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Future of AM Radio Conference Panels Now Archived


On June 13, the National Alliance of State Broadcaster Associations (NASBA) hosted an all-day event at the NAB focusing on AM radio. The meetings included discussions by Sen. Ed Markey (D. MA) and Sen. Deb. Fischer (R NE) who are original co-sponsors of the AM Radio in Every Vehicle Act in the Senate (S.166). Apart from a discussion about the legislation, the conference included some very important panels about the importance of AM Radio. The panels were moderated by Fred and Paul Jacobs of Jacobs Media. The panels included:

The Future of the Car Dashboard and Radio’s Role

  • Shawn DeBravac, President, Avrio Institute

AM Radio: Providing the Backbone for Emergency Alerts

  • Manuel Centeno, Program Manager, FEMA IPAWS National Public Warning System (NPWS)

The Solutions Panel

  • Steve Newberry, CEO, Quu

  • Pete Benedetti, Executive Vice President, Quu

  • Juan Galdamez, Senior Director, Broadcast Strategy, Xperi

  • MODERATOR: Paul Jacobs, Vice President and General Manager, Jacobs Media

The View from Affected Broadcasters Panel

  • Tom Brand, President, National Association of Farm Broadcasting

  • Noelle Garnier, Director of Public Policy and Communications, National Religious Broadcasters

  • Patty Ruiz, General Manager, Bustos Media

  • James Winston, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters

  • MODERATOR: Fred Jacobs, President, Jacobs Media

NYSBA had conflicting meetings on the Hill with members of the NY delegation. Fortunately, the panels have been archived and you can now access them here.

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