management of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on broadcast points later this month.

NAB SHOW UPDATE

NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown shared highlights and remaining attendance figures from the 2014 NAB Show, held April H-10 in Las Vegas. Mr. Brown famous the continued progress of SPROCKIT, a program that provides market-prepared startup corporations the chance to current their services or products on to influencers in media and leisure.&#thirteen;

Mr. Brown up to date the Board on the upcoming Radio Show in September and plans for the Content and Communications World (CCW) + Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) occasions lately bought by NAB from JD Events. CCW + SATCON are held yearly in November and are co-situated on the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

REAL ESTATE UPDATE

Michael M. Fiorile, vice chairman and CEO of The Dispatch Broadcast Group, up to date the Board on plans to relocate the NAB headquarters to a location nearer to Capitol Hill.

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EDUCATION FOUNDATION

NABEF President Marcellus Alexander outlined the Foundation’s mission and success and briefed the Board on packages, actions and initiatives of NABEF. Mr. Alexander highlighted the Celebration of Service to America Awards scheduled for Tuesday, June 17 on the National Building Museum.

NABPAC REPORT

NABPAC Director Jennifer Stong up to date the Board on actions and fundraising efforts of NAB’s political motion committee.

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REPORT

NAB Chief Financial Officer Joy Whitlow briefed the Board on price range-associated points.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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June 17, 2014

CALL &#thirteen;
TO ORDER

Television Board Chairman Marci Burdick, senior vice chairman of Broadcasting and Cable, Schurz Communications, Inc., referred to as the Television Board to order. After a name of the roll, minutes of the February, 2014 Board assembly have been accepted.

ELECTIONS

Michael Fiorile, vice chairman and CEO of The Dispatch Group, nominated Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting, as chairman of the NAB Television Board. After the nomination was seconded, it was accepted unanimously by the Television Board.&#thirteen;

Dave Lougee nominated Brian Lawlor, senior vice chairman, Television, The W.W. Scripps Company, as first vice chair of the Television Board. After the nomination was seconded, it was authorised unanimously by the Television Board.&#thirteen;

Dave Lougee nominated Marci Burdick as second vice chair of the Television Board. After the nomination was seconded, it was accredited unanimously by the Television Board.&#thirteen;

Ms. Burdick famous that Kevin Cuddihy, president, Univision Television Group, will assume the designated community seat on the NAB government committee and thanked Brandon Burgess, chairman and CEO of ION Media Networks, for his service on the Board.

TELEVISION MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES

Marcellus Alexander briefed the Board on tv membership standing and ongoing actions and occasions, together with the upcoming Small Market Television Exchange in September, NAB Futures in November and numerous coaching packages.

NIELSEN UPDATE

Kathleen Fox, senior analysis director, WJLA-TV/NewsChannel H, Allbritton Communications and a member of COLTAM, briefed the Television Board on the potential influence of Nielsen’s Local Sample Expansion initiative on native station demographics knowledge.

RETRANSMISSION CONSENT/ STELA REAUTHORIZATION

NAB Executive Vice President of Government Relations Kelly Cole briefed the Board on congressional actions and NAB advocacy efforts associated to STELA reauthorization and retransmission consent. Ms. Cole outlined totally different variations of laws in numerous levels of committee and famous NAB’s help for a “clear” reauthorization as provided within the Senate Judiciary Committee. &#thirteen;

Jane Mago up to date the Board on regulatory points surrounding retransmission consent, together with the FCC’s transfer to ban joint negotiations.

REGULATORY UPDATE

Jane Mago up to date the Board on regulatory points affecting broadcasters, together with challenges to community non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity guidelines, broadcast possession and shared service agreements, proposed modifications to closed captioning and digital information gathering necessities, pending FCC courtroom challenges and the Aereo Supreme Court case. Ms. Mago additionally mentioned the impression of consolidation on the regulatory local weather.

SPECTRUM INCENTIVE AUCTION IMPLEMENTATION

NAB Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, Rick Kaplan up to date the Board on particulars of the FCC’s implementation of the spectrum incentive public sale, together with timing of the public sale and points associated to repacking, safety of protection areas, LPTV/translators and wi-fi mics. &#thirteen;

Kelly Cole briefed the Board on congressional actions and NAB advocacy associated to spectrum incentive public sale oversight.

NABPAC REPORT

NABPAC Co-Chairman Ralph Oakley up to date the Board on actions and fundraising efforts of NAB’s political motion committee.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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18, 2014

CALL TO ORDER &#thirteen;
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NAB Radio Board Chairman Don Benson, president and CEO of Lincoln Financial Media, referred to as the assembly to order. After roll name, the minutes of the February 2014 Board assembly have been accepted. &#thirteen;

ELECTIONS

Following a nomination from Bob Proffitt, president/COO, Alpha Broadcasting, Don Benson was re-elected Radio Board chairman by unanimous vote.

Following a nomination from Joe Schwartz, president and CEO of Cherry Creek Radio LLC, Mary Quass, president and CEO of NRG Media LLC, was elected Radio Board first vice chairman by unanimous vote.&#thirteen;

Following a nomination from Jeff Simpson of Bonneville International Corp., Pat Walsh, COO, Emmis Communications Corporation, was elected Radio Board second vice chairman by unanimous vote.&#thirteen;

Following a nomination from David Field, president and CEO of Entercom Communications Corporation, Dan Mason, president and CEO, CBS Radio, was elected to the Radio Board’s main group consultant seat on the NAB government committee by unanimous vote.

RADIO MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS

NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David and Dianna Babb Coleman, vice chairman of NAB Membership Sales, up to date the Radio Board on radio membership actions and initiatives. Mr. David recapped NAB Show in April and previewed highlights for the 2014 Radio Show in Indianapolis in September. Mr. David additionally mentioned NAB’s new Summer Webcast Series for Radio and inspired Radio Board members to attend NAB Futures in November.

LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATE

Kelly Cole up to date the Radio Board on legislative points affecting radio broadcasters, together with efficiency tax and music licensing. Ms. Cole famous rising help (over a majority within the House) for the NAB-backed professional-broadcaster Local Radio Freedom Act and briefed the Board on the proposed “Songwriter Equity Act.” Ms. Cole additionally briefed the Board and sought suggestions on laws that might impose royalty funds for pre-1972 sound recordings. &#thirteen;

Jane Mago briefed the Board on regulatory points associated to FM translators/low energy FM, Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) litigation of latest streaming charges and proposed modifications to CRB recordkeeping and reporting necessities.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

NAB Senior Vice President of Technology Lynn Claudy up to date the Radio Board on NAB Labs’ actions associated to all-digital AM testing. Mr. Claudy additionally briefed the Board on hybrid FM radio developments, together with enhanced options of NextRadio and the business’s elevated adoption of the know-how.

NEXTRADIO

NAB Executive Vice President of Marketing Michelle Lehman briefed the Radio Board on NAB efforts to advertise hybrid FM radio.

NABPAC

NABPAC Co-Chairman Bill McElveen up to date the Board on issues pertaining to the NAB Political Action Committee (NABPAC) and thanked the NAB Board for his or her help.

About NAB
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The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy affiliation for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and tv pursuits in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, schooling and innovation, NAB allows broadcasters to greatest serve their communities, strengthen their companies and seize new alternatives within the digital age. Learn extra at www.nab.org.&#thirteen;

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