The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that top
government officials will address public policy issues related to media,
entertainment and technology at NAB Show, to be held April 6-11, 2013 in Las
Vegas. U.S. Representative Greg Walden, chairman of the Communications and
Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, will
discuss his career in broadcasting and legislative issues affecting the
industry as one of the speakers at the NAB Show opening session on Monday,
Walden has represented Oregon’s Second Congressional District since 1998. He
also spent more than two decades as a radio station owner and is a licensed
amateur radio operator (W7EQI). He uses his small business and technology
experience as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on
Communications and Technology. In November 2012, Walden’s House Republican
colleagues unanimously elected him to serve as chairman of the National
Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
“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.”
Session topics include FCC implementation of television spectrum incentive
auctions, retransmission consent, media ownership rules and content streaming
Sessions featuring government officials and/or focusing on telecommunications
policy include (click on session titles for additional information):
“Is ‘13’ A Broadcaster’s Lucky Number? The Government’s Perspective
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
,” Monday, April 8, 2:30 p.m.
“AM Band Revitalization Featuring FCC Commissioner Ajit V. Pai
,” Monday, April
8, 3 p.m.
“The Radio Regulatory Revue
,” Tuesday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.
“Straight Talk from the Top – America’s Communication Regulators
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.