What is the NAB?

The National Association of Broadcasters is the main trade association for America’s broadcasters. According to the “Associated Press,” the group spent about $9 million in 2007 to lobby on digital television, cable and satellite radio issues. It’s also launched several programs aimed at educating consumers on the DTV transition.

As the voice of more than 8300 radio and television stations, the group advances its interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. It also stages the annual convention and technology exhibition.

The NAB was formed in 1922 initially to work for rational rules related to spectrum allocation related to U.S. radio broadcasting. The organization also supports the operations of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), a professional organization for teachers and researchers in the fields of telecommunications and broadcast-related subjects.

For more information, visit www.nab.org.