WASHINGTON, DC – - The National Association of Broadcasters is airing a radio spots this week on several Washington talk radio stations urging opposition to a proposal that would allow unlicensed, personal-portable devices to operate in spectrum reserved for television broadcasting. A recent Federal Communications Commission report found that such devices did not detect broadcast television signals and caused interference to broadcast TV reception.
The advertisement, airing on WMAL-AM, WTNT-AM and WWRC-AM, follows a multi-industry news conference held at NAB headquarters earlier this month in which broadcast television executives joined with representatives from the TV set manufacturing industry and major sports leagues in an effort to protect TV viewers from interference caused by such devices.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.