National Association of Broadcasters

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is the primary trade association for the commercial broadcast industry in the United States. The organization, head-quartered in Washington, D.C., represents the interests of more than 8,300 local radio and television station owners, as well as national broadcast networks. Operating through its political action committee NABPAC, the organization's lobbying efforts extend to Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the courts. The NAB also supplies its members with industry news, market research, and technological updates.

The NAB was formed in 1923 in Chicago when a small group of radio station owners entered into a dispute with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) over royalty payments. The station owners lost this initial dispute, but their organization continued to grow ...

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