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NAB honors NASBA with Grover C. Cobb Memorial Award

The National Association of Broadcasters honored the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA) this week at the association’s annual convention as the recipient of the Grover Cobb Award.

NASBA represents the leaders of the 50 state broadcast associations, the core of the NAB's grassroots program. They enjoy one-on-one relationships with their House and Senate members, and congressional staff members count on NASBA's insight and opinions as legislation is being considered.

NASBA has played an integral and important part in shaping the debate on issues surrounding the 1996 Telecom Act, the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act and low-power FM service.

Most recently, NASBA has worked to repel the push for mandatory free air time, and it has also been instrumental in assisting the NAB in our bi-annual community service survey.

Ann Arnold, executive director of the Texas Association of Broadcasters and the current president of NASBA, was joined by her colleagues when she accepted the Cobb Award at the Annual Broadcast Leadership Dinner April 18.

The award is named for Grover C. Cobb, who served as NAB's senior executive vice president for government relations during the 1970s. It recognizes a broadcaster, broadcasting organization or public official who demonstrates unusual dedication to improving broadcasting's relationship with the federal government.

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